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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 119 165 181
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +16
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 971 745 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.09% 1.49% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.83% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 474 399
Median daily rate £448 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 13
Median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £13.25 £16.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.00 £31.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £19.96 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+31.51% -6.61%
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
38449 40754 40404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.86% 81.41% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25790 26815 26724
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 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1222 1146
Median hourly rate £28.33 £30.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +9 367 £475 +1.06% 93
South East +42 181 £425 +17.24% 94
North West +31 77 £450 +32.35% 33
West Midlands +13 70 £460 +15.00% 28
Yorkshire +39 67 £425 +9.67% 26
North East +10 61 £375 +25.00% 4
South West +9 60 £425 +15.25% 23
East of England +25 46 £450 +9.09% 18
East Midlands -1 36 £338 -10.00% 23
Midlands +2 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 830 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (23.20%) Finance
3 398 (20.43%) Scrum
4 295 (15.14%) ITIL
5 291 (14.94%) Project Management
6 284 (14.58%) Java
7 230 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 226 (11.60%) DevOps
9 223 (11.45%) Security Cleared
10 218 (11.19%) TDD
11 217 (11.14%) Change Management
12 213 (10.93%) QA
13 210 (10.78%) Degree
14 203 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
15 202 (10.37%) SQL
16 201 (10.32%) JavaScript
17 198 (10.16%) Microsoft
18 194 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
19 191 (9.80%) Linux
20 190 (9.75%) Oracle
21 178 (9.14%) Windows
22 174 (8.93%) HTML
23 172 (8.83%) PRINCE2
24 170 (8.73%) JIRA
25 161 (8.26%) Service Delivery
26 160 (8.21%) Kanban
27 158 (8.11%) Open Source
28 152 (7.80%) Jenkins
29 150 (7.70%) MS Excel
30 149 (7.65%) Coaching

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
1 112 (5.75%) Confluence
2 70 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 40 (2.05%) IIS
5 38 (1.95%) Apache
6 32 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.44%) CMS
8 21 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
8 21 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 19 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 19 (0.98%) Drupal
10 18 (0.92%) JBoss
11 15 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.67%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.67%) MS Exchange
13 12 (0.62%) nginx
14 11 (0.56%) Documentum
14 11 (0.56%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 150 (7.70%) MS Excel
2 85 (4.36%) MS Office
3 82 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.10%) MS Project
5 36 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.21%) HipChat
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.051%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.051%) SPSS
10 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 34 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 33 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.46%) Primavera
5 8 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.21%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.21%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.15%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.15%) SAP Bank Analyzer
10 3 (0.15%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.15%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 107 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.18%) SaaS
4 55 (2.82%) IaaS
5 52 (2.67%) PaaS
6 35 (1.80%) GitHub
7 24 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (1.18%) Office 365
9 22 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 14 (0.72%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
14 6 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.31%) IBM Blueworks
14 6 (0.31%) Route 53
15 5 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.26%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.13%) Firewall
2 59 (3.03%) DNS
3 35 (1.80%) DHCP
4 34 (1.75%) HTTP
5 28 (1.44%) Internet
6 27 (1.39%) LAN
7 23 (1.18%) WAN
8 18 (0.92%) SSL
9 17 (0.87%) VPN
10 16 (0.82%) LDAP
10 16 (0.82%) SAN
10 16 (0.82%) TCP/IP
11 12 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (0.62%) Wireless
12 11 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (0.56%) OSPF
13 10 (0.51%) Intranet
13 10 (0.51%) NAS
13 10 (0.51%) Network Security
13 10 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.18%) Relational Database
3 61 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 51 (2.62%) NoSQL
5 40 (2.05%) Hadoop
6 36 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 33 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 27 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 27 (1.39%) Big Data
9 27 (1.39%) MySQL
10 26 (1.33%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.51%) Redis
15 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 170 (8.73%) JIRA
2 152 (7.80%) Jenkins
3 115 (5.90%) Git (software)
4 107 (5.49%) Selenium
5 76 (3.90%) Cucumber
6 68 (3.49%) JUnit
7 58 (2.98%) Maven
7 58 (2.98%) TeamCity
8 48 (2.46%) SoapUI
9 46 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
10 44 (2.26%) Subversion
11 39 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 38 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (1.59%) Gradle
14 30 (1.54%) Hudson
15 26 (1.33%) Ant
16 22 (1.13%) Mockito
16 22 (1.13%) WebDriver
17 21 (1.08%) MSBuild
17 21 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 452 (23.20%) Finance
2 131 (6.72%) Banking
3 78 (4.00%) Retail
4 60 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 58 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.52%) Legal
6 49 (2.52%) Marketing
7 46 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.95%) Publishing
9 30 (1.54%) Front Office
10 21 (1.08%) Back Office
11 20 (1.03%) Law
12 18 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.82%) Automotive
14 14 (0.72%) Games
15 12 (0.62%) Billing
16 9 (0.46%) Advertising
17 8 (0.41%) German Language
18 7 (0.36%) Electronics
18 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 342 (17.56%) Analyst
2 295 (15.14%) Developer
3 131 (6.72%) Business Analyst
4 125 (6.42%) Project Manager
5 91 (4.67%) Consultant
6 89 (4.57%) Architect
7 75 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 63 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 59 (3.03%) Scrum Master
10 53 (2.72%) IT Manager
11 48 (2.46%) Service Manager
12 47 (2.41%) DBA
13 46 (2.36%) Delivery Manager
14 41 (2.10%) Administrator
14 41 (2.10%) Agile Developer
14 41 (2.10%) Test Analyst
15 39 (2.00%) JavaScript Developer
16 38 (1.95%) Agile Business Analyst
16 38 (1.95%) Tester
17 37 (1.90%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (8.93%) HTML
2 127 (6.52%) .NET
3 123 (6.31%) CSS
4 118 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 111 (5.70%) Web Services
6 102 (5.24%) REST
7 100 (5.13%) Spring
8 97 (4.98%) HTML5
9 88 (4.52%) RESTful
10 76 (3.90%) Node.js
11 63 (3.23%) XML
12 55 (2.82%) CSS3
13 52 (2.67%) Middleware
14 50 (2.57%) jQuery
15 46 (2.36%) SOAP
16 45 (2.31%) Ajax
16 45 (2.31%) ASP.NET
17 43 (2.21%) JSON
18 37 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
19 33 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 203 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (7.19%) User Experience
3 95 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 75 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 50 (2.57%) Virtual Team
6 45 (2.31%) Data Centre
7 30 (1.54%) Tandem
8 26 (1.33%) NHS
9 25 (1.28%) Blog
10 24 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 22 (1.13%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.03%) Fintech
12 20 (1.03%) FMCG
12 20 (1.03%) PKI
13 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (0.92%) Visualisation
14 15 (0.77%) Clustering
14 15 (0.77%) CMDB
14 15 (0.77%) e-Learning
15 14 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 191 (9.80%) Linux
2 178 (9.14%) Windows
3 97 (4.98%) Unix
4 69 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.59%) AIX
6 23 (1.18%) Windows XP
7 20 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 15 (0.77%) CentOS
9 15 (0.77%) Windows 2000
10 14 (0.72%) Android
10 14 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.67%) Windows 10
12 11 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
12 11 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.51%) SUSE
14 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.41%) Solaris
16 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (20.43%) Scrum
3 295 (15.14%) ITIL
4 291 (14.94%) Project Management
5 230 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 226 (11.60%) DevOps
7 218 (11.19%) TDD
8 217 (11.14%) Change Management
9 194 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
10 172 (8.83%) PRINCE2
11 161 (8.26%) Service Delivery
12 160 (8.21%) Kanban
13 158 (8.11%) Open Source
14 149 (7.65%) Coaching
15 134 (6.88%) BDD
16 132 (6.78%) Service Management
17 130 (6.67%) Software Engineering
18 129 (6.62%) Process Improvement
19 123 (6.31%) Configuration Management
20 118 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 284 (14.58%) Java
2 202 (10.37%) SQL
3 201 (10.32%) JavaScript
4 106 (5.44%) C#
5 81 (4.16%) Scala
6 78 (4.00%) Python
7 67 (3.44%) Ruby
8 64 (3.29%) PowerShell
9 52 (2.67%) C
10 48 (2.46%) Groovy
11 47 (2.41%) PHP
12 26 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 26 (1.33%) Perl
13 24 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 22 (1.13%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.08%) C++
16 15 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.72%) ABAP
18 13 (0.67%) TypeScript
19 6 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 223 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 210 (10.78%) Degree
3 126 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 58 (2.98%) DV Cleared
5 38 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 25 (1.28%) CCNA
8 24 (1.23%) CCNP
8 24 (1.23%) ISEB
9 22 (1.13%) CISSP
10 18 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (0.87%) ISTQB
11 17 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 16 (0.82%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (0.67%) MCSE
14 13 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 12 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (10.93%) QA
2 79 (4.06%) SLA
3 28 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
6 16 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.72%) SDET
9 10 (0.51%) COBIT
10 7 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
11 6 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.26%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.21%) COSO
13 4 (0.21%) GAMP
13 4 (0.21%) GxP
13 4 (0.21%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.15%) GCP
14 3 (0.15%) GMP
14 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 93 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 64 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.75%) Docker
4 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 17 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
5 16 (0.82%) VMware ESX
6 15 (0.77%) vSphere
6 15 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.51%) NFS
10 7 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.31%) Squid
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.26%) XenApp
13 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.10%) HDFS
14 2 (0.10%) iptables
Systems Management
1 92 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
1 92 (4.72%) Puppet
2 65 (3.34%) Ansible
3 26 (1.33%) Nagios
4 23 (1.18%) SCCM
5 17 (0.87%) SCOM
6 16 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (0.67%) Icinga
7 13 (0.67%) OPNET
8 11 (0.56%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 9 (0.46%) Terraform
10 8 (0.41%) FreeIPA
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.31%) Grafana
13 5 (0.26%) Graphite
13 5 (0.26%) Graylog
13 5 (0.26%) Kibana
13 5 (0.26%) StatsD
13 5 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 198 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 190 (9.75%) Oracle
3 94 (4.83%) SAP
4 84 (4.31%) VMware
5 57 (2.93%) Cisco
6 46 (2.36%) HP
7 45 (2.31%) Citrix
8 39 (2.00%) IBM
8 39 (2.00%) ServiceNow
9 36 (1.85%) Google
10 33 (1.69%) Atlassian
11 27 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 25 (1.28%) CheckPoint
13 19 (0.98%) Siemens
14 18 (0.92%) BMC
15 17 (0.87%) Pega
16 15 (0.77%) Remedy
17 14 (0.72%) Adobe
17 14 (0.72%) Huawei
17 14 (0.72%) Splunk
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