Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 79 92
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13 +64
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 463 452 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.94% 2.76% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.27% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 292 218
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £220
90th Percentile £650 £600 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.59% +2.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 4
South East median hourly rate £37.00 £26.87 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.73% -2.31% +61.76%
10th Percentile £23.24 £24.28 £17.05
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.75 £58.25
England median hourly rate £27.50 £26.87 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.36% -2.31% -

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 13,679 13,815 12,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.89% 84.44% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,184 8,305 7,699
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £577 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 421 544
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.10% +6.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.23 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +7 196 £475 +5.56% 55
Berkshire +14 127 £420 +8.11% 25
Surrey -6 107 £459 +2.00% 29
Hampshire -6 78 £465 +16.25% 40
Buckinghamshire +22 54 £525 +5.00% 9
West Sussex +12 47 £488 +18.90% 9
East Sussex +6 25 £500 +33.33% 13
Oxfordshire -23 15 £475 +5.56% 21
Middlesex +9 7 £616 +47.54% 1
Kent +15 2 £188 -59.24% 10
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 196 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (19.01%) Finance
3 80 (17.28%) Scrum
4 76 (16.41%) Microsoft
5 72 (15.55%) Project Management
6 71 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
7 65 (14.04%) DevOps
8 63 (13.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (13.39%) Test Automation
10 59 (12.74%) Kanban
11 55 (11.88%) JIRA
12 53 (11.45%) SQL
13 51 (11.02%) JavaScript
14 49 (10.58%) Telecoms
15 47 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
16 45 (9.72%) Git (software)
16 45 (9.72%) Coaching
17 42 (9.07%) C#
18 40 (8.64%) Java
18 40 (8.64%) Open Source
19 38 (8.21%) .NET
19 38 (8.21%) HTML
19 38 (8.21%) Windows
20 36 (7.78%) CSS
20 36 (7.78%) Security Cleared
20 36 (7.78%) Project Governance
21 35 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
22 34 (7.34%) ITIL
22 34 (7.34%) Service Delivery
22 34 (7.34%) PMO

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 25 (5.40%) Confluence
2 16 (3.46%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.24%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.59%) nginx
5 11 (2.38%) JBoss
5 11 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.16%) Apache
7 7 (1.51%) CMS
7 7 (1.51%) SAP Portal
7 7 (1.51%) SAS
8 6 (1.30%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.86%) IIS
10 3 (0.65%) Drupal
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (2.81%) Maya
6 8 (1.73%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (2.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.30%) CA PPM
3 5 (1.08%) SAP MDG
3 5 (1.08%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.65%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Unica
6 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.70%) GitHub
3 24 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.10%) Office 365
5 12 (2.59%) Google Analytics
6 11 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.51%) Yammer
9 6 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.30%) IaaS
10 5 (1.08%) PaaS
11 4 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.86%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.65%) Force.com
13 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.43%) SaaS
13 2 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.43%) Serverless
14 1 (0.22%) Azure Functions
14 1 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.10%) Firewall
1 19 (4.10%) HTTP
2 17 (3.67%) DNS
3 13 (2.81%) SSL
4 12 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.59%) WAN
5 10 (2.16%) Internet
6 8 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (1.73%) DHCP
7 7 (1.51%) Network Security
8 5 (1.08%) Intranet
8 5 (1.08%) LAN
8 5 (1.08%) VoIP
8 5 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.86%) 4G
9 4 (0.86%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.86%) DWDM
9 4 (0.86%) MPLS
9 4 (0.86%) Wireless
10 3 (0.65%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.62%) NoSQL
1 26 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.24%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.16%) Big Data
4 9 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.73%) Power BI
6 7 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.51%) MySQL
6 7 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.86%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.65%) DTS
9 3 (0.65%) NuoDB
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.65%) Redis
9 3 (0.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 55 (11.88%) JIRA
2 45 (9.72%) Git (software)
3 32 (6.91%) Jenkins
4 31 (6.70%) Selenium
5 27 (5.83%) Cucumber
6 14 (3.02%) Gatling
7 13 (2.81%) JUnit
7 13 (2.81%) Subversion
8 12 (2.59%) Ant
8 12 (2.59%) Grunt
8 12 (2.59%) gulp
8 12 (2.59%) IntelliJ
8 12 (2.59%) Karma Test Runner
8 12 (2.59%) SoapUI
8 12 (2.59%) Sublime Text
9 10 (2.16%) Eclipse
9 10 (2.16%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.08%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 88 (19.01%) Finance
2 49 (10.58%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.83%) Retail
4 16 (3.46%) Marketing
5 11 (2.38%) Back Office
6 5 (1.08%) Billing
7 4 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.65%) Legal
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.65%) Publishing
9 2 (0.43%) Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (18.14%) Developer
2 46 (9.94%) Analyst
3 40 (8.64%) Project Manager
4 37 (7.99%) Consultant
5 26 (5.62%) Scrum Master
6 19 (4.10%) Delivery Manager
7 16 (3.46%) .NET Developer
8 14 (3.02%) Architect
8 14 (3.02%) Telecoms Manager
8 14 (3.02%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 13 (2.81%) C# Developer
9 13 (2.81%) Functional Consultant
9 13 (2.81%) Test Manager
10 12 (2.59%) Business Analyst
11 11 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (2.38%) SAP Consultant
11 11 (2.38%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 10 (2.16%) Agile Coach
12 10 (2.16%) Service Manager
12 10 (2.16%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.21%) .NET
1 38 (8.21%) HTML
2 36 (7.78%) CSS
3 32 (6.91%) Web Services
4 31 (6.70%) SOAP
5 30 (6.48%) REST
6 29 (6.26%) XML
7 28 (6.05%) AngularJS
8 25 (5.40%) JSON
9 22 (4.75%) Spring
10 20 (4.32%) HTML5
10 20 (4.32%) RESTful
11 19 (4.10%) Node.js
11 19 (4.10%) React
12 17 (3.67%) jQuery
13 16 (3.46%) Gherkin
14 12 (2.59%) Play Framework
14 12 (2.59%) Servlets
15 11 (2.38%) .NET Framework
15 11 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.54%) User Experience
4 18 (3.89%) Virtual Team
5 15 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.81%) PMI
7 11 (2.38%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.73%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.08%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.86%) Life Science
10 4 (0.86%) Wiki
11 3 (0.65%) CMDB
11 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.65%) Social Media
11 3 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.21%) Windows
2 30 (6.48%) Linux
3 17 (3.67%) Android
4 16 (3.46%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.24%) Unix
6 12 (2.59%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.73%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.51%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (17.28%) Scrum
3 72 (15.55%) Project Management
4 71 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
5 65 (14.04%) DevOps
6 63 (13.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (13.39%) Test Automation
8 59 (12.74%) Kanban
9 45 (9.72%) Coaching
10 40 (8.64%) Open Source
11 36 (7.78%) Project Governance
12 35 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (7.34%) ITIL
13 34 (7.34%) Service Delivery
14 33 (7.13%) Configuration Management
14 33 (7.13%) Mentoring
15 32 (6.91%) Matrix Management
16 31 (6.70%) Analytics
16 31 (6.70%) Service Management
17 29 (6.26%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.45%) SQL
2 51 (11.02%) JavaScript
3 42 (9.07%) C#
4 40 (8.64%) Java
5 29 (6.26%) Scala
6 25 (5.40%) Python
7 18 (3.89%) Ruby
8 16 (3.46%) Groovy
9 12 (2.59%) Haskell
9 12 (2.59%) Perl
10 8 (1.73%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.86%) PHP
14 3 (0.65%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.65%) R
15 2 (0.43%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.54%) Degree
4 19 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (2.81%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.08%) HNC
10 4 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.86%) CCIE
10 4 (0.86%) JNCIE
10 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.65%) ACCA
11 3 (0.65%) CIMA
11 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.65%) MCSE
12 2 (0.43%) HND
12 2 (0.43%) ISEB
12 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.34%) PMO
2 32 (6.91%) QA
3 31 (6.70%) SLA
4 23 (4.97%) Data Quality
5 11 (2.38%) GDPR
6 5 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.65%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.89%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.02%) Docker
4 5 (1.08%) Firmware
5 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (4.32%) Puppet
2 16 (3.46%) Ansible
3 15 (3.24%) SCCM
4 13 (2.81%) Kibana
5 12 (2.59%) Grafana
6 8 (1.73%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.30%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.65%) vRealize
10 2 (0.43%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.43%) QRadar
10 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.22%) Control-M
11 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 76 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.91%) SAP
3 23 (4.97%) Huawei
3 23 (4.97%) VMware
4 20 (4.32%) Oracle
5 19 (4.10%) Atlassian
5 19 (4.10%) Cisco
6 17 (3.67%) Remedy
7 16 (3.46%) Google
8 12 (2.59%) Micro Focus
8 12 (2.59%) Workday
9 11 (2.38%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.94%) HP
11 9 (1.94%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.73%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.73%) IBM
12 8 (1.73%) Juniper
13 7 (1.51%) Adobe
13 7 (1.51%) Citrix