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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 96 95
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.98% 1.39% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.76% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 30
Median daily rate £400 £450 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +25.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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 2199 2324 2439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.05% 78.81% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1535 1657
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 110
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 +2 21 £410 +2.50% 13
Wiltshire +7 11 £400 -23.44% 4
Devon +6 11 £430 -9.47% 2
Dorset +9 4 £353 -2.08% 7
Gloucestershire +1 3 £394 -21.25% 1
Somerset -8 3 £375 -21.05% 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.22%) Finance
3 28 (24.35%) Scrum
4 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
5 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
6 21 (18.26%) Test Automation
6 21 (18.26%) User Stories
7 19 (16.52%) Project Management
7 19 (16.52%) Software Engineering
8 18 (15.65%) QA
9 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
9 17 (14.78%) DevOps
10 16 (13.91%) Oracle
10 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (13.04%) TDD
11 15 (13.04%) HTML
11 15 (13.04%) Java
11 15 (13.04%) SDLC
12 14 (12.17%) C#
13 13 (11.30%) .NET
13 13 (11.30%) Kanban
14 12 (10.43%) Selenium
14 12 (10.43%) Banking
14 12 (10.43%) Process Improvement
15 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
15 11 (9.57%) BDD
15 11 (9.57%) Software Testing
15 11 (9.57%) Risk Management
16 10 (8.70%) ISEB
16 10 (8.70%) C

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 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.74%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.87%) Apache
4 1 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.87%) Confluence
4 1 (0.87%) Drupal
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.87%) JBoss
4 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.87%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (8.70%) GitHub
2 9 (7.83%) IaaS
2 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.22%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.22%) PaaS
3 6 (5.22%) SaaS
4 5 (4.35%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) Firewall
2 5 (4.35%) LAN
2 5 (4.35%) Network Security
3 4 (3.48%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.48%) WAN
4 3 (2.61%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.61%) LDAP
5 2 (1.74%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.74%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.74%) MPLS
5 2 (1.74%) VPN
5 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.74%) Wireless
5 2 (1.74%) WLAN
6 1 (0.87%) 3G
6 1 (0.87%) 4G
6 1 (0.87%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) Hadoop
2 8 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.61%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.61%) HBase
6 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Selenium
2 9 (7.83%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.96%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.09%) SpecFlow
4 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (5.22%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.48%) Vagrant
7 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.74%) Subversion
9 1 (0.87%) Ant
9 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.87%) JIRA
9 1 (0.87%) jMock
9 1 (0.87%) JUnit
9 1 (0.87%) Maven
9 1 (0.87%) Toad
9 1 (0.87%) WATIR
General
1 29 (25.22%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Banking
3 9 (7.83%) Retail
4 6 (5.22%) Back Office
5 5 (4.35%) Marketing
6 4 (3.48%) Local Government
6 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.61%) Legal
8 2 (1.74%) Games
9 1 (0.87%) Billing
9 1 (0.87%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (16.52%) Developer
2 14 (12.17%) Analyst
3 10 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 9 (7.83%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.22%) Architect
6 6 (5.22%) Project Officer
6 6 (5.22%) Project Support Officer
6 6 (5.22%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Support Officer
7 5 (4.35%) Business Change Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Business Change Business Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Change Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.04%) HTML
2 13 (11.30%) .NET
3 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.70%) XML
5 8 (6.96%) CSS
5 8 (6.96%) Node.js
6 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (6.09%) Gherkin
6 7 (6.09%) jQuery
7 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.22%) Ember.js
7 6 (5.22%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.35%) Dojo
8 5 (4.35%) DOM
8 5 (4.35%) HTML5
8 5 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (3.48%) Ajax
9 4 (3.48%) CSS3
9 4 (3.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.22%) Blog
1 6 (5.22%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.74%) User Experience
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Linux
2 7 (6.09%) Windows
3 2 (1.74%) Unix
4 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.35%) Scrum
3 21 (18.26%) Test Automation
3 21 (18.26%) User Stories
4 19 (16.52%) Project Management
4 19 (16.52%) Software Engineering
5 17 (14.78%) DevOps
6 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (13.04%) SDLC
7 15 (13.04%) TDD
8 13 (11.30%) Kanban
9 12 (10.43%) Process Improvement
10 11 (9.57%) BDD
10 11 (9.57%) Risk Management
10 11 (9.57%) Software Testing
11 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (7.83%) E-Commerce
12 9 (7.83%) Quality Management
13 8 (6.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.48%) JavaScript
2 15 (13.04%) Java
3 14 (12.17%) C#
4 10 (8.70%) C
4 10 (8.70%) Python
4 10 (8.70%) Ruby
5 9 (7.83%) SQL
6 5 (4.35%) Scala
7 4 (3.48%) Perl
8 1 (0.87%) Delphi
8 1 (0.87%) PHP
8 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.70%) ISEB
2 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) Degree
3 7 (6.09%) DV Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (5.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.48%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.74%) PMP
9 1 (0.87%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.87%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.65%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) Basel II
2 2 (1.74%) PMO
2 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) Docker
1 3 (2.61%) HDFS
2 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.48%) Ansible
3 2 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.74%) Puppet
4 1 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (13.91%) Oracle
2 8 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.09%) IBM
4 5 (4.35%) Pega
4 5 (4.35%) webMethods
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco
6 3 (2.61%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.61%) HP
7 2 (1.74%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.74%) CA
7 2 (1.74%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.74%) F5
7 2 (1.74%) IronPort
7 2 (1.74%) Nortel
7 2 (1.74%) Siemens
7 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.74%) Unisys
8 1 (0.87%) ATG
8 1 (0.87%) Google
8 1 (0.87%) Telerik
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