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 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 Wales / Cardiff
Rank 19 55 32
Rank change year-on-year +36 -23  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 22 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.51% 1.20% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.51% 1.39% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 2
Median daily rate £407 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.62% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
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 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 293 359 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.69% 86.09% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 257 147
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £19.63 £32.50
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 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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Cardiff

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 9 (36.00%) Use Case
2 7 (28.00%) SAP Certification
2 7 (28.00%) SAP
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 6 (24.00%) UML
4 5 (20.00%) Conceptual Models
5 4 (16.00%) People Management
5 4 (16.00%) User Experience
5 4 (16.00%) Finance
5 4 (16.00%) Service Design
5 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Marketing
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 3 (12.00%) Contract Management
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) Groovy
7 2 (8.00%) SAP MRS
7 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (8.00%) NHS
7 2 (8.00%) SAP HR
7 2 (8.00%) XML
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) Java
7 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.00%) SQL

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.00%) JCAPS
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP CRM
1 2 (8.00%) SAP HR
1 2 (8.00%) SAP MRS
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) GIS
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
1 4 (16.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Applications Architect
2 5 (20.00%) SAP Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Lead Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Product Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) CRM Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Management Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) SAP HR Architect
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Product Manager
6 1 (4.00%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) Grails
2 2 (8.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) User Experience
2 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) NHS
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Use Case
2 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (24.00%) UML
4 5 (20.00%) Conceptual Models
5 4 (16.00%) People Management
5 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Service Design
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Contract Management
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) Service Management
7 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
8 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Groovy
1 2 (8.00%) Java
1 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SAP Certification
2 6 (24.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) HL7
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Ariba
3 1 (4.00%) Fiorano
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) InterSystems