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 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / South East
Rank 83 136 123
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 188 130 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.47% 1.48% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 1.82% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 74
Median daily rate £440 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £217 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £546 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £175.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.71% +960.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

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
6147 7133 7722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.92% 81.18% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4414 4224
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 276 255
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +39.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 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
Berkshire +40 75 £475 +18.75% 4
Hampshire +10 24 £450 +57.89% 7
Surrey +11 22 £359 -9.03% 16
Oxfordshire +6 21 £400 -9.09% 30
West Sussex -1 19 £477 +4.18% 1
Middlesex +10 13 £376 +20.16%
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £450 +6.50% 3
East Sussex +5 1 - - 2
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 130 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (20.11%) Finance
3 68 (18.23%) Project Management
4 59 (15.82%) Telecoms
4 59 (15.82%) Scrum
4 59 (15.82%) Degree
5 50 (13.40%) Microsoft
6 47 (12.60%) Coaching
7 45 (12.06%) MS Excel
8 41 (10.99%) Java
9 39 (10.46%) QA
9 39 (10.46%) Security Cleared
9 39 (10.46%) Mentoring
10 38 (10.19%) ITIL
11 36 (9.65%) SQL
11 36 (9.65%) Kanban
11 36 (9.65%) TDD
12 32 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (8.58%) PMO
13 31 (8.31%) MS PowerPoint
14 30 (8.04%) JIRA
14 30 (8.04%) PRINCE2
14 30 (8.04%) Process Improvement
15 29 (7.77%) Oracle
15 29 (7.77%) Management Information System
15 29 (7.77%) SC Cleared
16 28 (7.51%) Change Management
16 28 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (7.24%) Service Management
18 26 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management

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 26 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.63%) Confluence
3 6 (1.61%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.34%) IIS
4 5 (1.34%) JBoss
5 4 (1.07%) CMS
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
6 3 (0.80%) Drupal
6 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.54%) nginx
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 45 (12.06%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (5.90%) MS Office
4 14 (3.75%) MS Project
4 14 (3.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.07%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) HFM
3 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.68%) Office 365
4 5 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.54%) GitHub
7 2 (0.54%) Slack
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.27%) Route 53
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.22%) Firewall
2 11 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (2.14%) Internet
4 7 (1.88%) LDAP
5 6 (1.61%) 3G
5 6 (1.61%) 4G
6 5 (1.34%) HTTP
6 5 (1.34%) Skype
6 5 (1.34%) WAN
7 4 (1.07%) Intranet
7 4 (1.07%) LAN
8 3 (0.80%) DHCP
8 3 (0.80%) DNS
8 3 (0.80%) LTE
8 3 (0.80%) SAN
8 3 (0.80%) SSL
8 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.80%) VoIP
8 3 (0.80%) VPN
8 3 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.88%) Big Data
2 7 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.07%) MySQL
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.80%) Power BI
7 2 (0.54%) MS Access
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (8.04%) JIRA
2 26 (6.97%) Selenium
3 19 (5.09%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.75%) Cucumber
5 13 (3.49%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.95%) SoapUI
7 9 (2.41%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.61%) Gatling
8 6 (1.61%) JUnit
8 6 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.34%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.07%) Ant
11 3 (0.80%) Gradle
11 3 (0.80%) Hudson
11 3 (0.80%) JMeter
11 3 (0.80%) jMock
11 3 (0.80%) Maven
11 3 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.54%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
General
1 75 (20.11%) Finance
2 59 (15.82%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.97%) Retail
4 15 (4.02%) Legal
5 10 (2.68%) Publishing
6 6 (1.61%) Automotive
6 6 (1.61%) Marketing
7 5 (1.34%) Back Office
8 4 (1.07%) Banking
8 4 (1.07%) Billing
8 4 (1.07%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
9 3 (0.80%) Military
10 2 (0.54%) German Language
10 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (23.32%) Analyst
2 41 (10.99%) Developer
3 27 (7.24%) Business Analyst
4 22 (5.90%) Project Manager
5 20 (5.36%) Scrum Master
6 19 (5.09%) Service Manager
7 18 (4.83%) Architect
8 14 (3.75%) Administrator
8 14 (3.75%) Agile Coach
8 14 (3.75%) C# Developer
9 11 (2.95%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (2.95%) Quality Manager
10 10 (2.68%) .NET Developer
10 10 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (2.68%) Software Developer
11 9 (2.41%) Security Specialist
12 8 (2.14%) Financial Analyst
12 8 (2.14%) Performance Manager
12 8 (2.14%) Process Analyst
12 8 (2.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.09%) AngularJS
1 19 (5.09%) Web Services
2 17 (4.56%) .NET
3 16 (4.29%) RESTful
4 12 (3.22%) HTML
5 11 (2.95%) CSS
5 11 (2.95%) HTML5
6 9 (2.41%) Gherkin
7 8 (2.14%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.14%) CSS3
8 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.88%) Node.js
8 7 (1.88%) REST
8 7 (1.88%) XML
9 6 (1.61%) Ajax
9 6 (1.61%) Java EE
9 6 (1.61%) SOAP
9 6 (1.61%) Spring
10 5 (1.34%) JSON
10 5 (1.34%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.77%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.83%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.95%) PKI
6 10 (2.68%) NHS
7 9 (2.41%) User Experience
8 8 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.34%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.34%) Learning Management System
11 4 (1.07%) CMDB
11 4 (1.07%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.80%) BYOD
12 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.80%) EMC VMAX
12 3 (0.80%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.09%) Linux
2 18 (4.83%) Windows
3 10 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.14%) Unix
5 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.34%) CentOS
7 4 (1.07%) Debian
7 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.80%) AIX
8 3 (0.80%) Android
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.54%) Solaris
9 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (18.23%) Project Management
3 59 (15.82%) Scrum
4 47 (12.60%) Coaching
5 39 (10.46%) Mentoring
6 38 (10.19%) ITIL
7 36 (9.65%) Kanban
7 36 (9.65%) TDD
8 32 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (8.04%) PRINCE2
9 30 (8.04%) Process Improvement
10 28 (7.51%) Change Management
11 27 (7.24%) Service Management
12 26 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (6.43%) Data Analysis
14 23 (6.17%) Performance Management
14 23 (6.17%) Software Delivery
15 22 (5.90%) Business Analysis
16 21 (5.63%) Automated Testing
17 20 (5.36%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.99%) Java
2 36 (9.65%) SQL
3 23 (6.17%) JavaScript
4 20 (5.36%) C#
5 14 (3.75%) Python
6 12 (3.22%) Groovy
7 9 (2.41%) Scala
8 6 (1.61%) Ruby
9 4 (1.07%) Perl
9 4 (1.07%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.80%) R
11 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.54%) C
11 2 (0.54%) C++
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
11 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.54%) VB
12 1 (0.27%) AWK
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (15.82%) Degree
2 39 (10.46%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.77%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.68%) APMP
4 10 (2.68%) CIPD
4 10 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.34%) CGEIT
5 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.34%) CRISC
6 4 (1.07%) CISSP
6 4 (1.07%) HND
6 4 (1.07%) ISEB
6 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.80%) PMP
8 2 (0.54%) CCNA
8 2 (0.54%) CCNP
8 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.46%) QA
2 32 (8.58%) PMO
3 21 (5.63%) SLA
4 12 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.41%) P3O
6 8 (2.14%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.07%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.80%) GDPR
9 2 (0.54%) COBIT
9 2 (0.54%) COSO
9 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.54%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.27%) RMADS
10 1 (0.27%) SDET
10 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.61%) vSphere
2 5 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.07%) Docker
4 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.80%) XenApp
4 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.27%) iptables
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.88%) Puppet
2 4 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.80%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (0.80%) AppDNA
3 3 (0.80%) EdgeSight
3 3 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.80%) SCCM
3 3 (0.80%) SCOM
4 2 (0.54%) Ansible
4 2 (0.54%) Cobbler
4 2 (0.54%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.27%) Kibana
5 1 (0.27%) SELinux
5 1 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 50 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.77%) Oracle
3 12 (3.22%) Atlassian
4 10 (2.68%) Huawei
5 9 (2.41%) Cisco
5 9 (2.41%) VMware
6 8 (2.14%) Citrix
6 8 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.34%) Adobe
7 5 (1.34%) Avaya
7 5 (1.34%) EMC
7 5 (1.34%) SAP
7 5 (1.34%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.07%) Arqiva
8 4 (1.07%) IBM
8 4 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.07%) webMethods
9 3 (0.80%) Cramer
9 3 (0.80%) Nortel
9 3 (0.80%) TIBCO
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary/day rate
Posted: 25 days ago