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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / South East
Rank 80 137 122
Rank change year-on-year +57 -15  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 195 133 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.52% 1.45% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 1.79% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 68 74
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £219 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £26.25 £100.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.75% +506.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +29 53 £450 +12.50% 5
Hampshire +13 36 £425 +6.25% 17
Surrey +39 34 £475 +20.25% 16
Oxfordshire +1 20 £400 -11.11% 34
West Sussex +8 19 £483 +1.57% 10
Buckinghamshire -9 15 £430 +29.32% 4
Middlesex +11 13 £430 +91.11%
East Sussex +12 2 £575 +58.62% 2
Sussex - 1 £450 - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 130 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (23.59%) Finance
3 72 (19.30%) Project Management
4 67 (17.96%) Telecoms
5 62 (16.62%) Degree
6 57 (15.28%) Scrum
7 48 (12.87%) Mentoring
8 47 (12.60%) Coaching
8 47 (12.60%) Microsoft
9 42 (11.26%) ITIL
9 42 (11.26%) MS Excel
10 40 (10.72%) Security Cleared
11 37 (9.92%) Java
12 34 (9.12%) TDD
13 31 (8.31%) Kanban
13 31 (8.31%) MS PowerPoint
13 31 (8.31%) PRINCE2
13 31 (8.31%) PMO
14 30 (8.04%) Process Improvement
14 30 (8.04%) Service Management
15 29 (7.77%) Management Information System
15 29 (7.77%) SharePoint
15 29 (7.77%) Oracle
15 29 (7.77%) QA
15 29 (7.77%) SC Cleared
16 28 (7.51%) SQL
16 28 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (7.24%) Performance Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 29 (7.77%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.02%) Confluence
3 11 (2.95%) JBoss
4 8 (2.14%) IIS
5 7 (1.88%) Apache
6 6 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.34%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.34%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.07%) CMS
8 4 (1.07%) Drupal
9 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.54%) nginx
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (5.63%) MS Office
4 15 (4.02%) MS Project
5 12 (3.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.07%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) HFM
3 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.88%) Office 365
4 4 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.54%) GitHub
6 2 (0.54%) Slack
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) Route 53
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.75%) Firewall
2 9 (2.41%) Internet
2 9 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (1.88%) LDAP
4 5 (1.34%) Intranet
4 5 (1.34%) WAN
5 4 (1.07%) 3G
5 4 (1.07%) 4G
5 4 (1.07%) DHCP
5 4 (1.07%) LAN
5 4 (1.07%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (1.07%) Skype
6 3 (0.80%) DNS
6 3 (0.80%) HTTP
6 3 (0.80%) NAS
6 3 (0.80%) SAN
6 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.80%) Wireless
7 2 (0.54%) SMTP
7 2 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.88%) Big Data
2 7 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.07%) MySQL
5 4 (1.07%) Power BI
6 3 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 24 (6.43%) JIRA
2 16 (4.29%) Selenium
3 13 (3.49%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.95%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.34%) Gatling
6 5 (1.34%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.34%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.80%) JUnit
8 3 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.54%) Ant
9 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.54%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.27%) Gradle
10 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 88 (23.59%) Finance
2 67 (17.96%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.70%) Retail
4 19 (5.09%) Legal
5 10 (2.68%) Publishing
6 6 (1.61%) Banking
6 6 (1.61%) Marketing
7 5 (1.34%) Back Office
7 5 (1.34%) Billing
8 4 (1.07%) Automotive
8 4 (1.07%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
9 3 (0.80%) Military
10 2 (0.54%) Local Government
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.27%) French Language
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (21.45%) Analyst
2 45 (12.06%) Developer
3 24 (6.43%) Business Analyst
4 20 (5.36%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.09%) Scrum Master
5 19 (5.09%) Service Manager
6 16 (4.29%) Administrator
7 15 (4.02%) Architect
8 14 (3.75%) Agile Coach
9 11 (2.95%) .NET Developer
9 11 (2.95%) Quality Manager
10 10 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (2.41%) C# Developer
11 9 (2.41%) Performance Manager
11 9 (2.41%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.14%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (2.14%) Coordinator
12 8 (2.14%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
12 8 (2.14%) Process Analyst
12 8 (2.14%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.75%) .NET
1 14 (3.75%) AngularJS
1 14 (3.75%) Web Services
2 12 (3.22%) HTML
3 11 (2.95%) CSS
3 11 (2.95%) RESTful
4 9 (2.41%) HTML5
4 9 (2.41%) Node.js
5 8 (2.14%) REST
6 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.88%) CSS3
6 7 (1.88%) XML
7 5 (1.34%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.34%) Gherkin
7 5 (1.34%) jQuery
7 5 (1.34%) JSON
7 5 (1.34%) Sass
7 5 (1.34%) SOAP
8 4 (1.07%) Backbone.js
8 4 (1.07%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.77%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.09%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.41%) PKI
6 8 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.88%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.61%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.61%) User Experience
9 5 (1.34%) CMDB
9 5 (1.34%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.34%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.80%) BYOD
10 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.80%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (0.80%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.80%) Replication
10 3 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.43%) Linux
2 15 (4.02%) Windows
3 12 (3.22%) Unix
4 8 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.61%) CentOS
7 5 (1.34%) Debian
8 4 (1.07%) Android
8 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.54%) SUSE
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (19.30%) Project Management
3 57 (15.28%) Scrum
4 48 (12.87%) Mentoring
5 47 (12.60%) Coaching
6 42 (11.26%) ITIL
7 34 (9.12%) TDD
8 31 (8.31%) Kanban
8 31 (8.31%) PRINCE2
9 30 (8.04%) Process Improvement
9 30 (8.04%) Service Management
10 28 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (7.24%) Performance Management
12 26 (6.97%) Change Management
13 24 (6.43%) Data Analysis
13 24 (6.43%) Software Delivery
14 23 (6.17%) Business Analysis
15 20 (5.36%) Performance Testing
16 19 (5.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.92%) Java
2 28 (7.51%) SQL
3 22 (5.90%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.09%) C#
5 17 (4.56%) Python
6 8 (2.14%) C
7 7 (1.88%) Ruby
8 6 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.61%) Groovy
8 6 (1.61%) Perl
9 5 (1.34%) Scala
10 4 (1.07%) C++
10 4 (1.07%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.07%) R
11 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.54%) PHP
12 2 (0.54%) VB
13 1 (0.27%) sed
13 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (16.62%) Degree
2 40 (10.72%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.77%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.95%) APMP
4 11 (2.95%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.68%) CIPD
6 7 (1.88%) HND
7 6 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.61%) ISEB
7 6 (1.61%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.34%) CGEIT
8 5 (1.34%) CRISC
8 5 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.34%) PMP
9 3 (0.80%) CCNA
9 3 (0.80%) CCNP
9 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.54%) CISSP
10 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.31%) PMO
2 29 (7.77%) QA
3 22 (5.90%) SLA
4 13 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (2.68%) P3O
6 6 (1.61%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.07%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.80%) GDPR
9 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.27%) RMADS
10 1 (0.27%) SDET
10 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.61%) vSphere
2 5 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.07%) Docker
4 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.80%) XenApp
4 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.27%) iptables
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.14%) Puppet
2 6 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.07%) Cobbler
4 3 (0.80%) AppDNA
4 3 (0.80%) EdgeSight
4 3 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.80%) SCCM
4 3 (0.80%) SCOM
5 2 (0.54%) Ansible
5 2 (0.54%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.54%) SELinux
5 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.27%) Grafana
6 1 (0.27%) Kibana
6 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 47 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.77%) Oracle
3 10 (2.68%) Red Hat
4 9 (2.41%) SAP
5 8 (2.14%) Cisco
5 8 (2.14%) Huawei
6 7 (1.88%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.88%) VMware
7 6 (1.61%) Adobe
7 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.34%) Avaya
8 5 (1.34%) EMC
9 4 (1.07%) Arqiva
9 4 (1.07%) Citrix
9 4 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.07%) webMethods
10 3 (0.80%) Informatica
10 3 (0.80%) Sybase
10 3 (0.80%) Talend
10 3 (0.80%) TIBCO
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Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
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Hampshire
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