Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 74 104
Rank change year-on-year -31 +30 +28
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 132 145 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.12% 2.58% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 3.09% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 95 72
South West median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £290 £313 £315
90th Percentile £575 £575 £574
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 18
South West median hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £46.38 £37.50 £28.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

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 5,344 4,689 4,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.89% 83.45% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,368 2,963 3,188
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £251 £235
90th Percentile £575 £552 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 193 281
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +18.24% -22.11%
10th Percentile £15.06 £12.08 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.20 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -29 34 £413 +0.61% 20
Gloucestershire +5 31 £513 +32.26% 12
Wiltshire -17 28 £450 -12.62% 9
Somerset +9 14 £513 +38.98% 10
Devon -7 6 £515 +32.90% 10
Dorset +3 5 £513 -6.82% 8
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 83 (62.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.06%) Finance
3 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
4 22 (16.67%) Scrum
4 22 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (15.15%) Project Management
6 19 (14.39%) PRINCE2
6 19 (14.39%) DV Cleared
6 19 (14.39%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 17 (12.88%) Data Centre
9 16 (12.12%) Information Assurance
9 16 (12.12%) VPN
10 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
10 15 (11.36%) Windows
10 15 (11.36%) Microservices
10 15 (11.36%) DevOps
11 14 (10.61%) Test Automation
11 14 (10.61%) Banking
12 13 (9.85%) QA
12 13 (9.85%) Linux
12 13 (9.85%) Service Management
12 13 (9.85%) Test Strategy
12 13 (9.85%) Coaching
13 12 (9.09%) Windows Server
13 12 (9.09%) Change Control
13 12 (9.09%) Service Delivery
13 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
13 12 (9.09%) C
13 12 (9.09%) SOA

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 (3.79%) Confluence
1 5 (3.79%) JBoss
2 3 (2.27%) MS Project Server
2 3 (2.27%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) Apache
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.27%) IaaS
3 2 (1.52%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (1.52%) Office 365
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.76%) npm
4 1 (0.76%) NuGet
4 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.76%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.12%) VPN
2 12 (9.09%) Network Security
3 10 (7.58%) Firewall
4 8 (6.06%) DNS
4 8 (6.06%) Intranet
4 8 (6.06%) Junos
5 3 (2.27%) Skype
6 2 (1.52%) WAN
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.76%) DHCP
7 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.76%) LAN
7 1 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.76%) SSL
7 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.76%) VoIP
7 1 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) GIS
3 2 (1.52%) Big Data
3 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.76%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) Power BI
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.30%) JIRA
3 4 (3.03%) Selenium
4 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.76%) JMeter
6 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 41 (31.06%) Finance
2 14 (10.61%) Banking
3 11 (8.33%) Marketing
4 7 (5.30%) Back Office
5 5 (3.79%) Publishing
6 4 (3.03%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.27%) Retail
7 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Electronics
9 1 (0.76%) Law
9 1 (0.76%) Local Government
9 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (16.67%) Analyst
2 13 (9.85%) Architect
3 12 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 11 (8.33%) Developer
4 11 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 10 (7.58%) Project Officer
6 9 (6.82%) Project Control Officer
6 9 (6.82%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Digital Architect
7 8 (6.06%) Product Owner
7 8 (6.06%) Service Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.06%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.30%) Agile Product Owner
8 7 (5.30%) Digital Product Owner
8 7 (5.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.79%) Consultant
9 5 (3.79%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.79%) Java EE
3 4 (3.03%) XML
4 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.27%) React
5 2 (1.52%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.52%) Dojo
5 2 (1.52%) DOM
5 2 (1.52%) jQuery
5 2 (1.52%) JSON
5 2 (1.52%) REST
5 2 (1.52%) RESTful
5 2 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.76%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.76%) J2EE
6 1 (0.76%) LDAP
6 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (14.39%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (12.88%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (6.06%) iPhone
5 8 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 8 (6.06%) Social Media
5 8 (6.06%) User Experience
5 8 (6.06%) Wiki
6 6 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.03%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (2.27%) PMI
10 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.76%) Fintech
11 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.76%) iPad
11 1 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.36%) Windows
2 13 (9.85%) Linux
3 12 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (62.88%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.67%) Scrum
3 20 (15.15%) Project Management
4 19 (14.39%) PRINCE2
5 16 (12.12%) Information Assurance
6 15 (11.36%) DevOps
6 15 (11.36%) Microservices
7 14 (10.61%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.85%) Coaching
8 13 (9.85%) Service Management
8 13 (9.85%) Test Strategy
9 12 (9.09%) Change Control
9 12 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 12 (9.09%) SOA
10 11 (8.33%) Cryptography
10 11 (8.33%) Document Management
10 11 (8.33%) Requirements Management
10 11 (8.33%) Resource Management
10 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.09%) C
2 9 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.06%) Java
4 6 (4.55%) C#
4 6 (4.55%) SQL
5 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.27%) Embedded C
6 3 (2.27%) PHP
6 3 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.39%) DV Cleared
3 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.03%) ISEB
6 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.27%) CISM
6 3 (2.27%) CISSP
6 3 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.27%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.52%) CCNA
7 2 (1.52%) CISA
7 2 (1.52%) MCSA
7 2 (1.52%) MCSE
7 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.52%) OCA
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.85%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) GDPR
2 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.27%) PMO
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.06%) Docker
3 4 (3.03%) Firmware
4 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.52%) Ansible
2 2 (1.52%) PowerCLI
2 2 (1.52%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.76%) Grafana
3 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.76%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.06%) HP
3 5 (3.79%) Cisco
4 3 (2.27%) Freescale
4 3 (2.27%) Motorola
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle
4 3 (2.27%) VMware
5 2 (1.52%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.52%) IBM
5 2 (1.52%) Pega
5 2 (1.52%) SAP
5 2 (1.52%) webMethods
6 1 (0.76%) Informatica
6 1 (0.76%) Lotus
6 1 (0.76%) McAfee
6 1 (0.76%) NEC
6 1 (0.76%) Nortel
6 1 (0.76%) Siemens
6 1 (0.76%) Splunk
6 1 (0.76%) Teradata