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 23 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 42 78
Rank change year-on-year +6 +36  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 24 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.89% 3.01% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 3.84% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 4
Median daily rate £412 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 530 443 731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.90% 78.55% 83.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 313 498
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 29
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +133.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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
South Wales +5 22 £411 +2.75% 3
West Wales - 2 £475 - 1
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 20 (40.00%) Use Case
2 16 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (28.00%) SAP
3 14 (28.00%) UML
3 14 (28.00%) SAP Certification
4 12 (24.00%) Finance
5 11 (22.00%) Degree
5 11 (22.00%) QA
6 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.00%) Contract Management
7 8 (16.00%) Conceptual Models
7 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (14.00%) Service Management
9 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 6 (12.00%) IBM
9 6 (12.00%) SQL
9 6 (12.00%) Oracle
9 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.00%) People Management
9 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (10.00%) HL7
10 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.00%) IIS
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) JCAPS
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) SAP HR
1 4 (8.00%) SAP Payroll
2 3 (6.00%) SAP SRM
3 2 (4.00%) SAP CRM
3 2 (4.00%) SAP HCM
3 2 (4.00%) SAP MRS
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (2.00%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.00%) GIS
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) Selenium
2 3 (6.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Architect
2 10 (20.00%) SAP Architect
3 8 (16.00%) Test Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Applications Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) Lead Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Product Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) SAP HR Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) CRM Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Designer
9 2 (4.00%) SAP CRM Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Grails
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.00%) Spring
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (8.00%) NHS
3 4 (8.00%) User Experience
4 3 (6.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Use Case
2 16 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (28.00%) UML
4 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.00%) Conceptual Models
5 8 (16.00%) Contract Management
6 7 (14.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (14.00%) Service Management
7 6 (12.00%) People Management
7 6 (12.00%) Project Management
7 6 (12.00%) SDLC
7 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (8.00%) Service Design
9 4 (8.00%) Six Sigma
9 4 (8.00%) Test Management
10 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.00%) VB
3 2 (4.00%) VB6
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) Groovy
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) SAP Certification
2 11 (22.00%) Degree
3 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) ISEB
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) HL7
3 2 (4.00%) SLA
4 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) SAP
2 6 (12.00%) IBM
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) Ariba
5 1 (2.00%) Fiorano
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) InterSystems