Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 108 80
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28 +5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 210 147 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.64% 1.87% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.21% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 85 138
Midlands median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £286 £255 £157
90th Percentile £583 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £458 £447
% change year-on-year +3.80% +2.37% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.50% +20.00% +72.41%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

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 6,673 6,654 8,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.78% 84.50% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,121 4,226 5,021
Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £246 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 244 203
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +24.30% -15.32%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.45
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £39.90
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +29 159 £435 -3.39% 93
East Midlands +5 50 £425 +5.59% 49
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 117 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 39 (18.57%) Scrum
4 35 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 34 (16.19%) Project Management
6 33 (15.71%) Microsoft
6 33 (15.71%) Finance
7 29 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (13.81%) DevOps
8 28 (13.33%) AngularJS
8 28 (13.33%) Analytics
8 28 (13.33%) Service Management
8 28 (13.33%) ITIL
8 28 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (12.38%) Web Services
10 26 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (11.90%) CSS
11 25 (11.90%) HTML
11 25 (11.90%) Acceptance Criteria
12 23 (10.95%) User Experience
12 23 (10.95%) React
12 23 (10.95%) Selenium
12 23 (10.95%) User Stories
13 22 (10.48%) jQuery
13 22 (10.48%) Java
14 21 (10.00%) Windows
14 21 (10.00%) Git (software)
14 21 (10.00%) Gherkin
14 21 (10.00%) Collaborative Working

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 (4.29%) Confluence
1 9 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.81%) nginx
2 8 (3.81%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.86%) Drupal
4 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.48%) Apache
5 1 (0.48%) Documentum
5 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.48%) JBoss
5 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.86%) Magento
2 3 (1.43%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (0.95%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.48%) Movex
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.48%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.67%) Google Analytics
3 12 (5.71%) GitHub
4 11 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (4.76%) SaaS
6 5 (2.38%) IaaS
6 5 (2.38%) Office 365
7 4 (1.90%) PaaS
8 2 (0.95%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.95%) npm
8 2 (0.95%) Yarn
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.81%) HTTP
2 8 (3.81%) SSL
3 5 (2.38%) Internet
4 4 (1.90%) Wireless
5 3 (1.43%) Firewall
5 3 (1.43%) SMS
6 2 (0.95%) LAN
6 2 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.95%) Skype
7 1 (0.48%) DNS
7 1 (0.48%) Junos
7 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.48%) VoIP
7 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.19%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.24%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.86%) MySQL
3 6 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.90%) SQLite
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.95%) Big Data
6 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.95%) MS Access
7 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.48%) QlikView
7 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (10.95%) Selenium
2 21 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.57%) gulp
3 18 (8.57%) JIRA
4 15 (7.14%) Grunt
4 15 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 14 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 14 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
6 12 (5.71%) IntelliJ
6 12 (5.71%) Sublime Text
7 10 (4.76%) Ant
7 10 (4.76%) webpack
8 9 (4.29%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.81%) Bitbucket
9 8 (3.81%) Gatling
10 7 (3.33%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (2.38%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.38%) JUnit
General
1 33 (15.71%) Finance
2 9 (4.29%) Legal
3 6 (2.86%) Retail
4 5 (2.38%) Marketing
4 5 (2.38%) Military
5 4 (1.90%) Billing
5 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.43%) Back Office
7 2 (0.95%) Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Electronics
7 2 (0.95%) Law
7 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (25.71%) Analyst
2 37 (17.62%) Developer
3 26 (12.38%) Business Analyst
4 14 (6.67%) Architect
5 12 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (3.33%) Process Analyst
7 7 (3.33%) React Developer
7 7 (3.33%) Service Manager
7 7 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 7 (3.33%) User Researcher
8 6 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (2.86%) Drupal Developer
8 6 (2.86%) HTML Developer
8 6 (2.86%) IT Manager
8 6 (2.86%) Portfolio Manager
8 6 (2.86%) Test Analyst
9 5 (2.38%) Strategy Manager
9 5 (2.38%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 26 (12.38%) Web Services
3 25 (11.90%) CSS
3 25 (11.90%) HTML
4 23 (10.95%) React
5 22 (10.48%) jQuery
6 21 (10.00%) Gherkin
7 19 (9.05%) RESTful
8 17 (8.10%) HTML5
8 17 (8.10%) Node.js
9 16 (7.62%) KnockoutJS
9 16 (7.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (6.19%) JSON
11 12 (5.71%) .NET
11 12 (5.71%) LESS
11 12 (5.71%) Sass
12 8 (3.81%) CSS3
12 8 (3.81%) Servlets
13 7 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (2.86%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.95%) User Experience
3 9 (4.29%) Public Cloud
3 9 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.81%) Blog
5 5 (2.38%) CMDB
5 5 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.38%) iPhone
5 5 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.48%) EPoS
8 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.00%) Windows
2 14 (6.67%) Linux
3 12 (5.71%) Ubuntu
4 8 (3.81%) Android
4 8 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.38%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.90%) Unix
7 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.57%) Scrum
3 35 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 34 (16.19%) Project Management
5 29 (13.81%) DevOps
6 28 (13.33%) Analytics
6 28 (13.33%) ITIL
6 28 (13.33%) Service Management
7 27 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (11.90%) Acceptance Criteria
10 23 (10.95%) User Stories
11 21 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
12 20 (9.52%) Risk Management
12 20 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 20 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (9.05%) Configuration Management
13 19 (9.05%) IT Strategy
14 17 (8.10%) Mentoring
15 16 (7.62%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 22 (10.48%) Java
3 19 (9.05%) C#
4 18 (8.57%) Groovy
5 17 (8.10%) SQL
6 15 (7.14%) Scala
7 12 (5.71%) Ruby
8 8 (3.81%) Haskell
8 8 (3.81%) Perl
8 8 (3.81%) Python
8 8 (3.81%) TypeScript
9 7 (3.33%) ES6
10 6 (2.86%) PHP
11 5 (2.38%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.38%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.38%) PureScript
12 4 (1.90%) C
12 4 (1.90%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (1.90%) ES7
Qualifications
1 16 (7.62%) Degree
2 10 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.38%) HND
4 4 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.95%) APMP
6 2 (0.95%) CIMA
6 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.95%) ISEB
6 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.48%) ACCA
7 1 (0.48%) CCNA
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.48%) CISSP
7 1 (0.48%) HNC
7 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.10%) QA
2 13 (6.19%) SLA
3 11 (5.24%) GDPR
4 10 (4.76%) PMO
5 3 (1.43%) WCAG
6 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (5.71%) Docker
2 6 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) IAG
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.24%) Grafana
1 11 (5.24%) Kibana
1 11 (5.24%) Puppet
2 5 (2.38%) HockeyApp
2 5 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.90%) SCCM
4 3 (1.43%) Graphite
5 2 (0.95%) Ansible
5 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.62%) Google
3 12 (5.71%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.81%) Oracle
5 7 (3.33%) VMware
6 6 (2.86%) SAP
6 6 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.86%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.86%) Zend
7 5 (2.38%) Apple
7 5 (2.38%) Twitter
8 4 (1.90%) Huawei
9 3 (1.43%) Citrix
9 3 (1.43%) Pega
10 2 (0.95%) Adobe
10 2 (0.95%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.95%) Mapinfo
10 2 (0.95%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.95%) Nokia
10 2 (0.95%) Remedy