Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 85 91
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +32
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 172 126 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.70% 2.39% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.90% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 79 77
South West median daily rate £488 £413 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -3.51% +6.88%
10th Percentile £317 £301 £313
90th Percentile £618 £600 £563
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.59% +2.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 21
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £40.93 £31.75 £28.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £26.87 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% -

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 5,462 4,352 4,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.76% 82.56% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,506 2,714 2,949
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £255 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 177 294
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -8.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.22 £12.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £23.72
% change year-on-year +0.53% -1.43% +5.40%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +5 61 £431 +6.48% 22
Wiltshire -21 37 £489 -11.09% 12
Gloucestershire -16 25 £519 +9.21% 11
Somerset +6 18 £540 +13.68% 8
Devon -1 11 £389 -2.81% 7
Dorset +8 5 £513 +33.55% 8
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 101 (58.72%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (33.72%) Finance
3 52 (30.23%) Security Cleared
4 33 (19.19%) Scrum
5 31 (18.02%) DV Cleared
6 29 (16.86%) PRINCE2
7 26 (15.12%) Microsoft
8 25 (14.53%) Project Management
9 24 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (13.37%) Information Assurance
11 21 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
12 20 (11.63%) Windows
12 20 (11.63%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (11.63%) Data Centre
12 20 (11.63%) Test Strategy
13 19 (11.05%) Change Control
13 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (11.05%) DevOps
14 18 (10.47%) Coaching
14 18 (10.47%) Windows Server
14 18 (10.47%) Test Automation
14 18 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
14 18 (10.47%) Java
14 18 (10.47%) VPN
15 17 (9.88%) Risk Management
15 17 (9.88%) QA
15 17 (9.88%) Document Management
15 17 (9.88%) 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 7 (4.07%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.91%) JBoss
3 4 (2.33%) Confluence
3 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.74%) CMS
4 3 (1.74%) Mule
4 3 (1.74%) Mule ESB
5 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.16%) IIS
5 2 (1.16%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.16%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.91%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.91%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.58%) Primavera
4 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.58%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.58%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.33%) IaaS
4 4 (2.33%) SaaS
5 2 (1.16%) GitHub
5 2 (1.16%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (1.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.58%) Office 365
6 1 (0.58%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.47%) VPN
2 13 (7.56%) Firewall
3 8 (4.65%) Intranet
3 8 (4.65%) Network Security
4 7 (4.07%) DNS
4 7 (4.07%) Junos
5 2 (1.16%) Skype
6 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.58%) SSL
6 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.58%) VoIP
6 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.81%) GIS
3 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.58%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.07%) Maven
5 6 (3.49%) JIRA
6 3 (1.74%) Gradle
6 3 (1.74%) Selenium
6 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.16%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.58%) JMeter
8 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.58%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (33.72%) Finance
2 12 (6.98%) Back Office
3 11 (6.40%) Marketing
4 8 (4.65%) Banking
5 5 (2.91%) Billing
5 5 (2.91%) Publishing
6 3 (1.74%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.16%) Legal
7 2 (1.16%) Retail
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (11.63%) Architect
1 20 (11.63%) Developer
2 15 (8.72%) Analyst
2 15 (8.72%) Project Officer
3 14 (8.14%) Test Leader
4 12 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.40%) Consultant
5 11 (6.40%) Java Developer
5 11 (6.40%) Project Control Officer
6 9 (5.23%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.23%) Digital Architect
6 9 (5.23%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.65%) Product Owner
7 8 (4.65%) Scrum Master
7 8 (4.65%) Security Engineer
7 8 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 8 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.07%) Agile Product Owner
8 7 (4.07%) Digital Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.14%) Java EE
2 13 (7.56%) .NET
3 11 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 10 (5.81%) Web Services
5 9 (5.23%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.23%) jQuery
5 9 (5.23%) RESTful
6 8 (4.65%) HTML
6 8 (4.65%) Middleware
7 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.07%) PrimeFaces
7 7 (4.07%) REST
7 7 (4.07%) WebCenter
8 6 (3.49%) XML
9 5 (2.91%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.91%) JAX-RS
9 5 (2.91%) JSF
9 5 (2.91%) Oracle ADF
9 5 (2.91%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (2.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.63%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.40%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (5.81%) Social Media
5 9 (5.23%) User Experience
6 7 (4.07%) iPhone
6 7 (4.07%) Wiki
7 5 (2.91%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (2.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.74%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.16%) PMI
11 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.58%) iPad
11 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.63%) Windows
2 18 (10.47%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.81%) Linux
4 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (58.72%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (19.19%) Scrum
3 29 (16.86%) PRINCE2
4 25 (14.53%) Project Management
5 24 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (13.37%) Information Assurance
7 21 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (11.63%) Test Strategy
9 19 (11.05%) Change Control
9 19 (11.05%) DevOps
10 18 (10.47%) Coaching
10 18 (10.47%) Test Automation
11 17 (9.88%) Document Management
11 17 (9.88%) Requirements Management
11 17 (9.88%) Risk Management
12 16 (9.30%) CRM
12 16 (9.30%) Microservices
13 15 (8.72%) Acceptance Criteria
14 14 (8.14%) BDD
14 14 (8.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.47%) Java
2 15 (8.72%) C#
3 14 (8.14%) C
3 14 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.56%) SQL
5 9 (5.23%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.02%) DV Cleared
3 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (2.91%) Degree
5 5 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.74%) CISM
6 3 (1.74%) CISSP
7 2 (1.16%) CCNA
7 2 (1.16%) CISA
7 2 (1.16%) MCSA
7 2 (1.16%) MCSE
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.16%) OCA
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.58%) CCNP
8 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.88%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) GDPR
2 5 (2.91%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.74%) PMO
5 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.23%) Docker
3 5 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.33%) Ansible
4 3 (1.74%) Terraform
5 2 (1.16%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.16%) PowerCLI
5 2 (1.16%) SCCM
5 2 (1.16%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.98%) Oracle
3 8 (4.65%) SAP
4 7 (4.07%) HP
4 7 (4.07%) VMware
5 5 (2.91%) McAfee
6 4 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.33%) Cisco
6 4 (2.33%) IBM
7 2 (1.16%) Apple
7 2 (1.16%) CA
7 2 (1.16%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.16%) ESRI
7 2 (1.16%) Pega
7 2 (1.16%) webMethods
8 1 (0.58%) Google
8 1 (0.58%) NEC
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat