Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 89 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 +22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 117 123 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.18% 2.23% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.68% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 82 66
South West median daily rate £459 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.71% -4.49%
10th Percentile £317 £325 £323
90th Percentile £543 £525 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £441
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.98% +6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 9
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £31.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.80% +13.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £14.00 £19.83 £22.50
90th Percentile £49.05 £41.25 £31.05
England median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +20.00% -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 4,465 4,588 4,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 83.36% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,696 2,950 3,225
South West median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £252
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 204 244
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Gloucestershire +28 35 £390 -2.50% 8
Bristol -15 30 £460 +2.22% 17
Wiltshire +5 17 £475 +15.85% 9
Devon -1 12 £435 -0.57% 3
Somerset +13 8 £480 +28.00% 2
Cornwall -10 1 £225 -30.77% 2
Dorset -15 1 £325 -7.80% 9
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 62 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.61%) Security Cleared
3 38 (32.48%) Finance
4 25 (21.37%) SC Cleared
5 24 (20.51%) Project Management
6 19 (16.24%) Banking
7 17 (14.53%) C
8 14 (11.97%) PRINCE2
8 14 (11.97%) Risk Management
8 14 (11.97%) Network Security
9 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 13 (11.11%) Change Control
9 13 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (11.11%) SQL
10 12 (10.26%) Scrum
10 12 (10.26%) Coaching
11 11 (9.40%) Information Assurance
11 11 (9.40%) Test Automation
11 11 (9.40%) Mentoring
11 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.55%) Requirements Management
12 10 (8.55%) Document Management
12 10 (8.55%) Linux
12 10 (8.55%) SDLC
12 10 (8.55%) Process Improvement
13 9 (7.69%) Hadoop
13 9 (7.69%) DevOps
13 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (7.69%) Firewall
13 9 (7.69%) Cryptography

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 (5.98%) Confluence
2 5 (4.27%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.42%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.71%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.71%) IIS
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.85%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Primavera
2 1 (0.85%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.42%) IaaS
3 3 (2.56%) Office 365
4 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.71%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.85%) GitHub
5 1 (0.85%) npm
5 1 (0.85%) NuGet
5 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.97%) Network Security
2 9 (7.69%) Firewall
3 5 (4.27%) DNS
3 5 (4.27%) Skype
4 4 (3.42%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.42%) LAN
4 4 (3.42%) SAN
4 4 (3.42%) WAN
5 3 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (2.56%) SSL
5 3 (2.56%) VPN
5 3 (2.56%) WLAN
6 2 (1.71%) DHCP
6 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.71%) Intranet
6 2 (1.71%) Junos
6 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.71%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.85%) Internet
7 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.27%) Big Data
4 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.42%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.56%) HBase
6 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.85%) ArangoDB
8 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.85%) Power BI
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.84%) JIRA
3 4 (3.42%) Selenium
4 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.85%) JMeter
5 1 (0.85%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 38 (32.48%) Finance
2 19 (16.24%) Banking
3 7 (5.98%) Military
4 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.42%) Marketing
6 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.56%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.71%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Billing
8 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 18 (15.38%) Analyst
2 10 (8.55%) Architect
3 9 (7.69%) Developer
3 9 (7.69%) Project Officer
4 7 (5.98%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (5.13%) Design Engineer
5 6 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.13%) Project Support Officer
5 6 (5.13%) Security Engineer
5 6 (5.13%) Support Officer
6 5 (4.27%) Consultant
6 5 (4.27%) DSP Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) Process Engineer
6 5 (4.27%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.27%) Scrum Master
7 4 (3.42%) Designer
7 4 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.42%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) LDAP
2 3 (2.56%) .NET
2 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.71%) Dojo
3 2 (1.71%) DOM
3 2 (1.71%) jQuery
3 2 (1.71%) React
3 2 (1.71%) STL
3 2 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.71%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.85%) Aurelia
4 1 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.85%) Node.js
4 1 (0.85%) Velocity
4 1 (0.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.71%) iPhone
3 2 (1.71%) Social Media
3 2 (1.71%) User Experience
3 2 (1.71%) Wiki
4 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.85%) Fintech
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.85%) NHS
4 1 (0.85%) PMI
4 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.55%) Linux
2 8 (6.84%) Windows
3 5 (4.27%) Unix
4 4 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.71%) Android
5 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.51%) Project Management
3 14 (11.97%) PRINCE2
3 14 (11.97%) Risk Management
4 13 (11.11%) Change Control
5 12 (10.26%) Coaching
5 12 (10.26%) Scrum
6 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (9.40%) Information Assurance
6 11 (9.40%) Mentoring
6 11 (9.40%) Test Automation
7 10 (8.55%) Document Management
7 10 (8.55%) Process Improvement
7 10 (8.55%) Requirements Management
7 10 (8.55%) SDLC
8 9 (7.69%) Cryptography
8 9 (7.69%) DevOps
8 9 (7.69%) Resource Management
9 8 (6.84%) Analytics
9 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.53%) C
2 13 (11.11%) SQL
3 7 (5.98%) Embedded C
4 5 (4.27%) Python
5 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.56%) Java
6 3 (2.56%) PHP
6 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.71%) C#
7 2 (1.71%) C++
7 2 (1.71%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) Java 8
8 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.85%) Ruby
8 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (37.61%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.37%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.42%) ISEB
6 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.56%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.71%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.71%) MCITP
7 2 (1.71%) MCSA
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.85%) APMP
8 1 (0.85%) CCDP
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.85%) CITP
8 1 (0.85%) Degree
8 1 (0.85%) HNC
8 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Basel II
2 1 (0.85%) COBIT
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) PMO
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.56%) Docker
3 3 (2.56%) HDFS
4 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.71%) Xen
4 2 (1.71%) XenApp
5 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) Ansible
2 5 (4.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.71%) SCCM
3 2 (1.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) Grafana
4 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) Oozie
4 1 (0.85%) Puppet
4 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle
3 6 (5.13%) Cisco
4 5 (4.27%) Freescale
4 5 (4.27%) Motorola
5 4 (3.42%) Citrix
5 4 (3.42%) HP
5 4 (3.42%) IBM
5 4 (3.42%) VMware
6 3 (2.56%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.56%) Meraki
6 3 (2.56%) Nortel
6 3 (2.56%) SAP
6 3 (2.56%) Teradata
7 2 (1.71%) Lotus
7 2 (1.71%) NetApp
7 2 (1.71%) Pega
7 2 (1.71%) Sonus
7 2 (1.71%) Veeam
7 2 (1.71%) webMethods