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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 62 51
Rank change year-on-year +32 -11  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 25 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.42% 1.13% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.26% 1.37% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 5
Median daily rate £425 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £370 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.44 £31.70
% change year-on-year +0.21% -13.43%  

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 475 437 407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.92% 81.99% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 302 296
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +58.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Cardiff +38 22 £475 +26.66% 2
Newport -2 2 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 13 (36.11%) Stakeholder Management
1 13 (36.11%) SAP
1 13 (36.11%) SAP Certification
2 12 (33.33%) Use Case
3 10 (27.78%) Degree
4 9 (25.00%) Finance
5 7 (19.44%) UML
6 6 (16.67%) Project Management
6 6 (16.67%) QA
6 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.67%) People Management
7 5 (13.89%) SDLC
7 5 (13.89%) Contract Management
7 5 (13.89%) Conceptual Models
7 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) SAP Payroll
8 4 (11.11%) Service Management
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle
8 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.11%) SAP HR
8 4 (11.11%) Six Sigma
8 4 (11.11%) Test Management
8 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 4 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) Marketing
8 4 (11.11%) Service Design
8 4 (11.11%) User Experience
8 4 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

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 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) JCAPS
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SAP HR
1 4 (11.11%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (5.56%) SAP CRM
2 2 (5.56%) SAP HCM
2 2 (5.56%) SAP MRS
2 2 (5.56%) SAP SRM
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.78%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) GIS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
1 3 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Architect
2 9 (25.00%) SAP Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Applications Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Product Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) SAP HR Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Management Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) SAP Trainer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) Grails
2 2 (5.56%) Spring
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) User Experience
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (33.33%) Use Case
3 7 (19.44%) UML
4 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.67%) People Management
4 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 5 (13.89%) Conceptual Models
5 5 (13.89%) Contract Management
5 5 (13.89%) SDLC
5 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Service Design
6 4 (11.11%) Service Management
6 4 (11.11%) Six Sigma
6 4 (11.11%) Test Management
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL
7 3 (8.33%) Product Management
7 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Groovy
2 2 (5.56%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.56%) VB
2 2 (5.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) SAP Certification
2 10 (27.78%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) HL7
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) SAP
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Ariba
5 1 (2.78%) Fiorano
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) InterSystems