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 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
UK / England
Rank 121 142 174
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +32
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 855 801 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.07% 1.68% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.02% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 507 365
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 16
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.25 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -43.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.78 £18.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £51.29 £45.75
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34320 39574 38070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.84% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22958 26223 24388
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 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 850 1079 1034
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +37.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 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
London 0 358 £500 +5.82% 122
South East +53 188 £440 +10.00% 65
South West +18 70 £440 +8.24% 18
North West +11 43 £475 +13.09% 32
East of England +9 43 £383 -23.50% 30
Yorkshire +28 41 £410 +11.56% 24
West Midlands -17 41 £413 -5.71% 19
East Midlands -12 32 £350 -12.50% 12
North East +6 30 £350 +32.07% 11
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 806 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (22.07%) Finance
3 379 (20.76%) Scrum
4 250 (13.69%) Java
4 250 (13.69%) ITIL
5 245 (13.42%) Project Management
6 219 (11.99%) DevOps
7 218 (11.94%) TDD
8 202 (11.06%) Security Cleared
9 196 (10.73%) Oracle
10 195 (10.68%) JavaScript
11 194 (10.62%) Microsoft
12 192 (10.51%) Degree
13 189 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 184 (10.08%) Change Management
15 178 (9.75%) Windows
16 177 (9.69%) QA
17 175 (9.58%) SQL
18 170 (9.31%) Linux
19 165 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
20 164 (8.98%) Coaching
21 162 (8.87%) Open Source
22 161 (8.82%) Kanban
23 158 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
24 155 (8.49%) User Stories
25 151 (8.27%) HTML
26 149 (8.16%) MS Excel
27 145 (7.94%) PRINCE2
28 139 (7.61%) JIRA
29 136 (7.45%) 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 89 (4.87%) Confluence
2 62 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.35%) WebSphere
4 31 (1.70%) IIS
5 27 (1.48%) Apache
6 25 (1.37%) Apache Spark
6 25 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.31%) CMS
8 23 (1.26%) Oracle Application Server
9 22 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 17 (0.93%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.88%) JBoss
12 13 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.66%) MS Exchange
14 11 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.49%) nginx
16 8 (0.44%) Documentum
16 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
17 7 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 149 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 85 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 61 (3.34%) MS Office
4 37 (2.03%) MS Project
5 31 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.055%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 28 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
1 28 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.60%) Primavera
4 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.22%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.16%) FastStats
8 3 (0.16%) SAP Bank Analyzer
8 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.16%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.11%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 109 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (3.78%) SaaS
4 68 (3.72%) IaaS
5 62 (3.40%) PaaS
6 34 (1.86%) Office 365
7 32 (1.75%) GitHub
8 23 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.66%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
12 7 (0.38%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
15 4 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
15 4 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.72%) Firewall
2 60 (3.29%) DNS
3 41 (2.25%) Internet
4 32 (1.75%) DHCP
5 31 (1.70%) HTTP
6 28 (1.53%) Network Security
7 26 (1.42%) VPN
8 25 (1.37%) TCP/IP
9 24 (1.31%) LAN
10 22 (1.20%) LDAP
10 22 (1.20%) WAN
11 21 (1.15%) SSL
12 20 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
13 16 (0.88%) Skype
14 15 (0.82%) Wireless
15 14 (0.77%) Intranet
15 14 (0.77%) OSPF
16 13 (0.71%) MPLS
16 13 (0.71%) SAN
16 13 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.50%) Relational Database
3 54 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 36 (1.97%) Big Data
5 35 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 31 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.53%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.53%) MySQL
9 26 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
10 24 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
11 23 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.82%) Redis
15 14 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.55%) HBase
18 9 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 139 (7.61%) JIRA
2 117 (6.41%) Jenkins
3 106 (5.81%) Selenium
4 96 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 63 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 37 (2.03%) SoapUI
7 36 (1.97%) TeamCity
8 35 (1.92%) Maven
9 33 (1.81%) Subversion
10 31 (1.70%) JUnit
11 29 (1.59%) WebDriver
12 25 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (1.15%) Visual Studio
15 20 (1.10%) Hudson
16 19 (1.04%) Gradle
16 19 (1.04%) NUnit
17 15 (0.82%) Eclipse
17 15 (0.82%) Vagrant
General
1 403 (22.07%) Finance
2 112 (6.13%) Banking
3 85 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 76 (4.16%) Retail
5 53 (2.90%) Marketing
6 44 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 43 (2.35%) Legal
8 41 (2.25%) Investment Banking
9 32 (1.75%) Front Office
10 30 (1.64%) Back Office
11 22 (1.20%) Publishing
12 21 (1.15%) Games
13 17 (0.93%) Automotive
14 11 (0.60%) Law
14 11 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.49%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.44%) Electronics
16 8 (0.44%) German Language
17 7 (0.38%) Advertising
17 7 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 296 (16.21%) Analyst
2 276 (15.12%) Developer
3 122 (6.68%) Business Analyst
4 105 (5.75%) Architect
5 101 (5.53%) Project Manager
6 75 (4.11%) Scrum Master
7 73 (4.00%) Consultant
8 63 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 51 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 51 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
10 47 (2.57%) IT Manager
10 47 (2.57%) Service Manager
11 44 (2.41%) Agile Developer
11 44 (2.41%) Tester
12 41 (2.25%) .NET Developer
12 41 (2.25%) C# Developer
13 40 (2.19%) Administrator
13 40 (2.19%) Agile Coach
13 40 (2.19%) DBA
13 40 (2.19%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (8.27%) HTML
2 126 (6.90%) AngularJS
3 123 (6.74%) CSS
4 114 (6.24%) Web Services
5 99 (5.42%) .NET
6 89 (4.87%) RESTful
7 87 (4.76%) HTML5
8 72 (3.94%) Spring
9 70 (3.83%) REST
10 69 (3.78%) Node.js
11 68 (3.72%) XML
12 61 (3.34%) CSS3
13 52 (2.85%) Gherkin
14 48 (2.63%) jQuery
15 38 (2.08%) React
15 38 (2.08%) SOAP
16 35 (1.92%) Ajax
17 33 (1.81%) ASP.NET
18 32 (1.75%) JSON
19 30 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.59%) User Experience
3 86 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 47 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 44 (2.41%) Virtual Team
6 36 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.48%) Tandem
8 24 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
10 21 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.10%) PKI
12 19 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 19 (1.04%) Social Media
13 17 (0.93%) Fintech
13 17 (0.93%) Fixed Income
13 17 (0.93%) FMCG
14 16 (0.88%) NHS
15 13 (0.71%) Derivative
16 12 (0.66%) Blog
16 12 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 178 (9.75%) Windows
2 170 (9.31%) Linux
3 83 (4.55%) Unix
4 52 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.64%) AIX
6 18 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.82%) CentOS
9 14 (0.77%) Windows 2000
10 13 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.44%) OpenVMS
13 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.38%) SUSE
15 6 (0.33%) Android
15 6 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (20.76%) Scrum
3 250 (13.69%) ITIL
4 245 (13.42%) Project Management
5 219 (11.99%) DevOps
6 218 (11.94%) TDD
7 189 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 184 (10.08%) Change Management
9 164 (8.98%) Coaching
10 162 (8.87%) Open Source
11 161 (8.82%) Kanban
12 158 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
13 155 (8.49%) User Stories
14 145 (7.94%) PRINCE2
15 136 (7.45%) BDD
16 135 (7.39%) Software Engineering
17 131 (7.17%) Mentoring
18 128 (7.01%) Service Management
19 124 (6.79%) Service Delivery
20 115 (6.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 250 (13.69%) Java
2 195 (10.68%) JavaScript
3 175 (9.58%) SQL
4 101 (5.53%) Python
5 100 (5.48%) C#
6 74 (4.05%) Scala
7 53 (2.90%) Ruby
8 47 (2.57%) C
8 47 (2.57%) Groovy
9 46 (2.52%) PowerShell
10 35 (1.92%) Perl
11 30 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.20%) PHP
13 18 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 17 (0.93%) C++
15 16 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 15 (0.82%) ES6
16 15 (0.82%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 202 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 192 (10.51%) Degree
3 119 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 53 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 26 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (1.04%) CISSP
8 17 (0.93%) ISEB
8 17 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 16 (0.88%) CCNA
9 16 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 14 (0.77%) APMP
11 14 (0.77%) MCSE
11 14 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.71%) CISM
13 12 (0.66%) CCNP
13 12 (0.66%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (9.69%) QA
2 71 (3.89%) PMO
3 70 (3.83%) SLA
4 36 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (1.64%) PCI DSS
6 20 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
7 19 (1.04%) Data Quality
8 16 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.77%) GDPR
10 12 (0.66%) COBIT
11 10 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
12 9 (0.49%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.49%) P3O
12 9 (0.49%) SDET
13 7 (0.38%) RMADS
14 5 (0.27%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.22%) GxP
16 3 (0.16%) GCP
16 3 (0.16%) GLP
16 3 (0.16%) GMP
System Software
1 70 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 66 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (2.85%) Docker
4 22 (1.20%) VMware ESX
5 14 (0.77%) vSphere
6 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 13 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.66%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.44%) RACF
9 8 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.38%) HDFS
11 5 (0.27%) KVM
11 5 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.22%) XenApp
13 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 71 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
2 69 (3.78%) Puppet
3 53 (2.90%) Ansible
4 19 (1.04%) SCCM
5 16 (0.88%) SCOM
6 13 (0.71%) Nagios
7 9 (0.49%) Terraform
8 8 (0.44%) ZABBIX
9 7 (0.38%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 5 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.27%) Kibana
10 5 (0.27%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.22%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.22%) FreeIPA
11 4 (0.22%) logstash
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (0.22%) Salt
12 3 (0.16%) EdgeSight
12 3 (0.16%) Icinga
Vendors
1 196 (10.73%) Oracle
2 194 (10.62%) Microsoft
3 85 (4.65%) VMware
4 84 (4.60%) SAP
5 46 (2.52%) ServiceNow
6 45 (2.46%) IBM
7 41 (2.25%) Cisco
8 40 (2.19%) Atlassian
9 38 (2.08%) Citrix
10 29 (1.59%) Google
11 27 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.26%) Splunk
13 20 (1.10%) HP
14 18 (0.99%) Adobe
14 18 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 18 (0.99%) Remedy
15 16 (0.88%) Huawei
16 15 (0.82%) Siemens
17 13 (0.71%) Pega
18 11 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
London
Ebury
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £17500 - £19500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary/day rate
Posted: 26 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 17 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago