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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 114 144 138
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 166 131 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.88% 1.39% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.75% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 59 43
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 £39.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.77% +43.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -16.36%
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
7094 7500 6928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 79.41% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4343 4350 3832
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 251 262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.81 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -11 33 £406 +1.56% 11
West Sussex 0 30 £350 -48.14% 3
Oxfordshire +30 28 £420 -2.60% 17
Buckinghamshire +26 26 £400 -11.11% 1
Hampshire -5 19 £550 +57.14% 11
Surrey -18 14 £410 +5.80% 14
East Sussex +16 11 £380 +1.33% 3
Sussex - 3 £475 -
Kent +4 1 £475 +5.55% 1
Middlesex -9 1 £175 -54.78%
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 106 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (24.58%) Java
3 63 (21.21%) Project Management
4 60 (20.20%) Finance
5 54 (18.18%) Degree
6 49 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (16.16%) Scrum
7 48 (16.16%) JUnit
7 48 (16.16%) Jenkins
8 46 (15.49%) Change Management
9 43 (14.48%) ITIL
10 40 (13.47%) REST
11 38 (12.79%) Python
11 38 (12.79%) Selenium
12 37 (12.46%) Root Cause Analysis
12 37 (12.46%) Mentoring
13 35 (11.78%) Microsoft
14 34 (11.45%) Ajax
15 33 (11.11%) Telecoms
16 32 (10.77%) Service Delivery
16 32 (10.77%) HTTP
17 31 (10.44%) Spring
18 30 (10.10%) Retail
18 30 (10.10%) QA
18 30 (10.10%) Line Management
19 29 (9.76%) Windows
19 29 (9.76%) HTML
20 28 (9.43%) MS Excel
21 27 (9.09%) SQL
21 27 (9.09%) Web Design

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 23 (7.74%) Confluence
2 15 (5.05%) IIS
3 13 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.68%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.35%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.67%) Apache
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.67%) CMS
7 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.40%) MS Office
3 16 (5.39%) MS Project
4 11 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.34%) Primavera
2 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.35%) SaaS
4 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.01%) IaaS
4 3 (1.01%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.01%) Office 365
5 2 (0.67%) Boomi
5 2 (0.67%) GitHub
6 1 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.77%) HTTP
2 13 (4.38%) 4G
3 11 (3.70%) 3G
4 10 (3.37%) Firewall
4 10 (3.37%) LTE
5 8 (2.69%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (2.69%) INAP
5 8 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (2.69%) LDAP
5 8 (2.69%) SIGTRAN
6 7 (2.36%) DNS
6 7 (2.36%) Internet
6 7 (2.36%) MGW
6 7 (2.36%) SAN
7 6 (2.02%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.68%) ATM
8 5 (1.68%) DHCP
8 5 (1.68%) SSL
9 3 (1.01%) LAN
9 3 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.37%) Big Data
2 9 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.02%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.35%) OpenStack Swift
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.35%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.01%) MySQL
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.67%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.67%) Redis
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 48 (16.16%) Jenkins
1 48 (16.16%) JUnit
2 38 (12.79%) Selenium
3 25 (8.42%) JIRA
4 24 (8.08%) Maven
5 23 (7.74%) Git (software)
5 23 (7.74%) Subversion
6 20 (6.73%) SoapUI
7 16 (5.39%) Cucumber
8 15 (5.05%) Gradle
9 11 (3.70%) Ant
9 11 (3.70%) Hudson
9 11 (3.70%) JMeter
9 11 (3.70%) jMock
9 11 (3.70%) WebDriver
10 8 (2.69%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (1.01%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.67%) Gatling
12 2 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 60 (20.20%) Finance
2 33 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 30 (10.10%) Retail
4 15 (5.05%) Back Office
5 11 (3.70%) Front Office
6 9 (3.03%) Legal
7 8 (2.69%) Banking
7 8 (2.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.02%) Publishing
9 4 (1.35%) Law
10 3 (1.01%) Advertising
10 3 (1.01%) Automotive
11 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Electronics
12 1 (0.34%) French Language
12 1 (0.34%) German Language
12 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.34%) Marketing
12 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (25.25%) Analyst
2 53 (17.85%) Developer
3 26 (8.75%) Java Developer
4 25 (8.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 23 (7.74%) Project Manager
6 19 (6.40%) Test Analyst
7 13 (4.38%) Consultant
7 13 (4.38%) QA Analyst
8 12 (4.04%) Architect
8 12 (4.04%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (4.04%) IT Manager
8 12 (4.04%) Scala Developer
8 12 (4.04%) Senior Manager
9 11 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.37%) Development Manager
10 10 (3.37%) Incident Analyst
10 10 (3.37%) Service Manager
10 10 (3.37%) Software Development Manager
10 10 (3.37%) Software Manager
11 9 (3.03%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.47%) REST
2 34 (11.45%) Ajax
3 31 (10.44%) Spring
4 29 (9.76%) HTML
5 25 (8.42%) CSS
6 24 (8.08%) CSS3
6 24 (8.08%) HTML5
7 23 (7.74%) JSON
8 22 (7.41%) Web Services
9 21 (7.07%) SOAP
10 18 (6.06%) Hibernate
11 17 (5.72%) Java EE
12 14 (4.71%) Django
12 14 (4.71%) Guice
12 14 (4.71%) Play Framework
12 14 (4.71%) Ruby on Rails
13 13 (4.38%) JMS
13 13 (4.38%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (3.70%) .NET
14 11 (3.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.42%) Management Information System
2 24 (8.08%) Data Centre
3 22 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 19 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.06%) User Experience
6 10 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.69%) PKI
8 6 (2.02%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.02%) FMCG
8 6 (2.02%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.02%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.68%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (1.68%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.35%) W3C
11 3 (1.01%) EMC VNX
11 3 (1.01%) Minimum Viable Product
11 3 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.76%) Windows
2 21 (7.07%) Linux
3 8 (2.69%) Unix
3 8 (2.69%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.36%) CentOS
4 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.35%) AIX
7 4 (1.35%) Solaris
8 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.67%) Android
9 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.67%) SUSE
9 2 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (21.21%) Project Management
3 49 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (16.16%) Scrum
5 46 (15.49%) Change Management
6 43 (14.48%) ITIL
7 37 (12.46%) Mentoring
7 37 (12.46%) Root Cause Analysis
8 32 (10.77%) Service Delivery
9 30 (10.10%) Line Management
10 27 (9.09%) Web Design
11 26 (8.75%) Automated Testing
11 26 (8.75%) Open Source
11 26 (8.75%) Process Improvement
12 25 (8.42%) Front End Development
12 25 (8.42%) Service Management
12 25 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (8.08%) Responsive Web Design
14 23 (7.74%) PRINCE2
14 23 (7.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.58%) Java
2 38 (12.79%) Python
3 27 (9.09%) SQL
4 25 (8.42%) Ruby
4 25 (8.42%) Scala
5 13 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.04%) Groovy
7 8 (2.69%) C
8 5 (1.68%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.35%) PHP
9 4 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.67%) C#
11 2 (0.67%) Perl
12 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.34%) JCL
12 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (18.18%) Degree
2 19 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.05%) ISEB
5 13 (4.38%) ISTQB
6 10 (3.37%) HND
7 9 (3.03%) CISSP
8 8 (2.69%) HNC
8 8 (2.69%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.69%) PMP
9 6 (2.02%) GCIA
9 6 (2.02%) GCIH
9 6 (2.02%) MCSE
9 6 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.68%) Postgraduate
10 5 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.10%) QA
2 21 (7.07%) SLA
3 10 (3.37%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.69%) COBIT
5 6 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.35%) GxP
7 3 (1.01%) COSO
7 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.01%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.67%) GAMP
8 2 (0.67%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.34%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.35%) Firmware
3 4 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.35%) vSphere
4 3 (1.01%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.34%) Docker
6 1 (0.34%) vCloud
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (3.37%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (2.36%) Puppet
3 6 (2.02%) SCCM
4 5 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.01%) Amdocs OSS
5 3 (1.01%) Nagios
5 3 (1.01%) WSUS
6 2 (0.67%) Ansible
6 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 35 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.40%) Oracle
3 16 (5.39%) Cisco
4 14 (4.71%) Google
4 14 (4.71%) SAP
5 13 (4.38%) VMware
6 11 (3.70%) Atlassian
6 11 (3.70%) Intel Security
6 11 (3.70%) Rally
6 11 (3.70%) Remedy
7 8 (2.69%) HP
7 8 (2.69%) Nokia
7 8 (2.69%) Talend
8 7 (2.36%) Sitecore
9 6 (2.02%) NetWitness
9 6 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.68%) Citrix
10 5 (1.68%) EMC
10 5 (1.68%) Huawei
10 5 (1.68%) Pega
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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South East
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
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