Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 68 99
Rank change year-on-year -26 +31 -7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 145 470 407
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.13% 3.21% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 3.67% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 243 262
Median daily rate £415 £465 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +3.83% -0.48%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £313
90th Percentile £550 £624 £580
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Median hourly rate £24.30 £34.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.05% -20.35% +71.59%
10th Percentile £13.45 £24.81 £23.00
90th Percentile £36.47 £46.50 £68.90
England median hourly rate £28.98 £32.16 £28.50
% change year-on-year -9.90% +12.84% +3.64%

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 5,714 12,815 14,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.03% 87.58% 85.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,341 7,679 8,453
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £275
90th Percentile £613 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 469 465
Median hourly rate £24.65 £31.35 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +26.65% +23.75%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.66
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 -11 73 £375 -18.03% 12
Berkshire -34 35 £385 -18.52% 7
Hampshire +8 31 £475 +2.70% 5
Surrey +2 21 £500 +16.55% 6
Oxfordshire +43 20 £375 -28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 18 £350 -15.15% 1
Kent +29 11 £470 +63.63% 1
West Sussex +4 7 £415 -12.63% 3
East Sussex -3 2 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 54 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
3 26 (17.93%) Degree
4 24 (16.55%) SQL
4 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
5 21 (14.48%) Azure
5 21 (14.48%) DevOps
5 21 (14.48%) Project Management
6 19 (13.10%) ITIL
6 19 (13.10%) Project Delivery
7 18 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (11.72%) Test Automation
8 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
8 17 (11.72%) Windows
8 17 (11.72%) Finance
9 15 (10.34%) Change Management
9 15 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (9.66%) SC Cleared
11 13 (8.97%) Git (software)
11 13 (8.97%) Analytics
11 13 (8.97%) C#
11 13 (8.97%) JavaScript
11 13 (8.97%) Oracle
11 13 (8.97%) QA
11 13 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (8.28%) Scrum
12 12 (8.28%) CSS
12 12 (8.28%) HTML
12 12 (8.28%) Big Data

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 7 (4.83%) Confluence
2 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.69%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) InVision
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) Sketch
3 1 (0.69%) UserZoom
3 1 (0.69%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.38%) Primavera
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.48%) Azure
2 8 (5.52%) Office 365
3 7 (4.83%) AWS
4 4 (2.76%) Data Lake Analytics
4 4 (2.76%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.76%) Veeva
5 3 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.07%) Yammer
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (1.38%) GCP
6 2 (1.38%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.38%) IaaS
7 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.69%) Asana
7 1 (0.69%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 1 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.07%) Skype
2 2 (1.38%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.38%) DHCP
2 2 (1.38%) DNS
2 2 (1.38%) NFC
2 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.38%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.38%) VoIP
3 1 (0.69%) PPP
3 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.69%) SMTP
3 1 (0.69%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.28%) Big Data
2 10 (6.90%) Data Lake
3 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (4.14%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.76%) Power BI
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.07%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.52%) JIRA
2 8 (5.52%) Selenium
3 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (2.76%) NUnit
4 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.07%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.38%) Maven
6 2 (1.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.38%) Subversion
7 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.69%) GitLab
7 1 (0.69%) JMeter
7 1 (0.69%) RSpec
7 1 (0.69%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (11.72%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Military
3 8 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.83%) Marketing
5 6 (4.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.76%) Electronics
6 4 (2.76%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.07%) Digital Economy
7 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.07%) Retail
8 2 (1.38%) Legal
8 2 (1.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (9.66%) Analyst
2 13 (8.97%) Developer
3 10 (6.90%) .NET Developer
4 9 (6.21%) Designer
5 8 (5.52%) Change Manager
6 7 (4.83%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (4.83%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.83%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) Architect
7 6 (4.14%) Business Change Manager
7 6 (4.14%) Business Manager
7 6 (4.14%) DevOps Developer
7 6 (4.14%) Scrum Master
7 6 (4.14%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.45%) Mechanical Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Project Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Technical Support
8 5 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.28%) CSS
1 12 (8.28%) HTML
2 11 (7.59%) .NET
3 10 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (4.83%) jQuery
4 7 (4.83%) Kafka
4 7 (4.83%) XML
5 6 (4.14%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.14%) Entity Framework
5 6 (4.14%) Redux
5 6 (4.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (4.14%) Web Services
5 6 (4.14%) XSLT
6 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.76%) ASP.NET Core
6 4 (2.76%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.38%) CSS3
7 2 (1.38%) HTML5
7 2 (1.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.28%) User Experience
3 9 (6.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.76%) PKI
6 2 (1.38%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.38%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.38%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.38%) PMI
6 2 (1.38%) Robotics
6 2 (1.38%) Wiki
7 1 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.69%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.69%) Life Science
7 1 (0.69%) NHS
7 1 (0.69%) Social Media
7 1 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.72%) Windows
2 8 (5.52%) Windows 10
3 6 (4.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.69%) Android
4 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.48%) DevOps
2 21 (14.48%) Project Management
3 19 (13.10%) ITIL
3 19 (13.10%) Project Delivery
4 18 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
5 17 (11.72%) Test Automation
6 15 (10.34%) Change Management
6 15 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (8.97%) Analytics
7 13 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (8.28%) Coaching
8 12 (8.28%) Scrum
9 10 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.90%) MVC
9 10 (6.90%) SDLC
9 10 (6.90%) Service Management
10 9 (6.21%) TDD
11 8 (5.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.55%) SQL
2 13 (8.97%) C#
2 13 (8.97%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.90%) C
3 10 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 9 (6.21%) Java
4 9 (6.21%) Python
5 6 (4.14%) XAML
6 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.07%) R
8 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.69%) Groovy
8 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (17.93%) Degree
2 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
3 14 (9.66%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.52%) APMP
5 7 (4.83%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.83%) PMP
6 6 (4.14%) HNC
7 5 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.45%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.38%) CCIE
9 2 (1.38%) CCNA
9 2 (1.38%) ISEB
9 2 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.38%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.38%) MCSE
10 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.97%) QA
2 4 (2.76%) PMO
3 2 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.38%) GDPR
3 2 (1.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.69%) COBIT
4 1 (0.69%) IFRS
4 1 (0.69%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (6.21%) Docker
2 6 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) vSphere
4 2 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.45%) Ansible
2 5 (3.45%) SCCM
3 4 (2.76%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.76%) Puppet
3 4 (2.76%) Terraform
4 3 (2.07%) vRealize
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.97%) Oracle
3 8 (5.52%) SAP
4 7 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.14%) Xamarin
6 5 (3.45%) Citrix
6 5 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.76%) Capita
7 4 (2.76%) MobileIron
8 3 (2.07%) Adobe
8 3 (2.07%) BMC
8 3 (2.07%) Cvent
8 3 (2.07%) Google
8 3 (2.07%) McAfee
8 3 (2.07%) VMware
9 2 (1.38%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.38%) Ingenico
9 2 (1.38%) Juniper
9 2 (1.38%) Virgin Media
10 1 (0.69%) Twitter