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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 41 47 37
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 34 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.43% 2.32% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.97% 2.64% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
Median daily rate £366 £255 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.62% -31.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £419 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £31.70
% change year-on-year +5.00% -17.38%  

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 488 569 284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.25% 88.08% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 395 180
Median daily rate £390 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.50 £12.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.70% +50.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Newcastle upon Tyne

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 54 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.62%) Scrum
3 35 (41.67%) User Stories
4 32 (38.10%) Scala
5 31 (36.90%) RESTful
6 30 (35.71%) Java
7 29 (34.52%) Software Engineering
7 29 (34.52%) Open Source
8 27 (32.14%) Selenium
8 27 (32.14%) QA
9 26 (30.95%) Kanban
9 26 (30.95%) Groovy
9 26 (30.95%) Test Automation
9 26 (30.95%) Gherkin
9 26 (30.95%) API Testing
10 25 (29.76%) ITIL
11 24 (28.57%) Confluence
11 24 (28.57%) JIRA
11 24 (28.57%) Automated Testing
12 23 (27.38%) SaaS
12 23 (27.38%) PaaS
12 23 (27.38%) IaaS
12 23 (27.38%) Change Management
13 21 (25.00%) Data Management
14 20 (23.81%) Jenkins
15 19 (22.62%) Atlassian
15 19 (22.62%) Linux
15 19 (22.62%) Windows
15 19 (22.62%) Web Services
16 18 (21.43%) Microsoft

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 24 (28.57%) Confluence
2 9 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 8 (9.52%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.76%) Documentum
6 3 (3.57%) GeoServer
6 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.38%) NServiceBus
7 2 (2.38%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.19%) JBoss
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.19%) PowerExchange
8 1 (1.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 14 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.19%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.38%) IaaS
1 23 (27.38%) PaaS
1 23 (27.38%) SaaS
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) LDAP
2 3 (3.57%) PuTTY
2 3 (3.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.76%) DB2
4 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.57%) EDRMS
5 3 (3.57%) GIS
6 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.19%) HBase
6 1 (1.19%) Ingres
6 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (32.14%) Selenium
2 24 (28.57%) JIRA
3 20 (23.81%) Jenkins
4 18 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 8 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.14%) JUnit
6 6 (7.14%) Subversion
7 1 (1.19%) CA Gen
General
1 5 (5.95%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Back Office
2 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) Tester
2 19 (22.62%) Automation Tester
3 15 (17.86%) Analyst
4 12 (14.29%) DBA
5 11 (13.10%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (11.90%) Developer
6 10 (11.90%) Java Automation Tester
6 10 (11.90%) Operations Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 8 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (9.52%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Business Analyst
8 7 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (8.33%) Support Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) QA Tester
10 5 (5.95%) Administrator
10 5 (5.95%) Operational Support Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) Operations Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.90%) RESTful
2 26 (30.95%) Gherkin
3 19 (22.62%) Web Services
4 8 (9.52%) CSS
5 7 (8.33%) HTML
5 7 (8.33%) HTML5
5 7 (8.33%) JSON
5 7 (8.33%) REST
6 6 (7.14%) Ajax
6 6 (7.14%) CSS3
6 6 (7.14%) Django
6 6 (7.14%) Guice
6 6 (7.14%) Play Framework
6 6 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (7.14%) Spring
7 5 (5.95%) Spring MVC
8 3 (3.57%) .NET
8 3 (3.57%) Java EE
8 3 (3.57%) SignalR
9 2 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.29%) User Experience
3 9 (10.71%) Tandem
4 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Linux
1 19 (22.62%) Windows
2 14 (16.67%) Unix
3 12 (14.29%) AIX
4 10 (11.90%) Windows XP
5 9 (10.71%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.38%) MVS
7 2 (2.38%) VME
8 1 (1.19%) HPUX
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.62%) Scrum
3 35 (41.67%) User Stories
4 29 (34.52%) Open Source
4 29 (34.52%) Software Engineering
5 26 (30.95%) API Testing
5 26 (30.95%) Kanban
5 26 (30.95%) Test Automation
6 25 (29.76%) ITIL
7 24 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 23 (27.38%) Change Management
9 21 (25.00%) Data Management
10 18 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (21.43%) Defect Management
10 18 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
10 18 (21.43%) Performance Testing
10 18 (21.43%) Security Testing
10 18 (21.43%) Unit Testing
10 18 (21.43%) Usability Testing
11 17 (20.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.10%) Scala
2 30 (35.71%) Java
3 26 (30.95%) Groovy
4 10 (11.90%) SQL
5 8 (9.52%) C#
6 6 (7.14%) Python
6 6 (7.14%) Ruby
7 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.57%) VBA
9 2 (2.38%) COBOL
9 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) CCNA
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.19%) CCA
5 1 (1.19%) CCAB
5 1 (1.19%) CISM
5 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.19%) ISEB
5 1 (1.19%) MCSE
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.14%) QA
2 12 (14.29%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) COBIT
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) Atlassian
2 18 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.67%) Oracle
4 6 (7.14%) Google
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.19%) CA
6 1 (1.19%) Capita
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica
6 1 (1.19%) Pega
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.19%) VMware
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £427 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago