The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 27 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.49% - 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% - 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £350 - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +8.91%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 144 169 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 71.64% 75.45% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 228
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £40.00
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Southampton

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Southampton over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Southampton

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) RESTful
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Kafka
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) Docker
2 3 (37.50%) Microservices
2 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (37.50%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) JSON
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Cryptography

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Software Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum Master
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Process Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) Kafka
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Microservices
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Kanban
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (25.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (25.00%) GDPR
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Docker