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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 72 62 76
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 15 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.49% 1.44% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.70% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £430 £333 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.32% -1.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £261 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £405 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% -5.58%  

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 839 880 954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.23% 84.37% 80.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 468 464
Median daily rate £401 £410 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +2 10 £430 +1.77% 2
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Retail
4 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
5 5 (21.74%) SLA
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
6 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
6 4 (17.39%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Automotive
6 4 (17.39%) Banking
6 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 4 (17.39%) Avaya
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) MS Office
6 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
6 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Android
7 3 (13.04%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (13.04%) Business Development
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Node.js
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) Python
7 3 (13.04%) CRM
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) CMS
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Android Development

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 3 (13.04%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) 3G
1 1 (4.35%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Retail
3 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
4 4 (17.39%) Automotive
4 4 (17.39%) Banking
5 2 (8.70%) Legal
6 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Developer
1 4 (17.39%) Operations Manager
1 4 (17.39%) Service Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Android Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Service Assurance Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Java Android Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.70%) MongoDB Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (8.70%) PMO Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Office Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Software Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (4.35%) Business Finance Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Node.js
1 3 (13.04%) Spring Boot
2 2 (8.70%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
4 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
5 3 (13.04%) Android Development
5 3 (13.04%) Business Development
5 3 (13.04%) CRM
5 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.04%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CEH
4 1 (4.35%) CREST Certified
4 1 (4.35%) OSCP
4 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 3 (13.04%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Avaya
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle