The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 25 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 32 41
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 17 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.30% 2.51% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 3.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
Median daily rate £469 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.12% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
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 Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 285 214 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 88.79% 76.70% 82.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 161 224
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 10
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £21.20
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Cardiff

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Cardiff over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 15 (38.46%) Use Case
2 14 (35.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (35.90%) SAP
2 14 (35.90%) SAP Certification
3 10 (25.64%) Degree
4 9 (23.08%) UML
4 9 (23.08%) Finance
5 8 (20.51%) Conceptual Models
6 7 (17.95%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.38%) QA
7 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.38%) Contract Management
7 6 (15.38%) SDLC
8 5 (12.82%) Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (12.82%) HL7
8 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Service Management
9 4 (10.26%) Project Management
9 4 (10.26%) SAP Payroll
9 4 (10.26%) Oracle
9 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma
9 4 (10.26%) NHS
9 4 (10.26%) SAP HR
9 4 (10.26%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (10.26%) Test Management
9 4 (10.26%) Marketing
9 4 (10.26%) People Management
9 4 (10.26%) User Experience

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (5.13%) IIS
1 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.56%) JCAPS
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) SAP HR
1 4 (10.26%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (7.69%) SAP SRM
3 2 (5.13%) SAP CRM
3 2 (5.13%) SAP HCM
3 2 (5.13%) SAP MRS
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.56%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
1 3 (7.69%) Selenium
1 3 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Architect
2 10 (25.64%) SAP Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Applications Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Lead Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Product Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) SAP HR Architect
8 2 (5.13%) CRM Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Designer
8 2 (5.13%) Management Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Principal Architect
8 2 (5.13%) SAP CRM Architect
8 2 (5.13%) SAP Trainer
8 2 (5.13%) Systems Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) Grails
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.56%) Spring
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) NHS
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Use Case
2 14 (35.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (23.08%) UML
4 8 (20.51%) Conceptual Models
5 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.95%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (15.38%) Contract Management
6 6 (15.38%) SDLC
6 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (12.82%) Service Management
7 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (10.26%) People Management
8 4 (10.26%) Project Management
8 4 (10.26%) Service Design
8 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma
8 4 (10.26%) Test Management
9 3 (7.69%) Coaching
9 3 (7.69%) Source to Pay
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) VB
2 2 (5.13%) VB6
3 1 (2.56%) Groovy
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) SAP Certification
2 10 (25.64%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 5 (12.82%) HL7
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) SAP
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Ariba
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Fiorano
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) InterSystems