Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 66 73
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +20
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 29 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.69% 1.72% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 2.02% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 13
Essex median daily rate £488 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +21.21% +26.92%
10th Percentile £308 £345 £305
90th Percentile £549 £530 £546
East of England median daily rate £463 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Essex median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% - -
East of England median hourly rate £16.99 £18.39 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.59% -47.47% +9.38%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 674 744 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.75% 85.42% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 449 532
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £526 £549
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 143 146
Essex median hourly rate £31.27 £31.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% - +6.78%
10th Percentile £12.22 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.60 £44.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +25.90% +3.65%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Southend-on-Sea -29 8 £525 +0.96%
Brentwood -9 7 £325 -7.14% 1
Basildon +8 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £170 -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Essex region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Scrum
3 15 (51.72%) JIRA
4 13 (44.83%) SOA
5 10 (34.48%) TDD
6 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
6 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
6 9 (31.03%) Confluence
6 9 (31.03%) BDD
7 8 (27.59%) Kanban
7 8 (27.59%) User Stories
7 8 (27.59%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (24.14%) DevOps
8 7 (24.14%) Coaching
8 7 (24.14%) JIRA Agile
8 7 (24.14%) Selenium
8 7 (24.14%) Firmware
8 7 (24.14%) Broadband
8 7 (24.14%) Windows
8 7 (24.14%) Wireless
9 6 (20.69%) Finance
9 6 (20.69%) STB
9 6 (20.69%) Bugzilla
9 6 (20.69%) Linux
9 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
9 6 (20.69%) Release Management
9 6 (20.69%) QA
9 6 (20.69%) NAS
9 6 (20.69%) Issue Tracking
9 6 (20.69%) Defect Management

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 9 (31.03%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Broadband
1 7 (24.14%) Wireless
2 6 (20.69%) NAS
3 5 (17.24%) 802.11
3 5 (17.24%) ADSL
3 5 (17.24%) Bluetooth
3 5 (17.24%) IPv4
3 5 (17.24%) IPv6
3 5 (17.24%) UPnP
3 5 (17.24%) VDSL
3 5 (17.24%) WAN
3 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) JIRA
2 7 (24.14%) JIRA Agile
2 7 (24.14%) Selenium
3 6 (20.69%) Bugzilla
3 6 (20.69%) Redmine
3 6 (20.69%) Trac
4 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (17.24%) JUnit
5 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Architect
1 9 (31.03%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Digital Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Scrum Master
2 5 (17.24%) Software Tester
2 5 (17.24%) Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Coach
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) IAM Developer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
1 5 (17.24%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.90%) J2EE
2 2 (6.90%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) Kafka
3 1 (3.45%) OAuth
3 1 (3.45%) OAuth2
3 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.45%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (20.69%) STB
1 6 (20.69%) Virtual Team
2 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Scrum
3 13 (44.83%) SOA
4 10 (34.48%) TDD
5 9 (31.03%) BDD
5 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
6 8 (27.59%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (27.59%) Kanban
6 8 (27.59%) User Stories
7 7 (24.14%) Coaching
7 7 (24.14%) DevOps
8 6 (20.69%) Defect Management
8 6 (20.69%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (20.69%) Issue Tracking
8 6 (20.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Release Management
8 6 (20.69%) Software Delivery
9 5 (17.24%) Project Planning
9 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
2 5 (17.24%) Perl
2 5 (17.24%) PHP
2 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.24%) Ruby
2 5 (17.24%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.90%) C
3 2 (6.90%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.45%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) VMware