Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 120 143
Rank change year-on-year +9 +23 +35
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2,104 1,816 1,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.23% 2.08% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.44% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,327 1,199 1,201
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +7.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 34 35
England median hourly rate £28.50 £28.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +15.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.00 £19.30 £13.54
90th Percentile £62.40 £57.50 £41.45
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -9.09%

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 81,069 74,495 85,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 85.13% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,895 49,069 57,206
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £268
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,236 1,936 2,070
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.38 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%

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 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -6 929 £500 - 197
South East -6 442 £440 +3.53% 146
North of England +28 319 £425 +1.19% 143
Midlands +4 197 £463 +8.82% 95
West Midlands +12 135 £475 +2.70% 61
Yorkshire +3 133 £425 - 51
North West +25 130 £434 -1.14% 86
South West -4 113 £460 +12.20% 48
East of England +30 110 £488 +6.85% 71
North East -4 62 £425 +8.97% 6
East Midlands -1 58 £425 +13.33% 34
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 1,113 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (25.71%) Finance
3 437 (20.77%) Scrum
4 394 (18.73%) Problem-Solving
5 312 (14.83%) Java
6 288 (13.69%) Test Automation
7 266 (12.64%) Project Management
8 261 (12.40%) SQL
8 261 (12.40%) DevOps
9 253 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
10 235 (11.17%) TDD
11 227 (10.79%) Degree
12 219 (10.41%) JavaScript
12 219 (10.41%) Microsoft
13 217 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
13 217 (10.31%) Kanban
14 208 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 205 (9.74%) Coaching
16 204 (9.70%) QA
17 202 (9.60%) Mentoring
17 202 (9.60%) Security Cleared
18 196 (9.32%) ITIL
19 192 (9.13%) User Stories
20 185 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
21 178 (8.46%) Git (software)
22 175 (8.32%) Analytics
23 174 (8.27%) Linux
24 173 (8.22%) Decision-Making
25 169 (8.03%) BDD
26 168 (7.98%) Web Services

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 (4.18%) Confluence
2 48 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.71%) CMS
3 36 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 33 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (1.43%) IIS
6 29 (1.38%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.00%) Apache
8 20 (0.95%) JBoss
9 18 (0.86%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.81%) Drupal
11 16 (0.76%) Skype for Business
12 15 (0.71%) nginx
12 15 (0.71%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.62%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.57%) SAS
16 11 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 92 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.29%) HipChat
7 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.095%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.048%) CATIA
10 1 (0.048%) InDesign
10 1 (0.048%) InVision
10 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.048%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.048%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 16 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.62%) Magento
3 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
6 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.24%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.19%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.14%) Summit
10 2 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.095%) Primavera
10 2 (0.095%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 185 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (2.66%) Office 365
4 35 (1.66%) GitHub
5 31 (1.47%) Serverless
6 29 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (1.19%) IaaS
8 24 (1.14%) Datadog
8 24 (1.14%) SaaS
9 21 (1.00%) PaaS
10 16 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.67%) OpenShift
12 13 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.57%) Slack
14 11 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.48%) Google Analytics
15 10 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.04%) Firewall
2 42 (2.00%) Network Security
3 29 (1.38%) SMS
4 28 (1.33%) Internet
5 25 (1.19%) HTTP
6 22 (1.05%) DNS
7 21 (1.00%) SAN
8 20 (0.95%) Skype
9 17 (0.81%) TCP/IP
10 16 (0.76%) SSL
11 15 (0.71%) LAN
12 14 (0.67%) DHCP
12 14 (0.67%) VPN
12 14 (0.67%) WAN
13 12 (0.57%) Wireless
14 11 (0.52%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.48%) Intranet
15 10 (0.48%) Unified Communications
15 10 (0.48%) VoIP
16 8 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.47%) Relational Database
3 60 (2.85%) MongoDB
3 60 (2.85%) NoSQL
4 56 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
5 49 (2.33%) MySQL
6 44 (2.09%) Big Data
7 43 (2.04%) Power BI
8 41 (1.95%) Hadoop
9 35 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (1.62%) Oracle Database
11 30 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (1.33%) Redis
13 25 (1.19%) HBase
13 25 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 22 (1.05%) Data Lake
15 21 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
16 17 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (0.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 178 (8.46%) Git (software)
2 157 (7.46%) JIRA
3 154 (7.32%) Jenkins
4 85 (4.04%) Selenium
5 54 (2.57%) Maven
6 51 (2.42%) Cucumber
7 48 (2.28%) TeamCity
8 38 (1.81%) SoapUI
9 31 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 27 (1.28%) gulp
11 25 (1.19%) JUnit
12 23 (1.09%) Gradle
13 22 (1.05%) Bitbucket
14 21 (1.00%) Jasmine
14 21 (1.00%) webpack
15 20 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
15 20 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (0.86%) Subversion
17 17 (0.81%) IntelliJ
17 17 (0.81%) Mockito
General
1 541 (25.71%) Finance
2 167 (7.94%) Banking
3 115 (5.47%) Retail
4 96 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 64 (3.04%) Games
5 64 (3.04%) Marketing
6 53 (2.52%) Legal
7 47 (2.23%) Front Office
7 47 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 25 (1.19%) Back Office
11 19 (0.90%) Electronics
12 15 (0.71%) Law
13 14 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.67%) Publishing
14 13 (0.62%) Advertising
14 13 (0.62%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.33%) Military
16 6 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 362 (17.21%) Developer
2 286 (13.59%) Analyst
3 133 (6.32%) Architect
4 120 (5.70%) Project Manager
5 114 (5.42%) Scrum Master
6 107 (5.09%) Business Analyst
7 101 (4.80%) Java Developer
8 91 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 88 (4.18%) User Researcher
10 78 (3.71%) Consultant
11 63 (2.99%) Delivery Manager
12 58 (2.76%) Service Manager
13 55 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
14 52 (2.47%) Senior Developer
15 50 (2.38%) IT Manager
16 45 (2.14%) Product Manager
17 41 (1.95%) JavaScript Developer
18 38 (1.81%) .NET Developer
19 37 (1.76%) Tester
20 36 (1.71%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (7.98%) Web Services
2 130 (6.18%) HTML
3 127 (6.04%) .NET
4 119 (5.66%) RESTful
5 106 (5.04%) AngularJS
6 99 (4.71%) CSS
7 85 (4.04%) React
8 75 (3.56%) HTML5
9 74 (3.52%) XML
10 72 (3.42%) REST
11 71 (3.37%) Node.js
12 67 (3.18%) Spring
13 49 (2.33%) JSON
14 45 (2.14%) CSS3
15 42 (2.00%) Gherkin
16 40 (1.90%) SOAP
16 40 (1.90%) Velocity
17 39 (1.85%) Middleware
18 38 (1.81%) jQuery
19 36 (1.71%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 253 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (6.32%) User Experience
3 100 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 65 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 58 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 50 (2.38%) Blog
8 48 (2.28%) Virtual Team
9 36 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 36 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.24%) Fixed Income
10 26 (1.24%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.00%) Robotics
13 18 (0.86%) Fintech
14 13 (0.62%) Equities
15 12 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
15 12 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
16 11 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 174 (8.27%) Linux
2 167 (7.94%) Windows
3 93 (4.42%) Unix
4 49 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 40 (1.90%) Android
6 31 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.09%) Solaris
9 22 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.90%) CentOS
11 18 (0.86%) Windows 10
12 16 (0.76%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.76%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.48%) AIX
15 7 (0.33%) HPUX
16 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.19%) Debian
17 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,113 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (20.77%) Scrum
3 394 (18.73%) Problem-Solving
4 288 (13.69%) Test Automation
5 266 (12.64%) Project Management
6 261 (12.40%) DevOps
7 235 (11.17%) TDD
8 217 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
8 217 (10.31%) Kanban
9 208 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 205 (9.74%) Coaching
11 202 (9.60%) Mentoring
12 196 (9.32%) ITIL
13 192 (9.13%) User Stories
14 175 (8.32%) Analytics
15 173 (8.22%) Decision-Making
16 169 (8.03%) BDD
17 156 (7.41%) Software Engineering
18 138 (6.56%) Service Management
19 132 (6.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 312 (14.83%) Java
2 261 (12.40%) SQL
3 219 (10.41%) JavaScript
4 160 (7.60%) Python
5 152 (7.22%) C#
6 73 (3.47%) Ruby
7 65 (3.09%) Bash Shell
7 65 (3.09%) Scala
8 58 (2.76%) C
9 48 (2.28%) PowerShell
10 47 (2.23%) Groovy
11 40 (1.90%) Perl
12 37 (1.76%) PHP
13 34 (1.62%) C++
14 32 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 31 (1.47%) TypeScript
16 30 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 29 (1.38%) Java 8
18 25 (1.19%) ES6
19 24 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 227 (10.79%) Degree
2 202 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 135 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 33 (1.57%) CISSP
6 27 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (1.09%) ISEB
7 23 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 21 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (0.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 15 (0.71%) PMP
13 13 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.57%) CISM
15 11 (0.52%) CCNP
15 11 (0.52%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.52%) MCSE
15 11 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (9.70%) QA
2 81 (3.85%) SLA
3 55 (2.61%) PMO
4 31 (1.47%) GDPR
5 25 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.86%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.57%) COBIT
10 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.19%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.14%) COSO
13 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.14%) FISMA
13 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.14%) MiFID
13 3 (0.14%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 107 (5.09%) Docker
2 73 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.24%) HDFS
8 5 (0.24%) vSphere
9 4 (0.19%) Squid
10 3 (0.14%) KVM
10 3 (0.14%) Postfix
10 3 (0.14%) Varnish
10 3 (0.14%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.14%) XenApp
11 2 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.095%) Firmware
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.095%) Snort
11 2 (0.095%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (4.28%) Ansible
2 88 (4.18%) Puppet
3 70 (3.33%) Terraform
4 68 (3.23%) Kubernetes
5 33 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.14%) Nagios
6 24 (1.14%) Packer
7 17 (0.81%) Grafana
7 17 (0.81%) Kibana
8 16 (0.76%) SCCM
9 12 (0.57%) Rancher
10 11 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.48%) WSUS
12 7 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.33%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.29%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.29%) logstash
13 6 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 219 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 146 (6.94%) Oracle
3 98 (4.66%) SAP
4 52 (2.47%) VMware
5 44 (2.09%) Splunk
6 43 (2.04%) Cisco
7 33 (1.57%) Atlassian
7 33 (1.57%) IBM
8 30 (1.43%) Google
9 28 (1.33%) New Relic
10 27 (1.28%) ServiceNow
11 24 (1.14%) HP
12 23 (1.09%) Tableau
13 20 (0.95%) Cadence
13 20 (0.95%) Remedy
14 19 (0.90%) Alteryx
15 17 (0.81%) Red Hat
16 16 (0.76%) AppDynamics
16 16 (0.76%) BMC
17 15 (0.71%) Citrix