The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 28 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 West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 44 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.91% 2.07% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 2.72% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £394 £500 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +32.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £500 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £500 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year +11.81% +8.91%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 263 367 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 80.18% 76.14% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 210 224
Median daily rate £350 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Gloucestershire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Gloucestershire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Gloucester - 2 £388 -
Cirencester - 1 £400 - 1
Continuous Improvement
South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (62.50%) C
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Change Control
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (37.50%) Information Assurance
4 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (37.50%) Document Management
4 6 (37.50%) Requirements Management
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) DevOps
6 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Python
6 4 (25.00%) Perl
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) Validation

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Project Officer
1 6 (37.50%) Project Support Officer
1 6 (37.50%) Support Officer
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Change Control
1 6 (37.50%) Document Management
1 6 (37.50%) Information Assurance
1 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
1 6 (37.50%) Requirements Management
1 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 6 (37.50%) SDLC
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) System Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
2 4 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Basel II
1 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Nortel
3 2 (12.50%) Siemens
3 2 (12.50%) Unisys
4 1 (6.25%) Google