Period
to 16 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 16 September 2019 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
England > South West
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 116 85
Rank change year-on-year +14 -31 +32
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 142 109 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.23% 1.91% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.23% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 64 85
South West median daily rate £473 £438 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +10.76% -12.22%
10th Percentile £273 £313 £313
90th Percentile £605 £544 £529
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +1.82% -
10th Percentile £13.70 £14.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £40.10 £48.48 £40.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.55% -

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,446 4,877 4,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.33% 85.59% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,383 3,029 2,900
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £272 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.54% +2.94% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 226 187
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +5.10% +11.27%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.85 £12.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.68 £20.90 £23.25
% change year-on-year +18.10% -10.13% +1.09%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South West over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South West over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the South West

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 September 2019. 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
Bristol +12 45 £468 +8.41% 30
Wiltshire -2 40 £475 - 9
Gloucestershire -26 28 £450 -12.20% 7
Somerset +4 12 £473 +11.18% 8
Devon -7 6 £477 - 11
Dorset - 4 £406 - 5
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 85 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.87%) Finance
3 37 (26.06%) Security Cleared
4 28 (19.72%) Scrum
5 27 (19.01%) Coaching
6 26 (18.31%) Risk Management
7 22 (15.49%) Java
7 22 (15.49%) Microsoft Excel
8 21 (14.79%) C
8 21 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (13.38%) DV Cleared
10 19 (13.38%) DevOps
10 19 (13.38%) Mentoring
10 19 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (12.68%) SQL
11 18 (12.68%) Document Management
12 17 (11.97%) TDD
13 16 (11.27%) JIRA
13 16 (11.27%) PRINCE2
13 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (11.27%) Change Control
14 15 (10.56%) Test Automation
14 15 (10.56%) QA
15 14 (9.86%) Requirements Management
16 13 (9.15%) Oracle
17 12 (8.45%) Unit Testing
17 12 (8.45%) Kanban
17 12 (8.45%) Information Assurance
17 12 (8.45%) Self-Motivation

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (5.63%) Confluence
2 3 (2.11%) CMS
2 3 (2.11%) JBoss
3 2 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Appian
4 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (15.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.75%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.70%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) AWS
2 6 (4.23%) Office 365
3 4 (2.82%) Azure
4 3 (2.11%) SaaS
5 2 (1.41%) NuGet
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.70%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (2.11%) Firewall
1 3 (2.11%) Network Security
1 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.41%) DHCP
2 2 (1.41%) DNS
2 2 (1.41%) Intranet
2 2 (1.41%) IPv4
2 2 (1.41%) IPv6
2 2 (1.41%) LAN
2 2 (1.41%) SMS
2 2 (1.41%) VPN
2 2 (1.41%) WAN
3 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.52%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.41%) Big Data
4 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (11.27%) JIRA
2 7 (4.93%) HP UFT
2 7 (4.93%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.93%) LoadRunner
3 6 (4.23%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.82%) Bitbucket Server
4 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.11%) Maven
5 3 (2.11%) Subversion
6 2 (1.41%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.70%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.70%) ERwin
7 1 (0.70%) Gradle
7 1 (0.70%) Grunt
7 1 (0.70%) gulp
7 1 (0.70%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 41 (28.87%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Banking
3 9 (6.34%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.23%) Publishing
5 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.11%) Back Office
6 3 (2.11%) Military
7 2 (1.41%) Games
8 1 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
8 1 (0.70%) Retail
8 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (13.38%) Developer
2 15 (10.56%) Architect
3 13 (9.15%) Analyst
3 13 (9.15%) Project Officer
3 13 (9.15%) Scrum Master
4 10 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (4.23%) Administrator
5 6 (4.23%) Digital Architect
5 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 6 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (4.23%) Test Analyst
6 5 (3.52%) Applications Developer
6 5 (3.52%) Business Analyst
6 5 (3.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 5 (3.52%) Security Manager
6 5 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (3.52%) Technical Test Analyst
6 5 (3.52%) Test Leader
7 4 (2.82%) Java Developer
7 4 (2.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) HTML
1 9 (6.34%) Java EE
2 8 (5.63%) Web Services
3 7 (4.93%) CSS
4 6 (4.23%) .NET
5 5 (3.52%) HTML5
5 5 (3.52%) jQuery
5 5 (3.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (3.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (3.52%) XML
6 3 (2.11%) SOAP
6 3 (2.11%) Swing
7 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.41%) JSF
7 2 (1.41%) Middleware
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.41%) RESTful
7 2 (1.41%) Velocity
7 2 (1.41%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.45%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (6.34%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.11%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.41%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.41%) PMI
7 2 (1.41%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.70%) Blog
8 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.70%) FMCG
8 1 (0.70%) Robotics
8 1 (0.70%) Tandem
8 1 (0.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.63%) Linux
2 7 (4.93%) Windows
3 5 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.82%) CentOS
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.70%) AIX
7 1 (0.70%) Solaris
7 1 (0.70%) Unix
7 1 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.72%) Scrum
3 27 (19.01%) Coaching
4 26 (18.31%) Risk Management
5 21 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (13.38%) DevOps
7 19 (13.38%) Mentoring
7 19 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (12.68%) Document Management
9 17 (11.97%) TDD
10 16 (11.27%) Change Control
10 16 (11.27%) PRINCE2
11 15 (10.56%) Test Automation
12 14 (9.86%) Requirements Management
13 12 (8.45%) Information Assurance
13 12 (8.45%) Kanban
13 12 (8.45%) Project Delivery
13 12 (8.45%) Unit Testing
14 11 (7.75%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.49%) Java
2 21 (14.79%) C
3 18 (12.68%) SQL
4 12 (8.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.93%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.93%) VB
6 6 (4.23%) Python
7 5 (3.52%) Ruby
8 2 (1.41%) C#
8 2 (1.41%) PHP
8 2 (1.41%) Scala
9 1 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (26.06%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.38%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.75%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.93%) MCP
6 7 (4.93%) OCP
6 7 (4.93%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (4.93%) SAP Certification
7 5 (3.52%) Degree
7 5 (3.52%) ISEB
8 4 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.11%) BC Cleared
9 3 (2.11%) CISA
9 3 (2.11%) CISM
9 3 (2.11%) CISMP
9 3 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.11%) CRISC
10 2 (1.41%) ISACA
10 2 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.56%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.70%) COBIT
4 1 (0.70%) COSHH
4 1 (0.70%) DO-254
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) Docker
2 3 (2.11%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.70%) Firmware
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) HP ALM
1 7 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (4.93%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.70%) Control-M
3 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (9.15%) Oracle
2 12 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.34%) SAP
4 7 (4.93%) HP
4 7 (4.93%) Siemens
5 6 (4.23%) Cisco
6 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.11%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.11%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.11%) F5
7 3 (2.11%) Juniper
7 3 (2.11%) McAfee
7 3 (2.11%) Symantec
8 2 (1.41%) IBM
8 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.70%) EMC
9 1 (0.70%) Informatica
9 1 (0.70%) NetApp
9 1 (0.70%) Unisys
9 1 (0.70%) webMethods