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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 45 42
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 11 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.57% 2.29% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.84% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 13
Median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £333 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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 389 387 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.89% 80.46% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 187 290
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 93 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Brentwood - 3 £325 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £488 -
Colchester +14 1 £325 -6.47%
Chelmsford +6 1 £170 -54.66%
Continuous Improvement
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 13 (61.90%) Scrum
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) TDD
2 12 (57.14%) JIRA
3 11 (52.38%) Kanban
3 11 (52.38%) BDD
3 11 (52.38%) User Stories
4 9 (42.86%) Confluence
4 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Coaching
6 6 (28.57%) JIRA Agile
6 6 (28.57%) Virtual Team
6 6 (28.57%) DevOps
6 6 (28.57%) Project Planning
6 6 (28.57%) SOA
7 5 (23.81%) Process Management
7 5 (23.81%) Selenium
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Software Delivery
7 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
8 4 (19.05%) Intranet
8 4 (19.05%) C
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) Linux
9 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
9 3 (14.29%) Oracle

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 (42.86%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Intranet
2 3 (14.29%) Broadband
2 3 (14.29%) NAS
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) 802.11
3 2 (9.52%) ADSL
3 2 (9.52%) Bluetooth
3 2 (9.52%) IPv4
3 2 (9.52%) IPv6
3 2 (9.52%) UPnP
3 2 (9.52%) VDSL
3 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.76%) BGP
4 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) MGCP
4 1 (4.76%) MPLS
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
4 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (23.81%) Selenium
4 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
5 3 (14.29%) Bugzilla
5 3 (14.29%) JMeter
5 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 3 (14.29%) Redmine
5 3 (14.29%) Trac
6 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 2 (9.52%) JUnit
7 1 (4.76%) Subversion
7 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Coach
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) IT Security Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Product Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.76%) EDIFACT
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) JSON Schema
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) WSDL
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) XSD
2 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (14.29%) STB
5 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Scrum
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) TDD
3 11 (52.38%) BDD
3 11 (52.38%) Kanban
3 11 (52.38%) User Stories
4 9 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 7 (33.33%) Coaching
5 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 6 (28.57%) DevOps
6 6 (28.57%) Project Planning
6 6 (28.57%) SOA
7 5 (23.81%) Process Management
7 5 (23.81%) Software Delivery
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) API Design
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 3 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C
2 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) Ruby
2 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) CCDP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) F5
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
2 1 (4.76%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) WSO2
2 1 (4.76%) Zeacom