Period
to 25 August 2019

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 6 months to 25 August 2019 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 of England
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 96 97
Rank change year-on-year +34 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 146 119 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.43% 2.36% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 2.76% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 57 70
East of England median daily rate £453 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.18% +5.41% +23.33%
10th Percentile £313 £369 £313
90th Percentile £594 £575 £568
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.50% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £11.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% +52.44% -58.16%
10th Percentile £15.00 £16.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £48.75 £17.50 £12.01
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,653 4,306 4,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.87% 85.42% 85.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,150 2,461 2,403
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £240
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 253 267
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.22 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
England median hourly rate £24.96 £21.33 £23.14
% change year-on-year +17.03% -7.84% +0.61%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East of England.

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

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +12 41 £525 +10.53% 12
Essex +42 36 £515 -6.36% 10
Cambridgeshire +10 35 £375 -11.76% 19
Suffolk +18 17 £425 -12.82% 4
Norfolk -5 9 £525 +7.69% 1
Bedfordshire +3 7 £513 +0.49% 10
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 of England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 63 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.30%) Finance
3 30 (20.55%) Java
4 29 (19.86%) Scrum
5 25 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (16.44%) Project Management
7 23 (15.75%) Oracle
7 23 (15.75%) Office 365
8 22 (15.07%) MySQL
8 22 (15.07%) SQL
8 22 (15.07%) Unix
9 21 (14.38%) Linux
9 21 (14.38%) TDD
9 21 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (13.70%) Project Delivery
11 19 (13.01%) Change Management
11 19 (13.01%) JIRA
11 19 (13.01%) Coaching
12 18 (12.33%) Oracle Database
12 18 (12.33%) Software Engineering
12 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
13 17 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (11.64%) User Stories
13 17 (11.64%) Waterfall
14 16 (10.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 16 (10.96%) ITIL
15 15 (10.27%) E-Commerce
15 15 (10.27%) Service Delivery
15 15 (10.27%) Games
15 15 (10.27%) Retail

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 15 (10.27%) Skype for Business
2 13 (8.90%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.79%) Confluence
4 6 (4.11%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.05%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) HFM
1 2 (1.37%) Maximo
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.75%) Office 365
2 13 (8.90%) AWS
3 7 (4.79%) Azure
4 5 (3.42%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.37%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.37%) Veeva
5 2 (1.37%) Yammer
6 1 (0.68%) Boomi
6 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.27%) Skype
1 15 (10.27%) Unified Communications
2 10 (6.85%) PBX
3 3 (2.05%) PPP
4 2 (1.37%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.68%) Firewall
5 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.68%) SSH
5 1 (0.68%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.68%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.07%) MySQL
2 18 (12.33%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.85%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (4.11%) BODI
4 6 (4.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 6 (4.11%) Pentaho
5 5 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.05%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.05%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.05%) HBase
6 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.37%) DB2
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Smart View
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 19 (13.01%) JIRA
2 15 (10.27%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.22%) JUnit
3 12 (8.22%) SoapUI
4 7 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.05%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.68%) AutoIt
General
1 53 (36.30%) Finance
2 15 (10.27%) Games
2 15 (10.27%) Retail
3 9 (6.16%) Law
4 7 (4.79%) Legal
4 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.42%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.74%) Banking
6 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.05%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (13.70%) Developer
2 18 (12.33%) Analyst
2 18 (12.33%) Software Engineer
3 13 (8.90%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.22%) Architect
5 11 (7.53%) E-Commerce Manager
5 11 (7.53%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 11 (7.53%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.53%) Lead Developer
6 9 (6.16%) Lead Java Developer
7 8 (5.48%) ETL Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Scrum Master
8 7 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.42%) Agile Coach
10 5 (3.42%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Digital Architect
10 5 (3.42%) Messaging Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.59%) J2EE
2 12 (8.22%) .NET
2 12 (8.22%) SOAP
2 12 (8.22%) Spring
2 12 (8.22%) Spring Boot
3 10 (6.85%) CSS
4 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (6.16%) HTML
4 9 (6.16%) WCF
5 7 (4.79%) jQuery
5 7 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.74%) MFC
6 4 (2.74%) Middleware
7 3 (2.05%) Velocity
8 2 (1.37%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.37%) Web Services
9 1 (0.68%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.05%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.37%) User Experience
4 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.68%) ASIC
5 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.68%) iPad
5 1 (0.68%) Life Science
5 1 (0.68%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) PMI
5 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.07%) Unix
2 21 (14.38%) Linux
3 12 (8.22%) CentOS
3 12 (8.22%) Windows
4 6 (4.11%) Solaris
4 6 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.74%) AIX
7 2 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.86%) Scrum
3 24 (16.44%) Project Management
4 21 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (14.38%) TDD
5 20 (13.70%) Project Delivery
6 19 (13.01%) Change Management
6 19 (13.01%) Coaching
7 18 (12.33%) Software Engineering
8 17 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (11.64%) User Stories
8 17 (11.64%) Waterfall
9 16 (10.96%) ITIL
9 16 (10.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 15 (10.27%) BDD
10 15 (10.27%) Continuous Improvement Process
10 15 (10.27%) E-Commerce
10 15 (10.27%) Service Delivery
10 15 (10.27%) Time Management
11 13 (8.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.55%) Java
2 22 (15.07%) SQL
3 12 (8.22%) C#
4 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.42%) C++
6 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (8.90%) Degree
2 11 (7.53%) OCPJP
2 11 (7.53%) Sun Certification
3 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.05%) CISA
5 3 (2.05%) CISM
5 3 (2.05%) CISSP
5 3 (2.05%) CRISC
6 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ACCA
7 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.68%) CIMA
7 1 (0.68%) MBA
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.05%) PMO
1 3 (2.05%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.85%) Firmware
2 9 (6.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.68%) Ansible
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (15.75%) Oracle
2 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.59%) IBM
4 13 (8.90%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.53%) Sun
6 10 (6.85%) ShoreTel
7 5 (3.42%) Apple
7 5 (3.42%) Clearswift
7 5 (3.42%) Proofpoint
7 5 (3.42%) SAP
8 4 (2.74%) Sybase
9 3 (2.05%) Informatica
9 3 (2.05%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.37%) Ariba
10 2 (1.37%) Citrix
10 2 (1.37%) Remedy
11 1 (0.68%) Adobe
11 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.68%) EMC
11 1 (0.68%) HP