Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 84 106
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22 +27
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 135 138 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.65% 2.72% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 3.20% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 84 58
East of England median daily rate £511 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.54% +8.82% +4.62%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £307
90th Percentile £575 £601 £558
England median daily rate £475 £459 £449
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.24% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.99 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -46.49% -8.63%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.98 £20.61
90th Percentile £24.50 £22.58 £54.38
England median hourly rate £25.00 £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 4,337 4,315 4,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.02% 85.02% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,542 2,485 2,306
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 265 324
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.55% +14.81% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.47 £12.00 £13.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £46.53
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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
Essex -10 30 £550 +12.82% 10
Cambridgeshire +18 28 £475 +22.58% 23
Hertfordshire -9 22 £436 +2.65% 29
Bedfordshire +19 17 £510 +7.37% 14
Norfolk -5 17 £505 +9.19% 7
Suffolk -13 16 £338 -28.95% 4
East Anglia -7 2 £525 - 7
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 77 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.30%) Finance
3 40 (29.63%) Coaching
4 31 (22.96%) Scrum
5 29 (21.48%) SOA
6 26 (19.26%) JIRA
6 26 (19.26%) Mentoring
7 25 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 23 (17.04%) Kanban
9 21 (15.56%) Software Engineering
10 19 (14.07%) Microsoft
11 18 (13.33%) SQL
12 17 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (11.85%) Java
13 16 (11.85%) Manufacturing
13 16 (11.85%) TDD
14 15 (11.11%) Windows
14 15 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 15 (11.11%) DevOps
15 14 (10.37%) Confluence
15 14 (10.37%) SAP
15 14 (10.37%) Project Management
16 13 (9.63%) Programme Management
16 13 (9.63%) Test Scripting
16 13 (9.63%) QA
16 13 (9.63%) Degree
16 13 (9.63%) Marketing
16 13 (9.63%) Waterfall
16 13 (9.63%) User Stories

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 14 (10.37%) Confluence
2 5 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (2.96%) CMS
3 4 (2.96%) JBoss
4 2 (1.48%) Apache
4 2 (1.48%) nginx
4 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.48%) WildFly
5 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.74%) SAS
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.74%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.44%) Office 365
4 5 (3.70%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.22%) GitHub
5 3 (2.22%) npm
5 3 (2.22%) SaaS
6 2 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.48%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.48%) DHCP
1 2 (1.48%) DNS
1 2 (1.48%) HTTP
1 2 (1.48%) Internet
1 2 (1.48%) LAN
1 2 (1.48%) SSL
1 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.74%) ATM
2 1 (0.74%) MQTT
2 1 (0.74%) Skype
2 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.19%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.70%) Apache Hive
3 5 (3.70%) HBase
3 5 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.96%) DTS
5 3 (2.22%) Big Data
5 3 (2.22%) Power BI
6 2 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.48%) GIS
6 2 (1.48%) MySQL
6 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (19.26%) JIRA
2 11 (8.15%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.15%) SoapUI
3 10 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.41%) Selenium
4 8 (5.93%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (3.70%) gulp
5 5 (3.70%) Jasmine
6 4 (2.96%) JIRA Agile
6 4 (2.96%) JUnit
6 4 (2.96%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.22%) Bower
7 3 (2.22%) Hudson
7 3 (2.22%) Maven
7 3 (2.22%) PhantomJS
7 3 (2.22%) Protractor
8 2 (1.48%) Gatling
8 2 (1.48%) Grunt
8 2 (1.48%) Sublime Text
8 2 (1.48%) VisualVM
General
1 49 (36.30%) Finance
2 16 (11.85%) Manufacturing
3 13 (9.63%) Marketing
4 9 (6.67%) Retail
5 8 (5.93%) Electronics
5 8 (5.93%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.48%) Games
6 2 (1.48%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Local Government
7 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (17.78%) Architect
1 24 (17.78%) Solutions Architect
2 20 (14.81%) Developer
3 18 (13.33%) Scrum Master
4 12 (8.89%) Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.93%) Digital Architect
6 8 (5.93%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.44%) Automation Tester
7 6 (4.44%) Designer
7 6 (4.44%) ETL Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Solutions Designer
7 6 (4.44%) Tester
8 5 (3.70%) Digital Designer
8 5 (3.70%) IT Manager
8 5 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (3.70%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.15%) RESTful
2 10 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 9 (6.67%) Web Services
4 8 (5.93%) HTML
4 8 (5.93%) SOAP
5 7 (5.19%) CSS
6 6 (4.44%) .NET
6 6 (4.44%) HTML5
6 6 (4.44%) Sass
7 5 (3.70%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.70%) Node.js
8 4 (2.96%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.96%) jQuery
8 4 (2.96%) REST
8 4 (2.96%) Spring
9 3 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.22%) LESS
9 3 (2.22%) React
9 3 (2.22%) Velocity
10 2 (1.48%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.93%) Optoelectronics
2 8 (5.93%) Virtual Team
3 7 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.22%) EPoS
7 2 (1.48%) CMDB
8 1 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.74%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) User Experience
8 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.74%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.11%) Windows
2 12 (8.89%) Unix
3 6 (4.44%) Linux
4 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.70%) Mac OS
4 5 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.48%) CentOS
6 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (57.04%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.63%) Coaching
3 31 (22.96%) Scrum
4 29 (21.48%) SOA
5 26 (19.26%) Mentoring
6 25 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 23 (17.04%) Kanban
8 21 (15.56%) Software Engineering
9 17 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (11.85%) TDD
11 15 (11.11%) DevOps
11 15 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 14 (10.37%) Project Management
13 13 (9.63%) Programme Management
13 13 (9.63%) Test Scripting
13 13 (9.63%) User Stories
13 13 (9.63%) Waterfall
14 11 (8.15%) Decision-Making
15 10 (7.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.33%) SQL
2 16 (11.85%) Java
3 10 (7.41%) C#
3 10 (7.41%) Groovy
3 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.19%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.44%) TypeScript
6 5 (3.70%) Scala
7 4 (2.96%) Ruby
8 3 (2.22%) ES6
8 3 (2.22%) Python
9 2 (1.48%) C
9 2 (1.48%) C++
9 2 (1.48%) Haskell
9 2 (1.48%) Perl
9 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.48%) VB
10 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.63%) Degree
2 6 (4.44%) A+ Certification
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.22%) MCSA
4 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MCP
6 1 (0.74%) OCP
6 1 (0.74%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.63%) QA
2 12 (8.89%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.96%) COSO
4 3 (2.22%) PMO
4 3 (2.22%) SLA
5 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.74%) COBIT
6 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) SCCM
1 5 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.96%) Puppet
3 3 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.48%) Ansible
4 2 (1.48%) Grafana
4 2 (1.48%) Kibana
4 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.48%) WSUS
5 1 (0.74%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.37%) SAP
3 9 (6.67%) Oracle
4 8 (5.93%) Apple
5 7 (5.19%) Informatica
6 6 (4.44%) ServiceNow
7 5 (3.70%) MuleSoft
8 4 (2.96%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.48%) Adobe
9 2 (1.48%) Google
9 2 (1.48%) HP
9 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.48%) Sage
9 2 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.48%) webMethods
10 1 (0.74%) Sun
10 1 (0.74%) VMware
10 1 (0.74%) WorldPay