Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 123 87
Rank change year-on-year +36 -36 +5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 183 129 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.44% 1.66% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.98% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 85 111
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £225
90th Percentile £556 £550 £580
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.59% +2.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £30.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.20% - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £26.87 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% -

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 6,425 6,504 7,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 85.82% 83.87% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,063 4,152 4,495
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £240 £235
90th Percentile £575 £550 £568
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 239 228
Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.75% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.15 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 2019. 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 +30 140 £420 +5.00% 62
East Midlands -1 39 £400 +6.67% 40
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 106 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (18.03%) JavaScript
4 30 (16.39%) Scrum
4 30 (16.39%) Test Automation
5 29 (15.85%) Java
5 29 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (15.30%) Analytics
6 28 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (14.21%) Project Management
8 26 (14.21%) C#
8 26 (14.21%) Web Services
9 25 (13.66%) Windows
9 25 (13.66%) Finance
9 25 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
10 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
11 23 (12.57%) RESTful
11 23 (12.57%) jQuery
12 22 (12.02%) DevOps
12 22 (12.02%) SQL
13 21 (11.48%) CSS
13 21 (11.48%) Jenkins
13 21 (11.48%) Decision-Making
14 20 (10.93%) Linux
15 18 (9.84%) HTML
15 18 (9.84%) Service Delivery
15 18 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (9.84%) Software Engineering
15 18 (9.84%) Google

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 8 (4.37%) nginx
1 8 (4.37%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.28%) Confluence
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.73%) SAS
5 2 (1.09%) Mendix
5 2 (1.09%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) JBoss
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (9.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) HFM
1 2 (1.09%) Maximo
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.56%) GitHub
3 12 (6.56%) Google Analytics
4 9 (4.92%) SaaS
5 6 (3.28%) IaaS
6 5 (2.73%) PaaS
6 5 (2.73%) Serverless
7 4 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.09%) Boomi
8 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.09%) Office 365
9 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.55%) G Suite
9 1 (0.55%) Slack
9 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.37%) HTTP
2 8 (4.37%) SSL
3 4 (2.19%) SSH
4 3 (1.64%) Internet
5 2 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.09%) Wireless
6 1 (0.55%) DNS
6 1 (0.55%) Firewall
6 1 (0.55%) SMS
6 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.56%) MongoDB
2 11 (6.01%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.37%) MySQL
4 4 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.19%) Big Data
4 4 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.19%) SQLite
5 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.55%) DTS
6 1 (0.55%) MS Access
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) QlikView
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 18 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.84%) Selenium
3 15 (8.20%) JIRA
4 14 (7.65%) Grunt
4 14 (7.65%) gulp
5 12 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.56%) IntelliJ
5 12 (6.56%) Sublime Text
6 11 (6.01%) Ant
6 11 (6.01%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (4.37%) Gatling
7 8 (4.37%) Maven
8 7 (3.83%) Bitbucket
9 6 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (3.28%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.28%) webpack
10 5 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (2.73%) Xcode
General
1 25 (13.66%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Legal
3 7 (3.83%) Marketing
3 7 (3.83%) Retail
4 6 (3.28%) Military
5 5 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.19%) Billing
7 3 (1.64%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.64%) Back Office
7 3 (1.64%) Electronics
8 2 (1.09%) Digital Economy
8 2 (1.09%) Law
8 2 (1.09%) Publishing
8 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.55%) Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (26.23%) Analyst
2 27 (14.75%) Developer
3 22 (12.02%) Business Analyst
4 12 (6.56%) Software Engineer
5 11 (6.01%) Architect
5 11 (6.01%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
6 9 (4.92%) Java Developer
6 9 (4.92%) User Researcher
7 8 (4.37%) IT Support
8 6 (3.28%) IT Analyst
8 6 (3.28%) IT Manager
8 6 (3.28%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (3.28%) Process Analyst
8 6 (3.28%) React Developer
8 6 (3.28%) Support Analyst
9 5 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (2.73%) Integration Architect
9 5 (2.73%) ITIL Manager
9 5 (2.73%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.21%) Web Services
2 23 (12.57%) jQuery
2 23 (12.57%) RESTful
3 21 (11.48%) CSS
4 18 (9.84%) Gherkin
4 18 (9.84%) HTML
5 17 (9.29%) AngularJS
5 17 (9.29%) JSON
6 15 (8.20%) Node.js
7 14 (7.65%) HTML5
8 12 (6.56%) React
8 12 (6.56%) SOAP
9 10 (5.46%) XML
10 8 (4.37%) .NET
10 8 (4.37%) Servlets
10 8 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (3.83%) CSS3
11 7 (3.83%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (3.28%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (2.73%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.30%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.84%) User Experience
3 11 (6.01%) Blog
4 9 (4.92%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.73%) iPhone
6 5 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.73%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.55%) CMDB
10 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.55%) EPoS
10 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.66%) Windows
2 20 (10.93%) Linux
3 12 (6.56%) Ubuntu
4 10 (5.46%) Unix
5 7 (3.83%) Android
5 7 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.83%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.73%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (16.39%) Scrum
2 30 (16.39%) Test Automation
3 29 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (15.30%) Analytics
5 27 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (14.21%) Project Management
7 22 (12.02%) DevOps
8 21 (11.48%) Decision-Making
9 18 (9.84%) Service Delivery
9 18 (9.84%) Software Engineering
9 18 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (9.29%) Mentoring
10 17 (9.29%) OO
10 17 (9.29%) Service Management
11 16 (8.74%) Collaborative Working
11 16 (8.74%) ITIL
11 16 (8.74%) Risk Management
11 16 (8.74%) SOA
12 15 (8.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.03%) JavaScript
2 29 (15.85%) Java
3 26 (14.21%) C#
4 22 (12.02%) SQL
5 15 (8.20%) Python
6 14 (7.65%) Groovy
7 13 (7.10%) Perl
8 12 (6.56%) Ruby
9 11 (6.01%) Scala
10 8 (4.37%) Haskell
11 7 (3.83%) C
11 7 (3.83%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.28%) PHP
13 5 (2.73%) Apple Swift
13 5 (2.73%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.73%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.73%) TypeScript
14 4 (2.19%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (8.74%) Degree
2 9 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.19%) HND
3 4 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.09%) APMP
5 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.09%) OCA
5 2 (1.09%) OCAJ
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.55%) APMG
6 1 (0.55%) CIMA
6 1 (0.55%) ISEB
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) QA
2 11 (6.01%) GDPR
3 10 (5.46%) PMO
4 5 (2.73%) SLA
5 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.09%) WCAG
6 1 (0.55%) COBIT
6 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (4.92%) Docker
2 6 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.09%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.01%) Grafana
1 11 (6.01%) Kibana
2 8 (4.37%) Puppet
3 5 (2.73%) HockeyApp
3 5 (2.73%) SCCM
4 4 (2.19%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.64%) Graphite
6 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.84%) Google
3 14 (7.65%) Oracle
4 9 (4.92%) VMware
5 8 (4.37%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.28%) IBM
6 6 (3.28%) SAP
7 5 (2.73%) Apple
7 5 (2.73%) Citrix
7 5 (2.73%) Twitter
7 5 (2.73%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.09%) Arqiva
9 2 (1.09%) Dell
9 2 (1.09%) Huawei
9 2 (1.09%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.09%) Mapinfo
9 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.09%) Remedy
9 2 (1.09%) Sun