The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 59 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 31 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.94% 2.46% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 2.87% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 9
Median daily rate £350 £260 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -34.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £250 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £418 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £19.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.69% -15.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
700 592 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 89.06% 85.55% 76.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 383 225
Median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £10.50 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £33.60
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 Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Tyne and Wear region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Tyne and Wear region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 31 £350 +34.61% 3
Continuous Improvement
North East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 39 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.74%) ITIL
3 28 (35.90%) Open Source
4 27 (34.62%) Change Management
5 26 (33.33%) SaaS
5 26 (33.33%) PaaS
5 26 (33.33%) IaaS
6 24 (30.77%) Data Management
7 21 (26.92%) DevOps
8 19 (24.36%) Scrum
9 18 (23.08%) Windows
9 18 (23.08%) Linux
9 18 (23.08%) Oracle
9 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 18 (23.08%) User Stories
10 17 (21.79%) Problem Management
10 17 (21.79%) PRINCE2
10 17 (21.79%) Unix
11 16 (20.51%) Java
11 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (20.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 14 (17.95%) RESTful
12 14 (17.95%) Scala
12 14 (17.95%) MS PowerPoint
12 14 (17.95%) JIRA
12 14 (17.95%) Service Management
13 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 13 (16.67%) QA
14 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
14 12 (15.38%) Selenium

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 11 (14.10%) Confluence
2 9 (11.54%) WebSphere
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (2.56%) Tuxedo
5 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.28%) Documentum
6 1 (1.28%) JBoss
6 1 (1.28%) PowerExchange
6 1 (1.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.28%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.33%) IaaS
1 26 (33.33%) PaaS
1 26 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) LDAP
2 2 (2.56%) DHCP
2 2 (2.56%) DNS
2 2 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.13%) DB2
3 4 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.28%) HBase
6 1 (1.28%) Ingres
6 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.28%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (17.95%) JIRA
2 12 (15.38%) Selenium
3 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.26%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.13%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.56%) JUnit
6 2 (2.56%) Subversion
7 1 (1.28%) CA Gen
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Billing
2 3 (3.85%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) DBA
2 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) Oracle DBA
4 10 (12.82%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Architect
5 8 (10.26%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Automation Tester
6 7 (8.97%) Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Tester
7 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Administrator
8 5 (6.41%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Operational Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Operations Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Service Architect
10 3 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) RESTful
2 12 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 9 (11.54%) Web Services
4 5 (6.41%) XML
5 4 (5.13%) CSS
6 3 (3.85%) HTML
6 3 (3.85%) JSON
6 3 (3.85%) REST
7 2 (2.56%) .NET
7 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.56%) CSS3
7 2 (2.56%) Django
7 2 (2.56%) Guice
7 2 (2.56%) HTML5
7 2 (2.56%) Middleware
7 2 (2.56%) Node.js
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (2.56%) Play Framework
7 2 (2.56%) Spring
7 2 (2.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.54%) Tandem
3 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.97%) User Experience
4 3 (3.85%) CMDB
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Linux
1 18 (23.08%) Windows
2 17 (21.79%) Unix
3 12 (15.38%) AIX
4 10 (12.82%) Windows XP
5 9 (11.54%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.56%) MVS
7 2 (2.56%) VME
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.28%) HPUX
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.74%) ITIL
3 28 (35.90%) Open Source
4 27 (34.62%) Change Management
5 24 (30.77%) Data Management
6 21 (26.92%) DevOps
7 19 (24.36%) Scrum
8 18 (23.08%) User Stories
9 17 (21.79%) PRINCE2
9 17 (21.79%) Problem Management
10 16 (20.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 14 (17.95%) Service Management
12 12 (15.38%) API Testing
12 12 (15.38%) Kanban
12 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
12 12 (15.38%) Test Automation
13 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
14 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
14 10 (12.82%) ITSM
14 10 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) Java
2 14 (17.95%) Scala
3 12 (15.38%) Groovy
4 9 (11.54%) SQL
5 4 (5.13%) C#
5 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.56%) COBOL
7 2 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.28%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) CCNA
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CAPM
5 1 (1.28%) CCA
5 1 (1.28%) CISM
5 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.67%) QA
2 11 (14.10%) SLA
3 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.28%) COBIT
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.56%) vSphere
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 18 (23.08%) Oracle
2 9 (11.54%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.13%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) Remedy
4 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) Google
5 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.28%) CA
6 1 (1.28%) Capita
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco
6 1 (1.28%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.28%) Informatica
6 1 (1.28%) Pega
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) SAP