The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 28 April 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 47 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.37% 2.11% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.70% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 8
Median daily rate £400 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £373 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £523 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.38 £30.35
% change year-on-year +0.43% -9.78%  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 546 518 566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 82.85% 78.01% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 354 387
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 14
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +90.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £23.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Wiltshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Wiltshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Swindon +4 9 £400 -27.27% 5
Continuous Improvement
South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Scrum
2 9 (50.00%) User Stories
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) Selenium
4 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
4 7 (38.89%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
4 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
4 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Banking
7 3 (16.67%) HTML5
7 3 (16.67%) CSS3
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) CSS
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) BDD
8 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
8 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (11.11%) Python
8 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 2 (11.11%) SOA
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Change Management

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
1 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
1 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
1 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Test Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Web Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous improvement Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) HR Advisor
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) PMO Lead
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) CSS3
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) Django
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) LESS
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) Sass
4 1 (5.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 2 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Scrum
2 9 (50.00%) User Stories
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Kanban
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Design
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) APMP
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Avaya
1 1 (5.56%) Genesys
1 1 (5.56%) SAP
1 1 (5.56%) Verint