Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 116 142
Rank change year-on-year +37 +26 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 150 83 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.90% 1.72% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 2.11% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 48 35
East of England median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £325 £307 £186
90th Percentile £586 £579 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
East of England median hourly rate £16.99 £18.39 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.59% -47.47% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.98 £14.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £22.58 £46.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 4279 3935 4640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.67% 81.39% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2463 2286 2717
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £233
90th Percentile £575 £542 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 313 390
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +23.53% +3.83%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.80 £11.98
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Norfolk +22 51 £463 +5.71% 8
Essex +4 29 £488 -2.50%
Hertfordshire -2 29 £425 +1.49% 21
Suffolk +25 18 £475 +52.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -9 17 £380 -17.78% 17
Bedfordshire -15 6 £475 -5.00% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 82 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (35.33%) Scrum
3 48 (32.00%) Finance
4 47 (31.33%) SOA
5 33 (22.00%) Coaching
6 26 (17.33%) Mentoring
7 25 (16.67%) BDD
7 25 (16.67%) JIRA
8 21 (14.00%) TDD
8 21 (14.00%) User Stories
9 16 (10.67%) Confluence
10 15 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 15 (10.00%) Jenkins
10 15 (10.00%) Java
10 15 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 15 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.33%) Project Management
11 14 (9.33%) Acceptance Criteria
12 13 (8.67%) DevOps
12 13 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (8.67%) Validation
12 13 (8.67%) QA
12 13 (8.67%) Software Engineering
13 12 (8.00%) Spring
13 12 (8.00%) Software Testing
13 12 (8.00%) Selenium
13 12 (8.00%) RESTful
13 12 (8.00%) Git (software)
13 12 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (8.00%) Kanban

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 16 (10.67%) Confluence
2 4 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.33%) CMS
4 2 (1.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.67%) IIS
5 1 (0.67%) JBoss
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.00%) HipChat
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.67%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.33%) SaaS
3 2 (1.33%) Veeva
4 1 (0.67%) Office 365
4 1 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.67%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.67%) Broadband
1 7 (4.67%) Wireless
2 6 (4.00%) NAS
3 5 (3.33%) 802.11
3 5 (3.33%) ADSL
3 5 (3.33%) Bluetooth
3 5 (3.33%) IPv4
3 5 (3.33%) IPv6
3 5 (3.33%) UPnP
3 5 (3.33%) VDSL
3 5 (3.33%) WAN
3 5 (3.33%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.00%) Skype
5 2 (1.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.67%) HTTP
6 1 (0.67%) LDAP
6 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.67%) MySQL
3 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.00%) DB2
4 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (16.67%) JIRA
2 15 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.00%) Selenium
4 10 (6.67%) JUnit
5 7 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (4.67%) JIRA Agile
6 6 (4.00%) Bitbucket
6 6 (4.00%) Bugzilla
6 6 (4.00%) Maven
6 6 (4.00%) Redmine
6 6 (4.00%) Trac
7 5 (3.33%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.00%) Gradle
9 2 (1.33%) RSpec
9 2 (1.33%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.33%) Subversion
9 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (32.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.00%) Retail
3 5 (3.33%) Marketing
4 3 (2.00%) Banking
4 3 (2.00%) Law
5 2 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Military
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (32.00%) Architect
2 44 (29.33%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (16.00%) Designer
4 22 (14.67%) Solutions Designer
5 19 (12.67%) Analyst
6 18 (12.00%) Developer
7 17 (11.33%) Digital Architect
7 17 (11.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.33%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.33%) Scrum Master
8 8 (5.33%) Tester
9 7 (4.67%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.00%) Digital Designer
10 6 (4.00%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.33%) Agile Coach
11 5 (3.33%) Software Tester
12 4 (2.67%) Xamarin Developer
13 3 (2.00%) Agile Scrum Master
13 3 (2.00%) IAM Developer
13 3 (2.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.00%) RESTful
1 12 (8.00%) Spring
2 10 (6.67%) .NET
3 8 (5.33%) HTML
4 6 (4.00%) REST
4 6 (4.00%) XML
5 5 (3.33%) 802.1X
5 5 (3.33%) HTML5
5 5 (3.33%) SOAP
5 5 (3.33%) Web Services
6 4 (2.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.67%) CSS
6 4 (2.67%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.67%) J2EE
7 3 (2.00%) Apache Camel
7 3 (2.00%) boto
7 3 (2.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.00%) Middleware
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 10 (6.67%) Optoelectronics
4 8 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.00%) STB
7 3 (2.00%) FMCG
8 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.33%) EPoS
8 2 (1.33%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.33%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.33%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.67%) iPad
9 1 (0.67%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.67%) Photography
9 1 (0.67%) PMI
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.67%) Linux
2 9 (6.00%) Windows
3 4 (2.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (35.33%) Scrum
3 47 (31.33%) SOA
4 33 (22.00%) Coaching
5 26 (17.33%) Mentoring
6 25 (16.67%) BDD
7 21 (14.00%) TDD
7 21 (14.00%) User Stories
8 15 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 14 (9.33%) Acceptance Criteria
9 14 (9.33%) Project Management
10 13 (8.67%) DevOps
10 13 (8.67%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.67%) Validation
11 12 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (8.00%) Kanban
11 12 (8.00%) Software Testing
12 9 (6.00%) SDLC
12 9 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.00%) Java
1 15 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (7.33%) C#
3 8 (5.33%) Ruby
4 7 (4.67%) Perl
4 7 (4.67%) Python
5 6 (4.00%) C
5 6 (4.00%) PHP
5 6 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.33%) SQL
7 2 (1.33%) C++
7 2 (1.33%) VB
8 1 (0.67%) AWK
8 1 (0.67%) R
8 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (6.67%) Degree
2 6 (4.00%) PhD
3 5 (3.33%) ISEB
4 2 (1.33%) ACCA
4 2 (1.33%) CIMA
4 2 (1.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.67%) CISA
5 1 (0.67%) CISSP
5 1 (0.67%) CRISC
5 1 (0.67%) HNC
5 1 (0.67%) HND
5 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.67%) MCP
5 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.67%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.67%) QA
2 10 (6.67%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.67%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.00%) GCP
4 3 (2.00%) PMO
5 2 (1.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.67%) Firmware
2 3 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.67%) Ansible
2 3 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.00%) Mesos
2 3 (2.00%) Rancher
2 3 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.67%) SCCM
3 1 (0.67%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 11 (7.33%) Oracle
2 7 (4.67%) Atlassian
2 7 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (4.00%) Huawei
3 6 (4.00%) SAP
4 5 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.67%) Xamarin
6 3 (2.00%) IBM
6 3 (2.00%) Polycom
6 3 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.33%) Remedy
7 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.67%) Ariba
8 1 (0.67%) BMC
8 1 (0.67%) CA
8 1 (0.67%) Nimsoft
8 1 (0.67%) Planview
8 1 (0.67%) VMware
8 1 (0.67%) Workday