Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 88 86
Rank change year-on-year -18 -2 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 156 191 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.96% 2.21% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.69% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 110 102
Midlands median daily rate £403 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £298 £247 £163
90th Percentile £550 £550 £610
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 9
Midlands median hourly rate £31.75 - £16.06
10th Percentile £30.33 - £11.02
90th Percentile £58.13 - £17.92
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +30.95% -16.00%

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 6,631 7,110 6,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.41% 82.16% 80.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,181 4,415 4,038
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +6.85%
10th Percentile £249 £240 £250
90th Percentile £560 £550 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 221 207
Midlands median hourly rate £21.37 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.75 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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
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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 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 -8 93 £425 -2.86% 65
East Midlands -8 59 £375 +7.14% 32
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 55 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (18.59%) Scrum
4 25 (16.03%) Degree
5 24 (15.38%) Manufacturing
5 24 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
7 21 (13.46%) Project Management
7 21 (13.46%) Service Delivery
7 21 (13.46%) Finance
8 19 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (12.18%) ITIL
8 19 (12.18%) Test Automation
9 18 (11.54%) SQL
9 18 (11.54%) SQL Server
10 17 (10.90%) User Stories
10 17 (10.90%) Coaching
11 16 (10.26%) Analytics
11 16 (10.26%) Change Management
11 16 (10.26%) Windows
12 15 (9.62%) Migration
12 15 (9.62%) Kanban
12 15 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (8.97%) Mentoring
13 14 (8.97%) Oracle
13 14 (8.97%) Active Directory
14 13 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (8.33%) PLM
14 13 (8.33%) Data Management
14 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared

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 9 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.21%) Confluence
2 5 (3.21%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.28%) SAS
4 2 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.92%) Primavera
2 3 (1.92%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.64%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.64%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.64%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.21%) SaaS
4 3 (1.92%) PaaS
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.28%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.28%) IaaS
5 2 (1.28%) Office 365
5 2 (1.28%) Route 53
5 2 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) DHCP
2 7 (4.49%) DNS
3 4 (2.56%) Firewall
4 3 (1.92%) Network Security
4 3 (1.92%) VoIP
4 3 (1.92%) VPN
5 2 (1.28%) HTTP
5 2 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.28%) LAN
5 2 (1.28%) MQTT
5 2 (1.28%) SMS
5 2 (1.28%) SSL
5 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.28%) VLAN
5 2 (1.28%) WAN
6 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) Internet
6 1 (0.64%) Intranet
6 1 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) RDBMS
2 10 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.21%) Power BI
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.28%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.64%) Big Data
8 1 (0.64%) DB2
8 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.64%) OLAP
8 1 (0.64%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.64%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.41%) JIRA
2 9 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.85%) Subversion
3 6 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.56%) Selenium
6 3 (1.92%) Maven
6 3 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.28%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.28%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.64%) Mocha
8 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.64%) TestRail
8 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 21 (13.46%) Finance
3 8 (5.13%) Games
4 4 (2.56%) Automotive
4 4 (2.56%) Marketing
4 4 (2.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.28%) Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (17.95%) Analyst
2 17 (10.90%) Developer
3 11 (7.05%) Consultant
4 10 (6.41%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.77%) Architect
6 8 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Technical Leader
8 6 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.21%) Agile Coach
9 5 (3.21%) Scrum Master
9 5 (3.21%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (2.56%) Communications Manager
10 4 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.56%) Internal Communications Manager
10 4 (2.56%) Process Analyst
10 4 (2.56%) Quality Engineer
10 4 (2.56%) SAP Consultant
10 4 (2.56%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) .NET
2 7 (4.49%) Middleware
3 6 (3.85%) CSS
3 6 (3.85%) HTML
3 6 (3.85%) Web Services
4 5 (3.21%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.21%) CSS3
4 5 (3.21%) HTML5
4 5 (3.21%) REST
5 3 (1.92%) Ajax
5 3 (1.92%) SOAP
5 3 (1.92%) WCF
6 2 (1.28%) Angular 2
7 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.64%) Celery
7 1 (0.64%) Deeplearning4j
7 1 (0.64%) MXNet
7 1 (0.64%) React
7 1 (0.64%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (0.64%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.05%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.49%) User Experience
4 3 (1.92%) Blog
4 3 (1.92%) Cyberattack
4 3 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.92%) Infotainment
4 3 (1.92%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.28%) EPoS
6 1 (0.64%) AS400
6 1 (0.64%) CMDB
6 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.64%) iSeries
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) NHS
6 1 (0.64%) Robotics
6 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.26%) Windows
2 5 (3.21%) Linux
2 5 (3.21%) Unix
3 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.59%) Scrum
3 21 (13.46%) Project Management
3 21 (13.46%) Service Delivery
4 19 (12.18%) ITIL
4 19 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (12.18%) Test Automation
5 17 (10.90%) Coaching
5 17 (10.90%) User Stories
6 16 (10.26%) Analytics
6 16 (10.26%) Change Management
7 15 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (9.62%) Kanban
7 15 (9.62%) Migration
8 14 (8.97%) Mentoring
9 13 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.33%) Data Management
9 13 (8.33%) PLM
10 12 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 12 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.54%) SQL
2 11 (7.05%) C#
2 11 (7.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.49%) Python
4 4 (2.56%) Java
4 4 (2.56%) VBA
5 3 (1.92%) Perl
5 3 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.28%) C
6 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.28%) R
6 2 (1.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.64%) ES6
7 1 (0.64%) Groovy
7 1 (0.64%) RPG
7 1 (0.64%) RPG III
7 1 (0.64%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (16.03%) Degree
2 24 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.85%) CISSP
6 3 (1.92%) CISM
6 3 (1.92%) GIAC
6 3 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (1.28%) CCNA
7 2 (1.28%) CCNP
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.28%) ISEB
7 2 (1.28%) SSCP
8 1 (0.64%) ACCA
8 1 (0.64%) CIPD
8 1 (0.64%) CISA
8 1 (0.64%) IRCA
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) GDPR
2 6 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.85%) QA
3 5 (3.21%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (3.21%) SLA
4 4 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.92%) PMO
6 2 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.28%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.28%) ISO 9000
6 2 (1.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.64%) COBIT
7 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.64%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 14 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.85%) Docker
3 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Puppet
1 3 (1.92%) WSUS
1 3 (1.92%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.28%) Ansible
2 2 (1.28%) Terraform
3 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.64%) logstash
3 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.97%) Oracle
3 11 (7.05%) SAP
4 9 (5.77%) Siemens
4 9 (5.77%) Tableau
5 5 (3.21%) Cisco
6 4 (2.56%) Google
6 4 (2.56%) NCR
7 3 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.28%) Capita
8 2 (1.28%) Citrix
8 2 (1.28%) OpenText
8 2 (1.28%) Pega
8 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.64%) Genesys
9 1 (0.64%) IBM
9 1 (0.64%) IFS