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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 116 142 133
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 163 134 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.84% 1.40% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.75% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 63 59
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £266 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £550 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £23.00 £107.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.55% +550.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £53.05 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.05 £161.45 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +45.69%
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
7215 7650 6941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.31% 79.98% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 4548 3824
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 246 251
Median hourly rate £39.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -12 33 £450 +28.57% 23
Oxfordshire +26 26 £450 +2.27% 27
West Sussex +14 24 £350 -49.27% 6
Surrey +2 23 £368 -5.16% 7
Buckinghamshire +20 20 £405 -7.42% 8
Hampshire -14 17 £269 -26.11% 8
East Sussex +17 11 £350 -24.32% 4
Kent +9 4 £513 +13.88%
Sussex - 3 £475 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 126 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (24.70%) Java
3 78 (23.21%) Finance
4 70 (20.83%) Project Management
5 65 (19.35%) Degree
6 57 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (16.96%) Scrum
7 56 (16.67%) JUnit
7 56 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 53 (15.77%) Change Management
9 48 (14.29%) ITIL
10 45 (13.39%) REST
11 44 (13.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 41 (12.20%) Selenium
13 40 (11.90%) QA
13 40 (11.90%) SQL
14 39 (11.61%) Python
14 39 (11.61%) Microsoft
15 36 (10.71%) Spring
15 36 (10.71%) Mentoring
16 34 (10.12%) Ajax
16 34 (10.12%) Telecoms
17 33 (9.82%) HTTP
17 33 (9.82%) Maven
17 33 (9.82%) JIRA
18 31 (9.23%) Retail
18 31 (9.23%) MS Excel
18 31 (9.23%) Line Management
19 30 (8.93%) Windows
19 30 (8.93%) 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 27 (8.04%) Confluence
2 19 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.46%) IIS
4 6 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.89%) CMS
6 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.30%) Kentico
8 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.14%) MS Office
3 17 (5.06%) MS Project
4 13 (3.87%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.60%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.30%) Primavera
2 1 (0.30%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.49%) Office 365
4 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.19%) SaaS
5 3 (0.89%) IaaS
5 3 (0.89%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.60%) Boomi
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.82%) HTTP
2 13 (3.87%) 4G
3 11 (3.27%) 3G
3 11 (3.27%) Firewall
4 10 (2.98%) LTE
5 8 (2.38%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (2.38%) INAP
5 8 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (2.38%) LDAP
5 8 (2.38%) SIGTRAN
6 7 (2.08%) Internet
6 7 (2.08%) MGW
7 6 (1.79%) DHCP
7 6 (1.79%) DNS
7 6 (1.79%) SSL
8 5 (1.49%) VPN
9 4 (1.19%) ATM
9 4 (1.19%) SSH
10 3 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.98%) MongoDB
2 9 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.38%) Big Data
3 8 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.89%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.89%) MySQL
5 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.60%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.60%) Redis
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.30%) HBase
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 56 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 56 (16.67%) JUnit
2 41 (12.20%) Selenium
3 33 (9.82%) JIRA
3 33 (9.82%) Maven
4 25 (7.44%) SoapUI
5 24 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 23 (6.85%) Subversion
7 20 (5.95%) Cucumber
8 19 (5.65%) Gradle
9 13 (3.87%) JMeter
9 13 (3.87%) WebDriver
10 12 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
11 11 (3.27%) Ant
11 11 (3.27%) Hudson
11 11 (3.27%) jMock
12 5 (1.49%) Hamcrest
12 5 (1.49%) Mockito
13 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.89%) TestComplete
General
1 78 (23.21%) Finance
2 34 (10.12%) Telecoms
3 31 (9.23%) Retail
4 16 (4.76%) Back Office
5 12 (3.57%) Legal
6 11 (3.27%) Front Office
7 9 (2.68%) Banking
8 8 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (2.08%) Publishing
10 5 (1.49%) Law
11 4 (1.19%) Advertising
12 3 (0.89%) Automotive
12 3 (0.89%) Marketing
13 2 (0.60%) Electronics
13 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.60%) Military
14 1 (0.30%) French Language
14 1 (0.30%) Games
14 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (25.89%) Analyst
2 52 (15.48%) Developer
3 30 (8.93%) Project Manager
4 25 (7.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 25 (7.44%) Java Developer
5 24 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 16 (4.76%) Architect
6 16 (4.76%) Consultant
7 14 (4.17%) QA Analyst
8 13 (3.87%) Automation Test Analyst
9 12 (3.57%) IT Manager
9 12 (3.57%) Scala Developer
9 12 (3.57%) Senior Manager
9 12 (3.57%) Service Manager
10 11 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (2.98%) Development Manager
11 10 (2.98%) Incident Analyst
11 10 (2.98%) Software Development Manager
11 10 (2.98%) Software Manager
12 9 (2.68%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.39%) REST
2 36 (10.71%) Spring
3 34 (10.12%) Ajax
4 29 (8.63%) SOAP
4 29 (8.63%) Web Services
5 25 (7.44%) CSS
6 24 (7.14%) HTML
7 23 (6.85%) CSS3
7 23 (6.85%) HTML5
7 23 (6.85%) JSON
8 18 (5.36%) Hibernate
9 17 (5.06%) Java EE
10 14 (4.17%) .NET
10 14 (4.17%) Django
10 14 (4.17%) Guice
10 14 (4.17%) Play Framework
10 14 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
11 13 (3.87%) JMS
11 13 (3.87%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 26 (7.74%) User Experience
3 25 (7.44%) Data Centre
3 25 (7.44%) Management Information System
4 22 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.68%) PKI
7 6 (1.79%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.79%) FMCG
7 6 (1.79%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.79%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.49%) Applied Mathematics
8 5 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.19%) Fintech
9 4 (1.19%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.19%) W3C
10 3 (0.89%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.89%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.93%) Windows
2 19 (5.65%) Linux
3 11 (3.27%) Unix
4 8 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.08%) CentOS
5 7 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.49%) AIX
6 5 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.49%) Solaris
7 3 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.60%) Android
8 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.60%) SUSE
8 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.60%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (20.83%) Project Management
3 57 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (16.96%) Scrum
4 53 (15.77%) Change Management
5 48 (14.29%) ITIL
6 44 (13.10%) Root Cause Analysis
7 36 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 31 (9.23%) Line Management
9 30 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 28 (8.33%) Open Source
11 27 (8.04%) PRINCE2
11 27 (8.04%) Service Delivery
11 27 (8.04%) Web Design
12 26 (7.74%) Front End Development
12 26 (7.74%) Performance Testing
12 26 (7.74%) Process Improvement
13 25 (7.44%) TDD
14 23 (6.85%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 83 (24.70%) Java
2 40 (11.90%) SQL
3 39 (11.61%) Python
4 26 (7.74%) Scala
5 25 (7.44%) Ruby
6 17 (5.06%) Groovy
7 9 (2.68%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.38%) C#
9 5 (1.49%) C
9 5 (1.49%) MATLAB
9 5 (1.49%) PHP
10 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.89%) VBScript
11 2 (0.60%) Perl
11 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.60%) R
11 2 (0.60%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.30%) C++
12 1 (0.30%) JCL
Qualifications
1 65 (19.35%) Degree
2 20 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.46%) ISEB
5 13 (3.87%) ISTQB
6 11 (3.27%) CISSP
7 10 (2.98%) PMP
8 9 (2.68%) HND
8 9 (2.68%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.38%) HNC
10 7 (2.08%) GCIA
10 7 (2.08%) GCIH
11 6 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.79%) MCSE
11 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.49%) Postgraduate
12 5 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.19%) CCNP
13 4 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.90%) QA
2 19 (5.65%) SLA
3 12 (3.57%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.38%) COBIT
5 7 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.19%) COSO
6 4 (1.19%) GxP
6 4 (1.19%) SAS 70
7 3 (0.89%) GAMP
7 3 (0.89%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.89%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.60%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.30%) MiFID
9 1 (0.30%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.19%) Firmware
3 4 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.19%) vSphere
4 3 (0.89%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.60%) Docker
6 1 (0.30%) vCloud
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.98%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (2.08%) Puppet
3 6 (1.79%) SCCM
4 5 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.89%) Amdocs OSS
5 3 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.89%) Nagios
5 3 (0.89%) WSUS
6 2 (0.60%) Ansible
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 39 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.44%) Oracle
3 19 (5.65%) Cisco
3 19 (5.65%) SAP
4 14 (4.17%) Google
5 13 (3.87%) VMware
6 12 (3.57%) Atlassian
6 12 (3.57%) Talend
7 11 (3.27%) Intel Security
7 11 (3.27%) Rally
7 11 (3.27%) Remedy
8 8 (2.38%) HP
8 8 (2.38%) Nokia
9 7 (2.08%) Huawei
9 7 (2.08%) Sitecore
10 6 (1.79%) NetWitness
10 6 (1.79%) Pega
10 6 (1.79%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.49%) Citrix
11 5 (1.49%) EMC
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worthing, Sussex
Methods Professional Services Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £52,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £43,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago