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 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 141 181
Rank change year-on-year +13 +40  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 819 874 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.93% 1.77% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.12% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 569 381
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 £335 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 39
Median hourly rate £26.31 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.17 £18.12 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £42.78 £47.39
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 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 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
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 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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 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
London +5 378 £500 +7.23% 128
South East +26 188 £425 +6.25% 83
South West +17 53 £400 -11.11% 30
West Midlands -7 40 £513 +49.09% 32
Yorkshire +17 38 £431 -4.16% 22
North West -13 36 £425 -3.95% 18
East of England -9 34 £450 +5.88% 31
East Midlands -8 27 £400 - 21
North East +56 20 £380 +7.04% 6
Midlands +11 3 £180 -85.00% 53
Continuous Improvement
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 787 (46.73%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (22.92%) Finance
3 370 (21.97%) Scrum
4 271 (16.09%) TDD
5 230 (13.66%) JavaScript
6 218 (12.95%) Project Management
7 214 (12.71%) Java
8 194 (11.52%) Degree
9 188 (11.16%) ITIL
10 187 (11.10%) SQL
11 184 (10.93%) Software Engineering
12 182 (10.81%) Test Automation
13 179 (10.63%) Microsoft
14 175 (10.39%) Mentoring
15 174 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
16 172 (10.21%) DevOps
17 171 (10.15%) QA
18 166 (9.86%) Coaching
19 164 (9.74%) HTML
20 163 (9.68%) Kanban
21 159 (9.44%) AngularJS
22 155 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
23 154 (9.14%) Linux
24 150 (8.91%) C#
24 150 (8.91%) Banking
25 139 (8.25%) BDD
26 137 (8.14%) User Stories
27 136 (8.08%) .NET
28 133 (7.90%) CSS
29 131 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management

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 77 (4.57%) Confluence
2 53 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 40 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 30 (1.78%) JBoss
6 24 (1.43%) Apache
7 23 (1.37%) CMS
7 23 (1.37%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 21 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.83%) IIS
10 11 (0.65%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.59%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.53%) Drupal
12 9 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.42%) nginx
14 7 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 81 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.30%) HipChat
10 4 (0.24%) InVision
10 4 (0.24%) UXPin
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.059%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.059%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.48%) Primavera
3 7 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.24%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.24%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.18%) SAP GTS
5 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.12%) FastStats
6 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle ASCP
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 125 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (2.73%) GitHub
4 32 (1.90%) Office 365
5 29 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (1.48%) SaaS
7 19 (1.13%) PaaS
8 18 (1.07%) IaaS
9 13 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.71%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.53%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.36%) Akamai
12 6 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
14 4 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.24%) Yammer
15 2 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 2 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.56%) Firewall
2 36 (2.14%) DNS
3 35 (2.08%) Internet
4 31 (1.84%) HTTP
4 31 (1.84%) Network Security
5 30 (1.78%) VPN
6 29 (1.72%) WAN
7 26 (1.54%) MPLS
8 25 (1.48%) SSL
9 23 (1.37%) BGP
10 22 (1.31%) LAN
10 22 (1.31%) OSPF
11 20 (1.19%) TCP/IP
12 17 (1.01%) DHCP
12 17 (1.01%) SNMP
13 16 (0.95%) VLAN
14 15 (0.89%) IPv4
14 15 (0.89%) IPv6
14 15 (0.89%) Wireless
15 13 (0.77%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.40%) Relational Database
3 71 (4.22%) NoSQL
4 36 (2.14%) MongoDB
5 33 (1.96%) Big Data
6 30 (1.78%) Hadoop
7 28 (1.66%) MySQL
8 27 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 26 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.19%) Redis
12 14 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.65%) DB2
16 8 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
17 6 (0.36%) Power BI
17 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 125 (7.42%) JIRA
2 122 (7.24%) Git (software)
3 110 (6.53%) Jenkins
4 81 (4.81%) Selenium
5 63 (3.74%) Subversion
6 51 (3.03%) TeamCity
7 39 (2.32%) Cucumber
8 35 (2.08%) Maven
9 33 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
10 31 (1.84%) NUnit
11 30 (1.78%) JUnit
12 28 (1.66%) gulp
12 28 (1.66%) SoapUI
13 26 (1.54%) WebDriver
14 23 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (1.31%) Jasmine
16 21 (1.25%) Visual Studio
17 20 (1.19%) Eclipse
18 18 (1.07%) Mockito
19 17 (1.01%) Bitbucket
General
1 386 (22.92%) Finance
2 150 (8.91%) Banking
3 112 (6.65%) Telecoms
4 87 (5.17%) Retail
5 59 (3.50%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.85%) Marketing
7 46 (2.73%) Legal
8 43 (2.55%) Front Office
9 32 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.43%) Publishing
11 22 (1.31%) Back Office
12 19 (1.13%) Games
13 16 (0.95%) Military
14 14 (0.83%) Law
15 13 (0.77%) Automotive
16 9 (0.53%) Billing
17 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.48%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 377 (22.39%) Developer
2 226 (13.42%) Analyst
3 124 (7.36%) Architect
4 87 (5.17%) Business Analyst
4 87 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 81 (4.81%) Project Manager
6 75 (4.45%) C# Developer
7 73 (4.33%) Scrum Master
8 68 (4.04%) .NET Developer
9 63 (3.74%) Java Developer
9 63 (3.74%) Senior Developer
10 53 (3.15%) Consultant
11 50 (2.97%) Service Manager
12 44 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
12 44 (2.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 42 (2.49%) Agile Developer
14 40 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
15 38 (2.26%) Agile Coach
15 38 (2.26%) Tester
16 37 (2.20%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (9.74%) HTML
2 159 (9.44%) AngularJS
3 136 (8.08%) .NET
4 133 (7.90%) CSS
5 115 (6.83%) HTML5
6 93 (5.52%) Node.js
7 89 (5.29%) RESTful
8 83 (4.93%) Web Services
9 80 (4.75%) CSS3
10 70 (4.16%) REST
10 70 (4.16%) Spring
11 60 (3.56%) jQuery
12 59 (3.50%) JSON
13 57 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 55 (3.27%) Gherkin
14 55 (3.27%) XML
15 50 (2.97%) ASP.NET
16 45 (2.67%) Middleware
17 43 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
18 42 (2.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 155 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (7.24%) User Experience
3 79 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.27%) Virtual Team
5 38 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 34 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 32 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 29 (1.72%) Blog
10 25 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.31%) PKI
12 20 (1.19%) CMDB
13 19 (1.13%) Data Structures
14 18 (1.07%) Derivative
14 18 (1.07%) Fixed Income
14 18 (1.07%) Mobile App
15 15 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.83%) FMCG
16 14 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 154 (9.14%) Linux
2 120 (7.13%) Windows
3 77 (4.57%) Unix
4 26 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.31%) Ubuntu
6 21 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.13%) CentOS
8 17 (1.01%) Android
9 15 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.71%) AIX
12 11 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.36%) SUSE
14 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.24%) OpenVMS
15 4 (0.24%) Solaris
16 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (46.73%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (21.97%) Scrum
3 271 (16.09%) TDD
4 218 (12.95%) Project Management
5 188 (11.16%) ITIL
6 184 (10.93%) Software Engineering
7 182 (10.81%) Test Automation
8 175 (10.39%) Mentoring
9 174 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
10 172 (10.21%) DevOps
11 166 (9.86%) Coaching
12 163 (9.68%) Kanban
13 139 (8.25%) BDD
14 137 (8.14%) User Stories
15 131 (7.78%) SDLC
15 131 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 117 (6.95%) Service Management
17 112 (6.65%) Service Delivery
18 109 (6.47%) Open Source
19 105 (6.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (13.66%) JavaScript
2 214 (12.71%) Java
3 187 (11.10%) SQL
4 150 (8.91%) C#
5 94 (5.58%) Python
6 81 (4.81%) Scala
7 66 (3.92%) Ruby
8 47 (2.79%) Groovy
9 43 (2.55%) ES6
10 38 (2.26%) Perl
11 35 (2.08%) Bash Shell
12 30 (1.78%) C
13 29 (1.72%) TypeScript
14 28 (1.66%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.37%) C++
16 19 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 17 (1.01%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.77%) PHP
19 12 (0.71%) PL/SQL
20 11 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 194 (11.52%) Degree
2 120 (7.13%) Security Cleared
3 66 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.66%) CISSP
7 25 (1.48%) ISEB
8 20 (1.19%) CISM
9 18 (1.07%) PMP
10 16 (0.95%) CCIE
10 16 (0.95%) ISTQB
10 16 (0.95%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.83%) JNCIE
13 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 11 (0.65%) CCNP
15 11 (0.65%) HNC
15 11 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (10.15%) QA
2 63 (3.74%) PMO
3 61 (3.62%) SLA
4 34 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 24 (1.43%) Data Quality
7 17 (1.01%) GDPR
8 15 (0.89%) COBIT
9 14 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
10 12 (0.71%) P3O
11 9 (0.53%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.36%) MiFID
14 5 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
15 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17025
15 4 (0.24%) ISO17020
16 3 (0.18%) GCP
System Software
1 48 (2.85%) Docker
2 44 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.49%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.36%) Xen
8 5 (0.30%) vSphere
9 4 (0.24%) Firmware
9 4 (0.24%) HDFS
9 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.24%) RACF
9 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.12%) iptables
10 2 (0.12%) KVM
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.12%) UAG
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 61 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (2.91%) Puppet
3 34 (2.02%) Ansible
4 15 (0.89%) SCCM
5 13 (0.77%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.59%) Nagios
6 10 (0.59%) Netcool
7 9 (0.53%) Kibana
8 8 (0.48%) Mesos
9 7 (0.42%) Cobbler
9 7 (0.42%) FreeIPA
9 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.36%) Marathon
10 6 (0.36%) SCOM
10 6 (0.36%) Terraform
11 5 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.30%) Grafana
12 4 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 179 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 121 (7.19%) Oracle
3 74 (4.39%) SAP
4 58 (3.44%) VMware
5 47 (2.79%) Cisco
6 38 (2.26%) IBM
7 36 (2.14%) Red Hat
8 32 (1.90%) Atlassian
9 29 (1.72%) Google
10 27 (1.60%) ServiceNow
11 25 (1.48%) Adobe
12 17 (1.01%) HP
13 16 (0.95%) Remedy
14 15 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.89%) WSO2
15 14 (0.83%) Citrix
15 14 (0.83%) MuleSoft
15 14 (0.83%) Splunk
16 13 (0.77%) Apple
16 13 (0.77%) BMC
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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