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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 137 180 161
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 880 667 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 1.33% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.67% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 377 364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 10
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% -17.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.44 £15.55 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £47.39 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -8.18%
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
40834 39914 38314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 79.72% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27442 26221 24456
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 1059 1135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +66 379 £470 +4.44% 94
South East +28 169 £400 - 67
West Midlands +7 77 £344 +7.84% 34
North West -9 71 £445 +11.25% 40
Yorkshire -6 43 £425 +6.25% 31
South West -2 42 £450 +28.57% 22
East of England +17 40 £425 +3.03% 11
North East -27 33 £355 +36.53% 3
East Midlands -11 29 £400 +14.28% 19
Midlands - 2 £1,200 -
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 619 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (21.86%) Finance
3 311 (17.94%) Project Management
4 261 (15.05%) Scrum
5 259 (14.94%) Java
6 239 (13.78%) ITIL
7 227 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
8 221 (12.75%) Linux
9 200 (11.53%) TDD
9 200 (11.53%) Degree
10 188 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 187 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
12 180 (10.38%) Security Cleared
13 179 (10.32%) Change Management
14 176 (10.15%) SQL
15 163 (9.40%) Oracle
15 163 (9.40%) Unix
15 163 (9.40%) Windows
16 160 (9.23%) Service Delivery
17 152 (8.77%) Microsoft
18 147 (8.48%) Jenkins
19 145 (8.36%) JavaScript
20 142 (8.19%) HTML
20 142 (8.19%) Mentoring
21 140 (8.07%) BDD
22 139 (8.02%) MS Excel
23 136 (7.84%) DevOps
24 134 (7.73%) PRINCE2
25 128 (7.38%) Python
25 128 (7.38%) QA

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 68 (3.92%) Apache
2 54 (3.11%) Tomcat
3 53 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 51 (2.94%) Confluence
5 49 (2.83%) WebSphere
6 40 (2.31%) IIS
7 26 (1.50%) WebLogic
8 24 (1.38%) CMS
9 19 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (0.98%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
12 14 (0.81%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
15 11 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (0.58%) Mule
16 10 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (0.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 139 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 88 (5.07%) MS Office
3 60 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (2.65%) MS Project
5 30 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.058%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.058%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.058%) Simulink
7 1 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.058%) SPSS
7 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 12 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 10 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.29%) Maximo
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (0.23%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.17%) Documaker
6 3 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.17%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.12%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.98%) GitHub
5 13 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.75%) Office 365
6 12 (0.69%) IaaS
7 10 (0.58%) SaaS
8 7 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.35%) Heroku
9 6 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.29%) Google Play
10 5 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.17%) PaaS
13 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.12%) Boomi
13 2 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 86 (4.96%) HTTP
2 76 (4.38%) DNS
3 65 (3.75%) Firewall
4 47 (2.71%) SSL
5 28 (1.61%) Internet
6 26 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.50%) VPN
7 22 (1.27%) SAN
8 21 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 20 (1.15%) LAN
10 18 (1.04%) LTE
11 17 (0.98%) 4G
12 16 (0.92%) 3G
12 16 (0.92%) DHCP
12 16 (0.92%) NAS
12 16 (0.92%) Network Security
13 14 (0.81%) WAN
14 13 (0.75%) MPLS
15 12 (0.69%) LDAP
16 11 (0.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 44 (2.54%) MongoDB
4 40 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (1.50%) MySQL
5 26 (1.50%) NoSQL
5 26 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 21 (1.21%) Big Data
7 19 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 15 (0.87%) Data Mining
8 15 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 10 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.58%) Redis
13 8 (0.46%) SAP BW
13 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 147 (8.48%) Jenkins
2 118 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 85 (4.90%) JIRA
4 80 (4.61%) JUnit
5 67 (3.86%) Selenium
6 59 (3.40%) Maven
7 57 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 43 (2.48%) Subversion
9 34 (1.96%) TeamCity
10 27 (1.56%) Jasmine
11 26 (1.50%) Gradle
11 26 (1.50%) Hudson
12 24 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (1.33%) Ant
13 23 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
13 23 (1.33%) SoapUI
14 22 (1.27%) WebDriver
15 21 (1.21%) Protractor
16 18 (1.04%) Mocha
16 18 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 379 (21.86%) Finance
2 111 (6.40%) Banking
3 101 (5.82%) Retail
4 82 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 53 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 38 (2.19%) Front Office
6 38 (2.19%) Legal
7 29 (1.67%) Back Office
8 27 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.56%) Marketing
9 24 (1.38%) Law
10 20 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 19 (1.10%) Games
11 19 (1.10%) Publishing
12 14 (0.81%) General Ledger
13 13 (0.75%) Billing
14 12 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.63%) German Language
16 9 (0.52%) Automotive
17 8 (0.46%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 282 (16.26%) Analyst
2 268 (15.46%) Developer
3 157 (9.05%) Project Manager
4 100 (5.77%) Architect
5 86 (4.96%) Business Analyst
6 71 (4.09%) Java Developer
7 66 (3.81%) Consultant
8 64 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 58 (3.34%) IT Manager
10 48 (2.77%) Scrum Master
11 46 (2.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 45 (2.60%) Service Manager
13 44 (2.54%) Delivery Manager
13 44 (2.54%) JavaScript Developer
14 43 (2.48%) Test Analyst
15 40 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
16 38 (2.19%) Agile Developer
16 38 (2.19%) Senior Manager
17 32 (1.85%) Linux Engineer
18 30 (1.73%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (8.19%) HTML
2 116 (6.69%) CSS
3 92 (5.31%) HTML5
4 80 (4.61%) Spring
5 79 (4.56%) Web Services
6 78 (4.50%) .NET
7 76 (4.38%) AngularJS
7 76 (4.38%) CSS3
8 73 (4.21%) REST
9 70 (4.04%) Middleware
10 69 (3.98%) Node.js
11 55 (3.17%) XML
12 53 (3.06%) Ajax
13 50 (2.88%) JSON
14 43 (2.48%) RESTful
15 37 (2.13%) SOAP
16 31 (1.79%) Hibernate
16 31 (1.79%) jQuery
17 29 (1.67%) Java EE
18 27 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 227 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (6.06%) User Experience
3 90 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 59 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 44 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 28 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 27 (1.56%) Fixed Income
9 22 (1.27%) FMCG
10 18 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 17 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (0.92%) Visualisation
13 15 (0.87%) DataPower
14 14 (0.81%) Driving Licence
15 13 (0.75%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.75%) CMDB
15 13 (0.75%) Mathematics
15 13 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
16 12 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.69%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 221 (12.75%) Linux
2 163 (9.40%) Unix
2 163 (9.40%) Windows
3 56 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 30 (1.73%) AIX
4 30 (1.73%) Windows 7
4 30 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 20 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
8 18 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.92%) SUSE
9 16 (0.92%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (0.81%) CentOS
11 13 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.63%) Solaris
13 10 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (17.94%) Project Management
3 261 (15.05%) Scrum
4 239 (13.78%) ITIL
5 200 (11.53%) TDD
6 188 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 187 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
8 179 (10.32%) Change Management
9 160 (9.23%) Service Delivery
10 142 (8.19%) Mentoring
11 140 (8.07%) BDD
12 136 (7.84%) DevOps
13 134 (7.73%) PRINCE2
14 126 (7.27%) Service Management
15 122 (7.04%) Configuration Management
16 103 (5.94%) SDLC
17 96 (5.54%) Open Source
18 93 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
19 90 (5.19%) E-Commerce
19 90 (5.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 259 (14.94%) Java
2 176 (10.15%) SQL
3 145 (8.36%) JavaScript
4 128 (7.38%) Python
5 78 (4.50%) Ruby
6 59 (3.40%) C#
7 46 (2.65%) C
8 44 (2.54%) Shell Script
9 43 (2.48%) Scala
10 42 (2.42%) Perl
11 39 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 36 (2.08%) C++
13 27 (1.56%) Groovy
13 27 (1.56%) PHP
14 26 (1.50%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.44%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.10%) ES6
17 18 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 18 (1.04%) VBA
18 15 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 200 (11.53%) Degree
2 180 (10.38%) Security Cleared
3 108 (6.23%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
5 36 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 30 (1.73%) ISEB
7 27 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 26 (1.50%) ISTQB
9 25 (1.44%) DV Cleared
10 24 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (1.38%) PMI Certification
11 23 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 23 (1.33%) CISSP
12 21 (1.21%) PMP
13 19 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.81%) HND
15 11 (0.63%) CCNA
15 11 (0.63%) MCSE
16 10 (0.58%) CCNP
16 10 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.38%) QA
2 69 (3.98%) SLA
3 23 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.52%) COBIT
9 5 (0.29%) GxP
9 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.23%) ISO27002
10 4 (0.23%) SDET
11 3 (0.17%) COSO
11 3 (0.17%) GAMP
11 3 (0.17%) NEBOSH
11 3 (0.17%) P3O
11 3 (0.17%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.12%) DICOM
12 2 (0.12%) HL7
12 2 (0.12%) ISO22301
System Software
1 73 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 61 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (2.94%) Docker
4 35 (2.02%) VMware ESX
5 32 (1.85%) vSphere
6 17 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.63%) Firmware
8 8 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.29%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.23%) vCloud
12 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.12%) KVM
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.12%) Snort
12 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 83 (4.79%) Puppet
2 51 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (2.88%) Nagios
4 38 (2.19%) Ansible
5 25 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (1.38%) Icinga
7 21 (1.21%) FreeIPA
8 17 (0.98%) SCCM
9 15 (0.87%) Kubernetes
9 15 (0.87%) SELinux
10 14 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 11 (0.63%) RSA Security Analytics
12 10 (0.58%) logstash
13 9 (0.52%) Capistrano
13 9 (0.52%) Graphite
14 8 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.40%) Control-M
15 7 (0.40%) SCOM
16 6 (0.35%) OPNET
16 6 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 163 (9.40%) Oracle
2 152 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 110 (6.34%) VMware
4 85 (4.90%) SAP
5 79 (4.56%) HP
6 55 (3.17%) Cisco
6 55 (3.17%) IBM
7 53 (3.06%) Red Hat
8 42 (2.42%) Citrix
9 41 (2.36%) Splunk
10 35 (2.02%) Google
11 22 (1.27%) Remedy
12 21 (1.21%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.15%) Intel Security
14 19 (1.10%) NetApp
15 18 (1.04%) Nokia
16 16 (0.92%) Pega
17 15 (0.87%) EMC
17 15 (0.87%) webMethods
18 14 (0.81%) Informatica
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