Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 118 127
Rank change year-on-year +17 +9 +17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,008 1,998 1,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.42% 2.19% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.53% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,176 1,321 1,069
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.35%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £638 £630
UK median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +0.21% +5.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 30
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £14.60 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.25 £62.25 £58.50
UK median hourly rate £26.46 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.17% +3.64% +10.00%

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 72,410 78,984 71,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.36% 86.75% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,068 52,426 47,335
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,942 2,146 1,921
England median hourly rate £25.23 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.74 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -13.04% -

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 +5 839 £508 +1.50% 46
South East +24 454 £463 +5.11% 40
North of England +5 258 £450 +5.88% 57
South West +4 161 £500 +8.11% 49
East of England +37 152 £484 -0.77% 20
Midlands -12 144 £413 -8.33% 38
North West +13 123 £463 +8.82% 30
West Midlands -18 94 £425 -10.53% 20
Yorkshire -26 80 £419 -1.47% 22
North East +7 56 £482 +5.93% 5
East Midlands +5 41 £385 -6.10% 18
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 1,102 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (24.15%) Finance
3 426 (21.22%) Scrum
4 368 (18.33%) DevOps
5 328 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
6 275 (13.70%) SQL
7 274 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
7 274 (13.65%) Coaching
8 271 (13.50%) Java
9 254 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 251 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 240 (11.95%) TDD
12 237 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
13 231 (11.50%) Analytics
13 231 (11.50%) Microsoft
14 226 (11.25%) Project Management
15 224 (11.16%) QA
16 212 (10.56%) Mentoring
17 211 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
18 208 (10.36%) JavaScript
19 203 (10.11%) C#
20 202 (10.06%) .NET
21 201 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
22 197 (9.81%) Degree
23 191 (9.51%) Kanban
24 186 (9.26%) ITIL
25 182 (9.06%) Linux
26 181 (9.01%) Security Cleared
26 181 (9.01%) JIRA
27 169 (8.42%) BDD

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 94 (4.68%) Confluence
2 59 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 49 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 33 (1.64%) CMS
5 31 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 31 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 25 (1.25%) Apache
8 24 (1.20%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.15%) IIS
9 23 (1.15%) JBoss
10 22 (1.10%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (0.85%) Umbraco
12 13 (0.65%) MS Exchange
12 13 (0.65%) nginx
13 12 (0.60%) WordPress
14 10 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 113 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 25 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (1.15%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.75%) InVision
7 15 (0.75%) Sketch
8 4 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.15%) SPSS
10 2 (0.100%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.100%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.100%) Flinto
11 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.050%) EViews
11 1 (0.050%) Stata
11 1 (0.050%) Weka
Business Applications
1 32 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.25%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.20%) HFM
8 4 (0.20%) SAP MDG
8 4 (0.20%) Summit
9 3 (0.15%) Maximo
9 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 211 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 201 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (4.78%) GitHub
4 69 (3.44%) Office 365
5 43 (2.14%) PaaS
6 38 (1.89%) IaaS
6 38 (1.89%) Power Platform
7 35 (1.74%) OpenShift
8 31 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (1.49%) Serverless
10 27 (1.34%) Google Analytics
11 25 (1.25%) SaaS
12 24 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (1.10%) Amazon S3
15 18 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
16 14 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.19%) Internet
2 41 (2.04%) Skype
3 38 (1.89%) Firewall
4 35 (1.74%) HTTP
5 27 (1.34%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.29%) Unified Communications
7 25 (1.25%) WAN
8 21 (1.05%) Network Security
9 20 (1.00%) DNS
10 17 (0.85%) VPN
11 16 (0.80%) LAN
11 16 (0.80%) SSL
12 12 (0.60%) DHCP
13 11 (0.55%) Intranet
13 11 (0.55%) PBX
13 11 (0.55%) SSH
14 10 (0.50%) Wireless
15 9 (0.45%) SAN
16 8 (0.40%) 2G
16 8 (0.40%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.43%) Big Data
3 84 (4.18%) MySQL
4 66 (3.29%) Relational Database
5 61 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
6 58 (2.89%) NoSQL
7 46 (2.29%) Amazon Redshift
8 41 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 38 (1.89%) Power BI
10 35 (1.74%) MongoDB
11 33 (1.64%) Hadoop
12 31 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
13 30 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (0.95%) Data Lake
16 17 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 16 (0.80%) Redis
18 14 (0.70%) HBase
18 14 (0.70%) RDBMS
19 13 (0.65%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 181 (9.01%) JIRA
2 165 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 153 (7.62%) Jenkins
4 79 (3.93%) Selenium
5 47 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 45 (2.24%) Cucumber
7 38 (1.89%) Maven
8 37 (1.84%) gulp
9 36 (1.79%) Visual Studio
10 35 (1.74%) Bitbucket
10 35 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 33 (1.64%) JUnit
12 32 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 28 (1.39%) Eclipse
13 28 (1.39%) Jasmine
13 28 (1.39%) SoapUI
13 28 (1.39%) SpecFlow
14 24 (1.20%) JMeter
15 21 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 485 (24.15%) Finance
2 144 (7.17%) Banking
3 128 (6.37%) Retail
4 102 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 83 (4.13%) Marketing
6 59 (2.94%) Legal
7 38 (1.89%) Games
8 32 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.25%) Front Office
10 21 (1.05%) Law
11 19 (0.95%) Back Office
11 19 (0.95%) Publishing
12 17 (0.85%) Billing
12 17 (0.85%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.75%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.50%) Military
16 8 (0.40%) Electronics
17 7 (0.35%) Digital Economy
18 6 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 347 (17.28%) Developer
2 207 (10.31%) Analyst
3 142 (7.07%) Architect
4 109 (5.43%) Project Manager
4 109 (5.43%) Scrum Master
5 75 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
6 64 (3.19%) Business Analyst
6 64 (3.19%) Consultant
7 55 (2.74%) Java Developer
8 53 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
9 48 (2.39%) User Researcher
10 46 (2.29%) .NET Developer
11 45 (2.24%) Senior Developer
12 42 (2.09%) DevOps Engineer
13 41 (2.04%) Agile Coach
14 36 (1.79%) Cloud Engineer
15 34 (1.69%) AWS Architect
16 33 (1.64%) Agile Scrum Master
16 33 (1.64%) Tester
17 32 (1.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (10.06%) .NET
2 134 (6.67%) HTML
3 122 (6.08%) CSS
4 119 (5.93%) Web Services
5 92 (4.58%) AngularJS
6 90 (4.48%) SOAP
6 90 (4.48%) XML
7 87 (4.33%) RESTful
8 79 (3.93%) jQuery
9 71 (3.54%) JSON
10 69 (3.44%) HTML5
11 65 (3.24%) ASP.NET
12 57 (2.84%) Spring
13 55 (2.74%) Node.js
14 47 (2.34%) REST
15 46 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 46 (2.29%) J2EE
16 43 (2.14%) React
17 42 (2.09%) .NET Framework
18 41 (2.04%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 237 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (7.02%) User Experience
3 90 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 66 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 42 (2.09%) Data Centre
7 32 (1.59%) Private Cloud
8 27 (1.34%) Blog
8 27 (1.34%) Cloud Native
8 27 (1.34%) CMDB
9 26 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.29%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 25 (1.25%) PMI
11 19 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (0.95%) Tandem
12 17 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.75%) Robotics
14 14 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 182 (9.06%) Linux
2 147 (7.32%) Windows
3 82 (4.08%) Unix
4 44 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.94%) Windows 10
6 29 (1.44%) Android
7 24 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.00%) CentOS
9 17 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.55%) VMS
13 10 (0.50%) Solaris
13 10 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.15%) AIX
15 2 (0.100%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.050%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.050%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,102 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (21.22%) Scrum
3 368 (18.33%) DevOps
4 328 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
5 274 (13.65%) Coaching
5 274 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
6 254 (12.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 251 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 240 (11.95%) TDD
9 231 (11.50%) Analytics
10 226 (11.25%) Project Management
11 212 (10.56%) Mentoring
12 191 (9.51%) Kanban
13 186 (9.26%) ITIL
14 169 (8.42%) BDD
15 166 (8.27%) Software Engineering
16 160 (7.97%) Decision-Making
17 151 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
18 147 (7.32%) Change Management
19 127 (6.32%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 275 (13.70%) SQL
2 271 (13.50%) Java
3 208 (10.36%) JavaScript
4 203 (10.11%) C#
5 143 (7.12%) Python
6 56 (2.79%) Scala
7 53 (2.64%) PowerShell
8 41 (2.04%) Ruby
9 40 (1.99%) PHP
10 38 (1.89%) Perl
11 36 (1.79%) C
12 34 (1.69%) Bash Shell
12 34 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 32 (1.59%) C++
13 32 (1.59%) PL/SQL
13 32 (1.59%) TypeScript
14 27 (1.34%) Groovy
15 22 (1.10%) MATLAB
16 19 (0.95%) R
17 16 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 197 (9.81%) Degree
2 181 (9.01%) Security Cleared
3 122 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 25 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 20 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.95%) ISEB
9 18 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 16 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.65%) OCPJP
12 13 (0.65%) PMP
12 13 (0.65%) Sun Certification
13 11 (0.55%) CISSP
14 10 (0.50%) DBS Check
14 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (11.16%) QA
2 62 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 49 (2.44%) PMO
3 49 (2.44%) SLA
4 21 (1.05%) GDPR
5 18 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.25%) COBIT
9 5 (0.25%) NIST
10 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.15%) COSHH
11 3 (0.15%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.100%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.100%) MiFID
13 1 (0.050%) WAI
System Software
1 102 (5.08%) Docker
2 63 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.50%) Firmware
7 8 (0.40%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.35%) XenApp
9 5 (0.25%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.20%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.20%) HDFS
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.100%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.050%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.050%) Snort
13 1 (0.050%) Varnish
13 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 95 (4.73%) Kubernetes
2 85 (4.23%) Ansible
3 52 (2.59%) Puppet
4 30 (1.49%) Terraform
5 29 (1.44%) SCCM
6 27 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (1.00%) Kibana
8 15 (0.75%) Grafana
9 14 (0.70%) Control-M
10 11 (0.55%) HP ALM
10 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.45%) SCOM
13 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.40%) QRadar
13 8 (0.40%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 7 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.35%) WSUS
15 6 (0.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 231 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 157 (7.82%) Oracle
3 99 (4.93%) SAP
4 61 (3.04%) Red Hat
5 53 (2.64%) Google
6 48 (2.39%) IBM
7 42 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (2.04%) Adobe
9 39 (1.94%) ServiceNow
10 37 (1.84%) Cisco
11 36 (1.79%) Greenplum
12 28 (1.39%) Citrix
13 27 (1.34%) VMware
14 26 (1.29%) Atlassian
14 26 (1.29%) Cadence
15 25 (1.25%) Informatica
16 22 (1.10%) webMethods
17 21 (1.05%) Remedy
18 19 (0.95%) Pega
19 18 (0.90%) Apple