The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / East of England
Rank 84 74 102
Rank change year-on-year -10 +28  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 44 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.07% 2.12% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.62% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 12
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £295 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £675 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.38 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.86% -27.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% -5.58%  

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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1761 1982 2058
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.68% 80.67% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1175 1193
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 162
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Hertfordshire +7 12 £438 -14.21% 4
Norfolk -2 10 £450 +20.00% 2
Essex -19 10 £495 -1.00%
Bedfordshire +1 6 £450 +4.34% 4
Suffolk +1 4 £538 - 4
Cambridgeshire +6 2 £328 -2.23% 3
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.47%) Scrum
3 20 (21.98%) TDD
4 19 (20.88%) ITIL
5 18 (19.78%) Finance
6 17 (18.68%) Coaching
7 15 (16.48%) BDD
8 14 (15.38%) JIRA
9 12 (13.19%) User Stories
10 11 (12.09%) Windows
11 10 (10.99%) DevOps
11 10 (10.99%) Confluence
12 9 (9.89%) SOA
12 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
12 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.89%) Kanban
12 9 (9.89%) QA
13 8 (8.79%) Programme Management
13 8 (8.79%) Software Testing
13 8 (8.79%) PRINCE2
13 8 (8.79%) Change Management
13 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (7.69%) Software Delivery
14 7 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
14 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
14 7 (7.69%) Test Automation
14 7 (7.69%) Open Source
14 7 (7.69%) Data Quality
14 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
14 7 (7.69%) Virtual Team

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (10.99%) Confluence
2 4 (4.40%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.20%) SAS
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.10%) CMS
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS Office
2 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.20%) Route 53
3 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Veeva
4 1 (1.10%) Office 365
4 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Internet
2 4 (4.40%) Firewall
2 4 (4.40%) Intranet
3 3 (3.30%) Skype
4 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (2.20%) Network Security
4 2 (2.20%) SAN
4 2 (2.20%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (2.20%) Wireless
5 1 (1.10%) 2G
5 1 (1.10%) 3G
5 1 (1.10%) DNS
5 1 (1.10%) GSM
5 1 (1.10%) HTTP
5 1 (1.10%) LDAP
5 1 (1.10%) SSL
5 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.10%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) Big Data
2 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (15.38%) JIRA
2 7 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (5.49%) Selenium
4 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.20%) Appium
5 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.20%) FishEye
5 2 (2.20%) Hudson
5 2 (2.20%) JMeter
5 2 (2.20%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.20%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.10%) JUnit
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Retail
3 4 (4.40%) Law
4 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 2 (2.20%) Back Office
5 2 (2.20%) Games
5 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Scrum Master
3 9 (9.89%) Business Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.59%) Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Designer
6 5 (5.49%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Developer
7 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.30%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) SAP Manager
8 3 (3.30%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 3 (3.30%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) HTML
2 4 (4.40%) Velocity
3 2 (2.20%) CSS
3 2 (2.20%) HTML5
3 2 (2.20%) XML
4 1 (1.10%) Ajax
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.10%) Spring
4 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.20%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.10%) ASIC
6 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.10%) EPoS
6 1 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.10%) Life Science
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) PMI
6 1 (1.10%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.09%) Windows
2 7 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Android
5 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.10%) Solaris
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.47%) Scrum
3 20 (21.98%) TDD
4 19 (20.88%) ITIL
5 17 (18.68%) Coaching
6 15 (16.48%) BDD
7 12 (13.19%) User Stories
8 10 (10.99%) DevOps
9 9 (9.89%) Kanban
9 9 (9.89%) SOA
9 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Change Management
10 8 (8.79%) PRINCE2
10 8 (8.79%) Programme Management
10 8 (8.79%) Software Testing
11 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.69%) Open Source
11 7 (7.69%) Software Delivery
11 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.69%) Java
2 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.49%) C
4 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.40%) Python
5 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.30%) SQL
6 2 (2.20%) C#
6 2 (2.20%) C++
6 2 (2.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Degree
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.40%) ISEB
3 4 (4.40%) MCSE
4 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.20%) CCNP
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.20%) PMP
5 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) CCIP
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) CCSP
6 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.10%) MCP
6 1 (1.10%) MCSA
6 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) QA
2 7 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.40%) SLA
4 3 (3.30%) PMO
5 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) Docker
2 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.20%) KVM
3 2 (2.20%) LXC
4 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Ansible
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
1 4 (4.40%) SCOM
2 2 (2.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) SAP
3 5 (5.49%) Apple
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.20%) Brocade
5 2 (2.20%) CA
5 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco
5 2 (2.20%) Informatica
5 2 (2.20%) Riverbed
5 2 (2.20%) Vyatta
6 1 (1.10%) Actix
6 1 (1.10%) Ariba
6 1 (1.10%) Avaya
6 1 (1.10%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.10%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.10%) Sourcefire
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