The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 117 171 188
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1039 749 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.09% 1.42% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.75% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 447 412
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 14
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £12.80 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.66 £54.00 £34.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%
Continuous Improvement
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41418 42868 40272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.42% 81.15% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27632 28487 25583
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1180 1121
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in England

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in England

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +42 440 £450 -2.96% 79
South East +48 195 £400 -3.03% 80
West Midlands +12 101 £404 +0.93% 28
Yorkshire +56 77 £400 +3.22% 28
North West -22 59 £444 +17.54% 33
East of England +20 52 £438 +16.66% 20
South West +23 47 £450 - 19
North East +5 33 £440 +46.66% 4
East Midlands -11 25 £420 +27.27% 10
Midlands -8 3 £525 +31.25%
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 784 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (23.69%) Finance
3 375 (19.48%) Scrum
4 329 (17.09%) Project Management
5 304 (15.79%) Java
6 281 (14.60%) ITIL
7 223 (11.58%) SQL
8 222 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 222 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
9 220 (11.43%) TDD
9 220 (11.43%) Degree
10 212 (11.01%) QA
11 211 (10.96%) Change Management
12 210 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
13 200 (10.39%) Security Cleared
13 200 (10.39%) Linux
14 191 (9.92%) Microsoft
15 183 (9.51%) DevOps
16 179 (9.30%) Jenkins
17 177 (9.19%) JavaScript
18 174 (9.04%) Oracle
19 166 (8.62%) Service Delivery
20 164 (8.52%) PRINCE2
21 163 (8.47%) JIRA
22 161 (8.36%) HTML
23 160 (8.31%) MS Excel
24 158 (8.21%) Mentoring
25 151 (7.84%) Windows
26 150 (7.79%) User Experience
27 145 (7.53%) BDD

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 102 (5.30%) Confluence
2 70 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 54 (2.81%) Apache
4 52 (2.70%) IIS
5 47 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 45 (2.34%) WebSphere
7 28 (1.45%) CMS
7 28 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.09%) Drupal
9 19 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (0.78%) Apache Solr
10 15 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
10 15 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 14 (0.73%) MS Exchange
12 13 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.68%) JBoss
12 13 (0.68%) Mule
12 13 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.52%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 160 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 106 (5.51%) MS Office
3 70 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (2.65%) MS Project
5 49 (2.55%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.21%) HipChat
9 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.052%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
10 1 (0.052%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
5 15 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.21%) Maximo
8 4 (0.21%) ResourceLink
8 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.21%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Primavera
9 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.16%) SAP QM
10 2 (0.10%) Documaker
10 2 (0.10%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.77%) GitHub
4 32 (1.66%) IaaS
5 30 (1.56%) SaaS
6 27 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.25%) PaaS
8 20 (1.04%) Office 365
9 19 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.36%) Google Play
14 6 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
15 5 (0.26%) Mimecast
16 4 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
16 4 (0.21%) Route 53
16 4 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.84%) HTTP
2 69 (3.58%) DNS
2 69 (3.58%) Firewall
3 35 (1.82%) SSL
4 28 (1.45%) Internet
5 22 (1.14%) DHCP
6 20 (1.04%) WAN
7 19 (0.99%) LAN
7 19 (0.99%) VPN
8 18 (0.94%) LDAP
9 17 (0.88%) TCP/IP
10 15 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (0.78%) SAN
11 14 (0.73%) 4G
11 14 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (0.73%) Intranet
12 13 (0.68%) BGP
12 13 (0.68%) LTE
12 13 (0.68%) NAS
12 13 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.55%) Relational Database
3 47 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 42 (2.18%) MongoDB
5 40 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 37 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (1.87%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.45%) MySQL
9 24 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 23 (1.19%) Big Data
10 23 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (1.04%) Data Mining
13 14 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 14 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 179 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 163 (8.47%) JIRA
3 117 (6.08%) Git (software)
4 109 (5.66%) Selenium
5 103 (5.35%) JUnit
6 86 (4.47%) Cucumber
7 66 (3.43%) Maven
8 60 (3.12%) TeamCity
9 50 (2.60%) Subversion
10 48 (2.49%) SoapUI
11 44 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
12 41 (2.13%) Hudson
13 39 (2.03%) Gradle
14 37 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
15 36 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 33 (1.71%) Ant
16 33 (1.71%) WebDriver
17 27 (1.40%) JMeter
18 23 (1.19%) jMock
19 21 (1.09%) Mockito
General
1 456 (23.69%) Finance
2 138 (7.17%) Banking
3 117 (6.08%) Retail
4 57 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 39 (2.03%) Legal
7 38 (1.97%) Marketing
8 35 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 32 (1.66%) Publishing
10 25 (1.30%) Front Office
11 21 (1.09%) Law
12 20 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 18 (0.94%) General Ledger
14 17 (0.88%) Back Office
15 15 (0.78%) Games
16 13 (0.68%) Billing
17 12 (0.62%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.57%) Automotive
18 11 (0.57%) German Language
19 10 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 333 (17.30%) Analyst
2 300 (15.58%) Developer
3 162 (8.42%) Project Manager
4 116 (6.03%) Business Analyst
5 91 (4.73%) Architect
6 84 (4.36%) Java Developer
7 72 (3.74%) Consultant
8 68 (3.53%) IT Manager
9 62 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
10 61 (3.17%) Scrum Master
11 57 (2.96%) Test Analyst
12 51 (2.65%) Service Manager
13 47 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 46 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
14 46 (2.39%) Test Engineer
15 38 (1.97%) Tester
16 36 (1.87%) Solutions Architect
17 34 (1.77%) Senior Manager
18 33 (1.71%) Administrator
18 33 (1.71%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (8.36%) HTML
2 123 (6.39%) CSS
3 121 (6.29%) REST
4 117 (6.08%) .NET
5 105 (5.45%) Spring
6 99 (5.14%) Web Services
7 96 (4.99%) AngularJS
7 96 (4.99%) HTML5
8 78 (4.05%) Node.js
9 76 (3.95%) Middleware
10 68 (3.53%) CSS3
11 67 (3.48%) Ajax
11 67 (3.48%) RESTful
12 55 (2.86%) jQuery
13 52 (2.70%) SOAP
14 49 (2.55%) XML
15 48 (2.49%) JSON
16 39 (2.03%) ASP.NET
16 39 (2.03%) Java EE
17 38 (1.97%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 210 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (7.79%) User Experience
3 98 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 86 (4.47%) Computer Science
5 54 (2.81%) Virtual Team
6 50 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 26 (1.35%) NHS
8 25 (1.30%) Blog
9 24 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 22 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.04%) PKI
12 19 (0.99%) Fixed Income
13 18 (0.94%) Tandem
14 17 (0.88%) Visualisation
15 16 (0.83%) CMDB
15 16 (0.83%) Driving Licence
16 15 (0.78%) FMCG
16 15 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
17 14 (0.73%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 200 (10.39%) Linux
2 151 (7.84%) Windows
3 121 (6.29%) Unix
4 68 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.19%) AIX
5 23 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 18 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
8 18 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 17 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 16 (0.83%) Android
11 15 (0.78%) CentOS
11 15 (0.78%) SUSE
12 13 (0.68%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.52%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.47%) Solaris
14 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (19.48%) Scrum
3 329 (17.09%) Project Management
4 281 (14.60%) ITIL
5 222 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
5 222 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 220 (11.43%) TDD
7 211 (10.96%) Change Management
8 183 (9.51%) DevOps
9 166 (8.62%) Service Delivery
10 164 (8.52%) PRINCE2
11 158 (8.21%) Mentoring
12 145 (7.53%) BDD
13 138 (7.17%) Kanban
14 135 (7.01%) Open Source
15 130 (6.75%) Service Management
16 117 (6.08%) Coaching
16 117 (6.08%) E-Commerce
17 116 (6.03%) Configuration Management
18 115 (5.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 304 (15.79%) Java
2 223 (11.58%) SQL
3 177 (9.19%) JavaScript
4 97 (5.04%) Python
5 92 (4.78%) C#
6 79 (4.10%) Ruby
7 78 (4.05%) Scala
8 53 (2.75%) PowerShell
9 50 (2.60%) PHP
10 49 (2.55%) C
11 46 (2.39%) Groovy
12 40 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.61%) Perl
14 30 (1.56%) T-SQL
15 28 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 21 (1.09%) C++
16 21 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.47%) ABAP
17 9 (0.47%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 220 (11.43%) Degree
2 200 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 105 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 36 (1.87%) ISEB
7 33 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 30 (1.56%) ISTQB
9 29 (1.51%) CISSP
9 29 (1.51%) PMI Certification
9 29 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 27 (1.40%) CCNP
11 25 (1.30%) CCNA
12 22 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (1.14%) PMP
13 17 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.68%) HNC
15 13 (0.68%) MCSE
16 11 (0.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (11.01%) QA
2 62 (3.22%) SLA
3 22 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.73%) COBIT
6 13 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.62%) SDET
8 11 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.26%) COSO
9 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.26%) SAS 70
10 4 (0.21%) GAMP
10 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.16%) HL7
11 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.10%) MiFID
12 2 (0.10%) P3O
12 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 87 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 54 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.45%) Docker
4 21 (1.09%) vSphere
5 16 (0.83%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.52%) NFS
8 8 (0.42%) Firmware
8 8 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.36%) Squid
9 7 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 89 (4.62%) Puppet
2 78 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (2.70%) Ansible
4 35 (1.82%) Nagios
5 30 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (1.45%) SCCM
7 21 (1.09%) Icinga
8 18 (0.94%) SCOM
9 15 (0.78%) FreeIPA
9 15 (0.78%) OPNET
10 12 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 12 (0.62%) RSA Security Analytics
11 11 (0.57%) Graphite
12 9 (0.47%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.42%) Grafana
14 7 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (0.36%) SELinux
14 7 (0.36%) Terraform
14 7 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 191 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 174 (9.04%) Oracle
3 85 (4.42%) VMware
4 80 (4.16%) SAP
5 73 (3.79%) HP
6 70 (3.64%) Cisco
7 51 (2.65%) Citrix
7 51 (2.65%) IBM
8 42 (2.18%) Google
9 37 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 32 (1.66%) Atlassian
11 26 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 24 (1.25%) Rally
13 23 (1.19%) CheckPoint
13 23 (1.19%) Remedy
14 22 (1.14%) Splunk
15 20 (1.04%) BMC
16 19 (0.99%) Intel Security
17 18 (0.94%) Nokia
18 16 (0.83%) F5
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West Midlands
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Warwickshire
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
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Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
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London
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London
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Randstad Strategic Accounts
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