Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 133 169
Rank change year-on-year +24 +36 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2054 1920 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.19% 1.96% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.32% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1407 1255 939
England median daily rate £463 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £264 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £460 £443 £413
% change year-on-year +3.95% +7.27% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 45 63
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £16.80 £14.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £45.15 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +12.22%

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 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +12 868 £513 +7.89% 100
South East +42 502 £425 +6.25% 66
North of England +16 247 £425 +6.25% 68
South West +26 145 £400 -11.11% 24
Midlands -26 145 £405 +1.12% 22
East of England +19 139 £463 +2.78% 44
North West +7 100 £438 +2.94% 29
Yorkshire -4 98 £425 +6.25% 37
West Midlands -30 89 £425 +3.03% 6
North East +38 55 £425 +13.33% 2
East Midlands +5 50 £405 +4.52% 16
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 977 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (25.22%) Finance
3 439 (21.37%) Scrum
4 347 (16.89%) TDD
5 293 (14.26%) Project Management
6 281 (13.68%) Java
7 278 (13.53%) JavaScript
8 238 (11.59%) Microsoft
9 237 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 228 (11.10%) Degree
11 217 (10.56%) BDD
12 216 (10.52%) Coaching
13 214 (10.42%) ITIL
14 209 (10.18%) Test Automation
15 196 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
16 195 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 191 (9.30%) HTML
18 183 (8.91%) User Stories
19 179 (8.71%) SQL
20 177 (8.62%) Mentoring
21 175 (8.52%) AngularJS
22 173 (8.42%) Git (software)
23 172 (8.37%) Kanban
24 170 (8.28%) DevOps
25 163 (7.94%) QA
26 160 (7.79%) CSS
27 158 (7.69%) Banking
28 157 (7.64%) C#
29 155 (7.55%) Acceptance Criteria
30 154 (7.50%) Service Delivery

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 88 (4.28%) Confluence
2 49 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.09%) CMS
4 29 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 25 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 21 (1.02%) Apache
6 21 (1.02%) nginx
7 16 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.68%) SAS
10 13 (0.63%) IIS
10 13 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.58%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.54%) Drupal
12 11 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.44%) PowerExchange
14 8 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 100 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 98 (4.77%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.29%) HipChat
8 4 (0.19%) Maya
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.049%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 12 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.49%) Teamcenter
3 9 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.39%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.34%) Primavera
6 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.24%) Magento
7 5 (0.24%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.24%) SAP MDG
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.19%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.15%) HFM
9 3 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
1 122 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (2.53%) GitHub
3 38 (1.85%) Office 365
4 29 (1.41%) SaaS
5 17 (0.83%) IaaS
6 16 (0.78%) PaaS
7 15 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.58%) FinancialForce
9 12 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.34%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.34%) npm
11 6 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.24%) Slack
13 4 (0.19%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.39%) Firewall
2 27 (1.31%) DNS
3 22 (1.07%) WAN
4 20 (0.97%) HTTP
4 20 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (0.93%) Network Security
6 18 (0.88%) SSL
7 17 (0.83%) NAS
7 17 (0.83%) TCP/IP
7 17 (0.83%) Wireless
8 15 (0.73%) DHCP
8 15 (0.73%) SAN
8 15 (0.73%) Unified Communications
9 14 (0.68%) Internet
9 14 (0.68%) LAN
10 13 (0.63%) VPN
11 12 (0.58%) Intranet
11 12 (0.58%) Wireshark
12 10 (0.49%) MPLS
13 9 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.48%) NoSQL
3 83 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 54 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 35 (1.70%) Big Data
7 34 (1.66%) MySQL
8 31 (1.51%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (1.17%) Power BI
11 20 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 19 (0.93%) Hadoop
13 17 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (0.68%) DB2
15 11 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.49%) Redis
17 9 (0.44%) PowerCenter
17 9 (0.44%) SAP BW
17 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 173 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 152 (7.40%) JIRA
3 110 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 62 (3.02%) Selenium
5 48 (2.34%) Cucumber
6 34 (1.66%) JUnit
7 31 (1.51%) Gradle
7 31 (1.51%) Maven
8 30 (1.46%) NUnit
8 30 (1.46%) TeamCity
9 28 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (1.27%) Subversion
11 21 (1.02%) Visual Studio
11 21 (1.02%) Xcode
12 20 (0.97%) Bitbucket
13 19 (0.93%) Jasmine
13 19 (0.93%) Mocha
13 19 (0.93%) Mockito
14 17 (0.83%) Appium
14 17 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 518 (25.22%) Finance
2 158 (7.69%) Banking
3 97 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 75 (3.65%) Front Office
5 72 (3.51%) Retail
6 66 (3.21%) Manufacturing
7 63 (3.07%) Marketing
8 61 (2.97%) Investment Banking
9 36 (1.75%) Legal
10 33 (1.61%) Games
11 26 (1.27%) Publishing
12 19 (0.93%) Law
13 18 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.58%) French Language
14 12 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.54%) Automotive
16 10 (0.49%) Back Office
16 10 (0.49%) Billing
17 7 (0.34%) Advertising
17 7 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 453 (22.05%) Developer
2 311 (15.14%) Analyst
3 174 (8.47%) Architect
4 119 (5.79%) Business Analyst
5 116 (5.65%) JavaScript Developer
6 113 (5.50%) Java Developer
7 110 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 94 (4.58%) Scrum Master
9 92 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 81 (3.94%) Senior Developer
11 73 (3.55%) C# Developer
12 60 (2.92%) .NET Developer
13 59 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
14 58 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
15 57 (2.78%) Consultant
16 56 (2.73%) Service Manager
17 51 (2.48%) Agile Coach
18 48 (2.34%) Angular Developer
19 44 (2.14%) Agile Developer
20 42 (2.04%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (9.30%) HTML
2 175 (8.52%) AngularJS
3 160 (7.79%) CSS
4 144 (7.01%) RESTful
5 131 (6.38%) .NET
6 124 (6.04%) HTML5
7 123 (5.99%) Web Services
8 112 (5.45%) Node.js
9 91 (4.43%) React
10 84 (4.09%) CSS3
11 78 (3.80%) REST
12 72 (3.51%) Spring
13 68 (3.31%) JSON
14 65 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
15 56 (2.73%) ASP.NET
16 51 (2.48%) Velocity
17 48 (2.34%) XML
18 46 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
19 43 (2.09%) Gherkin
20 37 (1.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 237 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (6.38%) User Experience
3 108 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 70 (3.41%) Virtual Team
5 60 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 59 (2.87%) Mobile App
7 51 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
8 46 (2.24%) Blog
9 41 (2.00%) Data Centre
10 33 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 31 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 28 (1.36%) FMCG
13 23 (1.12%) Derivative
14 22 (1.07%) CMDB
14 22 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 19 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 18 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
16 18 (0.88%) NHS
17 17 (0.83%) Social Media
18 13 (0.63%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 146 (7.11%) Linux
2 122 (5.94%) Windows
3 95 (4.63%) Unix
4 36 (1.75%) Android
5 24 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.83%) CentOS
7 17 (0.83%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 15 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.34%) Solaris
11 7 (0.34%) SUSE
12 6 (0.29%) AIX
12 6 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.19%) Debian
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.15%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (21.37%) Scrum
3 347 (16.89%) TDD
4 293 (14.26%) Project Management
5 217 (10.56%) BDD
6 216 (10.52%) Coaching
7 214 (10.42%) ITIL
8 209 (10.18%) Test Automation
9 196 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
10 195 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 183 (8.91%) User Stories
12 177 (8.62%) Mentoring
13 172 (8.37%) Kanban
14 170 (8.28%) DevOps
15 155 (7.55%) Acceptance Criteria
16 154 (7.50%) Service Delivery
16 154 (7.50%) Software Engineering
17 141 (6.86%) SDLC
18 121 (5.89%) Analytics
18 121 (5.89%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 281 (13.68%) Java
2 278 (13.53%) JavaScript
3 179 (8.71%) SQL
4 157 (7.64%) C#
5 113 (5.50%) Python
6 71 (3.46%) Ruby
7 59 (2.87%) ES6
8 52 (2.53%) Perl
9 50 (2.43%) Bash Shell
10 45 (2.19%) Scala
11 39 (1.90%) Groovy
12 38 (1.85%) C++
13 35 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.66%) PowerShell
15 30 (1.46%) C
15 30 (1.46%) PHP
16 27 (1.31%) TypeScript
17 21 (1.02%) Apple Swift
18 20 (0.97%) T-SQL
19 15 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 228 (11.10%) Degree
2 123 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.66%) ISEB
5 33 (1.61%) CISSP
6 29 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 25 (1.22%) PMP
8 24 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 22 (1.07%) CISM
10 21 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (0.83%) CCNP
12 17 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 16 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.68%) CCNA
14 14 (0.68%) CISA
14 14 (0.68%) PhD
15 13 (0.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (7.94%) QA
2 68 (3.31%) SLA
3 64 (3.12%) PMO
4 50 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (1.46%) Data Quality
6 26 (1.27%) GDPR
7 24 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.97%) COBIT
9 18 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.78%) ISO 9001
11 14 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (0.44%) GxP
14 7 (0.34%) GCP
15 6 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
15 6 (0.29%) NEBOSH
16 3 (0.15%) MiFID
16 3 (0.15%) PSD2
17 2 (0.097%) ISO 31000
17 2 (0.097%) WCAG
System Software
1 70 (3.41%) Docker
2 57 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.49%) Firmware
5 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.39%) vSphere
7 6 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.15%) KVM
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.15%) XenApp
9 2 (0.097%) RACF
10 1 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.049%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.049%) iptables
10 1 (0.049%) vCloud
10 1 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.049%) Xen
10 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (2.63%) Ansible
2 45 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (1.95%) Puppet
4 30 (1.46%) Kubernetes
5 18 (0.88%) SCCM
6 15 (0.73%) Rancher
7 12 (0.58%) Terraform
8 11 (0.54%) Kibana
8 11 (0.54%) Nagios
9 10 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.44%) Netcool
11 7 (0.34%) Grafana
11 7 (0.34%) Mesos
12 6 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.29%) logstash
13 5 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.19%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.19%) SELinux
14 4 (0.19%) StatsD
Vendors
1 238 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 100 (4.87%) Oracle
3 90 (4.38%) SAP
4 61 (2.97%) IBM
5 56 (2.73%) VMware
6 48 (2.34%) Cisco
7 46 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
8 39 (1.90%) HP
9 32 (1.56%) Atlassian
10 31 (1.51%) Google
11 29 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 29 (1.41%) Tableau
12 24 (1.17%) Splunk
13 22 (1.07%) Remedy
14 20 (0.97%) Citrix
14 20 (0.97%) Siemens
15 18 (0.88%) Red Hat
16 17 (0.83%) Informatica
16 17 (0.83%) Xamarin
17 14 (0.68%) BMC