Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 20 August 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 East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 38 58
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20 +20
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 62 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.21% 5.48% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.78% 6.43% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 62 38
Oxfordshire median daily rate £545 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.11% +9.09% -3.79%
10th Percentile £274 £328 £343
90th Percentile £680 £570 £499
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% - -
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £25.99 £25.00
% change year-on-year +32.73% +3.97% -36.71%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,109 964 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.09% 85.16% 82.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 728 743
Oxfordshire median daily rate £445 £439 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +9.01% +0.63%
10th Percentile £270 £259 £257
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 29
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.22 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.18% +11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.08 £11.80
90th Percentile £56.25 £43.75 £42.35
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year +26.39% -12.09% -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Oxfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Oxfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Oxfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Oxfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -7 39 £500 +11.11% 7
Kidlington -8 4 £545 -4.39%
Witney +2 1 £625 +85.19%
Abingdon -11 1 - - 4
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) DevOps
3 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (20.75%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (20.75%) Puppet
4 11 (20.75%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 11 (20.75%) Terraform
4 11 (20.75%) SQL
5 10 (18.87%) Java
5 10 (18.87%) Web Services
5 10 (18.87%) Web Development
5 10 (18.87%) Scrum
6 9 (16.98%) C#
6 9 (16.98%) Python
6 9 (16.98%) Migration
7 8 (15.09%) Project Management
7 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
7 8 (15.09%) Ruby
8 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
8 7 (13.21%) PHP
8 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
9 6 (11.32%) Windows
9 6 (11.32%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (11.32%) Marketing
9 6 (11.32%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (9.43%) Webhook
10 5 (9.43%) Slack

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Drupal
2 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (9.43%) Datadog
2 5 (9.43%) Office 365
2 5 (9.43%) SaaS
2 5 (9.43%) Slack
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Internet
2 4 (7.55%) VoIP
3 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.89%) Intranet
4 1 (1.89%) IPv4
4 1 (1.89%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Data Mining
1 4 (7.55%) Looker
1 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
1 4 (7.55%) Power BI
1 4 (7.55%) Qlik Sense
1 4 (7.55%) Sisense
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.77%) Babel
3 2 (3.77%) gulp
3 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.32%) Marketing
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (13.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Scrum Master
4 6 (11.32%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Digital Architect
5 5 (9.43%) PHP Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Release Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Development Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Report Writer
7 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Development Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Web Services
2 5 (9.43%) Laravel
2 5 (9.43%) Symfony
3 4 (7.55%) SAML
4 3 (5.66%) .NET
4 3 (5.66%) HTML
5 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.77%) Ajax
5 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.77%) HTML5
5 2 (3.77%) JSON
5 2 (3.77%) Redux
5 2 (3.77%) Vue.js
6 1 (1.89%) J2SE
6 1 (1.89%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.89%) LDAP
6 1 (1.89%) LESS
6 1 (1.89%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.89%) Sass
6 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.43%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.77%) Social Media
4 1 (1.89%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) CentOS
4 3 (5.66%) Debian
4 3 (5.66%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) DevOps
3 11 (20.75%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 11 (20.75%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (18.87%) Scrum
4 10 (18.87%) Web Development
5 9 (16.98%) Migration
6 8 (15.09%) Project Management
7 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
7 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (11.32%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (11.32%) Matrix Organization
9 5 (9.43%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (9.43%) Data Protection
9 5 (9.43%) Kanban
9 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
9 5 (9.43%) Microservices
9 5 (9.43%) Software Delivery
9 5 (9.43%) Webhook
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) Java
3 9 (16.98%) C#
3 9 (16.98%) Python
4 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.09%) Ruby
5 7 (13.21%) PHP
6 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.77%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) ES6
8 1 (1.89%) Scala
8 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 4 (7.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Puppet
1 11 (20.75%) Terraform
2 4 (7.55%) HAProxy
2 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) SELinux
3 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) New Relic
1 5 (9.43%) PagerDuty
2 4 (7.55%) Cadence
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) VMware
3 3 (5.66%) Ivanti
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Tableau
5 1 (1.89%) Apple
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) Google
5 1 (1.89%) Meraki
5 1 (1.89%) Volusion
5 1 (1.89%) WooCommerce