Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 July 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 64 81
Rank change year-on-year +26 +17 -1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 46 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.28% 2.42% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 2.95% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 7
South Wales median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% - +113.33%
10th Percentile £285 £326 £320
90th Percentile £541 £508 £443
Wales median daily rate £407 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.63% - +113.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £11.50
Wales median hourly rate - - £11.50

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 913 847 887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 84.93% 81.91% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 590 654
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £186 £225 £222
90th Percentile £538 £515 £475
Wales median daily rate £380 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +1.33% +5.34% -5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 47 34
South Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £19.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +35.34% -29.27%
10th Percentile £13.23 £10.10 £9.58
90th Percentile £77.50 £69.40 £33.75
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £17.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year +44.93% +21.05% -30.49%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in South Wales over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in South Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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
Cardiff +33 39 £412 +3.00%
Newport -3 2 - - 4
Caerphilly - 2 £410 -
Continuous Improvement
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 20 (43.48%) Use Case
2 15 (32.61%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (32.61%) SAP
2 15 (32.61%) SAP Certification
3 13 (28.26%) UML
4 12 (26.09%) Finance
5 10 (21.74%) QA
5 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.57%) Degree
7 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.22%) Service Management
7 7 (15.22%) Contract Management
7 7 (15.22%) Conceptual Models
8 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.04%) People Management
8 6 (13.04%) SDLC
8 6 (13.04%) Project Management
8 6 (13.04%) IBM
8 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.87%) Ethernet
9 5 (10.87%) Six Sigma
9 5 (10.87%) User Experience
9 5 (10.87%) Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (10.87%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (10.87%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (10.87%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
9 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (4.35%) IIS
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) JCAPS
2 1 (2.17%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) SAP HR
1 4 (8.70%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (6.52%) SAP SRM
3 2 (4.35%) SAP HCM
3 2 (4.35%) SAP MRS
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (2.17%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (2.17%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) GIS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (10.87%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) Subversion
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Marketing
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Architect
2 10 (21.74%) SAP Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Applications Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Lead Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Product Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) SAP HR Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Designer
8 2 (4.35%) Principal Architect
8 2 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) SAP Trainer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Ajax
1 1 (2.17%) Angular 2
1 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) CSS3
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) HTML5
1 1 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (2.17%) JSON
1 1 (2.17%) Node.js
1 1 (2.17%) React
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (10.87%) User Experience
3 4 (8.70%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.17%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Use Case
2 15 (32.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (28.26%) UML
4 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.22%) Conceptual Models
5 7 (15.22%) Contract Management
5 7 (15.22%) Service Management
6 6 (13.04%) People Management
6 6 (13.04%) Project Management
6 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (13.04%) SDLC
6 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (10.87%) Six Sigma
7 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (8.70%) Service Design
8 4 (8.70%) Test Management
9 3 (6.52%) Source to Pay
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) VB
2 2 (4.35%) VB6
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) SAP Certification
2 9 (19.57%) Degree
3 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) HL7
3 2 (4.35%) SLA
4 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) SAP
2 6 (13.04%) IBM
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle
5 3 (6.52%) Ariba
6 1 (2.17%) Fiorano
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) InterSystems
6 1 (2.17%) Tableau