Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 102 69
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33 +41
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.81% 1.60% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 1.93% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 22
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £495 £388 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.74% -4.32% -3.57%
10th Percentile £317 £218 £372
90th Percentile £725 £527 £535
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £20.43 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.39% -
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £25.99 £32.50
% change year-on-year +0.99% -20.02% -17.72%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,612 1,865 1,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 85.43% 82.82% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 862 861
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £249 £229 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 71 50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.19% +14.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £9.09 £9.31 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.38 £77.50 £46.90
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -13.04% +2.22%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +18 38 £550 +25.71% 13
Aylesbury +3 4 £525 -
Beaconsfield - 2 £425 -
High Wycombe -7 1 - - 4
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) SOAP
2 19 (35.85%) Git (software)
2 19 (35.85%) REST
3 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (28.30%) JSON
4 15 (28.30%) JIRA
4 15 (28.30%) Ruby
4 15 (28.30%) Open Source
4 15 (28.30%) Bash Shell
4 15 (28.30%) Web Services
4 15 (28.30%) XML
4 15 (28.30%) SQL
4 15 (28.30%) Tomcat
4 15 (28.30%) Python
4 15 (28.30%) Jenkins
4 15 (28.30%) Ansible
5 14 (26.42%) OpenShift
6 13 (24.53%) User Experience
6 13 (24.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (24.53%) Linux
7 12 (22.64%) Confluence
8 11 (20.75%) RESTful
8 11 (20.75%) DevOps
8 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
9 10 (18.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (18.87%) NoSQL
9 10 (18.87%) NuoDB
9 10 (18.87%) Redis
9 10 (18.87%) RAML

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (28.30%) Tomcat
2 12 (22.64%) Confluence
3 3 (5.66%) Drupal
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) OpenShift
2 3 (5.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Extranet
1 2 (3.77%) Intranet
2 1 (1.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
2 10 (18.87%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (18.87%) MySQL
2 10 (18.87%) NoSQL
2 10 (18.87%) NuoDB
2 10 (18.87%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (18.87%) Redis
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (35.85%) Git (software)
2 15 (28.30%) Jenkins
2 15 (28.30%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) Axure RP
3 4 (7.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.89%) git-flow
6 1 (1.89%) Maven
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Developer
2 8 (15.09%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) Designer
5 4 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Python Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) React Developer
5 4 (7.55%) UI Designer
5 4 (7.55%) UI/UX Designer
5 4 (7.55%) UX Designer
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Coach
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.66%) User Experience Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) REST
1 19 (35.85%) SOAP
2 15 (28.30%) JSON
2 15 (28.30%) Web Services
2 15 (28.30%) XML
3 11 (20.75%) RESTful
4 10 (18.87%) LAMP
4 10 (18.87%) LAPP Stack
4 10 (18.87%) RAML
4 10 (18.87%) Swagger
4 10 (18.87%) YAML
5 9 (16.98%) Middleware
6 6 (11.32%) HTML
7 5 (9.43%) CSS
8 4 (7.55%) .NET
8 4 (7.55%) CSS3
8 4 (7.55%) React
8 4 (7.55%) React Native
9 3 (5.66%) GraphQL
10 2 (3.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) CMDB
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.30%) Open Source
3 13 (24.53%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (20.75%) DevOps
5 9 (16.98%) Scrum
6 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.55%) Coaching
7 4 (7.55%) Front End Development
7 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.55%) Wireframes
8 3 (5.66%) BDD
8 3 (5.66%) ERP
8 3 (5.66%) Kanban
8 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.66%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (5.66%) Prototyping
8 3 (5.66%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (5.66%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (5.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Bash Shell
1 15 (28.30%) Python
1 15 (28.30%) Ruby
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.55%) Java
4 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) APMP
3 1 (1.89%) CIPD
3 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) Ansible
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) IBM
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow