Period
to 19 July 2018

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 6 months to 19 July 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 25 61
Rank change year-on-year +4 +36 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 63 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.75% 5.86% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.77% 6.63% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 35 12
Cardiff median daily rate £330 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +1.63% -5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £285 £328
90th Percentile £500 £538 £448
South Wales median daily rate £330 £406 £400
% change year-on-year -18.67% +1.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £28.00 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £28.00 - -

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 Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 718 588 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 88.31% 88.42% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 453 403
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +9.65%
10th Percentile £285 £182 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
South Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 15
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £16.28 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.15% +25.23% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £30.00 £39.90 £20.41
South Wales median hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £19.81
% change year-on-year -38.00% +26.18% +32.08%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Cardiff

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (58.73%) Test Automation
3 26 (41.27%) JIRA
4 25 (39.68%) QA
4 25 (39.68%) Selenium
5 24 (38.10%) Cucumber
6 23 (36.51%) Subversion
6 23 (36.51%) Git (software)
6 23 (36.51%) Test Management
6 23 (36.51%) MySQL
6 23 (36.51%) Oracle
6 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
7 22 (34.92%) SDLC
8 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
9 14 (22.22%) Internet
9 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 14 (22.22%) Project Management
10 13 (20.63%) Regression Testing
10 13 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (19.05%) Product Management
12 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
12 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (15.87%) UML
12 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (14.29%) Rational Team Concert
13 9 (14.29%) Rational Quality Manager
13 9 (14.29%) IBM
13 9 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
13 9 (14.29%) Use Case
14 8 (12.70%) MS Visio

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 3 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Internet
1 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.94%) Network Security
3 4 (6.35%) Wireless
4 2 (3.17%) HTTP
5 1 (1.59%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) MySQL
1 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (41.27%) JIRA
2 25 (39.68%) Selenium
3 24 (38.10%) Cucumber
4 23 (36.51%) Git (software)
4 23 (36.51%) Subversion
5 9 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (14.29%) Rational Quality Manager
5 9 (14.29%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (7.94%) JMeter
6 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
7 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Military
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Test Engineer
2 19 (30.16%) Integration Engineer
2 19 (30.16%) Systems Engineer
2 19 (30.16%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Test Automation Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) JIRA Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Quality Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Architect
7 5 (7.94%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Agile Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) SOAP
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
1 2 (3.17%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.76%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (58.73%) Test Automation
3 23 (36.51%) Test Management
4 22 (34.92%) SDLC
5 14 (22.22%) Project Management
6 13 (20.63%) Regression Testing
6 13 (20.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (19.05%) Product Management
8 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
8 10 (15.87%) UML
9 9 (14.29%) Use Case
10 6 (9.52%) Scrum
11 5 (7.94%) Cryptography
11 5 (7.94%) Resource Management
11 5 (7.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 5 (7.94%) Validation
12 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.35%) Open Source
12 4 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (6.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (1.59%) VB
4 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) APMP
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.68%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Oracle
2 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) Remedy
4 1 (1.59%) SAP