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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 65 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 27 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.78% 1.87% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.28% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 20
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £320 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.43 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1290 1274 1261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 84.98% 82.19% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 784 779
Median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 33 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.37% -23.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £10.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.50 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Derbyshire -14 8 £425 +7.52% 3
Leicestershire -1 7 £400 -11.11% 4
Nottinghamshire -7 6 £388 - 10
Northamptonshire -7 3 £263 -27.58% 3
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 16 (24.62%) Relational Database
1 16 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) Project Management
4 12 (18.46%) Oracle
4 12 (18.46%) Active Directory
4 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
5 11 (16.92%) Degree
5 11 (16.92%) RDBMS
6 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (15.38%) ITIL
6 10 (15.38%) SAP
6 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 9 (13.85%) User Stories
7 9 (13.85%) Windows
7 9 (13.85%) ERP
8 8 (12.31%) Finance
8 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
8 8 (12.31%) Integration Testing
9 7 (10.77%) Information Assurance
9 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (10.77%) Coaching
9 7 (10.77%) TOGAF
9 7 (10.77%) VMware
9 7 (10.77%) Primavera
10 6 (9.23%) DNS
10 6 (9.23%) DHCP
10 6 (9.23%) Linux

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 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.54%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Primavera
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.54%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.54%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Boomi
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) DHCP
1 6 (9.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.08%) LAN
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) Relational Database
2 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 11 (16.92%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.15%) MySQL
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.54%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.54%) Essbase
5 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.54%) MS Access
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Eclipse
1 4 (6.15%) JUnit
1 4 (6.15%) Mockito
2 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) gulp
2 2 (3.08%) Jasmine
2 2 (3.08%) JIRA
2 2 (3.08%) NUnit
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Automotive
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Games
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (13.85%) Technical Leader
2 8 (12.31%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Agile Coach
6 4 (6.15%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Project Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.08%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) IT Support
8 2 (3.08%) Scrum Master
8 2 (3.08%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Security Project Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
1 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
1 4 (6.15%) J2EE
1 4 (6.15%) Java EE
1 4 (6.15%) JPA
1 4 (6.15%) Spring
2 3 (4.62%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) Node.js
2 3 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.08%) Angular 2
3 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.08%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.08%) jQuery
3 2 (3.08%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.08%) Ninject
3 2 (3.08%) REST
3 2 (3.08%) SOAP
3 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) PMI
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Android
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Project Management
3 10 (15.38%) ITIL
4 9 (13.85%) ERP
4 9 (13.85%) User Stories
5 8 (12.31%) Integration Testing
5 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
6 7 (10.77%) Coaching
6 7 (10.77%) Information Assurance
6 7 (10.77%) TOGAF
7 6 (9.23%) Migration
7 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.23%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Change Management
8 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.15%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.15%) Software Architecture
9 4 (6.15%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) Java
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.08%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) Degree
3 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.54%) CCNA
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MCP
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
3 1 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (18.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (6.15%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.54%) Docker
4 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Ansible
1 1 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) SAP
3 7 (10.77%) VMware
4 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 5 (7.69%) Siemens
5 4 (6.15%) HP
6 2 (3.08%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) IBM
7 1 (1.54%) PTC
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