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 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 91 133 146
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 183 139 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.33% 1.48% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.86% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 79 64
Median daily rate £425 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £19.96 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+31.51% -6.61%
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
6304 7487 7494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.11% 79.62% 76.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3759 4415 4208
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 308 284
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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
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 6 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
Berkshire +4 42 £444 +26.71% 11
Surrey +33 37 £405 -10.00% 18
Oxfordshire +24 35 £450 +24.13% 30
Hampshire +9 28 £388 -0.64% 13
Buckinghamshire +20 10 £436 +21.60% 6
West Sussex +15 10 £400 +15.94% 7
Middlesex +1 5 £450 +13.20% 1
East Sussex +4 4 £334 -34.78% 2
Kent +2 3 £500 +17.64% 4
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 140 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (21.89%) Finance
3 75 (20.27%) Scrum
4 72 (19.46%) Java
5 66 (17.84%) Project Management
6 61 (16.49%) QA
7 59 (15.95%) Degree
8 56 (15.14%) JIRA
9 51 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (13.51%) Process Improvement
11 47 (12.70%) ITIL
12 46 (12.43%) SQL
12 46 (12.43%) Kanban
13 43 (11.62%) Web Services
13 43 (11.62%) Confluence
14 41 (11.08%) Change Management
15 40 (10.81%) Performance Testing
16 39 (10.54%) MS Excel
17 37 (10.00%) Jenkins
18 36 (9.73%) TDD
19 35 (9.46%) Selenium
19 35 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (9.19%) Microsoft
21 33 (8.92%) Oracle
21 33 (8.92%) Telecoms
21 33 (8.92%) Security Cleared
22 30 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
23 29 (7.84%) User Stories
23 29 (7.84%) SoapUI
24 28 (7.57%) RESTful

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 (11.62%) Confluence
2 26 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.89%) Drupal
4 6 (1.62%) CMS
4 6 (1.62%) IIS
4 6 (1.62%) JBoss
5 5 (1.35%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.81%) nginx
8 2 (0.54%) Apache
8 2 (0.54%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.30%) MS Office
3 22 (5.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.24%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.97%) MS Project
6 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) HFM
4 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.27%) Primavera
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.43%) Office 365
4 7 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.27%) GitHub
8 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.27%) Route 53
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.43%) Firewall
2 8 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (1.62%) DHCP
3 6 (1.62%) HTTP
4 5 (1.35%) 3G
4 5 (1.35%) 4G
4 5 (1.35%) DNS
4 5 (1.35%) LDAP
4 5 (1.35%) Skype
4 5 (1.35%) SSL
4 5 (1.35%) VPN
5 4 (1.08%) Internet
5 4 (1.08%) LTE
5 4 (1.08%) SSH
6 3 (0.81%) Intranet
6 3 (0.81%) VoIP
7 2 (0.54%) ATM
7 2 (0.54%) Broadband
7 2 (0.54%) PBX
7 2 (0.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.24%) Oracle Database
2 11 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.89%) Big Data
5 6 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (1.62%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.81%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.81%) Text Mining
9 2 (0.54%) MS Access
9 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.54%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 56 (15.14%) JIRA
2 37 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 35 (9.46%) Selenium
4 29 (7.84%) SoapUI
5 27 (7.30%) JUnit
6 25 (6.76%) Maven
7 23 (6.22%) Cucumber
8 21 (5.68%) Git (software)
9 13 (3.51%) Gradle
10 12 (3.24%) Talend Open Studio
11 10 (2.70%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.70%) WebDriver
12 9 (2.43%) Gatling
13 8 (2.16%) JMeter
14 7 (1.89%) Ant
14 7 (1.89%) Hamcrest
14 7 (1.89%) Mockito
15 6 (1.62%) Hudson
15 6 (1.62%) jMock
16 5 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 81 (21.89%) Finance
2 33 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.68%) Legal
4 14 (3.78%) Publishing
5 13 (3.51%) Retail
6 8 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.62%) Automotive
7 6 (1.62%) Law
7 6 (1.62%) Marketing
8 5 (1.35%) Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Back Office
9 4 (1.08%) Billing
9 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.81%) Advertising
11 2 (0.54%) Games
11 2 (0.54%) German Language
11 2 (0.54%) Local Government
11 2 (0.54%) Military
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 98 (26.49%) Analyst
2 40 (10.81%) Developer
3 29 (7.84%) Project Manager
4 22 (5.95%) Business Analyst
4 22 (5.95%) Test Analyst
5 18 (4.86%) Scrum Master
6 15 (4.05%) Consultant
7 12 (3.24%) Administrator
8 11 (2.97%) Architect
8 11 (2.97%) Tester
9 10 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (2.70%) C# Developer
9 10 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
9 10 (2.70%) Problem Manager
9 10 (2.70%) Service Manager
10 9 (2.43%) Agile Coach
10 9 (2.43%) Java Developer
10 9 (2.43%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (2.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (2.16%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.62%) Web Services
2 28 (7.57%) RESTful
3 24 (6.49%) Spring
4 21 (5.68%) SOAP
5 20 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 17 (4.59%) REST
7 16 (4.32%) .NET
8 13 (3.51%) Gherkin
9 12 (3.24%) HTML
9 12 (3.24%) jQuery
10 11 (2.97%) CSS
11 10 (2.70%) HTML5
12 9 (2.43%) Ajax
12 9 (2.43%) Java EE
13 8 (2.16%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.16%) JMS
14 7 (1.89%) Hibernate
14 7 (1.89%) JSP
14 7 (1.89%) Struts
14 7 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.57%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.76%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.86%) User Experience
5 16 (4.32%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.51%) NHS
7 10 (2.70%) PKI
8 6 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (1.08%) CMDB
10 4 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.08%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.08%) Fintech
10 4 (1.08%) Learning Management System
10 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.81%) Clustering
11 3 (0.81%) PMI
11 3 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.03%) Linux
2 24 (6.49%) Windows
3 10 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.16%) Unix
5 5 (1.35%) CentOS
5 5 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.08%) AIX
6 4 (1.08%) Android
6 4 (1.08%) Debian
6 4 (1.08%) Solaris
6 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (20.27%) Scrum
3 66 (17.84%) Project Management
4 51 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (13.51%) Process Improvement
6 47 (12.70%) ITIL
7 46 (12.43%) Kanban
8 41 (11.08%) Change Management
9 40 (10.81%) Performance Testing
10 36 (9.73%) TDD
11 30 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (7.84%) User Stories
13 27 (7.30%) Automated Testing
14 26 (7.03%) Service Delivery
15 25 (6.76%) Coaching
15 25 (6.76%) Service Management
16 24 (6.49%) Software Engineering
16 24 (6.49%) Unit Testing
17 23 (6.22%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (6.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.46%) Java
2 46 (12.43%) SQL
3 26 (7.03%) Groovy
4 22 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.41%) C#
6 15 (4.05%) Scala
7 10 (2.70%) PHP
8 9 (2.43%) Python
9 7 (1.89%) Ruby
10 6 (1.62%) C
11 4 (1.08%) Perl
11 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.81%) C++
12 3 (0.81%) VBScript
13 2 (0.54%) R
13 2 (0.54%) VB
13 2 (0.54%) XPath
14 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.27%) Haskell
14 1 (0.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 59 (15.95%) Degree
2 33 (8.92%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.03%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.43%) CISSP
5 8 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.16%) ISEB
5 8 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.35%) CCNP
7 5 (1.35%) PMP
8 4 (1.08%) CCNA
8 4 (1.08%) CISM
8 4 (1.08%) GCIA
8 4 (1.08%) GCIH
8 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.81%) CCDP
9 3 (0.81%) CCSP
9 3 (0.81%) CGEIT
9 3 (0.81%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (16.49%) QA
2 27 (7.30%) SLA
3 12 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.24%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.08%) COBIT
4 4 (1.08%) COSO
4 4 (1.08%) GAMP
4 4 (1.08%) ISO 14001
4 4 (1.08%) SAS 70
5 3 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.81%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.54%) MiFID
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) SDET
7 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.62%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.62%) vSphere
2 5 (1.35%) Docker
2 5 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.81%) XenApp
3 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.27%) Corosync
4 1 (0.27%) iptables
4 1 (0.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (1.89%) Puppet
2 4 (1.08%) Amdocs OSS
2 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.81%) Ansible
3 3 (0.81%) AppDNA
3 3 (0.81%) EdgeSight
3 3 (0.81%) SCCM
3 3 (0.81%) SCOM
4 2 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.27%) Control-M
5 1 (0.27%) Grafana
5 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) Kibana
5 1 (0.27%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.27%) SELinux
Vendors
1 34 (9.19%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.92%) Oracle
3 17 (4.59%) Atlassian
4 13 (3.51%) Cisco
5 12 (3.24%) Talend
6 10 (2.70%) Huawei
6 10 (2.70%) SAP
7 9 (2.43%) Citrix
8 8 (2.16%) VMware
9 7 (1.89%) Avaya
9 7 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.62%) CA Agile Central
11 5 (1.35%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.35%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.08%) Cramer
12 4 (1.08%) Nokia Networks
12 4 (1.08%) Nortel
12 4 (1.08%) Tellabs
12 4 (1.08%) webMethods
13 3 (0.81%) Pega
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