Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 113 136
Rank change year-on-year -4 +23 +38
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,123 2,009 1,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.25% 2.20% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.56% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,270 1,381 1,268
England median daily rate £475 £460 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +3.14% +7.47%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £260
90th Percentile £651 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.50% +5.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 49 36
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
10th Percentile £14.65 £14.00 £14.30
90th Percentile £45.55 £37.95 £55.28
UK median hourly rate £27.26 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -0.89% - -

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 81,416 78,525 83,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.92% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,353 52,544 55,556
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £644 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,846 2,212
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +6 922 £520 +2.97% 233
South East -16 450 £458 +7.71% 169
North of England +10 285 £425 - 163
Midlands +14 209 £427 +2.58% 146
West Midlands +27 158 £427 -5.11% 95
North West +27 145 £440 +3.53% 84
East of England +5 135 £513 +10.81% 93
South West -33 119 £450 +12.50% 86
Yorkshire -13 98 £425 - 56
East Midlands +11 50 £425 +4.94% 51
North East -1 44 £425 - 23
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 1,181 (55.63%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (23.55%) Finance
3 440 (20.73%) Scrum
4 376 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
5 309 (14.55%) DevOps
6 302 (14.23%) Java
7 297 (13.99%) Test Automation
8 267 (12.58%) TDD
9 264 (12.44%) SQL
10 261 (12.29%) JavaScript
11 251 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
12 247 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
13 246 (11.59%) Coaching
14 245 (11.54%) Microsoft
15 239 (11.26%) Project Management
16 223 (10.50%) Git (software)
17 207 (9.75%) Windows
18 205 (9.66%) Jenkins
19 204 (9.61%) Mentoring
20 202 (9.51%) Degree
21 199 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
22 193 (9.09%) Web Services
22 193 (9.09%) Security Cleared
23 191 (9.00%) Kanban
24 189 (8.90%) .NET
25 188 (8.86%) QA
26 186 (8.76%) C#
27 178 (8.38%) JIRA
27 178 (8.38%) User Stories
28 177 (8.34%) ITIL

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
1 100 (4.71%) Confluence
2 54 (2.54%) CMS
3 53 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 40 (1.88%) Tomcat
5 39 (1.84%) IIS
6 29 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 24 (1.13%) Apache
8 23 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (0.94%) JBoss
9 20 (0.94%) nginx
10 16 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 15 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (0.66%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.66%) SAS
13 13 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.61%) Drupal
14 11 (0.52%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 116 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 29 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.33%) Maya
8 5 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.094%) HipChat
10 2 (0.094%) InVision
10 2 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.047%) CATIA
11 1 (0.047%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.047%) InDesign
11 1 (0.047%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 9 (0.42%) Magento
5 8 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.33%) CA PPM
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
8 5 (0.24%) Maximo
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.14%) SAP MM
11 2 (0.094%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.094%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 165 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (3.34%) Office 365
4 55 (2.59%) GitHub
5 31 (1.46%) PaaS
5 31 (1.46%) SaaS
6 30 (1.41%) Google Analytics
7 22 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.99%) Serverless
9 20 (0.94%) IaaS
10 17 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (0.75%) Datadog
11 16 (0.75%) OpenShift
12 15 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.61%) npm
14 13 (0.61%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.20%) Firewall
2 50 (2.36%) DNS
3 41 (1.93%) Network Security
4 36 (1.70%) HTTP
5 35 (1.65%) Internet
6 32 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 32 (1.51%) WAN
7 31 (1.46%) DHCP
8 29 (1.37%) VPN
9 27 (1.27%) LAN
10 26 (1.22%) SSL
11 22 (1.04%) SAN
12 19 (0.89%) VoIP
13 17 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (0.71%) Skype
14 15 (0.71%) SMS
15 13 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (0.57%) Structured Cabling
16 12 (0.57%) Wireless
17 10 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 82 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 80 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 59 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 44 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (1.98%) Big Data
7 39 (1.84%) MySQL
8 37 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (1.41%) Power BI
10 20 (0.94%) Data Lake
11 18 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.75%) Redis
12 16 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 223 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 205 (9.66%) Jenkins
3 178 (8.38%) JIRA
4 124 (5.84%) Selenium
5 80 (3.77%) TeamCity
6 61 (2.87%) Cucumber
6 61 (2.87%) gulp
7 56 (2.64%) SoapUI
8 51 (2.40%) Maven
9 40 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
10 38 (1.79%) JUnit
11 35 (1.65%) Jasmine
12 34 (1.60%) Bitbucket
12 34 (1.60%) IntelliJ
13 33 (1.55%) Gradle
13 33 (1.55%) Grunt
14 29 (1.37%) Visual Studio
15 27 (1.27%) Ant
16 26 (1.22%) SonarQube
16 26 (1.22%) webpack
General
1 500 (23.55%) Finance
2 130 (6.12%) Banking
3 92 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 91 (4.29%) Retail
5 82 (3.86%) Marketing
6 53 (2.50%) Front Office
7 50 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.60%) Games
9 28 (1.32%) Legal
10 25 (1.18%) Back Office
10 25 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 23 (1.08%) Electronics
12 22 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.80%) Law
13 17 (0.80%) Publishing
14 15 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.47%) Billing
16 8 (0.38%) Advertising
17 7 (0.33%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 436 (20.54%) Developer
2 316 (14.88%) Analyst
3 131 (6.17%) Architect
4 116 (5.46%) Project Manager
5 109 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 102 (4.80%) Scrum Master
7 96 (4.52%) Java Developer
8 68 (3.20%) Consultant
8 68 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 68 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
8 68 (3.20%) User Researcher
9 58 (2.73%) .NET Developer
9 58 (2.73%) Delivery Manager
10 52 (2.45%) C# Developer
11 48 (2.26%) Service Manager
12 47 (2.21%) Agile Coach
13 44 (2.07%) IT Manager
13 44 (2.07%) Senior Developer
13 44 (2.07%) Test Analyst
14 39 (1.84%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (9.09%) Web Services
2 189 (8.90%) .NET
3 166 (7.82%) AngularJS
4 158 (7.44%) HTML
5 138 (6.50%) CSS
6 116 (5.46%) RESTful
7 111 (5.23%) React
8 98 (4.62%) REST
9 89 (4.19%) HTML5
10 86 (4.05%) XML
11 84 (3.96%) Node.js
12 80 (3.77%) Spring
13 73 (3.44%) JSON
14 64 (3.01%) jQuery
15 63 (2.97%) Gherkin
15 63 (2.97%) SOAP
16 58 (2.73%) Sass
17 54 (2.54%) .NET Framework
18 51 (2.40%) CSS3
19 50 (2.36%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 247 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (6.97%) User Experience
3 94 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 68 (3.20%) Data Centre
5 67 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.64%) Blog
6 56 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (2.45%) Virtual Team
8 40 (1.88%) Fixed Income
9 39 (1.84%) Public Cloud
10 37 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
11 34 (1.60%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.04%) Robotics
14 21 (0.99%) Fintech
15 19 (0.89%) Blackberry
16 17 (0.80%) Clustering
17 15 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
18 14 (0.66%) Tandem
19 13 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 207 (9.75%) Windows
2 170 (8.01%) Linux
3 89 (4.19%) Unix
4 65 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 40 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 37 (1.74%) Android
7 31 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 29 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 25 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 21 (0.99%) Solaris
12 15 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.66%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.42%) CentOS
16 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.094%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.094%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
18 1 (0.047%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,181 (55.63%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (20.73%) Scrum
3 376 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
4 309 (14.55%) DevOps
5 297 (13.99%) Test Automation
6 267 (12.58%) TDD
7 251 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
8 246 (11.59%) Coaching
9 239 (11.26%) Project Management
10 204 (9.61%) Mentoring
11 199 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 191 (9.00%) Kanban
13 178 (8.38%) User Stories
14 177 (8.34%) ITIL
15 173 (8.15%) Analytics
16 164 (7.72%) BDD
16 164 (7.72%) Software Engineering
17 143 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
18 142 (6.69%) Open Source
19 141 (6.64%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 302 (14.23%) Java
2 264 (12.44%) SQL
3 261 (12.29%) JavaScript
4 186 (8.76%) C#
5 140 (6.59%) Python
6 91 (4.29%) Scala
7 78 (3.67%) Groovy
8 71 (3.34%) Ruby
9 56 (2.64%) PowerShell
10 54 (2.54%) Perl
10 54 (2.54%) TypeScript
11 51 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 45 (2.12%) C
13 27 (1.27%) PHP
13 27 (1.27%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.13%) T-SQL
16 23 (1.08%) ES6
17 20 (0.94%) C++
17 20 (0.94%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 202 (9.51%) Degree
2 193 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 134 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (1.13%) ISEB
7 23 (1.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 21 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (0.85%) CISSP
10 18 (0.85%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (0.61%) PMP
14 12 (0.57%) A+ Certification
14 12 (0.57%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (8.86%) QA
2 89 (4.19%) SLA
3 53 (2.50%) PMO
4 36 (1.70%) GDPR
5 33 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 22 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.61%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.33%) COBIT
11 4 (0.19%) COSO
11 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.14%) MiFID
12 3 (0.14%) WCAG
13 2 (0.094%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.094%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.094%) PSD2
13 2 (0.094%) WAI
System Software
1 124 (5.84%) Docker
2 100 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.57%) VMware Server
6 11 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (0.38%) Firmware
8 8 (0.38%) vSphere
9 7 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.28%) XenApp
11 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.094%) Snort
12 2 (0.094%) Squid
12 2 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.047%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.047%) IAG
13 1 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.047%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 94 (4.43%) Kubernetes
2 90 (4.24%) Puppet
3 85 (4.00%) Ansible
4 40 (1.88%) Terraform
5 38 (1.79%) Grafana
6 34 (1.60%) Kibana
6 34 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (1.41%) SCCM
8 22 (1.04%) Packer
9 21 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 17 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
10 17 (0.80%) Nagios
10 17 (0.80%) WSUS
11 14 (0.66%) Rancher
12 12 (0.57%) Backup Exec
13 11 (0.52%) BladeLogic
14 9 (0.42%) Graphite
14 9 (0.42%) Prometheus
15 8 (0.38%) HP ALM
15 8 (0.38%) logstash
Vendors
1 245 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 140 (6.59%) Oracle
3 88 (4.15%) SAP
4 72 (3.39%) VMware
5 66 (3.11%) Google
6 53 (2.50%) Cisco
7 47 (2.21%) Atlassian
8 39 (1.84%) Citrix
9 35 (1.65%) Apple
9 35 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 27 (1.27%) Remedy
11 26 (1.22%) IBM
12 24 (1.13%) Adobe
13 22 (1.04%) Splunk
14 21 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (0.94%) McAfee
16 18 (0.85%) New Relic
17 17 (0.80%) HP
17 17 (0.80%) Huawei
17 17 (0.80%) Ivanti