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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
UK / England
Rank 117 136 158
Rank change year-on-year +19 +22  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 865 861 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.07% 1.76% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.12% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 551 388
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -22.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.40 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £35.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 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
London +2 354 £500 +5.26% 103
South East +60 195 £450 +12.50% 91
South West -2 62 £450 +9.09% 26
Yorkshire +38 52 £375 +2.73% 32
East of England -9 45 £450 +12.50% 21
West Midlands -8 41 £419 -6.94% 8
North East +8 40 £375 +45.63% 5
East Midlands -15 38 £363 -9.37% 15
North West +16 34 £500 +33.33% 26
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 806 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (22.81%) Finance
3 379 (21.03%) Scrum
4 246 (13.65%) Project Management
5 241 (13.37%) Java
6 238 (13.21%) ITIL
7 229 (12.71%) TDD
8 206 (11.43%) DevOps
9 201 (11.15%) Security Cleared
10 195 (10.82%) JavaScript
10 195 (10.82%) Microsoft
11 190 (10.54%) Oracle
12 188 (10.43%) Degree
13 180 (9.99%) QA
14 176 (9.77%) SQL
14 176 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 176 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
15 175 (9.71%) Windows
16 172 (9.54%) Coaching
17 168 (9.32%) Change Management
18 159 (8.82%) Linux
18 159 (8.82%) Kanban
19 155 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
19 155 (8.60%) Software Engineering
20 152 (8.44%) User Stories
21 151 (8.38%) MS Excel
22 150 (8.32%) Open Source
23 145 (8.05%) Mentoring
24 142 (7.88%) HTML
24 142 (7.88%) Service Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 89 (4.94%) Confluence
2 68 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.28%) WebSphere
4 34 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (1.55%) WebLogic
6 27 (1.50%) CMS
7 24 (1.33%) Apache
7 24 (1.33%) JBoss
8 23 (1.28%) IIS
9 21 (1.17%) Apache Spark
10 20 (1.11%) Skype for Business
11 17 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
12 16 (0.89%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.67%) MS Exchange
14 11 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.50%) Documentum
16 8 (0.44%) nginx
16 8 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
17 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 151 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 76 (4.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 56 (3.11%) MS Office
4 33 (1.83%) MS Project
5 31 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.11%) HipChat
12 1 (0.055%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 21 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.67%) Primavera
4 11 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.22%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.17%) SAP Bank Analyzer
8 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.17%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.11%) FastStats
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 112 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.44%) SaaS
4 58 (3.22%) IaaS
5 54 (3.00%) PaaS
6 40 (2.22%) Office 365
7 34 (1.89%) GitHub
8 23 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.55%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.39%) Yammer
12 6 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.22%) Route 53
13 4 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.33%) Firewall
2 54 (3.00%) DNS
3 43 (2.39%) Internet
4 33 (1.83%) DHCP
5 32 (1.78%) HTTP
6 29 (1.61%) Network Security
7 28 (1.55%) LAN
7 28 (1.55%) VPN
8 26 (1.44%) WAN
9 23 (1.28%) TCP/IP
10 20 (1.11%) LDAP
11 18 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (1.00%) Skype
12 15 (0.83%) SNMP
12 15 (0.83%) Wireless
13 14 (0.78%) Intranet
13 14 (0.78%) MPLS
14 13 (0.72%) BGP
14 13 (0.72%) OSPF
14 13 (0.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 45 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 44 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 37 (2.05%) Big Data
6 35 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 32 (1.78%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (1.55%) MySQL
9 27 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 23 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 21 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (0.78%) Redis
13 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.50%) DB2
14 9 (0.50%) HBase
Development Applications
1 130 (7.21%) JIRA
2 110 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 99 (5.49%) Selenium
4 86 (4.77%) Git (software)
5 55 (3.05%) Cucumber
6 44 (2.44%) TeamCity
7 40 (2.22%) Subversion
8 36 (2.00%) SoapUI
9 34 (1.89%) Maven
10 33 (1.83%) JUnit
11 30 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (1.39%) WebDriver
13 23 (1.28%) NUnit
14 20 (1.11%) Visual Studio
15 19 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (0.94%) Eclipse
17 16 (0.89%) Gradle
18 14 (0.78%) Vagrant
19 13 (0.72%) Jasmine
19 13 (0.72%) Mockito
General
1 411 (22.81%) Finance
2 114 (6.33%) Banking
3 102 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 77 (4.27%) Retail
5 53 (2.94%) Legal
5 53 (2.94%) Marketing
6 44 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 42 (2.33%) Investment Banking
8 33 (1.83%) Back Office
8 33 (1.83%) Front Office
9 25 (1.39%) Publishing
10 23 (1.28%) Games
11 18 (1.00%) Automotive
12 13 (0.72%) Law
13 10 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.50%) Military
15 8 (0.44%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.44%) Electronics
16 7 (0.39%) Advertising
16 7 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 295 (16.37%) Analyst
2 293 (16.26%) Developer
3 118 (6.55%) Business Analyst
4 104 (5.77%) Architect
5 97 (5.38%) Project Manager
6 71 (3.94%) Scrum Master
7 69 (3.83%) Consultant
8 68 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 56 (3.11%) .NET Developer
10 54 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
11 52 (2.89%) C# Developer
12 49 (2.72%) Agile Developer
13 46 (2.55%) Tester
14 45 (2.50%) Senior Developer
14 45 (2.50%) Service Manager
15 44 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
16 41 (2.28%) Administrator
16 41 (2.28%) IT Manager
17 35 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
18 34 (1.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (7.88%) HTML
2 124 (6.88%) AngularJS
3 111 (6.16%) .NET
3 111 (6.16%) CSS
4 106 (5.88%) Web Services
5 86 (4.77%) RESTful
6 85 (4.72%) HTML5
7 74 (4.11%) Node.js
8 70 (3.88%) REST
8 70 (3.88%) Spring
9 65 (3.61%) XML
10 61 (3.39%) CSS3
11 53 (2.94%) jQuery
12 50 (2.77%) Gherkin
13 46 (2.55%) ASP.NET
14 36 (2.00%) JSON
15 35 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (1.89%) Ajax
17 33 (1.83%) React
17 33 (1.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 176 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.88%) User Experience
3 95 (5.27%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.44%) Virtual Team
5 42 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 29 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 25 (1.39%) Tandem
8 23 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
8 23 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.05%) Fixed Income
10 19 (1.05%) FMCG
10 19 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.05%) Social Media
11 18 (1.00%) PKI
12 16 (0.89%) Blog
12 16 (0.89%) Derivative
13 15 (0.83%) Fintech
14 11 (0.61%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 175 (9.71%) Windows
2 159 (8.82%) Linux
3 79 (4.38%) Unix
4 45 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.22%) AIX
6 20 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.94%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.83%) CentOS
8 15 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 14 (0.78%) Windows 2000
9 14 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.50%) Android
10 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.44%) OpenVMS
12 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.33%) Debian
14 4 (0.22%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (21.03%) Scrum
3 246 (13.65%) Project Management
4 238 (13.21%) ITIL
5 229 (12.71%) TDD
6 206 (11.43%) DevOps
7 176 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 172 (9.54%) Coaching
9 168 (9.32%) Change Management
10 159 (8.82%) Kanban
11 155 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
11 155 (8.60%) Software Engineering
12 152 (8.44%) User Stories
13 150 (8.32%) Open Source
14 145 (8.05%) Mentoring
15 142 (7.88%) Service Management
16 135 (7.49%) BDD
17 134 (7.44%) PRINCE2
18 124 (6.88%) SDLC
19 119 (6.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 241 (13.37%) Java
2 195 (10.82%) JavaScript
3 176 (9.77%) SQL
4 121 (6.71%) C#
5 104 (5.77%) Python
6 83 (4.61%) Scala
7 59 (3.27%) Ruby
8 49 (2.72%) C
9 48 (2.66%) Groovy
10 40 (2.22%) PowerShell
11 32 (1.78%) Perl
12 28 (1.55%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.17%) TypeScript
14 20 (1.11%) ES6
15 18 (1.00%) C++
16 17 (0.94%) PHP
16 17 (0.94%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.55%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 201 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 188 (10.43%) Degree
3 119 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.61%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.33%) ISEB
8 23 (1.28%) CISSP
9 21 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (1.11%) CISM
11 19 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 18 (1.00%) ISTQB
13 17 (0.94%) MCSE
14 15 (0.83%) APMP
15 14 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 13 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 12 (0.67%) CCNA
17 12 (0.67%) PMI Certification
17 12 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (9.99%) QA
2 75 (4.16%) SLA
3 68 (3.77%) PMO
4 41 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.78%) PCI DSS
6 24 (1.33%) Data Quality
7 20 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 15 (0.83%) COBIT
8 15 (0.83%) GDPR
8 15 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.61%) P3O
10 9 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
10 9 (0.50%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.39%) RMADS
12 6 (0.33%) SDET
13 5 (0.28%) GxP
13 5 (0.28%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.17%) GCP
14 3 (0.17%) GLP
14 3 (0.17%) GMP
System Software
1 70 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 64 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.66%) Docker
4 22 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 17 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (0.67%) vSphere
6 12 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.44%) RACF
8 8 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.33%) HDFS
10 5 (0.28%) KVM
11 4 (0.22%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.22%) XenApp
12 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 67 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
2 52 (2.89%) Puppet
3 39 (2.16%) Ansible
4 22 (1.22%) SCCM
5 12 (0.67%) SCOM
6 11 (0.61%) Nagios
7 9 (0.50%) Terraform
8 8 (0.44%) ZABBIX
9 7 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 6 (0.33%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.28%) Kibana
11 5 (0.28%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.22%) Cobbler
12 4 (0.22%) FreeIPA
12 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.22%) logstash
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 4 (0.22%) Salt
13 3 (0.17%) AppDNA
13 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 195 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 190 (10.54%) Oracle
3 88 (4.88%) SAP
4 82 (4.55%) VMware
5 44 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 41 (2.28%) Cisco
6 41 (2.28%) IBM
7 39 (2.16%) Atlassian
8 34 (1.89%) Citrix
9 32 (1.78%) Google
10 28 (1.55%) Red Hat
11 20 (1.11%) HP
11 20 (1.11%) Splunk
12 18 (1.00%) Adobe
13 14 (0.78%) Huawei
13 14 (0.78%) Siemens
14 13 (0.72%) CheckPoint
15 12 (0.67%) Informatica
16 11 (0.61%) Pega
17 10 (0.55%) Apigee
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
BMG
Rate: Competitive + company benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Sudbury, Suffolk
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £446.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sudbury, Suffolk
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
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Hampshire
TEKsystems
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West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
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London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £465 per annum +
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £570 per day +
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £55 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago