The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 29 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.

Continual Improvement
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 26 23
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.88% 1.17% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 1.31% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £525 £431 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.73% +35.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £29.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.68%  

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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 92 153 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 89.32% 89.47% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 99 122
Median daily rate £438 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.39 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.21% +55.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 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 Luton region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Post-Production
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Change Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Post-Production
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Apple