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 3 months to 27 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 East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 67
Rank change year-on-year 0 +32  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 33 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.29% 4.83% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.45% 6.02% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 4
Median daily rate £413 £420 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% -2.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £340 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 482 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.05% 80.33% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 350 417
Median daily rate £473 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Oxford +2 24 £425 - 8
Thame - 3 £400 -
Abingdon -2 2 £500 +25.00% 2
Witney - 2 £338 - 2
Kidlington -2 1 £650 +44.44%
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
4 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.28%) C#
5 7 (12.28%) SQL
5 7 (12.28%) Linux
5 7 (12.28%) Project Management
5 7 (12.28%) Degree
6 6 (10.53%) Ruby
6 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.53%) Python
6 6 (10.53%) Java
6 6 (10.53%) .NET
6 6 (10.53%) Service Management
7 5 (8.77%) Publishing
7 5 (8.77%) TDD
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.77%) CSS
7 5 (8.77%) HTML
7 5 (8.77%) ITIL
7 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
7 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (7.02%) QA
8 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.02%) Windows
8 4 (7.02%) Perl

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 3 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (3.51%) Drupal
2 2 (3.51%) JBoss
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) WordPress
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Office 365
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) BGP
1 3 (5.26%) MPLS
1 3 (5.26%) OSPF
2 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.51%) Intranet
2 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.51%) VLAN
2 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 1 (1.75%) Broadband
3 1 (1.75%) DHCP
3 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Network Security
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (3.51%) Grunt
3 2 (3.51%) gulp
3 2 (3.51%) Subversion
3 2 (3.51%) webpack
4 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.75%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.75%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Publishing
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Billing
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Administrator
3 7 (12.28%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Software Developer
4 6 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) .NET Software Developer
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Service Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Quality Manager
7 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.77%) CSS
2 5 (8.77%) HTML
3 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.26%) CSS3
3 3 (5.26%) HTML5
3 3 (5.26%) Node.js
3 3 (5.26%) Sass
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.51%) Backbone.js
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) Symfony
4 2 (3.51%) WCF
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) CMDB
1 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.26%) Replication
2 2 (3.51%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.26%) CentOS
3 3 (5.26%) Debian
3 3 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.28%) Project Management
4 6 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (10.53%) Service Management
4 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 5 (8.77%) ITIL
5 5 (8.77%) TDD
6 4 (7.02%) Data Management
6 4 (7.02%) IT Strategy
7 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.26%) ERP
7 3 (5.26%) ETL
7 3 (5.26%) Scrum
7 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.26%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) C#
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) Java
2 6 (10.53%) Python
2 6 (10.53%) Ruby
3 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.51%) CBAP
3 2 (3.51%) CCNA
3 2 (3.51%) CCNP
3 2 (3.51%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CCIE
4 1 (1.75%) CISSP
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PMP
4 1 (1.75%) SANS
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HAProxy
1 3 (5.26%) SELinux
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) Talend
3 3 (5.26%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco
4 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.75%) Juniper
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Sage
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase