The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 39 62
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 13 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.76% 3.42% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 4.11% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 7
Median daily rate £360 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £703 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +19.56%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 623 559 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.53% 83.18% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1340 1627
Median daily rate £400 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 33
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.89 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Milton Keynes

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Milton Keynes

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Milton Keynes

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 8 (34.78%) Finance
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) Software Delivery
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 6 (26.09%) AIX
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Retail
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Unix
4 5 (21.74%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
6 3 (13.04%) Python
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (13.04%) Java
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.04%) People Management
7 2 (8.70%) B2C
7 2 (8.70%) User Experience
7 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
7 2 (8.70%) PMO
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) COBIT

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (4.35%) SAS
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
2 6 (26.09%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) German Language
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) AIX Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) AIX Support
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) PMO Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Office Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Software Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum Master
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Django
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
1 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) AIX
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) Software Delivery
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.04%) People Management
4 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) B2C
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CISM
3 2 (8.70%) CISSP
4 1 (4.35%) CGEIT
4 1 (4.35%) CRISC
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) COBIT
1 2 (8.70%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Avaya