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 24 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 of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 90 105
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 34 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.48% 1.54% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.92% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 23
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.28%  
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 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 1938 2028 2440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.26% 80.03% 79.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1121 1169 1452
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 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
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 24 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
Essex -8 11 £375 -9.09% 1
Norfolk 0 9 £444 +4.41% 2
Hertfordshire -3 5 £525 +10.52% 14
East Anglia 0 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £569 +62.50% 9
Suffolk +14 1 - -
Bedfordshire -7 1 £675 - 5
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.51%) Scrum
3 27 (34.18%) Finance
4 26 (32.91%) Coaching
5 21 (26.58%) SOA
6 18 (22.78%) TDD
6 18 (22.78%) Mentoring
7 15 (18.99%) User Stories
7 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.72%) Kanban
9 13 (16.46%) BDD
10 12 (15.19%) JIRA
11 10 (12.66%) ITIL
11 10 (12.66%) Windows
11 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (12.66%) Software Delivery
12 9 (11.39%) Confluence
12 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.13%) QA
13 8 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
13 8 (10.13%) DevOps
14 7 (8.86%) Virtual Team
14 7 (8.86%) Degree
15 6 (7.59%) Java
15 6 (7.59%) Selenium
15 6 (7.59%) Project Planning
15 6 (7.59%) Test Management
15 6 (7.59%) JIRA Agile
15 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software

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 9 (11.39%) Confluence
2 2 (2.53%) IIS
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) SAS
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) SaaS
3 1 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Intranet
2 3 (3.80%) Broadband
2 3 (3.80%) NAS
2 3 (3.80%) SSL
2 3 (3.80%) WAN
2 3 (3.80%) Wireless
2 3 (3.80%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.53%) 802.11
3 2 (2.53%) ADSL
3 2 (2.53%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.53%) IPv4
3 2 (2.53%) IPv6
3 2 (2.53%) UPnP
3 2 (2.53%) VDSL
4 1 (1.27%) BGP
4 1 (1.27%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.27%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) MGCP
4 1 (1.27%) MPLS
4 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.27%) Big Data
3 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) JIRA
2 6 (7.59%) JIRA Agile
2 6 (7.59%) Selenium
3 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.80%) Bugzilla
5 3 (3.80%) JMeter
5 3 (3.80%) JUnit
5 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.80%) Redmine
5 3 (3.80%) Trac
6 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.27%) Appium
7 1 (1.27%) JBehave
7 1 (1.27%) Maven
7 1 (1.27%) Subversion
7 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (34.18%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Games
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Architect
1 15 (18.99%) Designer
2 14 (17.72%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (16.46%) Solutions Designer
4 8 (10.13%) Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Scrum Master
5 7 (8.86%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Agile Coach
6 5 (6.33%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 3 (3.80%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.80%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) HTML
1 4 (5.06%) Spring
2 3 (3.80%) .NET
2 3 (3.80%) CSS
2 3 (3.80%) REST
2 3 (3.80%) Web Services
2 3 (3.80%) XML
3 2 (2.53%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.53%) Ajax
3 2 (2.53%) JSON
3 2 (2.53%) SOAP
3 2 (2.53%) XSLT
4 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.27%) GWT
4 1 (1.27%) HTML5
4 1 (1.27%) jQuery
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.27%) RESTful
4 1 (1.27%) Struts
4 1 (1.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Virtual Team
3 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.80%) STB
6 2 (2.53%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.27%) Life Science
7 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.27%) Unix
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.51%) Scrum
3 26 (32.91%) Coaching
4 21 (26.58%) SOA
5 18 (22.78%) Mentoring
5 18 (22.78%) TDD
6 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.99%) User Stories
7 14 (17.72%) Kanban
8 13 (16.46%) BDD
9 10 (12.66%) ITIL
9 10 (12.66%) Software Delivery
10 8 (10.13%) DevOps
10 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Project Planning
11 6 (7.59%) SDLC
11 6 (7.59%) Test Management
12 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) Java
2 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.06%) C
3 4 (5.06%) SQL
4 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.53%) Perl
5 2 (2.53%) PHP
5 2 (2.53%) Ruby
6 1 (1.27%) C#
6 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.27%) VB
6 1 (1.27%) VB6
6 1 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.06%) ISEB
4 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.53%) CCNP
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.53%) MCP
5 2 (2.53%) MCSE
5 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) CCDP
6 1 (1.27%) CCIP
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) CCSP
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.27%) MCSA
6 1 (1.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
2 5 (6.33%) Data Quality
3 4 (5.06%) SLA
4 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Firmware
2 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) SCOM
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Apple
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco
3 2 (2.53%) Informatica
3 2 (2.53%) SAP
3 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.53%) VMware
4 1 (1.27%) Actix
4 1 (1.27%) Ariba
4 1 (1.27%) Avaya
4 1 (1.27%) F5
4 1 (1.27%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.27%) WSO2
4 1 (1.27%) Zeacom