Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 43 42
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 +43
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.43% 3.33% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 3.88% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 16 15
Cardiff median daily rate £360 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +25.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £324 £335
90th Percentile £500 £625 £480
South Wales median daily rate £360 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -24.21% +18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - £13.56 -
South Wales median hourly rate - £13.56 -

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 735 515 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 89.20% 85.83% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 377 378
Cardiff median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £175 £200
90th Percentile £559 £504 £525
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 17
Cardiff median hourly rate £11.78 £16.93 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.42% +30.23% -12.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £24.60 £39.50 £26.60
South Wales median hourly rate £15.57 £23.07 £18.00
% change year-on-year -32.53% +28.17% +29.96%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 42 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (69.81%) Test Automation
3 30 (56.60%) SQL Server
4 29 (54.72%) JIRA
5 28 (52.83%) Subversion
5 28 (52.83%) QA
5 28 (52.83%) Test Management
5 28 (52.83%) Git (software)
5 28 (52.83%) Cucumber
5 28 (52.83%) MySQL
5 28 (52.83%) Oracle
5 28 (52.83%) SDLC
6 23 (43.40%) Selenium
7 19 (35.85%) Project Management
8 18 (33.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (32.08%) Product Management
9 17 (32.08%) Regression Testing
10 9 (16.98%) SQL
11 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
12 7 (13.21%) Internet
12 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
13 6 (11.32%) Scrum
13 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (9.43%) User Stories
15 4 (7.55%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 4 (7.55%) Rational Team Concert
15 4 (7.55%) Rational Quality Manager
15 4 (7.55%) Commercial Awareness
15 4 (7.55%) Re-Platforming
15 4 (7.55%) TDD

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:

Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
1 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.66%) Wireless
3 2 (3.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (56.60%) SQL Server
2 28 (52.83%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.89%) MS Access
4 1 (1.89%) OLAP
4 1 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.89%) OLTP
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (54.72%) JIRA
2 28 (52.83%) Cucumber
2 28 (52.83%) Git (software)
2 28 (52.83%) Subversion
3 23 (43.40%) Selenium
4 4 (7.55%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (7.55%) Rational Quality Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Rational Team Concert
5 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.77%) JMeter
5 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.55%) Banking
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
1 4 (7.55%) Games
2 3 (5.66%) Military
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Test Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Test Automation Engineer
3 13 (24.53%) Quality Engineer
4 10 (18.87%) JIRA Engineer
5 9 (16.98%) Software Test Engineer
6 8 (15.09%) Analyst
6 8 (15.09%) Integration Engineer
6 8 (15.09%) QA Engineer
6 8 (15.09%) QA Test Engineer
6 8 (15.09%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (15.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Scrum Master
7 6 (11.32%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) QA Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) QA Specialist
8 5 (9.43%) Selenium Tester
8 5 (9.43%) Software Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Velocity
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.66%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (69.81%) Test Automation
3 28 (52.83%) SDLC
3 28 (52.83%) Test Management
4 19 (35.85%) Project Management
5 18 (33.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (32.08%) Product Management
6 17 (32.08%) Regression Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (11.32%) Scrum
8 5 (9.43%) User Stories
9 4 (7.55%) ATDD
9 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.55%) Open Source
9 4 (7.55%) Re-Platforming
9 4 (7.55%) TDD
9 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.55%) UML
9 4 (7.55%) Use Case
9 4 (7.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) PHP
2 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) VB
3 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (52.83%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Oracle
2 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) SAP