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 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / North East
Rank 59 58 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 26 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.93% 2.00% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 2.35% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 6
Median daily rate £350 £283 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
777 765 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.50% 84.81% 70.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 494 263
Median daily rate £388 £420 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.88 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £10.09 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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 19 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
Tyne and Wear +3 25 £350 +34.61% 5
Durham -3 1 £340 -45.60% 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 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 North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.78%) ITIL
3 31 (34.44%) Open Source
4 29 (32.22%) Scrum
5 27 (30.00%) Change Management
5 27 (30.00%) SaaS
5 27 (30.00%) PaaS
5 27 (30.00%) IaaS
5 27 (30.00%) User Stories
6 25 (27.78%) Data Management
7 24 (26.67%) Windows
7 24 (26.67%) Java
7 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 22 (24.44%) Scala
9 21 (23.33%) RESTful
9 21 (23.33%) Software Engineering
9 21 (23.33%) DevOps
10 20 (22.22%) JIRA
10 20 (22.22%) Linux
11 19 (21.11%) QA
11 19 (21.11%) Selenium
12 18 (20.00%) Problem Management
12 18 (20.00%) Kanban
12 18 (20.00%) Groovy
12 18 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 18 (20.00%) Gherkin
12 18 (20.00%) PRINCE2
12 18 (20.00%) API Testing
13 17 (18.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 17 (18.89%) Confluence

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 17 (18.89%) Confluence
2 9 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 9 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.33%) GeoServer
4 3 (3.33%) Tuxedo
4 3 (3.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
5 2 (2.22%) JBoss
5 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.22%) WildFly
6 1 (1.11%) Documentum
6 1 (1.11%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.11%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 14 (15.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.00%) IaaS
1 27 (30.00%) PaaS
1 27 (30.00%) SaaS
2 2 (2.22%) Yammer
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) HTTP
1 4 (4.44%) VPN
2 3 (3.33%) DHCP
2 3 (3.33%) LDAP
3 2 (2.22%) DNS
3 2 (2.22%) Firewall
3 2 (2.22%) LAN
3 2 (2.22%) PBX
3 2 (2.22%) Skype
3 2 (2.22%) WAN
3 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.56%) DB2
5 4 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.33%) GIS
6 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.11%) HBase
7 1 (1.11%) Ingres
7 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.11%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 20 (22.22%) JIRA
2 19 (21.11%) Selenium
3 13 (14.44%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 6 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 6 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.44%) JUnit
6 4 (4.44%) Subversion
7 2 (2.22%) CA Gen
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Billing
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) DBA
2 13 (14.44%) Tester
3 12 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
4 11 (12.22%) Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) Automation Tester
5 10 (11.11%) Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Architect
6 8 (8.89%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Administrator
8 5 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
8 5 (5.56%) Operational Support Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Operations Support Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.33%) RESTful
2 18 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 13 (14.44%) Web Services
4 8 (8.89%) CSS
5 7 (7.78%) HTML
6 6 (6.67%) HTML5
7 5 (5.56%) JSON
7 5 (5.56%) REST
8 4 (4.44%) Ajax
8 4 (4.44%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.44%) CSS3
8 4 (4.44%) Django
8 4 (4.44%) Guice
8 4 (4.44%) Node.js
8 4 (4.44%) Play Framework
8 4 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (4.44%) Spring
9 3 (3.33%) Java EE
9 3 (3.33%) SignalR
9 3 (3.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.00%) Tandem
2 9 (10.00%) User Experience
3 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.44%) Clustering
5 3 (3.33%) CMDB
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.67%) Windows
2 20 (22.22%) Linux
3 14 (15.56%) Unix
4 13 (14.44%) AIX
5 10 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 9 (10.00%) Windows 2000
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Server
8 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.33%) MVS
10 2 (2.22%) HPUX
10 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.22%) VME
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.22%) zOS
11 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (37.78%) ITIL
3 31 (34.44%) Open Source
4 29 (32.22%) Scrum
5 27 (30.00%) Change Management
5 27 (30.00%) User Stories
6 25 (27.78%) Data Management
7 21 (23.33%) DevOps
7 21 (23.33%) Software Engineering
8 18 (20.00%) API Testing
8 18 (20.00%) Kanban
8 18 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 18 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 18 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 17 (18.89%) Automated Testing
9 17 (18.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 16 (17.78%) Service Management
11 12 (13.33%) ITSM
11 12 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 12 (13.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.67%) Java
2 22 (24.44%) Scala
3 18 (20.00%) Groovy
4 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.78%) SQL
5 6 (6.67%) C#
6 4 (4.44%) Python
6 4 (4.44%) Ruby
7 2 (2.22%) COBOL
8 1 (1.11%) ABAP
8 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.22%) CCNA
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.22%) MCSA
6 1 (1.11%) CCA
6 1 (1.11%) CCAB
6 1 (1.11%) CISM
6 1 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.11%) QA
2 13 (14.44%) SLA
3 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.11%) COBIT
4 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.22%) vSphere
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.67%) Oracle
3 14 (15.56%) Atlassian
4 7 (7.78%) VMware
5 4 (4.44%) Google
6 3 (3.33%) Remedy
6 3 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.33%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.22%) CA
7 2 (2.22%) Citrix
7 2 (2.22%) EMC
7 2 (2.22%) Mitel
7 2 (2.22%) SAP
8 1 (1.11%) Capita
8 1 (1.11%) Cisco
8 1 (1.11%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.11%) HP
8 1 (1.11%) Informatica
8 1 (1.11%) Pega
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
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