The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
UK / Wales
Rank 42 66 51
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 26 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.69% 1.62% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 1.91% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 6
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% -5.58%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 580 577 547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.27% 84.98% 75.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 394 304
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Wales

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
South Wales +31 24 £403 -0.73% 3
North Wales - 1 £175 -
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Wales region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) Java
3 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
3 25 (46.30%) SQL
4 24 (44.44%) QA
5 23 (42.59%) Selenium
5 23 (42.59%) CSS
5 23 (42.59%) XML
5 23 (42.59%) Windows
5 23 (42.59%) Cucumber
5 23 (42.59%) Mentoring
6 22 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (40.74%) JUnit
6 22 (40.74%) Scrum
6 22 (40.74%) JSON
7 21 (38.89%) JBehave
7 21 (38.89%) WebLogic
7 21 (38.89%) HTML
8 20 (37.04%) Linux
8 20 (37.04%) Automated Testing
8 20 (37.04%) Dropwizard
9 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
9 19 (35.19%) Unix
10 15 (27.78%) Software Delivery
11 10 (18.52%) SAP
11 10 (18.52%) Use Case
12 9 (16.67%) Finance
13 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (12.96%) SAP Certification
14 7 (12.96%) UML

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 21 (38.89%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) JCAPS
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.70%) SAP CRM
2 2 (3.70%) SAP HR
2 2 (3.70%) SAP MRS
2 2 (3.70%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.85%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.85%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.85%) GIS
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Cucumber
1 23 (42.59%) Selenium
2 22 (40.74%) JUnit
3 21 (38.89%) JBehave
4 2 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Electronics
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (51.85%) Developer
2 26 (48.15%) Java Developer
3 11 (20.37%) Architect
4 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Applications Architect
5 5 (9.26%) SAP Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Lead Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Product Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) CRM Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Management Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) SAP HR Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (42.59%) CSS
1 23 (42.59%) XML
2 22 (40.74%) JSON
3 21 (38.89%) HTML
4 20 (37.04%) Dropwizard
5 3 (5.56%) Web Services
6 2 (3.70%) Grails
6 2 (3.70%) Spring
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) User Experience
3 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.70%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) Linux
3 19 (35.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Mentoring
3 22 (40.74%) Scrum
4 20 (37.04%) Automated Testing
5 15 (27.78%) Software Delivery
6 10 (18.52%) Use Case
7 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.96%) UML
9 5 (9.26%) Conceptual Models
9 5 (9.26%) People Management
10 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.41%) Contract Management
10 4 (7.41%) Programme Management
10 4 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (7.41%) Service Design
11 3 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (5.56%) ITIL
11 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
11 3 (5.56%) Service Management
12 2 (3.70%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) Java
2 25 (46.30%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Groovy
3 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) SAP Certification
4 6 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) HL7
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) SAP
2 3 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (1.85%) Ariba
3 1 (1.85%) Fiorano
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) InterSystems
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle