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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / South West
Rank 78 76 105
Rank change year-on-year -2 +29  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 62 63 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.39% 2.18% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.72% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 18
Median daily rate £450 £413 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £334 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £458 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.89 £27.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2314 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.49% 79.99% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1529 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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
Bristol 0 16 £450 +12.78% 11
Devon - 16 £450 - 2
Gloucestershire +3 13 £475 +18.75% 3
Wiltshire -6 7 £325 -25.71% 2
Dorset +4 6 £371 -10.00% 4
Somerset +4 1 - - 3
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 47 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 43 (33.33%) Finance
3 34 (26.36%) Project Management
4 27 (20.93%) Scrum
4 27 (20.93%) C
5 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
5 22 (17.05%) PRINCE2
5 22 (17.05%) DV Cleared
6 20 (15.50%) Document Management
6 20 (15.50%) Software Engineering
6 20 (15.50%) QA
6 20 (15.50%) Oracle
7 19 (14.73%) Requirements Management
7 19 (14.73%) SDLC
8 18 (13.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 18 (13.95%) Java
8 18 (13.95%) Risk Management
9 17 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.18%) Information Assurance
9 17 (13.18%) Change Control
10 16 (12.40%) Process Improvement
11 15 (11.63%) DevOps
12 14 (10.85%) Cucumber
12 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
12 14 (10.85%) Linux
13 13 (10.08%) Python
13 13 (10.08%) Selenium
14 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
14 12 (9.30%) Test Automation

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.78%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.78%) JBoss
4 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Project
3 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.20%) IaaS
2 7 (5.43%) GitHub
3 6 (4.65%) IBM Blueworks
3 6 (4.65%) PaaS
3 6 (4.65%) SaaS
4 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) Firewall
1 3 (2.33%) Network Security
2 2 (1.55%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.55%) LAN
2 2 (1.55%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
3 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.88%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.55%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.55%) HBase
5 2 (1.55%) MySQL
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Cucumber
2 13 (10.08%) Selenium
3 4 (3.10%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.33%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.55%) JUnit
6 1 (0.78%) Ant
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Buildr
6 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.78%) JBehave
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.78%) Toad
6 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 43 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Banking
2 10 (7.75%) Retail
3 6 (4.65%) Back Office
3 6 (4.65%) Marketing
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (13.18%) Project Officer
2 16 (12.40%) Analyst
2 16 (12.40%) Developer
3 11 (8.53%) Project Manager
3 11 (8.53%) Project Support Officer
3 11 (8.53%) Support Officer
4 10 (7.75%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.98%) Test Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Integration Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Architect
8 5 (3.88%) IT Manager
8 5 (3.88%) Lead Software Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Scrum Master
9 4 (3.10%) Designer
9 4 (3.10%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.10%) Quality Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.10%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.30%) HTML
2 11 (8.53%) XML
3 9 (6.98%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.88%) .NET
4 5 (3.88%) CSS
4 5 (3.88%) Dojo
4 5 (3.88%) DOM
4 5 (3.88%) jQuery
4 5 (3.88%) Node.js
4 5 (3.88%) Spring
4 5 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.10%) Flask
6 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.33%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.33%) Ember.js
6 3 (2.33%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.33%) JSON
6 3 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) User Experience
2 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.33%) Blog
5 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.33%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.85%) Linux
2 12 (9.30%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Unix
3 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.36%) Project Management
3 27 (20.93%) Scrum
4 22 (17.05%) PRINCE2
5 20 (15.50%) Document Management
5 20 (15.50%) Software Engineering
6 19 (14.73%) Requirements Management
6 19 (14.73%) SDLC
7 18 (13.95%) Risk Management
8 17 (13.18%) Change Control
8 17 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (13.18%) Information Assurance
9 16 (12.40%) Process Improvement
10 15 (11.63%) DevOps
11 12 (9.30%) Quality Management
11 12 (9.30%) Software Testing
11 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (9.30%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.75%) Business Analysis
12 10 (7.75%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.93%) C
2 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
3 18 (13.95%) Java
4 13 (10.08%) Python
5 8 (6.20%) C#
5 8 (6.20%) Perl
5 8 (6.20%) Ruby
6 5 (3.88%) SQL
7 3 (2.33%) Scala
8 2 (1.55%) Groovy
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.05%) DV Cleared
3 18 (13.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (9.30%) Degree
4 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.88%) ISEB
7 3 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.55%) APMP
8 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (1.55%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.78%) AAT
9 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.50%) QA
2 6 (4.65%) PMO
3 2 (1.55%) Basel II
3 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) Docker
1 2 (1.55%) HDFS
1 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.55%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Oracle
2 6 (4.65%) IBM
3 5 (3.88%) Pega
3 5 (3.88%) webMethods
4 3 (2.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco
5 2 (1.55%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.55%) SAP
5 2 (1.55%) Unisys
6 1 (0.78%) ATG
6 1 (0.78%) Avaya
6 1 (0.78%) BEA
6 1 (0.78%) Genesys
6 1 (0.78%) HP
6 1 (0.78%) Nortel
6 1 (0.78%) Siemens
6 1 (0.78%) Sun
6 1 (0.78%) Verint
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