Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 20 May 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 96 76
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20 +22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 188 163 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.36% 2.15% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.62% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 101 129
Midlands median daily rate £463 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +3.13% +18.96%
10th Percentile £321 £256 £190
90th Percentile £568 £538 £593
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Midlands median hourly rate £77.50 £26.43 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +193.28% +55.12% +17.48%
10th Percentile £76.25 £19.32 £12.51
90th Percentile £78.75 £35.54 £34.28
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -24.24%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,703 6,215 7,326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 84.05% 82.06% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,127 3,858 4,266
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.63% +8.53%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 217 179
Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.58% +8.57% -7.89%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.16 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £40.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 May 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
West Midlands +6 119 £475 +5.56% 67
East Midlands -10 64 £375 +3.45% 29
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 77 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.28%) Scrum
3 35 (18.62%) ITIL
4 32 (17.02%) Project Management
5 31 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (15.96%) Microsoft
7 29 (15.43%) Security Cleared
8 28 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (14.36%) SQL
10 26 (13.83%) Finance
11 25 (13.30%) Service Management
11 25 (13.30%) DevOps
12 23 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (11.70%) Degree
13 22 (11.70%) Test Automation
13 22 (11.70%) Coaching
13 22 (11.70%) Change Management
14 21 (11.17%) User Stories
15 20 (10.64%) TDD
15 20 (10.64%) Acceptance Criteria
16 18 (9.57%) Windows
16 18 (9.57%) Kanban
16 18 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (9.04%) Analytics
18 16 (8.51%) Business Analysis
18 16 (8.51%) Service Design
18 16 (8.51%) Decision-Making
19 15 (7.98%) Service Delivery
19 15 (7.98%) Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 5 (2.66%) Confluence
1 5 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.60%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.06%) Drupal
4 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.06%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) Documentum
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) nginx
5 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.06%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (1.06%) Magento
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.53%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.53%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.66%) Office 365
4 4 (2.13%) IaaS
4 4 (2.13%) SaaS
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.60%) PaaS
5 3 (1.60%) Route 53
5 3 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.06%) npm
6 2 (1.06%) Yarn
7 1 (0.53%) GitHub
7 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.53%) Stackdriver
7 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.19%) SMS
2 4 (2.13%) Firewall
2 4 (2.13%) VPN
3 3 (1.60%) HTTP
3 3 (1.60%) LAN
3 3 (1.60%) Network Security
3 3 (1.60%) SSL
3 3 (1.60%) Wireless
4 2 (1.06%) Internet
4 2 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.06%) MPLS
4 2 (1.06%) Skype
4 2 (1.06%) VLAN
4 2 (1.06%) WAN
5 1 (0.53%) BGP
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
5 1 (0.53%) PBX
5 1 (0.53%) RSVP
5 1 (0.53%) VoIP
5 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.06%) BigQuery
6 2 (1.06%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.06%) Power BI
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) EDMS
7 1 (0.53%) Looker
7 1 (0.53%) MySQL
7 1 (0.53%) OLAP
7 1 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.53%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.79%) JIRA
2 8 (4.26%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.13%) Selenium
5 3 (1.60%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.60%) gulp
5 3 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.06%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.06%) Maven
6 2 (1.06%) Subversion
6 2 (1.06%) webpack
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.53%) Grunt
7 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.53%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.53%) VersionOne
General
1 26 (13.83%) Finance
2 15 (7.98%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.32%) Games
4 4 (2.13%) Back Office
4 4 (2.13%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Legal
5 3 (1.60%) Marketing
5 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.06%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (19.68%) Analyst
2 19 (10.11%) Developer
3 15 (7.98%) Business Analyst
4 11 (5.85%) Service Manager
5 10 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (5.32%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.79%) Architect
6 9 (4.79%) Scrum Master
7 8 (4.26%) Consultant
8 7 (3.72%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.19%) IT Manager
9 6 (3.19%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (2.66%) Service Transition Manager
10 5 (2.66%) Transition Manager
11 4 (2.13%) Head of Architecture
11 4 (2.13%) Head of Operations
11 4 (2.13%) Internal Communications Manager
11 4 (2.13%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.91%) .NET
2 10 (5.32%) HTML
2 10 (5.32%) React
3 9 (4.79%) AngularJS
4 8 (4.26%) CSS
5 6 (3.19%) HTML5
5 6 (3.19%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (3.19%) Middleware
6 5 (2.66%) Sass
6 5 (2.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (2.13%) jQuery
7 4 (2.13%) LESS
7 4 (2.13%) XML
8 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.60%) Node.js
8 3 (1.60%) RESTful
8 3 (1.60%) Web Services
9 2 (1.06%) CSS3
9 2 (1.06%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.79%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.79%) User Experience
3 7 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.66%) CMDB
4 5 (2.66%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.13%) Blog
5 4 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.60%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.53%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.53%) Robotics
8 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.57%) Windows
2 7 (3.72%) Unix
3 5 (2.66%) Linux
3 5 (2.66%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.28%) Scrum
3 35 (18.62%) ITIL
4 32 (17.02%) Project Management
5 31 (16.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (13.30%) DevOps
7 25 (13.30%) Service Management
8 23 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (11.70%) Change Management
9 22 (11.70%) Coaching
9 22 (11.70%) Test Automation
10 21 (11.17%) User Stories
11 20 (10.64%) Acceptance Criteria
11 20 (10.64%) TDD
12 18 (9.57%) Kanban
13 17 (9.04%) Analytics
14 16 (8.51%) Business Analysis
14 16 (8.51%) Decision-Making
14 16 (8.51%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.36%) SQL
2 15 (7.98%) C#
2 15 (7.98%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.85%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.26%) Java
4 8 (4.26%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.19%) Python
6 4 (2.13%) Ruby
6 4 (2.13%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.60%) VBA
8 2 (1.06%) C
8 2 (1.06%) ES6
8 2 (1.06%) ES7
8 2 (1.06%) ES8
8 2 (1.06%) Groovy
8 2 (1.06%) Perl
8 2 (1.06%) PHP
8 2 (1.06%) PureScript
9 1 (0.53%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 29 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.70%) Degree
3 15 (7.98%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.66%) CISSP
6 4 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.60%) GIAC
7 3 (1.60%) ISEB
7 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.06%) ACCA
8 2 (1.06%) APMP
8 2 (1.06%) CCNA
8 2 (1.06%) CIPD
8 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.06%) CISM
8 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (1.06%) SSCP
9 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.91%) SLA
2 12 (6.38%) QA
3 11 (5.85%) GDPR
4 5 (2.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.60%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.60%) ISO 9000
6 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (1.06%) ISO 14001
7 2 (1.06%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.53%) COBIT
8 1 (0.53%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.72%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.72%) Docker
2 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.26%) Puppet
2 7 (3.72%) Ansible
3 5 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.60%) WSUS
6 2 (1.06%) Terraform
7 1 (0.53%) Grafana
7 1 (0.53%) Kibana
7 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.26%) Oracle
3 7 (3.72%) Cisco
4 5 (2.66%) OpenText
4 5 (2.66%) SaltStack
4 5 (2.66%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.66%) Tableau
5 4 (2.13%) Google
5 4 (2.13%) NCR
5 4 (2.13%) Pega
5 4 (2.13%) SAP
6 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.06%) Adobe
7 2 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.06%) Genesys
7 2 (1.06%) Juniper
7 2 (1.06%) webMethods
7 2 (1.06%) Zend
8 1 (0.53%) Huawei
8 1 (0.53%) Xamarin