The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 30 53
Rank change year-on-year -21 +23  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.21% 5.13% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 6.10% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 0
Median daily rate £495 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £27.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £29.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.68%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 358 377 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 87.75% 84.15% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 204 192
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 44 39
Median hourly rate £37.00 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.24% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £56.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Essex

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Essex over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Essex

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Essex

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £495 -
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 10 (58.82%) Scrum
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) TDD
1 10 (58.82%) BDD
2 9 (52.94%) Kanban
2 9 (52.94%) User Stories
3 8 (47.06%) Confluence
3 8 (47.06%) JIRA
4 7 (41.18%) Coaching
5 6 (35.29%) DevOps
5 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
5 6 (35.29%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (35.29%) Virtual Team
5 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Project Planning
6 5 (29.41%) Process Management
6 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (29.41%) SOA
6 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (23.53%) Intranet
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) Information Security
7 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (17.65%) ISEB
8 3 (17.65%) C
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle
8 3 (17.65%) Software Testing

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 8 (47.06%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) JIRA
2 6 (35.29%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Scrum Master
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Coach
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Scrum Master
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Project Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Services Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Services Manager
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Virtual Team
2 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.88%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) BDD
1 10 (58.82%) Scrum
1 10 (58.82%) TDD
2 9 (52.94%) Kanban
2 9 (52.94%) User Stories
3 7 (41.18%) Coaching
4 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 6 (35.29%) Project Planning
4 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
4 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 5 (29.41%) Process Management
5 5 (29.41%) SOA
6 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (23.53%) Information Security
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Programme Management
7 3 (17.65%) Open Source
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle