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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 48 80
Rank change year-on-year -28 +32  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 14 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.38% 2.85% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 3.37% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 7
Median daily rate £360 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £291 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £633 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 828 802 997
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.74% 84.60% 81.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 440 519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 24
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -22 13 £360 -10.00% 2
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Software Delivery
4 7 (24.14%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) AIX
5 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Banking
5 6 (20.69%) Retail
6 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) Unix
6 5 (17.24%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.79%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (10.34%) Service Management
8 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (10.34%) Python
8 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Android
8 3 (10.34%) Node.js
8 3 (10.34%) Spring Boot
8 3 (10.34%) Android Development
8 3 (10.34%) People Management
8 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (10.34%) Mentoring

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 1 (3.45%) SAS
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 6 (20.69%) Retail
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Automotive
5 1 (3.45%) Games
5 1 (3.45%) German Language
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Developer
1 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Administrator
2 3 (10.34%) AIX Administrator
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Android Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Service Assurance Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Service Manager
3 2 (6.90%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) AIX Support
3 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Java Android Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) MongoDB Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (6.90%) PMO Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Programme Office Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Software Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Node.js
1 3 (10.34%) Spring Boot
2 2 (6.90%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.90%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) IVR
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) AIX
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Unix
3 3 (10.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Software Delivery
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.79%) Scrum
4 4 (13.79%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) Android Development
5 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) People Management
5 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) B2C
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) CISM
3 2 (6.90%) CISSP
4 1 (3.45%) CGEIT
4 1 (3.45%) CRISC
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PMP
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) COBIT
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Avaya