Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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
England > South West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 81 116
Rank change year-on-year -24 +35 +21
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 112 138 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.92% 2.52% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 3.03% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 88 53
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £350
90th Percentile £563 £527 £575
England median daily rate £475 £460 £445
% change year-on-year +3.26% +3.37% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 15
South West median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% - -
10th Percentile £14.00 £22.80 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.48 £38.75 £28.75
England median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -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 4,959 4,556 4,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.09% 83.17% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,072 2,882 3,179
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £245
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 183 269
South West median hourly rate £41.85 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +10.00% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.79 £12.67
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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
Bristol -17 38 £438 +6.71% 34
Gloucestershire +23 35 £513 +28.13% 18
Wiltshire -15 19 £489 +22.25% 15
Somerset 0 6 £478 +27.33% 14
Devon -6 5 - - 5
Cornwall -16 1 £225 -33.33% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 South West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 64 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.46%) Security Cleared
2 33 (29.46%) Finance
3 20 (17.86%) Project Management
3 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 17 (15.18%) Banking
5 15 (13.39%) C
6 14 (12.50%) Information Assurance
6 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (11.61%) DevOps
7 13 (11.61%) Network Security
7 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
7 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2
8 12 (10.71%) Cryptography
8 12 (10.71%) Resource Management
8 12 (10.71%) Git (software)
9 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (9.82%) Windows
9 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
9 11 (9.82%) Risk Management
9 11 (9.82%) Scrum
9 11 (9.82%) Change Control
9 11 (9.82%) SDLC
10 10 (8.93%) Migration
10 10 (8.93%) Linux
10 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
10 10 (8.93%) Test Automation
10 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (8.04%) Document Management
11 9 (8.04%) Requirements Management

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 5 (4.46%) Confluence
2 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.89%) Apache
3 1 (0.89%) CMS
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Primavera
1 1 (0.89%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) IaaS
2 2 (1.79%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) npm
3 1 (0.89%) NuGet
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.89%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.61%) Network Security
2 8 (7.14%) Firewall
3 7 (6.25%) DNS
3 7 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.79%) DHCP
4 2 (1.79%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.79%) Intranet
4 2 (1.79%) Junos
4 2 (1.79%) LAN
4 2 (1.79%) Skype
4 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.79%) WAN
4 2 (1.79%) WLAN
5 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Big Data
3 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) ArangoDB
4 1 (0.89%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.89%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.89%) Power BI
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.36%) JIRA
3 4 (3.57%) Selenium
4 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.89%) JMeter
5 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 33 (29.46%) Finance
2 17 (15.18%) Banking
3 9 (8.04%) Marketing
4 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.79%) Back Office
6 2 (1.79%) Military
6 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (13.39%) Analyst
2 10 (8.93%) Developer
3 9 (8.04%) Design Engineer
3 9 (8.04%) Project Officer
3 9 (8.04%) Security Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Architect
5 7 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.36%) Product Owner
6 6 (5.36%) Project Control Officer
7 5 (4.46%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Agile Product Owner
7 5 (4.46%) Digital Product Owner
7 5 (4.46%) DSP Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Process Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) IT Manager
9 3 (2.68%) Information Manager
9 3 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) .NET
2 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.57%) XML
4 3 (2.68%) React
5 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.79%) Dojo
5 2 (1.79%) DOM
5 2 (1.79%) jQuery
5 2 (1.79%) JSON
5 2 (1.79%) REST
5 2 (1.79%) RESTful
5 2 (1.79%) STL
5 2 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.89%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.89%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.36%) Social Media
3 6 (5.36%) User Experience
4 4 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.79%) iPhone
6 2 (1.79%) Wiki
7 1 (0.89%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) PMI
7 1 (0.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Windows
2 10 (8.93%) Linux
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.79%) Android
4 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.86%) Project Management
3 14 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 13 (11.61%) DevOps
4 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2
4 13 (11.61%) Software Engineering
5 12 (10.71%) Cryptography
5 12 (10.71%) Resource Management
6 11 (9.82%) Change Control
6 11 (9.82%) Risk Management
6 11 (9.82%) Scrum
6 11 (9.82%) SDLC
7 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (8.93%) Migration
7 10 (8.93%) Test Automation
8 9 (8.04%) Document Management
8 9 (8.04%) Requirements Management
9 8 (7.14%) ITIL
9 8 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) C
2 7 (6.25%) Embedded C
2 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.36%) SQL
4 5 (4.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.46%) Python
5 3 (2.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.79%) C++
6 2 (1.79%) Embedded C++
6 2 (1.79%) Java
7 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (29.46%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.57%) ISEB
5 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.79%) CCNA
6 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.79%) MCSA
6 2 (1.79%) MCSE
6 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.79%) OCA
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.89%) CISM
7 1 (0.89%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) COBIT
2 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.89%) PMO
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) Docker
2 3 (2.68%) Firmware
3 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.79%) Ansible
2 2 (1.79%) PowerCLI
2 2 (1.79%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.89%) Grafana
3 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.46%) Freescale
2 5 (4.46%) Motorola
3 4 (3.57%) Cisco
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle
5 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.79%) HP
5 2 (1.79%) IBM
5 2 (1.79%) Lotus
5 2 (1.79%) Meraki
5 2 (1.79%) Nortel
5 2 (1.79%) Pega
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) VMware
5 2 (1.79%) webMethods
6 1 (0.89%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.89%) Splunk
6 1 (0.89%) Teradata
6 1 (0.89%) Veracode