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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 118 126 118
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 168 147 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.74% 1.48% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.90% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 74 52
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £256 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £31.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -44.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £31.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +15.27%
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
7656 7738 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.76% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4726 4347 3890
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 280 275
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +19 43 £400 - 10
Hampshire +5 31 £478 +19.37% 7
West Sussex +6 28 £475 -13.63% 2
Buckinghamshire +31 22 £400 +45.45% 5
Oxfordshire +8 18 £410 -3.52% 22
East Sussex +2 8 £356 -5.00% 3
Surrey -41 8 £400 +33.33% 20
Middlesex -7 5 £208 -46.38%
Kent -24 4 £475 +35.71% 2
Sussex +3 1 £475 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 70 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (19.86%) Finance
3 57 (19.52%) Degree
4 54 (18.49%) Project Management
5 53 (18.15%) Java
6 52 (17.81%) ITIL
7 42 (14.38%) Telecoms
8 41 (14.04%) Mentoring
9 39 (13.36%) Service Delivery
9 39 (13.36%) Microsoft
10 38 (13.01%) Change Management
11 35 (11.99%) Service Management
12 34 (11.64%) Windows
13 32 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (10.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 32 (10.96%) Jenkins
14 31 (10.62%) JUnit
15 29 (9.93%) Management Information System
15 29 (9.93%) Scrum
16 28 (9.59%) Python
16 28 (9.59%) Selenium
16 28 (9.59%) Data Centre
17 27 (9.25%) Security Cleared
17 27 (9.25%) PRINCE2
17 27 (9.25%) HTTP
18 26 (8.90%) HTML
18 26 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (8.90%) Problem Management
18 26 (8.90%) Retail
18 26 (8.90%) REST

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.79%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.11%) IIS
3 10 (3.42%) Confluence
4 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.05%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.05%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.03%) Node.js
7 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.68%) Apache
8 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.68%) CMS
8 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.48%) MS Office
2 16 (5.48%) MS Project
3 11 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) SAP HCM
2 3 (1.03%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.34%) Primavera
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.34%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.34%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.05%) SaaS
3 6 (2.05%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.71%) IaaS
4 5 (1.71%) Office 365
5 2 (0.68%) GitHub
5 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.25%) HTTP
2 13 (4.45%) 3G
2 13 (4.45%) 4G
2 13 (4.45%) SAN
3 12 (4.11%) DNS
4 9 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (3.08%) LAN
5 8 (2.74%) Firewall
6 7 (2.40%) LTE
7 6 (2.05%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (2.05%) INAP
7 6 (2.05%) Internet
7 6 (2.05%) LDAP
7 6 (2.05%) MPLS
7 6 (2.05%) Multicast
7 6 (2.05%) NAS
7 6 (2.05%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (2.05%) SSL
7 6 (2.05%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.42%) Big Data
2 9 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.05%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (2.05%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.71%) OpenStack Swift
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.68%) DB2
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.68%) MySQL
9 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.34%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.34%) Redis
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (10.96%) Jenkins
2 31 (10.62%) JUnit
3 28 (9.59%) Selenium
4 18 (6.16%) Git (software)
5 17 (5.82%) Subversion
6 12 (4.11%) JIRA
7 11 (3.77%) Maven
8 8 (2.74%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.74%) Gradle
8 8 (2.74%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.74%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.40%) Ant
10 6 (2.05%) Hudson
10 6 (2.05%) JMeter
10 6 (2.05%) jMock
11 3 (1.03%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.68%) CaliberRM
12 2 (0.68%) RequisitePro
12 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (19.86%) Finance
2 42 (14.38%) Telecoms
3 26 (8.90%) Retail
4 15 (5.14%) Legal
5 11 (3.77%) Back Office
5 11 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.40%) Banking
6 7 (2.40%) Front Office
7 4 (1.37%) Automotive
7 4 (1.37%) Law
8 3 (1.03%) Billing
8 3 (1.03%) Electronics
9 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (20.89%) Analyst
2 48 (16.44%) Developer
3 22 (7.53%) Java Developer
4 21 (7.19%) Consultant
4 21 (7.19%) Project Manager
5 20 (6.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 15 (5.14%) Architect
7 13 (4.45%) IT Manager
7 13 (4.45%) Senior Manager
7 13 (4.45%) Service Manager
7 13 (4.45%) Telecoms Manager
7 13 (4.45%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.11%) Incident Analyst
9 11 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (3.08%) Problem Manager
10 9 (3.08%) Scala Developer
11 8 (2.74%) QA Analyst
11 8 (2.74%) Senior Project Manager
12 7 (2.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.90%) HTML
1 26 (8.90%) REST
2 24 (8.22%) Ajax
3 23 (7.88%) Spring
4 20 (6.85%) CSS
5 19 (6.51%) CSS3
5 19 (6.51%) HTML5
6 18 (6.16%) JSON
7 15 (5.14%) Web Services
8 14 (4.79%) Java EE
9 13 (4.45%) AngularJS
9 13 (4.45%) Hibernate
10 12 (4.11%) SOAP
11 11 (3.77%) .NET
11 11 (3.77%) Django
11 11 (3.77%) Guice
11 11 (3.77%) Play Framework
11 11 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (3.08%) JMS
12 9 (3.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.93%) Management Information System
2 28 (9.59%) Data Centre
3 22 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.79%) FMCG
5 12 (4.11%) User Experience
6 11 (3.77%) Driving Licence
7 10 (3.42%) PKI
8 6 (2.05%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.71%) Applied Mathematics
9 5 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.71%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.71%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.71%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (1.71%) Statistics
10 4 (1.37%) IVR
10 4 (1.37%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.03%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.64%) Windows
2 21 (7.19%) Linux
3 12 (4.11%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.42%) Unix
5 8 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.40%) Solaris
7 6 (2.05%) AIX
8 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.68%) Android
9 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.68%) SUSE
9 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.34%) CentOS
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (18.49%) Project Management
3 52 (17.81%) ITIL
4 41 (14.04%) Mentoring
5 39 (13.36%) Service Delivery
6 38 (13.01%) Change Management
7 35 (11.99%) Service Management
8 32 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (10.96%) Root Cause Analysis
9 29 (9.93%) Scrum
10 27 (9.25%) PRINCE2
11 26 (8.90%) Problem Management
11 26 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (7.88%) Line Management
13 22 (7.53%) Automated Testing
14 20 (6.85%) Business Analysis
14 20 (6.85%) Front End Development
14 20 (6.85%) ITIL V3
14 20 (6.85%) Web Design
15 19 (6.51%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 53 (18.15%) Java
2 28 (9.59%) Python
3 23 (7.88%) SQL
4 19 (6.51%) Scala
5 17 (5.82%) Ruby
6 15 (5.14%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.77%) C
8 7 (2.40%) Groovy
9 6 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.71%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.03%) C#
13 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) C++
13 1 (0.34%) PHP
13 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (19.52%) Degree
2 27 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.08%) CISSP
4 9 (3.08%) HND
4 9 (3.08%) ISEB
4 9 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.74%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (2.40%) GCIA
6 7 (2.40%) GCIH
6 7 (2.40%) MCSE
6 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.40%) PMP
7 6 (2.05%) HNC
7 6 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.71%) MCP
8 5 (1.71%) MCSA
8 5 (1.71%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.22%) SLA
2 19 (6.51%) QA
3 10 (3.42%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.08%) COBIT
5 6 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.37%) COSO
6 4 (1.37%) GxP
6 4 (1.37%) SAS 70
7 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.68%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.68%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.34%) GAMP
9 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.68%) UAG
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) vCloud
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.11%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (2.74%) SCCM
3 3 (1.03%) Puppet
3 3 (1.03%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.68%) MOM
4 2 (0.68%) Nagios
4 2 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.34%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.34%) nmon
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.53%) Cisco
2 22 (7.53%) Oracle
3 20 (6.85%) SAP
4 13 (4.45%) Intel Security
5 11 (3.77%) Google
5 11 (3.77%) Remedy
6 10 (3.42%) VMware
7 8 (2.74%) Nokia
8 7 (2.40%) HP
8 7 (2.40%) NetApp
9 6 (2.05%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.05%) NetWitness
9 6 (2.05%) Rally
9 6 (2.05%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.05%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.71%) Huawei
11 4 (1.37%) Citrix
11 4 (1.37%) Ericsson
11 4 (1.37%) JD Edwards
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