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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 110 138 153
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 174 143 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.98% 1.46% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.84% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 77 61
Median daily rate £400 £420 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.75 £39.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +177.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £39.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.27 £39.50 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +46.66%
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
7164 7766 7125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.72% 79.33% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4368 4779 3989
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 266
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +1 36 £413 -1.78% 13
Hampshire -2 31 £338 -15.62% 13
Oxfordshire +14 27 £431 +2.67% 35
West Sussex +14 26 £369 +30.99% 4
Surrey +4 21 £393 -9.77% 12
Buckinghamshire +11 16 £410 -6.28% 2
East Sussex +16 9 £351 -36.27% 3
Kent +10 3 £550 +22.22% 2
Middlesex 0 1 £475 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 145 (43.54%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (27.63%) Java
3 81 (24.32%) Finance
4 67 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (19.82%) Project Management
6 63 (18.92%) Scrum
6 63 (18.92%) Degree
6 63 (18.92%) Jenkins
7 58 (17.42%) JUnit
8 56 (16.82%) Change Management
9 52 (15.62%) ITIL
10 50 (15.02%) QA
11 48 (14.41%) REST
12 47 (14.11%) JIRA
13 45 (13.51%) Spring
13 45 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
14 44 (13.21%) Selenium
15 41 (12.31%) Web Services
16 38 (11.41%) Maven
17 37 (11.11%) SQL
18 35 (10.51%) Mentoring
18 35 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (10.51%) Confluence
19 34 (10.21%) Microsoft
19 34 (10.21%) Ajax
20 33 (9.91%) Computer Science
20 33 (9.91%) Performance Testing
20 33 (9.91%) SOAP
21 32 (9.61%) Python
21 32 (9.61%) Automated Testing

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 35 (10.51%) Confluence
2 17 (5.11%) IIS
3 16 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.20%) CMS
5 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.20%) JBoss
5 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.30%) Kentico
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (8.71%) MS Excel
2 27 (8.11%) MS Office
3 14 (4.20%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.60%) MS Project
5 9 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.50%) Office 365
5 3 (0.90%) IaaS
5 3 (0.90%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.60%) Boomi
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.01%) HTTP
2 13 (3.90%) Firewall
3 11 (3.30%) 4G
4 10 (3.00%) 3G
5 9 (2.70%) LTE
6 8 (2.40%) Diameter Protocol
6 8 (2.40%) INAP
6 8 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.40%) LDAP
6 8 (2.40%) SIGTRAN
7 7 (2.10%) Internet
7 7 (2.10%) MGW
8 6 (1.80%) DHCP
9 5 (1.50%) DNS
9 5 (1.50%) SSL
9 5 (1.50%) VPN
10 4 (1.20%) Network Security
10 4 (1.20%) SSH
11 3 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.60%) MongoDB
2 11 (3.30%) Big Data
2 11 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.80%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.20%) MySQL
8 3 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.90%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.90%) Text Mining
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.60%) HBase
9 2 (0.60%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.30%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 63 (18.92%) Jenkins
2 58 (17.42%) JUnit
3 47 (14.11%) JIRA
4 44 (13.21%) Selenium
5 38 (11.41%) Maven
6 31 (9.31%) SoapUI
7 25 (7.51%) Git (software)
7 25 (7.51%) Subversion
8 24 (7.21%) Cucumber
8 24 (7.21%) Gradle
9 15 (4.50%) JMeter
9 15 (4.50%) WebDriver
10 13 (3.90%) Ant
10 13 (3.90%) Hudson
10 13 (3.90%) jMock
11 12 (3.60%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (2.40%) Hamcrest
12 8 (2.40%) Mockito
13 4 (1.20%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 81 (24.32%) Finance
2 28 (8.41%) Retail
3 26 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.20%) Back Office
5 11 (3.30%) Front Office
6 9 (2.70%) Legal
7 8 (2.40%) Publishing
8 7 (2.10%) Banking
9 4 (1.20%) Advertising
9 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.20%) Marketing
9 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.90%) Billing
10 3 (0.90%) Law
11 2 (0.60%) Automotive
11 2 (0.60%) Electronics
11 2 (0.60%) Games
11 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (25.83%) Analyst
2 59 (17.72%) Developer
3 30 (9.01%) Project Manager
4 28 (8.41%) Java Developer
5 27 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 26 (7.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 16 (4.80%) Automation Test Analyst
8 14 (4.20%) IT Manager
9 13 (3.90%) QA Analyst
10 12 (3.60%) Architect
11 11 (3.30%) Consultant
11 11 (3.30%) Development Manager
11 11 (3.30%) Senior Manager
12 10 (3.00%) Incident Analyst
12 10 (3.00%) Java Scala Developer
12 10 (3.00%) Scala Developer
12 10 (3.00%) Service Manager
12 10 (3.00%) Software Development Manager
12 10 (3.00%) Software Manager
13 9 (2.70%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (14.41%) REST
2 45 (13.51%) Spring
3 41 (12.31%) Web Services
4 34 (10.21%) Ajax
5 33 (9.91%) SOAP
6 26 (7.81%) HTML
7 25 (7.51%) CSS
8 23 (6.91%) CSS3
8 23 (6.91%) HTML5
9 22 (6.61%) JSON
10 20 (6.01%) Hibernate
11 17 (5.11%) Java EE
11 17 (5.11%) RESTful
12 15 (4.50%) JMS
13 14 (4.20%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (3.90%) .NET
15 12 (3.60%) Django
15 12 (3.60%) Guice
15 12 (3.60%) Play Framework
15 12 (3.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.91%) Computer Science
3 26 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 26 (7.81%) User Experience
4 18 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.70%) PKI
7 8 (2.40%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.20%) Clustering
9 4 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.20%) Fintech
9 4 (1.20%) IVR
9 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.90%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.90%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.90%) PMI
10 3 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.90%) W3C
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.71%) Linux
2 27 (8.11%) Windows
3 10 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (3.00%) Unix
4 9 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.10%) CentOS
5 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.50%) AIX
6 5 (1.50%) Solaris
6 5 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.90%) 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
1 145 (43.54%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
3 66 (19.82%) Project Management
4 63 (18.92%) Scrum
5 56 (16.82%) Change Management
6 52 (15.62%) ITIL
7 45 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 35 (10.51%) Mentoring
9 33 (9.91%) Performance Testing
10 32 (9.61%) Automated Testing
10 32 (9.61%) TDD
11 31 (9.31%) Process Improvement
12 29 (8.71%) Line Management
13 27 (8.11%) Front End Development
13 27 (8.11%) Open Source
14 26 (7.81%) Kanban
15 24 (7.21%) Domain-Driven Design
15 24 (7.21%) Service Delivery
15 24 (7.21%) Web Design
16 23 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (27.63%) Java
2 37 (11.11%) SQL
3 32 (9.61%) Python
4 27 (8.11%) Scala
5 25 (7.51%) Groovy
6 24 (7.21%) Ruby
7 12 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.00%) C#
9 6 (1.80%) C
10 5 (1.50%) PHP
11 3 (0.90%) C++
11 3 (0.90%) Perl
11 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.90%) VB
11 3 (0.90%) VBScript
12 2 (0.60%) R
13 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.30%) JCL
13 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 63 (18.92%) Degree
2 23 (6.91%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.50%) ISEB
5 14 (4.20%) ISTQB
6 13 (3.90%) CISSP
7 10 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.00%) PMI Certification
7 10 (3.00%) PMP
8 8 (2.40%) HNC
8 8 (2.40%) HND
9 7 (2.10%) CCNP
9 7 (2.10%) GCIA
9 7 (2.10%) GCIH
10 5 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.20%) CCNA
11 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.20%) MCSE
11 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (15.02%) QA
2 17 (5.11%) SLA
3 14 (4.20%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.40%) COBIT
4 8 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.20%) COSO
5 4 (1.20%) GAMP
5 4 (1.20%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.90%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.90%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.60%) MiFID
8 1 (0.30%) P3O
System Software
1 11 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.50%) Docker
3 5 (1.50%) vSphere
4 4 (1.20%) Firmware
5 3 (0.90%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.30%) Corosync
7 1 (0.30%) Squid
7 1 (0.30%) vCloud
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (3.00%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (2.40%) Puppet
3 6 (1.80%) SCCM
4 5 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.90%) Nagios
5 3 (0.90%) WSUS
6 2 (0.60%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (0.60%) Ansible
6 2 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.30%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 34 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.81%) Oracle
3 23 (6.91%) Cisco
4 17 (5.11%) Atlassian
5 15 (4.50%) VMware
6 13 (3.90%) Rally
7 12 (3.60%) Google
7 12 (3.60%) SAP
7 12 (3.60%) Talend
8 11 (3.30%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.00%) Intel Security
10 9 (2.70%) HP
11 8 (2.40%) Nokia
11 8 (2.40%) Remedy
12 6 (1.80%) NetWitness
13 5 (1.50%) EMC
13 5 (1.50%) Qualys
13 5 (1.50%) Sitecore
14 4 (1.20%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.20%) Citrix
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