Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 106 80
Rank change year-on-year +20 -26 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 196 152 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.43% 2.01% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.39% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 93 130
Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.32% +17.80%
10th Percentile £325 £252 £150
90th Percentile £575 £575 £573
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +8.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Midlands median hourly rate £77.50 £23.93 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +223.93% -4.30% +72.41%
10th Percentile £76.25 £9.82 £14.98
90th Percentile £78.75 £36.25 £36.90
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £27.44
% change year-on-year +3.64% +0.22% -0.22%

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 6,705 6,373 7,973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.26% 84.17% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,070 4,011 4,760
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £256 £249
90th Percentile £575 £550 £569
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 207 180
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +13.21% -22.71%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £43.18 £52.50 £40.03
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +22 145 £463 - 90
East Midlands -5 49 £428 +6.88% 32
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 92 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.37%) Project Management
3 33 (16.84%) Scrum
4 31 (15.82%) JavaScript
5 30 (15.31%) ITIL
5 30 (15.31%) DevOps
6 29 (14.80%) Microsoft
7 28 (14.29%) Service Management
8 27 (13.78%) Finance
9 25 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (12.24%) SQL
10 24 (12.24%) Acceptance Criteria
11 23 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (11.73%) Test Automation
12 22 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 22 (11.22%) AngularJS
13 21 (10.71%) User Stories
13 21 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (10.20%) React
14 20 (10.20%) Analytics
15 19 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (9.69%) C#
16 18 (9.18%) Java
17 17 (8.67%) HTML
17 17 (8.67%) Windows
17 17 (8.67%) Configuration Management
17 17 (8.67%) Software Engineering
18 16 (8.16%) Security Cleared
18 16 (8.16%) Selenium
18 16 (8.16%) Git (software)

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 7 (3.57%) Confluence
2 6 (3.06%) Drupal
2 6 (3.06%) nginx
2 6 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.53%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Documentum
6 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.51%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Magento
2 3 (1.53%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (1.02%) Exchequer
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.51%) Movex
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.10%) Google Analytics
3 8 (4.08%) GitHub
4 6 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.55%) IaaS
5 5 (2.55%) SaaS
6 4 (2.04%) Office 365
6 4 (2.04%) PaaS
7 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.02%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (1.02%) npm
7 2 (1.02%) Yarn
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.51%) Route 53
8 1 (0.51%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.08%) HTTP
2 6 (3.06%) SMS
2 6 (3.06%) SSL
2 6 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.06%) Wireless
3 4 (2.04%) Internet
4 3 (1.53%) Firewall
5 2 (1.02%) LAN
5 2 (1.02%) MPLS
5 2 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.02%) Skype
5 2 (1.02%) VPN
6 1 (0.51%) BGP
6 1 (0.51%) DNS
6 1 (0.51%) Junos
6 1 (0.51%) Network Security
6 1 (0.51%) RSVP
6 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.51%) VLAN
6 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.59%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.53%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.53%) Power BI
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.51%) EDMS
7 1 (0.51%) Essbase
7 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.51%) MS Access
7 1 (0.51%) OLAP
7 1 (0.51%) QlikView
7 1 (0.51%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.51%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Git (software)
1 16 (8.16%) Selenium
2 13 (6.63%) gulp
3 11 (5.61%) Cucumber
3 11 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.61%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (5.10%) Grunt
4 10 (5.10%) JIRA
5 8 (4.08%) IntelliJ
5 8 (4.08%) Sublime Text
6 7 (3.57%) Ant
6 7 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.57%) webpack
7 6 (3.06%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.06%) Gatling
8 5 (2.55%) Jasmine
8 5 (2.55%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.53%) JUnit
10 2 (1.02%) Maven
10 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (13.78%) Finance
2 6 (3.06%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.06%) Marketing
3 5 (2.55%) Legal
3 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.04%) Retail
5 3 (1.53%) Back Office
5 3 (1.53%) Military
6 2 (1.02%) Automotive
6 2 (1.02%) Electronics
6 2 (1.02%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (16.33%) Analyst
2 29 (14.80%) Developer
3 14 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.63%) Architect
4 13 (6.63%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.12%) Service Manager
6 11 (5.61%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (5.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.57%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.06%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (3.06%) HTML Developer
10 6 (3.06%) Portfolio Manager
10 6 (3.06%) React Developer
10 6 (3.06%) Scrum Master
10 6 (3.06%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.55%) Azure Engineer
11 5 (2.55%) Digital Analyst
11 5 (2.55%) HTML CSS Developer
11 5 (2.55%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.22%) AngularJS
2 20 (10.20%) React
3 17 (8.67%) HTML
4 16 (8.16%) CSS
5 15 (7.65%) .NET
6 14 (7.14%) RESTful
7 13 (6.63%) Gherkin
8 12 (6.12%) jQuery
8 12 (6.12%) Node.js
8 12 (6.12%) Web Services
9 10 (5.10%) HTML5
9 10 (5.10%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (5.10%) Sass
10 9 (4.59%) LESS
10 9 (4.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (3.06%) LAMP
11 6 (3.06%) Servlets
11 6 (3.06%) Symfony
12 5 (2.55%) Laravel
13 4 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.65%) User Experience
3 6 (3.06%) CMDB
3 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.55%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.53%) Blog
6 3 (1.53%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.53%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.51%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.67%) Windows
2 10 (5.10%) Linux
3 8 (4.08%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.53%) Unix
6 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.51%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.37%) Project Management
3 33 (16.84%) Scrum
4 30 (15.31%) DevOps
4 30 (15.31%) ITIL
5 28 (14.29%) Service Management
6 25 (12.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (12.24%) Acceptance Criteria
8 23 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (11.73%) Test Automation
9 21 (10.71%) User Stories
10 20 (10.20%) Analytics
11 19 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (8.67%) Configuration Management
12 17 (8.67%) Software Engineering
13 15 (7.65%) Service Design
14 13 (6.63%) Change Management
14 13 (6.63%) IT Strategy
14 13 (6.63%) Mentoring
14 13 (6.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.82%) JavaScript
2 24 (12.24%) SQL
3 19 (9.69%) C#
4 18 (9.18%) Java
5 12 (6.12%) Groovy
6 11 (5.61%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.59%) Ruby
8 8 (4.08%) Scala
9 7 (3.57%) Python
9 7 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.57%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.06%) ES6
10 6 (3.06%) Haskell
10 6 (3.06%) Perl
10 6 (3.06%) PHP
11 4 (2.04%) ES7
11 4 (2.04%) PureScript
12 3 (1.53%) ES8
13 2 (1.02%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.65%) Degree
3 9 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.04%) HND
5 4 (2.04%) ISEB
6 3 (1.53%) APMP
6 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.02%) CCNA
7 2 (1.02%) CIPD
7 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.02%) CISSP
7 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.51%) ACCA
8 1 (0.51%) CIMA
8 1 (0.51%) HNC
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.12%) QA
2 11 (5.61%) SLA
3 7 (3.57%) PMO
4 6 (3.06%) GDPR
5 3 (1.53%) ISO 9000
6 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.02%) WCAG
7 1 (0.51%) COBIT
7 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (5.10%) Docker
2 6 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.51%) IAG
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.12%) Puppet
2 8 (4.08%) Grafana
2 8 (4.08%) Kibana
3 6 (3.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.55%) Ansible
4 5 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.02%) Graphite
5 2 (1.02%) WSUS
6 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.61%) Google
3 6 (3.06%) ServiceNow
3 6 (3.06%) Zend
4 5 (2.55%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.55%) Oracle
4 5 (2.55%) SaltStack
4 5 (2.55%) SAP
5 4 (2.04%) Cisco
5 4 (2.04%) Huawei
5 4 (2.04%) VMware
6 3 (1.53%) NCR
6 3 (1.53%) OpenText
6 3 (1.53%) Pega
6 3 (1.53%) Remedy
6 3 (1.53%) Tableau
7 2 (1.02%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.02%) Mapinfo
7 2 (1.02%) Nokia
7 2 (1.02%) webMethods