The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / North East
Rank 59 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 33 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.48% 2.25% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 2.73% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 9
Median daily rate £350 £263 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -34.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £250 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £420 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+52.35% -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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
819 733 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 86.48% 82.64% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 470 300
Median daily rate £375 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £30.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 the North East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the North East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear -5 31 £350 +34.61% 4
Durham +3 2 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 40 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.18%) ITIL
3 29 (34.12%) Open Source
4 28 (32.94%) Change Management
5 27 (31.76%) SaaS
5 27 (31.76%) PaaS
5 27 (31.76%) IaaS
6 25 (29.41%) Data Management
7 22 (25.88%) DevOps
7 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
8 21 (24.71%) Windows
9 19 (22.35%) Linux
9 19 (22.35%) Oracle
9 19 (22.35%) Scrum
10 18 (21.18%) PRINCE2
10 18 (21.18%) User Stories
10 18 (21.18%) Problem Management
11 17 (20.00%) Unix
11 17 (20.00%) Java
11 17 (20.00%) Service Management
11 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 14 (16.47%) JIRA
12 14 (16.47%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (16.47%) RESTful
12 14 (16.47%) Scala
13 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
13 13 (15.29%) QA
13 13 (15.29%) ITSM
13 13 (15.29%) Oracle EBS

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 11 (12.94%) Confluence
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle Application Server
2 9 (10.59%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.53%) Tuxedo
4 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.35%) IIS
5 2 (2.35%) JBoss
5 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.35%) WildFly
6 1 (1.18%) Documentum
6 1 (1.18%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (12.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (2.35%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (1.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 27 (31.76%) IaaS
1 27 (31.76%) PaaS
1 27 (31.76%) SaaS
2 2 (2.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) VPN
2 3 (3.53%) DHCP
2 3 (3.53%) LDAP
3 2 (2.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.35%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 2 (2.35%) LAN
3 2 (2.35%) PBX
3 2 (2.35%) Skype
3 2 (2.35%) WAN
3 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle Database 12c
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (5.88%) DB2
4 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.18%) HBase
7 1 (1.18%) Ingres
7 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.18%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) JIRA
2 12 (14.12%) Selenium
3 8 (9.41%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.41%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.71%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.71%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.53%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.35%) CA Gen
6 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.35%) JUnit
6 2 (2.35%) Subversion
General
1 9 (10.59%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Billing
2 3 (3.53%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.18%) Back Office
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) DBA
2 12 (14.12%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Oracle DBA
3 10 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Automation Tester
5 7 (8.24%) Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Tester
6 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Operational Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Operations Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Service Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) RESTful
2 12 (14.12%) Gherkin
3 9 (10.59%) Web Services
4 5 (5.88%) XML
5 4 (4.71%) CSS
6 3 (3.53%) HTML
6 3 (3.53%) JSON
6 3 (3.53%) Middleware
6 3 (3.53%) REST
7 2 (2.35%) Ajax
7 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.35%) CSS3
7 2 (2.35%) Django
7 2 (2.35%) Guice
7 2 (2.35%) HTML5
7 2 (2.35%) Node.js
7 2 (2.35%) Play Framework
7 2 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.35%) Spring
7 2 (2.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.59%) Tandem
3 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.24%) User Experience
5 4 (4.71%) Clustering
6 3 (3.53%) CMDB
7 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.18%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Linux
3 17 (20.00%) Unix
4 13 (15.29%) AIX
5 10 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 9 (10.59%) Windows 2000
7 5 (5.88%) Windows Server
8 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.53%) MVS
10 2 (2.35%) HPUX
10 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.35%) VME
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.35%) zOS
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.18%) ITIL
3 29 (34.12%) Open Source
4 28 (32.94%) Change Management
5 25 (29.41%) Data Management
6 22 (25.88%) DevOps
7 19 (22.35%) Scrum
8 18 (21.18%) PRINCE2
8 18 (21.18%) Problem Management
8 18 (21.18%) User Stories
9 17 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 17 (20.00%) Service Management
10 13 (15.29%) ITSM
11 12 (14.12%) API Testing
11 12 (14.12%) Kanban
11 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
11 12 (14.12%) Test Automation
12 11 (12.94%) Automated Testing
12 11 (12.94%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.00%) Java
2 14 (16.47%) Scala
3 12 (14.12%) Groovy
4 9 (10.59%) SQL
5 4 (4.71%) C#
5 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.35%) COBOL
7 2 (2.35%) Python
7 2 (2.35%) Ruby
8 1 (1.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.35%) CCNA
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.35%) MCSA
6 1 (1.18%) CAPM
6 1 (1.18%) CCA
6 1 (1.18%) CISM
6 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.18%) MCSE
6 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) QA
1 13 (15.29%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.18%) COBIT
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.35%) vSphere
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.35%) Oracle
3 9 (10.59%) Atlassian
4 7 (8.24%) VMware
5 4 (4.71%) HP
6 3 (3.53%) Remedy
6 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.53%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.35%) CA
7 2 (2.35%) Citrix
7 2 (2.35%) EMC
7 2 (2.35%) Google
7 2 (2.35%) Mitel
8 1 (1.18%) Capita
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco
8 1 (1.18%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.18%) Informatica
8 1 (1.18%) Pega
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.18%) SAP