Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 November 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 68 111
Rank change year-on-year -20 +43 +44
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 455 502 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.78% 3.01% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 3.57% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 326 230
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +1.59%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £225
90th Percentile £660 £588 £531
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
South East median hourly rate £60.00 £26.87 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.34% -17.34% +91.18%
10th Percentile £20.59 £20.00 £17.21
90th Percentile £67.00 £39.75 £64.97
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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,133 14,062 14,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.19% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,519 8,406 8,488
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 470 580
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.27% -9.00% +0.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Thames Valley +1 194 £490 +8.89% 80
Berkshire +2 114 £375 -10.45% 32
Surrey -15 104 £500 +9.89% 29
Hampshire -34 79 £458 +14.38% 32
Buckinghamshire +31 53 £490 -2.00% 27
West Sussex +19 48 £450 +20.00% 14
Oxfordshire -26 27 £550 +22.22% 21
East Sussex +2 24 £500 +37.93% 12
Middlesex -1 5 £660 +53.13% 2
Kent -2 2 £475 -2.06% 9
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 204 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (18.90%) Scrum
3 80 (17.58%) Finance
4 74 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 68 (14.95%) Test Automation
7 66 (14.51%) Project Management
8 56 (12.31%) Kanban
9 54 (11.87%) SQL
10 52 (11.43%) Java
10 52 (11.43%) Web Services
10 52 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 51 (11.21%) DevOps
12 50 (10.99%) Git (software)
13 49 (10.77%) Telecoms
14 48 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 48 (10.55%) JavaScript
15 47 (10.33%) JIRA
16 43 (9.45%) Open Source
16 43 (9.45%) Coaching
17 40 (8.79%) Security Cleared
18 39 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
18 39 (8.57%) C#
19 38 (8.35%) Windows
20 37 (8.13%) HTML
21 36 (7.91%) .NET
21 36 (7.91%) SLA
22 35 (7.69%) Selenium
23 34 (7.47%) User Stories
24 33 (7.25%) Jenkins

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 30 (6.59%) Confluence
2 16 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.30%) CMS
4 13 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.32%) Drupal
5 6 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.32%) nginx
6 5 (1.10%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.88%) IIS
7 4 (0.88%) JBoss
8 3 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.66%) SAS
9 2 (0.44%) Apache
9 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.22%) Documentum
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.20%) Maya
5 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 13 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.54%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.32%) CA PPM
4 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.66%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.22%) Magento
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.22%) Unica
8 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (5.27%) Office 365
4 23 (5.05%) GitHub
5 19 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.54%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.32%) Google Analytics
7 6 (1.32%) IaaS
8 5 (1.10%) PaaS
9 4 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.66%) Datadog
10 3 (0.66%) Force.com
10 3 (0.66%) SaaS
10 3 (0.66%) Slack
11 2 (0.44%) Akamai
11 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.74%) Firewall
2 16 (3.52%) DNS
3 14 (3.08%) Internet
4 13 (2.86%) HTTP
5 10 (2.20%) WAN
6 8 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (1.76%) DHCP
6 8 (1.76%) Network Security
6 8 (1.76%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.54%) SSL
7 7 (1.54%) VoIP
8 6 (1.32%) MPLS
9 5 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.88%) ATM
10 4 (0.88%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (0.88%) DWDM
10 4 (0.88%) Intranet
10 4 (0.88%) Wireless
11 3 (0.66%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.62%) NoSQL
2 20 (4.40%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.42%) Power BI
4 10 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.54%) MySQL
6 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.10%) Big Data
7 5 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.88%) NuoDB
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.88%) Redis
8 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.66%) DTS
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 50 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 47 (10.33%) JIRA
3 35 (7.69%) Selenium
4 33 (7.25%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.52%) Cucumber
6 15 (3.30%) SoapUI
7 13 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 12 (2.64%) Subversion
8 12 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.54%) gulp
9 7 (1.54%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.32%) Ant
10 6 (1.32%) Gatling
10 6 (1.32%) Grunt
10 6 (1.32%) IntelliJ
10 6 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.32%) Sublime Text
11 5 (1.10%) JUnit
11 5 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (17.58%) Finance
2 49 (10.77%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.62%) Retail
4 12 (2.64%) Back Office
5 11 (2.42%) Marketing
6 10 (2.20%) Front Office
7 6 (1.32%) Banking
8 4 (0.88%) Billing
8 4 (0.88%) Games
9 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.66%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (16.92%) Analyst
1 77 (16.92%) Developer
2 37 (8.13%) Consultant
3 34 (7.47%) Project Manager
4 21 (4.62%) Scrum Master
5 19 (4.18%) Delivery Manager
6 18 (3.96%) Architect
6 18 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (3.52%) C# Developer
8 14 (3.08%) .NET Developer
8 14 (3.08%) Business Analyst
8 14 (3.08%) Data Analyst
9 13 (2.86%) Telecoms Manager
9 13 (2.86%) Test Analyst
10 12 (2.64%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 10 (2.20%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (2.20%) Java Developer
11 10 (2.20%) Technical Manager
11 10 (2.20%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.43%) Web Services
2 37 (8.13%) HTML
3 36 (7.91%) .NET
4 30 (6.59%) CSS
5 28 (6.15%) REST
6 27 (5.93%) RESTful
7 25 (5.49%) React
8 19 (4.18%) Gherkin
8 19 (4.18%) SOAP
9 18 (3.96%) AngularJS
9 18 (3.96%) Spring
9 18 (3.96%) XML
10 15 (3.30%) JSON
11 14 (3.08%) HTML5
11 14 (3.08%) jQuery
12 13 (2.86%) Akka
13 12 (2.64%) ASP.NET
13 12 (2.64%) Middleware
14 9 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (1.98%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.93%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.93%) User Experience
3 15 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.30%) Public Cloud
3 15 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.20%) Robotics
7 9 (1.98%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.10%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.88%) Wiki
10 3 (0.66%) CMDB
10 3 (0.66%) iSeries
10 3 (0.66%) Life Science
10 3 (0.66%) Social Media
10 3 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.35%) Windows
2 28 (6.15%) Linux
3 12 (2.64%) Android
4 11 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.54%) Unix
7 7 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.44%) Solaris
10 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (44.84%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (18.90%) Scrum
3 74 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (14.95%) Test Automation
5 66 (14.51%) Project Management
6 56 (12.31%) Kanban
7 51 (11.21%) DevOps
8 48 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (9.45%) Coaching
9 43 (9.45%) Open Source
10 34 (7.47%) User Stories
11 33 (7.25%) Configuration Management
11 33 (7.25%) ITIL
12 32 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (6.81%) Change Management
13 31 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (6.59%) Mentoring
15 29 (6.37%) Service Management
16 28 (6.15%) Analytics
16 28 (6.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.87%) SQL
2 52 (11.43%) Java
3 48 (10.55%) JavaScript
4 39 (8.57%) C#
5 33 (7.25%) Scala
6 27 (5.93%) Python
7 20 (4.40%) Ruby
8 18 (3.96%) Groovy
9 13 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.76%) Perl
10 8 (1.76%) PHP
11 6 (1.32%) Haskell
11 6 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.10%) R
13 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.66%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.66%) C
15 2 (0.44%) ES6
15 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.37%) Degree
3 28 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 7 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.88%) ACCA
8 4 (0.88%) CCIE
8 4 (0.88%) CIMA
8 4 (0.88%) JNCIE
8 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.66%) HNC
9 3 (0.66%) ISEB
9 3 (0.66%) MCSE
9 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.44%) CISSP
10 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.91%) SLA
2 30 (6.59%) QA
3 21 (4.62%) Data Quality
4 20 (4.40%) PMO
5 9 (1.98%) GDPR
6 6 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.44%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 29 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.98%) Docker
4 6 (1.32%) Firmware
5 5 (1.10%) vSphere
6 3 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (4.40%) Ansible
1 20 (4.40%) Puppet
2 14 (3.08%) SCCM
3 9 (1.98%) Kibana
4 8 (1.76%) Grafana
5 7 (1.54%) HP ALM
5 7 (1.54%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.88%) Terraform
8 3 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.66%) vRealize
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.44%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.44%) Graphite
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 70 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.27%) VMware
3 23 (5.05%) Atlassian
4 18 (3.96%) SAP
5 17 (3.74%) Cisco
5 17 (3.74%) Remedy
6 15 (3.30%) Oracle
7 14 (3.08%) Huawei
8 13 (2.86%) BMC
9 11 (2.42%) Google
9 11 (2.42%) IBM
10 9 (1.98%) ComArch
10 9 (1.98%) HP
10 9 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.98%) SolarWinds
10 9 (1.98%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.98%) UiPath
10 9 (1.98%) Workday
11 8 (1.76%) Micro Focus