Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 99 127
Rank change year-on-year +17 +28 +29
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 143 111 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.52% 1.95% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 2.44% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 71 66
South West median daily rate £405 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.09% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £340 £245
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £463 £450 £424
% change year-on-year +2.78% +6.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 14
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £18.73
90th Percentile £37.50 £28.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 4600 4555 5222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.17% 80.08% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 3079 3534
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 261
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%
10th Percentile £12.34 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +6 56 £410 -8.89% 18
Wiltshire +12 27 £515 +3.00% 4
Gloucestershire +4 19 £388 -4.62% 5
Devon +6 16 £388 -18.42%
Cornwall - 9 £338 - 1
Somerset -3 6 £369 -7.81% 5
Dorset +6 4 £384 -4.06% 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 60 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.47%) Finance
3 30 (20.98%) Scrum
4 29 (20.28%) Project Management
5 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
6 21 (14.69%) PRINCE2
7 20 (13.99%) ITIL
7 20 (13.99%) JavaScript
8 19 (13.29%) Security Cleared
9 17 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (11.19%) Microservices
11 15 (10.49%) Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (9.79%) AngularJS
12 14 (9.79%) .NET
12 14 (9.79%) SQL Server
13 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
13 13 (9.09%) Risk Management
13 13 (9.09%) TDD
13 13 (9.09%) High Availability
13 13 (9.09%) Mentoring
14 12 (8.39%) DevOps
14 12 (8.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (8.39%) Degree
14 12 (8.39%) CRM
14 12 (8.39%) Management Information System
15 11 (7.69%) ERP
15 11 (7.69%) SQL
15 11 (7.69%) SOA
15 11 (7.69%) Document 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 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (3.50%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.10%) Alfresco
2 3 (2.10%) Mule
3 2 (1.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Maximo
1 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.29%) GitHub
3 5 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.50%) FinancialForce
4 2 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.70%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.99%) LAN
1 10 (6.99%) WAN
2 8 (5.59%) WLAN
3 6 (4.20%) Unified Communications
4 5 (3.50%) Firewall
5 4 (2.80%) 2G
5 4 (2.80%) 3G
6 3 (2.10%) 4G
6 3 (2.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (2.10%) GSM
6 3 (2.10%) HSPA
6 3 (2.10%) LTE
6 3 (2.10%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.10%) WCDMA
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.40%) Converged Networks
7 2 (1.40%) MPLS
7 2 (1.40%) SMS
7 2 (1.40%) VPN
7 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.29%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (3.50%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.40%) DB2
5 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.70%) DataStage
6 1 (0.70%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 10 (6.99%) TeamCity
2 8 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.50%) Gradle
3 5 (3.50%) Maven
3 5 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.10%) JIRA
5 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (31.47%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Banking
2 10 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.29%) Marketing
4 7 (4.90%) Retail
5 6 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.80%) Local Government
7 3 (2.10%) Legal
7 3 (2.10%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.40%) Billing
8 2 (1.40%) Military
9 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.70%) Back Office
9 1 (0.70%) German Language
9 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (16.78%) Analyst
2 21 (14.69%) Developer
3 17 (11.89%) Project Manager
4 16 (11.19%) Architect
5 12 (8.39%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.59%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.59%) Project Control Officer
7 8 (5.59%) Project Officer
7 8 (5.59%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.90%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) Cloud Administrator
10 5 (3.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) ERP Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) ERP Support
10 5 (3.50%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.79%) .NET
1 14 (9.79%) AngularJS
2 11 (7.69%) Node.js
3 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (6.29%) React
5 7 (4.90%) J2EE
5 7 (4.90%) Web Services
6 6 (4.20%) jQuery
7 5 (3.50%) D3.js
7 5 (3.50%) Ember.js
7 5 (3.50%) HTML
7 5 (3.50%) JSON
7 5 (3.50%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (3.50%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (3.50%) RESTful
7 5 (3.50%) Spring
7 5 (3.50%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.29%) Blog
2 9 (6.29%) Public Cloud
2 9 (6.29%) User Experience
3 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.50%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.50%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.10%) NHS
6 3 (2.10%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.40%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.40%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.59%) Linux
2 4 (2.80%) Unix
3 3 (2.10%) CentOS
3 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.40%) zOS
5 1 (0.70%) Windows
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.98%) Scrum
3 29 (20.28%) Project Management
4 21 (14.69%) PRINCE2
5 20 (13.99%) ITIL
6 17 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (11.19%) Microservices
8 15 (10.49%) Acceptance Criteria
9 13 (9.09%) High Availability
9 13 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 13 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 13 (9.09%) TDD
10 12 (8.39%) CRM
10 12 (8.39%) DevOps
11 11 (7.69%) Coaching
11 11 (7.69%) ERP
11 11 (7.69%) Kanban
11 11 (7.69%) SOA
11 11 (7.69%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) JavaScript
2 11 (7.69%) SQL
3 10 (6.99%) C#
3 10 (6.99%) Java
4 9 (6.29%) Python
5 8 (5.59%) C
5 8 (5.59%) Groovy
6 5 (3.50%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.50%) Kotlin
7 4 (2.80%) Perl
7 4 (2.80%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.80%) Ruby
7 4 (2.80%) Scala
8 1 (0.70%) AWK
8 1 (0.70%) R
8 1 (0.70%) VB
8 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.39%) Degree
2 12 (8.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 9 (6.29%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.10%) CCNA
5 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.10%) HND
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (1.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) CIPD
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.70%) PMP
7 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) PMO
2 5 (3.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.10%) PSD2
4 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.40%) GDPR
4 2 (1.40%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) COBIT
5 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Docker
2 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.40%) Firmware
3 2 (1.40%) RACF
3 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) Ansible
1 5 (3.50%) Kubernetes
1 5 (3.50%) Rancher
2 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.10%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.10%) Puppet
4 2 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.40%) zSecure
5 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.99%) Cisco
3 6 (4.20%) HP
4 5 (3.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.50%) IBM
4 5 (3.50%) Nortel
4 5 (3.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 5 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.80%) Siemens
6 3 (2.10%) Forcepoint
6 3 (2.10%) Huawei
6 3 (2.10%) Juniper
6 3 (2.10%) Nokia
6 3 (2.10%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.10%) VMware
7 2 (1.40%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.40%) CA
7 2 (1.40%) Google
7 2 (1.40%) IronPort
7 2 (1.40%) Teradata