Period
to 26 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 26 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > East Midlands
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 32 87
Rank change year-on-year -10 +55 +9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 61 36 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.14% 5.63% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 6.58% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 7
10th Percentile £318 £174 £351
25th Percentile £397 £219 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £317 £385
Median % change year-on-year +45.34% -17.79% -9.41%
75th Percentile £513 £377 £489
90th Percentile £539 £387 £620
England median daily rate £525 £478 £475
% change year-on-year +9.95% +0.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.73 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year - -74.55% +292.16%
England median hourly rate £30.75 £24.65 £24.58
% change year-on-year +24.75% +0.31% -1.70%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,215 547 1,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.43% 85.60% 82.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 343 864
10th Percentile £210 £213 £225
25th Percentile £325 £310 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £379 £411
Median % change year-on-year +12.14% -7.84% +2.81%
75th Percentile £519 £475 £500
90th Percentile £600 £525 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 23 81
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.81 £10.80
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.12 £11.24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.46% -7.87%
75th Percentile £24.08 £23.40 £23.47
90th Percentile £51.00 £43.75 £46.75
England median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +11.11% +12.50%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire 0 24 £495 +58.40% 5
Derbyshire 0 14 £375 - 5
Nottinghamshire -20 14 £470 -14.55% 19
Leicestershire -12 6 £265 -29.33% 5
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 26 (42.62%) Finance
2 22 (36.07%) SAP
3 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (29.51%) DevOps
5 17 (27.87%) Performance Management
6 16 (26.23%) Change Management
6 16 (26.23%) Coaching
7 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (22.95%) Mentoring
9 13 (21.31%) QA
9 13 (21.31%) Aerospace
10 11 (18.03%) Legal
10 11 (18.03%) Risk Management
10 11 (18.03%) Social Skills
11 10 (16.39%) Influencing Skills
11 10 (16.39%) GRC
11 10 (16.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 10 (16.39%) Service Management
11 10 (16.39%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (16.39%) People Management
11 10 (16.39%) Azure
12 8 (13.11%) Windows
12 8 (13.11%) Linux
12 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
12 8 (13.11%) JIRA
12 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
12 8 (13.11%) Data Quality
12 8 (13.11%) Master Data Management
13 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
13 7 (11.48%) Ansible

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (9.84%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Azure
2 4 (6.56%) AWS
3 3 (4.92%) Power Platform
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.64%) SaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Firewall
1 2 (3.28%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Network Security
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
2 1 (1.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (4.92%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.92%) Power BI
3 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.28%) Tableau
4 1 (1.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.11%) JIRA
2 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.84%) Artifactory
3 6 (9.84%) Bitbucket
3 6 (9.84%) SonarQube
3 6 (9.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.64%) REST Assured
4 1 (1.64%) Selenium
4 1 (1.64%) TestNG
General
1 26 (42.62%) Finance
2 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (21.31%) Aerospace
4 11 (18.03%) Legal
4 11 (18.03%) Social Skills
5 10 (16.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 10 (16.39%) Influencing Skills
6 6 (9.84%) Retail
7 4 (6.56%) Banking
8 2 (3.28%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) HR Manager
1 10 (16.39%) Operations Manager
2 9 (14.75%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Azure DevOps
5 4 (6.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Data Governance Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Data Governance Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Data Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Governance Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Scrum Master
5 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Migration Architect
6 3 (4.92%) React Developer
6 3 (4.92%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) ADO
2 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.92%) CSS
2 3 (4.92%) Node.js
2 3 (4.92%) React
2 3 (4.92%) Redux
3 2 (3.28%) EDI
4 1 (1.64%) REST
4 1 (1.64%) RESTful
4 1 (1.64%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) DevOps
3 17 (27.87%) Performance Management
4 16 (26.23%) Change Management
4 16 (26.23%) Coaching
5 14 (22.95%) Mentoring
6 11 (18.03%) Risk Management
7 10 (16.39%) People Management
7 10 (16.39%) Service Management
8 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
8 8 (13.11%) Master Data Management
9 7 (11.48%) Business Performance Management
9 7 (11.48%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (11.48%) Migration
9 7 (11.48%) Servant Leadership
10 6 (9.84%) Data Governance
10 6 (9.84%) IT Strategy
10 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (9.84%) Scrum
10 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) Python
2 6 (9.84%) Groovy
3 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.28%) Java
4 2 (3.28%) VBA
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.28%) PMP
2 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.64%) CCNA
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) ISEB
2 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
2 10 (16.39%) GRC
3 8 (13.11%) Data Quality
4 4 (6.56%) Accessibility
5 3 (4.92%) WCAG
6 1 (1.64%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (1.64%) PMO
6 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Ansible
1 7 (11.48%) Istio
1 7 (11.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.20%) Puppet
3 3 (4.92%) RSA Archer
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.64%) Nessus
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
4 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) SAP
2 5 (8.20%) Informatica
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) F5
5 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto