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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
UK / England
Rank 118 151 175
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +24
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 875 718 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.11% 1.57% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 1.92% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 427 340
Median daily rate £450 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £571 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.90% -24.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £18.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £50.14 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+45.42% -19.77%

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
34178 37465 35875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.43% 82.04% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22789 24561 23587
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 854 1091 969
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 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
London +4 347 £500 +5.26% 111
South East +45 179 £450 +13.92% 76
South West +37 73 £440 +13.54% 23
North West +24 55 £450 +28.57% 29
Yorkshire +27 48 £410 +11.56% 18
East of England +27 46 £450 +5.88% 18
West Midlands -6 46 £438 +5.42% 25
North East +2 38 £350 +34.61% 3
East Midlands +7 37 £313 -18.03% 6
Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 832 (43.67%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (23.25%) Finance
3 375 (19.69%) Scrum
4 281 (14.75%) ITIL
5 265 (13.91%) Java
6 260 (13.65%) Project Management
7 243 (12.76%) DevOps
8 225 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 221 (11.60%) Security Cleared
10 218 (11.44%) TDD
11 207 (10.87%) Change Management
12 204 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
13 200 (10.50%) Oracle
14 199 (10.45%) JavaScript
15 194 (10.18%) Degree
16 193 (10.13%) QA
16 193 (10.13%) Linux
17 192 (10.08%) Windows
18 186 (9.76%) Microsoft
19 177 (9.29%) Open Source
20 175 (9.19%) SQL
21 170 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
22 167 (8.77%) HTML
23 158 (8.29%) JIRA
24 152 (7.98%) PRINCE2
25 149 (7.82%) Coaching
26 147 (7.72%) Kanban
27 145 (7.61%) Service Management
28 142 (7.45%) MS Excel
29 140 (7.35%) Service Delivery

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
1 100 (5.25%) Confluence
2 68 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.31%) WebSphere
4 43 (2.26%) IIS
5 32 (1.68%) Apache
6 31 (1.63%) CMS
7 28 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
9 21 (1.10%) Apache Spark
10 20 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 17 (0.89%) JBoss
12 17 (0.89%) Skype for Business
13 13 (0.68%) MS Exchange
14 12 (0.63%) Drupal
15 10 (0.52%) nginx
15 10 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.42%) Documentum
17 7 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 142 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 81 (4.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 68 (3.57%) MS Office
4 39 (2.05%) MS Project
5 33 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 19 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.21%) HipChat
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.052%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.52%) Primavera
5 8 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.21%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.16%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.16%) SAP GTS
10 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.16%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 110 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (3.67%) SaaS
4 67 (3.52%) IaaS
5 61 (3.20%) PaaS
6 31 (1.63%) GitHub
7 29 (1.52%) Office 365
8 23 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.89%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.79%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
15 5 (0.26%) Route 53
16 4 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.25%) DNS
2 58 (3.04%) Firewall
3 36 (1.89%) DHCP
4 34 (1.78%) Internet
5 32 (1.68%) HTTP
6 27 (1.42%) LDAP
7 25 (1.31%) LAN
7 25 (1.31%) Network Security
8 23 (1.21%) VPN
9 22 (1.15%) TCP/IP
9 22 (1.15%) WAN
10 20 (1.05%) SSL
11 18 (0.94%) SAN
12 17 (0.89%) Wireless
13 16 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 16 (0.84%) Skype
14 11 (0.58%) VoIP
14 11 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.52%) NAS
16 8 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.25%) Oracle Database
3 54 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 36 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 33 (1.73%) Hadoop
6 33 (1.73%) MySQL
7 30 (1.57%) Big Data
7 30 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 28 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
9 26 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.58%) HBase
13 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 158 (8.29%) JIRA
2 135 (7.09%) Jenkins
3 116 (6.09%) Selenium
4 107 (5.62%) Git (software)
5 71 (3.73%) Cucumber
6 46 (2.41%) JUnit
6 46 (2.41%) TeamCity
7 44 (2.31%) Subversion
8 43 (2.26%) Maven
9 41 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 41 (2.15%) SoapUI
10 39 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 34 (1.78%) Hudson
11 34 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (1.31%) Visual Studio
13 24 (1.26%) Gradle
13 24 (1.26%) WebDriver
14 22 (1.15%) Ant
14 22 (1.15%) MSBuild
15 16 (0.84%) Grunt
General
1 443 (23.25%) Finance
2 117 (6.14%) Banking
3 78 (4.09%) Retail
4 65 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.89%) Marketing
6 45 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 43 (2.26%) Legal
8 41 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 30 (1.57%) Publishing
10 27 (1.42%) Front Office
11 25 (1.31%) Back Office
12 18 (0.94%) Games
12 18 (0.94%) Law
13 16 (0.84%) Automotive
14 14 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.42%) Billing
15 8 (0.42%) German Language
16 7 (0.37%) Electronics
17 6 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 315 (16.54%) Analyst
2 280 (14.70%) Developer
3 133 (6.98%) Business Analyst
4 118 (6.19%) Project Manager
5 97 (5.09%) Architect
6 86 (4.51%) Consultant
7 66 (3.46%) Java Developer
8 58 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 57 (2.99%) Scrum Master
10 55 (2.89%) IT Manager
11 52 (2.73%) DBA
12 48 (2.52%) Service Manager
13 46 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
14 45 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
15 44 (2.31%) Administrator
15 44 (2.31%) Tester
16 38 (1.99%) Agile Coach
17 36 (1.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 35 (1.84%) Agile Business Analyst
19 34 (1.78%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (8.77%) HTML
2 133 (6.98%) CSS
3 123 (6.46%) AngularJS
4 116 (6.09%) Web Services
5 106 (5.56%) .NET
6 99 (5.20%) REST
7 92 (4.83%) Spring
8 91 (4.78%) HTML5
9 85 (4.46%) RESTful
10 73 (3.83%) Node.js
11 69 (3.62%) CSS3
12 67 (3.52%) XML
13 47 (2.47%) SOAP
14 46 (2.41%) Ajax
15 45 (2.36%) jQuery
16 41 (2.15%) Gherkin
17 37 (1.94%) ASP.NET
17 37 (1.94%) JSON
17 37 (1.94%) Middleware
18 36 (1.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 204 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (6.51%) User Experience
3 89 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 64 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 51 (2.68%) Virtual Team
6 41 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 28 (1.47%) Tandem
8 23 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
9 22 (1.15%) PKI
10 21 (1.10%) NHS
11 20 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 18 (0.94%) FMCG
12 18 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (0.89%) Blog
13 17 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.89%) Public Cloud
14 16 (0.84%) e-Learning
14 16 (0.84%) Fintech
15 15 (0.79%) CMDB
15 15 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 193 (10.13%) Linux
2 192 (10.08%) Windows
3 92 (4.83%) Unix
4 71 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 33 (1.73%) AIX
6 22 (1.15%) Windows XP
7 21 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.79%) Windows 2000
11 12 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.63%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.58%) SUSE
13 10 (0.52%) CentOS
13 10 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.42%) Android
15 8 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.31%) OpenVMS
17 5 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (43.67%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (19.69%) Scrum
3 281 (14.75%) ITIL
4 260 (13.65%) Project Management
5 243 (12.76%) DevOps
6 225 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 218 (11.44%) TDD
8 207 (10.87%) Change Management
9 177 (9.29%) Open Source
10 170 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
11 152 (7.98%) PRINCE2
12 149 (7.82%) Coaching
13 147 (7.72%) Kanban
14 145 (7.61%) Service Management
15 140 (7.35%) Service Delivery
16 137 (7.19%) BDD
17 132 (6.93%) User Stories
18 129 (6.77%) Software Engineering
19 128 (6.72%) Mentoring
20 122 (6.40%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 265 (13.91%) Java
2 199 (10.45%) JavaScript
3 175 (9.19%) SQL
4 97 (5.09%) Python
5 96 (5.04%) C#
6 71 (3.73%) Scala
7 64 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 55 (2.89%) C
9 54 (2.83%) Ruby
10 48 (2.52%) Groovy
11 38 (1.99%) PHP
12 32 (1.68%) Perl
13 30 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 26 (1.36%) C++
15 24 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.00%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.68%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.58%) ABAP
18 11 (0.58%) TypeScript
19 9 (0.47%) ES6
Qualifications
1 221 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 194 (10.18%) Degree
3 131 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 62 (3.25%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 22 (1.15%) CCNP
8 21 (1.10%) CCNA
9 20 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (1.00%) ISEB
11 17 (0.89%) MCSE
11 17 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 16 (0.84%) CISSP
12 16 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 14 (0.73%) ISTQB
14 14 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.63%) APMP
17 11 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (10.13%) QA
2 81 (4.25%) SLA
3 28 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 18 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.52%) SDET
8 9 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
9 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.37%) RMADS
10 6 (0.31%) COBIT
10 6 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.26%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.21%) GxP
12 4 (0.21%) P3O
13 3 (0.16%) GCP
13 3 (0.16%) HL7
13 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 79 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 67 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.62%) Docker
4 23 (1.21%) VMware ESX
5 15 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.79%) vSphere
5 15 (0.79%) XenDesktop
6 14 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.37%) HDFS
10 6 (0.31%) NFS
10 6 (0.31%) RACF
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 91 (4.78%) Puppet
2 86 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (3.52%) Ansible
4 21 (1.10%) SCCM
5 19 (1.00%) SCOM
6 18 (0.94%) Nagios
7 12 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 7 (0.37%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.37%) OPNET
9 7 (0.37%) Terraform
10 6 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.26%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.26%) Kibana
11 5 (0.26%) Salt
11 5 (0.26%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 4 (0.21%) logstash
12 4 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.21%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 200 (10.50%) Oracle
2 186 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 89 (4.67%) SAP
4 85 (4.46%) VMware
5 49 (2.57%) ServiceNow
6 46 (2.41%) Cisco
7 44 (2.31%) IBM
8 42 (2.20%) Citrix
9 40 (2.10%) Atlassian
10 34 (1.78%) Google
10 34 (1.78%) HP
11 26 (1.36%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.21%) CheckPoint
13 17 (0.89%) Splunk
14 16 (0.84%) Remedy
15 15 (0.79%) Adobe
15 15 (0.79%) Siemens
16 14 (0.73%) Huawei
17 12 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
18 11 (0.58%) Avaya
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Rate: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £475 - £525 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Sales People
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £14 to £19 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £90.00 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Gamesys
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Lincolnshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago