The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / East of England
Rank 75 91 100
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 45 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.13% 1.31% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.63% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 11
Median daily rate £383 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £209 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £675 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £40.00 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1724 1898 1954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.78% 80.49% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 1158 1180
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 158 144
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.40 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the East of England region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the East of England region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Hertfordshire +14 19 £328 - 5
Bedfordshire +8 7 £450 +5.88% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £380 +118.39% 8
Essex -12 6 £536 -10.25% 1
Suffolk - 4 £538 - 2
Norfolk +8 2 £383 -1.29% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) Scrum
3 16 (18.82%) TDD
4 15 (17.65%) ITIL
5 14 (16.47%) JIRA
5 14 (16.47%) BDD
6 12 (14.12%) Finance
6 12 (14.12%) DevOps
6 12 (14.12%) Coaching
7 10 (11.76%) User Stories
7 10 (11.76%) Windows
7 10 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (10.59%) QA
8 9 (10.59%) Confluence
8 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.41%) Change Management
9 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.41%) Linux
9 8 (9.41%) Java
9 8 (9.41%) Kanban
9 8 (9.41%) Jenkins
9 8 (9.41%) JIRA Agile
10 7 (8.24%) Virtual Team
10 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
10 7 (8.24%) Project Planning
11 6 (7.06%) Software Testing
11 6 (7.06%) Data Analysis
11 6 (7.06%) Business Analysis
11 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
11 6 (7.06%) Open Source

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (10.59%) Confluence
2 4 (4.71%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.35%) SAS
3 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.71%) MS Office
2 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.35%) Route 53
3 2 (2.35%) Veeva
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Firewall
1 4 (4.71%) Internet
1 4 (4.71%) Intranet
2 3 (3.53%) Skype
3 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 2 (2.35%) LDAP
3 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 2 (2.35%) SAN
3 2 (2.35%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (2.35%) SSL
3 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.35%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) JIRA
2 8 (9.41%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.41%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.53%) Selenium
4 2 (2.35%) Appium
4 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.35%) FishEye
4 2 (2.35%) Hudson
4 2 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.18%) JBehave
5 1 (1.18%) JUnit
5 1 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Law
3 3 (3.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Scrum Master
3 10 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.59%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Developer
6 5 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Business Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Business Project Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Data Manager
8 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.53%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) SAP Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) HTML
2 5 (5.88%) Velocity
3 2 (2.35%) Ajax
3 2 (2.35%) CSS
3 2 (2.35%) HTML5
3 2 (2.35%) Spring
3 2 (2.35%) XML
4 1 (1.18%) J2EE
4 1 (1.18%) SAML
4 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Virtual Team
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.35%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.18%) ASIC
4 1 (1.18%) EPoS
4 1 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.18%) PMI
4 1 (1.18%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.18%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 8 (9.41%) Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.18%) Solaris
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) Scrum
3 16 (18.82%) TDD
4 15 (17.65%) ITIL
5 14 (16.47%) BDD
6 12 (14.12%) Coaching
6 12 (14.12%) DevOps
7 10 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (11.76%) User Stories
8 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.41%) Change Management
9 8 (9.41%) Kanban
9 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.24%) Project Planning
10 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.06%) Change Control
11 6 (7.06%) Data Migration
11 6 (7.06%) Open Source
11 6 (7.06%) Performance Management
11 6 (7.06%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) Java
2 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.71%) Python
4 3 (3.53%) C
4 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.53%) SQL
5 2 (2.35%) C#
5 2 (2.35%) C++
5 2 (2.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) MCSE
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.71%) Degree
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.35%) CCNA
4 2 (2.35%) CCNP
4 2 (2.35%) MCP
4 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.18%) CCA
5 1 (1.18%) CCIP
5 1 (1.18%) CCSP
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Docker
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) KVM
3 2 (2.35%) LXC
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Ansible
1 4 (4.71%) Puppet
1 4 (4.71%) SCOM
2 2 (2.35%) Terraform
2 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.88%) Apple
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 5 (5.88%) SAP
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle
2 3 (3.53%) VMware
3 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.35%) Brocade
3 2 (2.35%) CA
3 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco
3 2 (2.35%) Informatica
3 2 (2.35%) Riverbed
3 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.35%) Vyatta
4 1 (1.18%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.18%) HP
4 1 (1.18%) IBM
4 1 (1.18%) Sonatype
4 1 (1.18%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.18%) VocaLink