The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 26 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 94 57
Rank change year-on-year +64 -37  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 14 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.03% 2.03% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 2.30% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 1
Median daily rate £440 £328 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.35% +25.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 305 1176 461
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.90% 88.62% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 797 309
Median daily rate £385 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 62 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.00 £12.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £42.50
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 Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Newcastle upon Tyne

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Newcastle upon Tyne

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 43 (82.69%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 35 (67.31%) Scrum
4 32 (61.54%) Scala
5 31 (59.62%) User Stories
6 29 (55.77%) RESTful
6 29 (55.77%) Software Engineering
6 29 (55.77%) Selenium
6 29 (55.77%) Java
7 26 (50.00%) QA
7 26 (50.00%) Kanban
7 26 (50.00%) Groovy
7 26 (50.00%) Gherkin
7 26 (50.00%) API Testing
8 25 (48.08%) Usability Testing
9 21 (40.38%) Confluence
9 21 (40.38%) JIRA
10 20 (38.46%) SoapUI
10 20 (38.46%) Performance Testing
10 20 (38.46%) Security Testing
10 20 (38.46%) Unit Testing
10 20 (38.46%) Web Services
10 20 (38.46%) Defect Management
10 20 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
10 20 (38.46%) Exploratory Testing
11 18 (34.62%) Atlassian
12 14 (26.92%) BDD
13 12 (23.08%) Mentoring
14 11 (21.15%) Web Design

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 21 (40.38%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) Documentum
2 3 (5.77%) GeoServer
2 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.85%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) HTTP
2 3 (5.77%) PuTTY
2 3 (5.77%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) EDRMS
1 3 (5.77%) GIS
1 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (55.77%) Selenium
2 21 (40.38%) JIRA
3 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 20 (38.46%) SoapUI
4 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.54%) JUnit
4 6 (11.54%) Subversion
4 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Tester
2 22 (42.31%) Automation Tester
3 11 (21.15%) Java Automation Tester
4 10 (19.23%) Developer
5 9 (17.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 9 (17.31%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (11.54%) Analyst
7 6 (11.54%) QA Tester
8 5 (9.62%) Senior User Researcher
8 5 (9.62%) User Researcher
9 4 (7.69%) HTML Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
10 3 (5.77%) Documentum Support
10 3 (5.77%) HTML CSS Developer
10 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
10 3 (5.77%) IT Services Manager
10 3 (5.77%) Service Manager
10 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (55.77%) RESTful
2 26 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 20 (38.46%) Web Services
4 8 (15.38%) HTML
5 7 (13.46%) CSS
5 7 (13.46%) HTML5
6 6 (11.54%) Ajax
6 6 (11.54%) CSS3
6 6 (11.54%) Django
6 6 (11.54%) Guice
6 6 (11.54%) JSON
6 6 (11.54%) Play Framework
6 6 (11.54%) REST
6 6 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (11.54%) Spring
7 3 (5.77%) Java EE
7 3 (5.77%) SignalR
7 3 (5.77%) Spring MVC
8 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) User Experience
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Blog
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (82.69%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 35 (67.31%) Scrum
4 31 (59.62%) User Stories
5 29 (55.77%) Software Engineering
6 26 (50.00%) API Testing
6 26 (50.00%) Kanban
7 25 (48.08%) Usability Testing
8 20 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (38.46%) Defect Management
8 20 (38.46%) Exploratory Testing
8 20 (38.46%) Performance Testing
8 20 (38.46%) Security Testing
8 20 (38.46%) Unit Testing
9 14 (26.92%) BDD
10 12 (23.08%) Mentoring
11 11 (21.15%) Web Design
12 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (15.38%) Web Development
14 7 (13.46%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) Scala
2 29 (55.77%) Java
3 26 (50.00%) Groovy
4 6 (11.54%) Python
4 6 (11.54%) Ruby
5 5 (9.62%) C#
5 5 (9.62%) SQL
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) VBA
7 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (9.62%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) CCAB
4 1 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) Atlassian
2 6 (11.54%) Google
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
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