Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 January 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 122 171
Rank change year-on-year +7 +49 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1,977 1,906 1,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.14% 2.11% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.51% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,372 1,200 917
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £280 £260
90th Percentile £620 £600 £580
UK median daily rate £463 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +5.11% +4.76% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 47 57
England median hourly rate £27.18 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.15% - +22.22%
10th Percentile £18.08 £14.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £40.08 £33.00 £50.99
UK median hourly rate £27.18 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.15% - +22.22%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,131 75,874 81,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.05% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,808 50,633 53,496
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,789 2,058 2,484
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.93% +16.75%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in England

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
London +3 864 £515 +8.42% 329
South East +15 455 £450 +5.88% 180
North of England +11 251 £425 +6.25% 177
East of England +12 146 £463 +5.71% 98
Midlands -34 135 £400 -2.14% 108
South West +15 125 £413 -3.23% 77
Yorkshire +11 106 £425 +3.66% 80
North West -9 95 £425 -5.56% 87
West Midlands -36 81 £400 -5.88% 56
North East +25 55 £425 +13.33% 10
East Midlands -5 50 £375 +4.17% 51
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 981 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
2 497 (25.14%) Finance
3 442 (22.36%) Scrum
4 314 (15.88%) TDD
5 283 (14.31%) Java
6 282 (14.26%) Project Management
7 255 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 238 (12.04%) JavaScript
9 228 (11.53%) Microsoft
10 224 (11.33%) BDD
11 219 (11.08%) User Stories
12 215 (10.88%) Test Automation
13 214 (10.82%) Degree
14 213 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 206 (10.42%) Coaching
16 203 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
17 187 (9.46%) Kanban
18 184 (9.31%) ITIL
19 180 (9.10%) SQL
20 173 (8.75%) QA
21 169 (8.55%) DevOps
22 167 (8.45%) HTML
23 164 (8.30%) Mentoring
23 164 (8.30%) Analytics
24 162 (8.19%) Acceptance Criteria
25 160 (8.09%) RESTful
26 157 (7.94%) AngularJS
27 156 (7.89%) C#
28 154 (7.79%) Git (software)
29 147 (7.44%) JIRA

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 95 (4.81%) Confluence
2 62 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 37 (1.87%) CMS
4 35 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 25 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 17 (0.86%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.76%) Apache
8 15 (0.76%) IIS
8 15 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 15 (0.76%) SAS
9 13 (0.66%) nginx
10 12 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.51%) Mule
11 10 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 105 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 27 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.20%) HipChat
7 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.20%) Maya
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.10%) SPSS
10 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.40%) Primavera
3 8 (0.40%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.30%) SAP MM
4 6 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.25%) Magento
5 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.25%) SAP MDG
6 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.20%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.15%) HFM
7 3 (0.15%) Maximo
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.15%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.15%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 123 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.48%) Office 365
4 40 (2.02%) GitHub
5 20 (1.01%) SaaS
6 18 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (0.61%) FinancialForce
8 12 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.51%) Slack
11 9 (0.46%) Trello
12 8 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
13 7 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.35%) npm
14 6 (0.30%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.30%) IaaS
15 5 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 5 (0.25%) Yammer
16 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.53%) Firewall
2 22 (1.11%) Internet
3 19 (0.96%) Network Security
4 17 (0.86%) DNS
4 17 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 16 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (0.81%) WAN
6 14 (0.71%) HTTP
7 13 (0.66%) DHCP
7 13 (0.66%) Intranet
7 13 (0.66%) SAN
7 13 (0.66%) Wireless
8 12 (0.61%) Skype
9 11 (0.56%) SSL
9 11 (0.56%) Wireshark
10 10 (0.51%) LDAP
10 10 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
10 10 (0.51%) Unified Communications
10 10 (0.51%) VoIP
10 10 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (4.30%) NoSQL
2 79 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 79 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 56 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 45 (2.28%) Power BI
6 40 (2.02%) MySQL
7 37 (1.87%) Big Data
8 35 (1.77%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 23 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (1.11%) Spotfire
12 17 (0.86%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.66%) HBase
13 13 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.61%) Data Lake
14 12 (0.61%) Redis
14 12 (0.61%) SAP BW
15 11 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 154 (7.79%) Git (software)
2 147 (7.44%) JIRA
3 114 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 67 (3.39%) Cucumber
5 57 (2.88%) Maven
6 51 (2.58%) Selenium
7 43 (2.18%) JUnit
8 30 (1.52%) Gradle
9 26 (1.32%) NUnit
10 25 (1.26%) Mockito
11 24 (1.21%) SoapUI
12 21 (1.06%) Appium
12 21 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (1.01%) Bitbucket
13 20 (1.01%) HP UFT
14 18 (0.91%) Subversion
14 18 (0.91%) TeamCity
15 17 (0.86%) Visual Studio
16 16 (0.81%) SpecFlow
16 16 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 497 (25.14%) Finance
2 137 (6.93%) Banking
3 82 (4.15%) Retail
4 78 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 73 (3.69%) Manufacturing
6 65 (3.29%) Front Office
7 63 (3.19%) Marketing
8 58 (2.93%) Games
9 46 (2.33%) Investment Banking
10 29 (1.47%) Legal
10 29 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 22 (1.11%) Law
11 22 (1.11%) Publishing
12 15 (0.76%) French Language
13 14 (0.71%) Back Office
14 11 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.35%) Advertising
15 7 (0.35%) Electronics
16 6 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 432 (21.85%) Developer
2 330 (16.69%) Analyst
3 159 (8.04%) Architect
4 122 (6.17%) Business Analyst
5 119 (6.02%) Java Developer
6 111 (5.61%) Project Manager
7 94 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
8 92 (4.65%) Scrum Master
9 91 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 81 (4.10%) JavaScript Developer
11 65 (3.29%) C# Developer
12 61 (3.09%) .NET Developer
13 55 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
13 55 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
14 54 (2.73%) Consultant
15 45 (2.28%) Agile Developer
15 45 (2.28%) Digital Architect
16 42 (2.12%) Digital Solutions Architect
17 41 (2.07%) DevOps Engineer
18 40 (2.02%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (8.45%) HTML
2 160 (8.09%) RESTful
3 157 (7.94%) AngularJS
4 143 (7.23%) Web Services
5 133 (6.73%) .NET
6 126 (6.37%) CSS
7 115 (5.82%) HTML5
8 95 (4.81%) Node.js
9 88 (4.45%) React
10 74 (3.74%) Spring
11 71 (3.59%) CSS3
12 62 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 62 (3.14%) REST
13 60 (3.03%) ASP.NET
14 55 (2.78%) XML
15 53 (2.68%) Velocity
16 51 (2.58%) JSON
17 50 (2.53%) Gherkin
18 45 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC
19 38 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 255 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 98 (4.96%) User Experience
4 67 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 61 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 56 (2.83%) Blog
7 53 (2.68%) Virtual Team
8 33 (1.67%) FMCG
9 31 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 30 (1.52%) Public Cloud
11 25 (1.26%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.01%) CMDB
13 19 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.71%) IPTV
16 13 (0.66%) Chromecast
16 13 (0.66%) Derivative
16 13 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
17 12 (0.61%) Social Media
17 12 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 135 (6.83%) Linux
2 119 (6.02%) Windows
3 98 (4.96%) Unix
4 31 (1.57%) Android
5 25 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.06%) CentOS
6 21 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.96%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.30%) Solaris
13 5 (0.25%) SUSE
14 4 (0.20%) Debian
14 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.15%) AIX
16 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.051%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (49.62%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (22.36%) Scrum
3 314 (15.88%) TDD
4 282 (14.26%) Project Management
5 224 (11.33%) BDD
6 219 (11.08%) User Stories
7 215 (10.88%) Test Automation
8 213 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 206 (10.42%) Coaching
10 203 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
11 187 (9.46%) Kanban
12 184 (9.31%) ITIL
13 169 (8.55%) DevOps
14 164 (8.30%) Analytics
14 164 (8.30%) Mentoring
15 162 (8.19%) Acceptance Criteria
16 136 (6.88%) Service Delivery
17 132 (6.68%) Software Engineering
18 130 (6.58%) Change Management
19 118 (5.97%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 283 (14.31%) Java
2 238 (12.04%) JavaScript
3 180 (9.10%) SQL
4 156 (7.89%) C#
5 114 (5.77%) Python
6 63 (3.19%) Ruby
7 47 (2.38%) Scala
8 45 (2.28%) Shell Script
9 40 (2.02%) C
10 39 (1.97%) Bash Shell
10 39 (1.97%) Groovy
11 38 (1.92%) ES6
11 38 (1.92%) Perl
12 37 (1.87%) C++
13 26 (1.32%) PowerShell
14 25 (1.26%) PHP
15 18 (0.91%) TypeScript
16 17 (0.86%) R
17 16 (0.81%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 214 (10.82%) Degree
2 125 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 78 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 38 (1.92%) ISEB
5 35 (1.77%) PMI Certification
6 33 (1.67%) PMP
7 25 (1.26%) CISSP
8 24 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 22 (1.11%) PhD
10 21 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 18 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 17 (0.86%) CCNP
13 16 (0.81%) CISM
14 15 (0.76%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (8.75%) QA
2 75 (3.79%) PMO
3 59 (2.98%) SLA
4 39 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 27 (1.37%) GDPR
7 20 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.86%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.86%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.71%) COBIT
10 6 (0.30%) GxP
10 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.30%) NEBOSH
11 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.20%) GCP
13 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.15%) PSD2
14 2 (0.10%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 63 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 61 (3.09%) Docker
3 28 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.30%) vSphere
7 4 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.20%) Firmware
7 4 (0.20%) HDFS
7 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.20%) XenApp
8 3 (0.15%) KVM
9 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.051%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.051%) iptables
9 1 (0.051%) RACF
9 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.051%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (2.63%) Ansible
2 30 (1.52%) Puppet
3 27 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.01%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.96%) Terraform
6 18 (0.91%) SCCM
7 14 (0.71%) Grafana
8 13 (0.66%) Kibana
8 13 (0.66%) Rancher
9 12 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.61%) logstash
10 11 (0.56%) Nagios
11 6 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.30%) Icinga
11 6 (0.30%) Packer
12 4 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.20%) Mesos
12 4 (0.20%) SELinux
12 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 228 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 114 (5.77%) Oracle
3 94 (4.75%) SAP
4 52 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
5 49 (2.48%) IBM
6 46 (2.33%) Cisco
6 46 (2.33%) VMware
7 43 (2.18%) Tableau
8 35 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 34 (1.72%) Splunk
10 33 (1.67%) Atlassian
11 27 (1.37%) Red Hat
12 26 (1.32%) HP
13 23 (1.16%) Citrix
14 21 (1.06%) Google
15 20 (1.01%) Remedy
16 17 (0.86%) AppDynamics
17 16 (0.81%) Huawei
17 16 (0.81%) Xamarin
18 15 (0.76%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud