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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / South East
Rank 81 129 138
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 183 129 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.52% 1.55% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 1.94% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 68 55
Median daily rate £450 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £324 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £572 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £15.80 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £111.80 £20.20
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5834 6635 7239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.38% 79.97% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3426 3972 3993
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 282 243
Median hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% +76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £61.00 £47.50
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 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 20 January 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
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 20 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
Berkshire +39 77 £450 +28.57% 10
Surrey +20 27 £484 +21.00% 11
Oxfordshire +9 23 £450 +10.42% 35
Hampshire +7 21 £450 +20.00% 9
West Sussex +14 16 £438 +26.81% 2
Middlesex +7 8 £473 +14.72% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £450 +3.15% 3
East Sussex +2 2 - -
Kent -5 1 £380 +7.04% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 142 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (20.33%) Finance
3 68 (18.43%) Scrum
4 64 (17.34%) Java
5 60 (16.26%) Project Management
6 51 (13.82%) Degree
7 49 (13.28%) QA
8 45 (12.20%) JIRA
8 45 (12.20%) TDD
9 44 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 40 (10.84%) Process Improvement
11 40 (10.84%) ITIL
12 39 (10.57%) Telecoms
12 39 (10.57%) Coaching
13 36 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (9.76%) SQL
13 36 (9.76%) Microsoft
14 35 (9.49%) MS Excel
14 35 (9.49%) Kanban
15 34 (9.21%) Selenium
15 34 (9.21%) Oracle
16 33 (8.94%) SC Cleared
17 32 (8.67%) Confluence
17 32 (8.67%) Web Services
18 30 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
19 29 (7.86%) Performance Testing
20 28 (7.59%) Automated Testing
20 28 (7.59%) Service Management
20 28 (7.59%) Mentoring

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 32 (8.67%) Confluence
2 26 (7.05%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.90%) Drupal
4 6 (1.63%) IIS
4 6 (1.63%) JBoss
4 6 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.36%) CMS
6 3 (0.81%) nginx
7 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (5.42%) MS Office
4 13 (3.52%) MS Project
5 9 (2.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.27%) HFM
2 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.27%) Primavera
2 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.44%) Office 365
4 7 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.54%) GitHub
7 2 (0.54%) Slack
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
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 9 (2.44%) Firewall
2 8 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (1.90%) LDAP
4 6 (1.63%) Internet
5 5 (1.36%) 3G
5 5 (1.36%) 4G
5 5 (1.36%) Skype
6 4 (1.08%) HTTP
7 3 (0.81%) DHCP
7 3 (0.81%) DNS
7 3 (0.81%) Junos
7 3 (0.81%) LTE
7 3 (0.81%) MRTG
7 3 (0.81%) NAS
7 3 (0.81%) SAN
7 3 (0.81%) SNMP
7 3 (0.81%) SSL
7 3 (0.81%) VoIP
8 2 (0.54%) Network Security
8 2 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.63%) Big Data
3 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.63%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.54%) MS Access
6 2 (0.54%) MySQL
6 2 (0.54%) SQLite
6 2 (0.54%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (12.20%) JIRA
2 34 (9.21%) Selenium
3 25 (6.78%) Jenkins
4 21 (5.69%) Git (software)
5 20 (5.42%) Cucumber
6 19 (5.15%) SoapUI
7 14 (3.79%) JUnit
8 11 (2.98%) Maven
9 10 (2.71%) Gradle
10 9 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.17%) Gatling
11 8 (2.17%) WebDriver
12 7 (1.90%) Ant
13 6 (1.63%) Hudson
13 6 (1.63%) JMeter
13 6 (1.63%) jMock
14 5 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.36%) Subversion
15 4 (1.08%) Hamcrest
15 4 (1.08%) Mockito
General
1 75 (20.33%) Finance
2 39 (10.57%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.69%) Legal
3 21 (5.69%) Retail
4 10 (2.71%) Publishing
5 8 (2.17%) Marketing
6 6 (1.63%) Automotive
6 6 (1.63%) Law
6 6 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.08%) Back Office
7 4 (1.08%) Banking
7 4 (1.08%) Billing
8 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) German Language
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 88 (23.85%) Analyst
2 47 (12.74%) Developer
3 30 (8.13%) Business Analyst
4 27 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.15%) Scrum Master
6 14 (3.79%) Architect
7 13 (3.52%) Administrator
8 12 (3.25%) Agile Coach
8 12 (3.25%) Financial Analyst
8 12 (3.25%) Service Manager
8 12 (3.25%) Test Analyst
9 11 (2.98%) C# Developer
9 11 (2.98%) Tester
10 10 (2.71%) Consultant
10 10 (2.71%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
10 10 (2.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (2.71%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 10 (2.71%) Software Developer
11 9 (2.44%) Technical Manager
11 9 (2.44%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.67%) Web Services
2 27 (7.32%) RESTful
3 23 (6.23%) AngularJS
4 20 (5.42%) Spring
5 16 (4.34%) HTML
6 15 (4.07%) REST
7 14 (3.79%) .NET
7 14 (3.79%) CSS
8 13 (3.52%) Gherkin
8 13 (3.52%) HTML5
9 11 (2.98%) SOAP
10 10 (2.71%) Ajax
10 10 (2.71%) CSS3
11 9 (2.44%) Java EE
11 9 (2.44%) jQuery
12 8 (2.17%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.17%) JMS
12 8 (2.17%) Node.js
13 7 (1.90%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.05%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.34%) User Experience
5 13 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.52%) NHS
6 8 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.17%) PKI
7 7 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.63%) Statistics
9 5 (1.36%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.36%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.36%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.08%) CMDB
10 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.81%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.78%) Linux
2 20 (5.42%) Windows
3 12 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.90%) Unix
5 4 (1.08%) Debian
5 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.81%) AIX
6 3 (0.81%) Android
6 3 (0.81%) CentOS
6 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.54%) Solaris
7 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (18.43%) Scrum
3 60 (16.26%) Project Management
4 45 (12.20%) TDD
5 44 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (10.84%) ITIL
6 40 (10.84%) Process Improvement
7 39 (10.57%) Coaching
8 35 (9.49%) Kanban
9 30 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (7.86%) Performance Testing
11 28 (7.59%) Automated Testing
11 28 (7.59%) Mentoring
11 28 (7.59%) Service Management
12 27 (7.32%) Unit Testing
13 26 (7.05%) Change Management
13 26 (7.05%) Software Engineering
13 26 (7.05%) User Stories
14 24 (6.50%) Service Delivery
15 23 (6.23%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (17.34%) Java
2 36 (9.76%) SQL
3 26 (7.05%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.23%) Groovy
5 16 (4.34%) C#
6 15 (4.07%) Scala
7 10 (2.71%) Python
8 7 (1.90%) PHP
8 7 (1.90%) Ruby
9 4 (1.08%) C++
9 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.81%) C
10 3 (0.81%) Perl
10 3 (0.81%) VB
11 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.54%) XPath
12 1 (0.27%) AWK
12 1 (0.27%) Haskell
12 1 (0.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 51 (13.82%) Degree
2 41 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 33 (8.94%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.25%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.90%) CIPD
6 7 (1.90%) ISEB
6 7 (1.90%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.63%) APMP
7 6 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.63%) CISSP
8 4 (1.08%) CCNA
9 3 (0.81%) CCNP
9 3 (0.81%) CGEIT
9 3 (0.81%) CISM
9 3 (0.81%) CRISC
9 3 (0.81%) HND
9 3 (0.81%) PMP
10 2 (0.54%) CCSP
10 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (13.28%) QA
2 23 (6.23%) SLA
3 11 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.44%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.08%) P3O
6 2 (0.54%) COBIT
6 2 (0.54%) COSO
6 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.54%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.54%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) GAMP
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
7 1 (0.27%) RMADS
7 1 (0.27%) SDET
7 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.90%) vSphere
2 6 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.63%) Docker
3 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.81%) XenApp
4 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.27%) Corosync
5 1 (0.27%) iptables
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) Squid
5 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) Puppet
2 3 (0.81%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (0.81%) AppDNA
2 3 (0.81%) EdgeSight
2 3 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.81%) SCCM
2 3 (0.81%) SCOM
2 3 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (0.54%) Ansible
3 2 (0.54%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.54%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.27%) Grafana
4 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) Kibana
4 1 (0.27%) Pacemaker
4 1 (0.27%) SELinux
Vendors
1 36 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.21%) Oracle
3 18 (4.88%) Atlassian
4 11 (2.98%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.71%) Cisco
5 10 (2.71%) Huawei
6 8 (2.17%) Avaya
6 8 (2.17%) Citrix
6 8 (2.17%) VMware
7 7 (1.90%) SAP
8 6 (1.63%) CA Agile Central
9 5 (1.36%) IBM
9 5 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.08%) Adobe
10 4 (1.08%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.08%) EMC
10 4 (1.08%) webMethods
11 3 (0.81%) Clearswift
11 3 (0.81%) HP
11 3 (0.81%) TIBCO
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