The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 95 145 155
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 192 129 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 1.31% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 1.64% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 74 56
Median daily rate £400 £413 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £525 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Median hourly rate £45.91 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 - £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.04 - £35.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%
Continuous Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6689 7861 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.40% 79.64% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4129 4807 3976
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 270 281
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.09 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +68.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South 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 South East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Berkshire 0 35 £450 +12.50% 7
Surrey +24 33 £275 -38.88% 10
Hampshire +10 30 £413 -2.94% 16
West Sussex +21 27 £473 +67.85% 8
Oxfordshire +3 24 £400 +6.66% 36
Buckinghamshire +31 17 £448 +14.74% 3
East Sussex +9 10 £344 -36.82% 1
Kent +10 4 £525 - 4
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex -4 1 £475 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 153 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (27.22%) Java
3 86 (23.89%) Finance
4 70 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (19.17%) Scrum
6 66 (18.33%) QA
7 65 (18.06%) Degree
8 64 (17.78%) Project Management
9 61 (16.94%) Jenkins
10 56 (15.56%) JIRA
11 54 (15.00%) Change Management
12 53 (14.72%) JUnit
13 49 (13.61%) Web Services
14 48 (13.33%) SQL
14 48 (13.33%) ITIL
14 48 (13.33%) Selenium
15 43 (11.94%) Spring
15 43 (11.94%) Confluence
15 43 (11.94%) REST
16 41 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
16 41 (11.39%) Performance Testing
17 40 (11.11%) Maven
18 39 (10.83%) TDD
19 38 (10.56%) SoapUI
20 37 (10.28%) MS Excel
21 36 (10.00%) Computer Science
22 35 (9.72%) Microsoft
23 34 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
24 32 (8.89%) User Stories
24 32 (8.89%) Kanban

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 43 (11.94%) Confluence
2 24 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.28%) IIS
4 7 (1.94%) Drupal
4 7 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.39%) JBoss
6 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.83%) CMS
7 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.56%) Apache
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.56%) nginx
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.50%) MS Office
3 16 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.89%) MS Project
5 12 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) SAP BPC
1 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.50%) Office 365
4 6 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.83%) IaaS
7 3 (0.83%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.56%) Boomi
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.28%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Route 53
9 1 (0.28%) SaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.11%) HTTP
2 11 (3.06%) 4G
2 11 (3.06%) Firewall
3 10 (2.78%) 3G
4 8 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (2.22%) LTE
5 7 (1.94%) Internet
5 7 (1.94%) LDAP
6 6 (1.67%) DHCP
6 6 (1.67%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (1.67%) INAP
6 6 (1.67%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (1.67%) VPN
7 5 (1.39%) DNS
7 5 (1.39%) MGW
7 5 (1.39%) SSH
7 5 (1.39%) SSL
8 4 (1.11%) VoIP
9 3 (0.83%) SNMP
9 3 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.06%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.50%) Big Data
5 8 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.67%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.39%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.11%) MySQL
9 3 (0.83%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.83%) Text Mining
10 2 (0.56%) HBase
10 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.56%) SQLite
11 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 61 (16.94%) Jenkins
2 56 (15.56%) JIRA
3 53 (14.72%) JUnit
4 48 (13.33%) Selenium
5 40 (11.11%) Maven
6 38 (10.56%) SoapUI
7 29 (8.06%) Git (software)
8 28 (7.78%) Cucumber
9 26 (7.22%) Gradle
10 20 (5.56%) WebDriver
11 18 (5.00%) JMeter
11 18 (5.00%) Subversion
12 16 (4.44%) Ant
12 16 (4.44%) Hudson
12 16 (4.44%) jMock
13 12 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
14 7 (1.94%) Hamcrest
14 7 (1.94%) Mockito
14 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.39%) Gatling
General
1 86 (23.89%) Finance
2 26 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.67%) Retail
4 11 (3.06%) Back Office
4 11 (3.06%) Legal
5 8 (2.22%) Front Office
5 8 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.22%) Publishing
6 7 (1.94%) Banking
7 5 (1.39%) Marketing
8 4 (1.11%) Advertising
8 4 (1.11%) Automotive
8 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.83%) Billing
9 3 (0.83%) Law
10 2 (0.56%) Games
10 2 (0.56%) German Language
10 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Military
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 97 (26.94%) Analyst
2 62 (17.22%) Developer
3 31 (8.61%) Project Manager
3 31 (8.61%) Test Analyst
4 26 (7.22%) Java Developer
5 21 (5.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 19 (5.28%) Automation Test Analyst
7 16 (4.44%) IT Manager
8 15 (4.17%) QA Analyst
9 14 (3.89%) Architect
9 14 (3.89%) Consultant
10 12 (3.33%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.78%) Development Manager
11 10 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
12 9 (2.50%) QA Engineer
12 9 (2.50%) Scrum Master
12 9 (2.50%) Software Development Manager
12 9 (2.50%) Software Manager
12 9 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
12 9 (2.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (13.61%) Web Services
2 43 (11.94%) REST
2 43 (11.94%) Spring
3 31 (8.61%) Ajax
3 31 (8.61%) SOAP
4 22 (6.11%) Hibernate
4 22 (6.11%) HTML
4 22 (6.11%) RESTful
5 21 (5.83%) CSS
6 20 (5.56%) Java EE
7 19 (5.28%) AngularJS
7 19 (5.28%) HTML5
8 18 (5.00%) CSS3
8 18 (5.00%) JMS
9 16 (4.44%) .NET
9 16 (4.44%) JSON
9 16 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (2.78%) jQuery
11 8 (2.22%) Gherkin
12 7 (1.94%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 34 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 24 (6.67%) User Experience
5 16 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.61%) NHS
7 10 (2.78%) PKI
8 6 (1.67%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.11%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.11%) Fintech
9 4 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.83%) Clustering
10 3 (0.83%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.83%) IVR
10 3 (0.83%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.83%) PMI
10 3 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.33%) Linux
1 30 (8.33%) Windows
2 13 (3.61%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (2.50%) Unix
5 8 (2.22%) CentOS
6 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.39%) AIX
7 5 (1.39%) Solaris
7 5 (1.39%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.11%) Android
9 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
3 69 (19.17%) Scrum
4 64 (17.78%) Project Management
5 54 (15.00%) Change Management
6 48 (13.33%) ITIL
7 41 (11.39%) Performance Testing
7 41 (11.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 39 (10.83%) TDD
9 32 (8.89%) Automated Testing
9 32 (8.89%) Kanban
9 32 (8.89%) User Stories
10 31 (8.61%) Process Improvement
11 28 (7.78%) BDD
11 28 (7.78%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.78%) Unit Testing
12 26 (7.22%) Domain-Driven Design
12 26 (7.22%) Service Delivery
13 25 (6.94%) Integration Testing
14 23 (6.39%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (27.22%) Java
2 48 (13.33%) SQL
3 31 (8.61%) Groovy
4 25 (6.94%) Python
5 24 (6.67%) Scala
6 18 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 18 (5.00%) Ruby
7 16 (4.44%) C#
8 12 (3.33%) PHP
9 5 (1.39%) C
10 3 (0.83%) C++
10 3 (0.83%) Perl
10 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.83%) VB
10 3 (0.83%) VBScript
11 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.56%) R
11 2 (0.56%) XPath
12 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.28%) sed
Qualifications
1 65 (18.06%) Degree
2 24 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.00%) ISEB
5 17 (4.72%) ISTQB
6 14 (3.89%) CISSP
7 10 (2.78%) PMP
8 9 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.50%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.22%) GCIA
9 8 (2.22%) GCIH
10 6 (1.67%) CCNP
10 6 (1.67%) HNC
10 6 (1.67%) HND
11 5 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.11%) CCNA
12 4 (1.11%) MCSE
12 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.83%) CCSP
13 3 (0.83%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (18.33%) QA
2 18 (5.00%) SLA
3 13 (3.61%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.50%) COBIT
4 9 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.39%) COSO
5 5 (1.39%) SAS 70
6 4 (1.11%) GAMP
6 4 (1.11%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.83%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.56%) MiFID
9 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.39%) Docker
4 4 (1.11%) Firmware
4 4 (1.11%) vSphere
5 3 (0.83%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.28%) Corosync
7 1 (0.28%) iptables
7 1 (0.28%) Squid
7 1 (0.28%) vCloud
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.22%) Puppet
1 8 (2.22%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.67%) SCCM
3 4 (1.11%) Amdocs OSS
4 3 (0.83%) Ansible
4 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.83%) WSUS
5 2 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Pacemaker
6 1 (0.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 35 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.22%) Oracle
3 23 (6.39%) Atlassian
4 19 (5.28%) Cisco
5 16 (4.44%) Rally
6 14 (3.89%) VMware
7 13 (3.61%) SAP
8 12 (3.33%) Talend
9 11 (3.06%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.22%) HP
10 8 (2.22%) Intel Security
11 7 (1.94%) Citrix
11 7 (1.94%) Google
12 6 (1.67%) Huawei
12 6 (1.67%) NetWitness
12 6 (1.67%) Nokia
12 6 (1.67%) Remedy
13 5 (1.39%) Pega
13 5 (1.39%) Qualys
14 4 (1.11%) Sitecore
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday