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 22 June 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.

Continual Improvement
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 120 144
Rank change year-on-year +25 +24  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 186 172 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.39% 1.91% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.33% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 101 58
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £25.12 £23.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.21% -41.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.02 £23.00 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £23.00 £147.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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 6447 7396 7617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.98% 81.98% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4529 4403
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 274 265
Median hourly rate £31.00 £30.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +18.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 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
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 22 June 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
Hampshire +42 56 £350 -30.00% 15
Oxfordshire +1 35 £450 +8.43% 17
Surrey +23 32 £413 +0.60% 20
Berkshire +8 26 £425 +4.61% 10
Buckinghamshire -27 13 £270 -32.50% 5
Middlesex +20 11 £457 +161.14% 2
West Sussex -4 11 £475 +35.71% 1
Kent +2 2 £423 -11.05% 3
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 138 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (22.89%) Finance
3 77 (20.26%) Telecoms
4 66 (17.37%) Project Management
5 63 (16.58%) ITIL
6 55 (14.47%) Degree
7 47 (12.37%) Microsoft
8 45 (11.84%) Scrum
8 45 (11.84%) Mentoring
9 41 (10.79%) Coaching
10 40 (10.53%) Service Management
11 38 (10.00%) Linux
12 37 (9.74%) PRINCE2
13 34 (8.95%) Java
13 34 (8.95%) Security Cleared
14 33 (8.68%) SQL
15 30 (7.89%) C#
16 29 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
16 29 (7.63%) TDD
16 29 (7.63%) PMO
17 28 (7.37%) JavaScript
17 28 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (7.11%) SQL Server
18 27 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (6.58%) Service Delivery
19 25 (6.58%) Management Information System
19 25 (6.58%) Process Improvement
20 24 (6.32%) Change Management
20 24 (6.32%) SharePoint
20 24 (6.32%) Unix

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 24 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.47%) JBoss
3 14 (3.68%) Apache
4 11 (2.89%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.84%) IIS
7 5 (1.32%) Drupal
8 4 (1.05%) nginx
9 3 (0.79%) PowerExchange
10 2 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) Confluence
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.53%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.26%) Primavera
3 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.58%) Office 365
4 5 (1.32%) GitHub
5 4 (1.05%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.53%) SaaS
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Route 53
8 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.16%) Firewall
2 7 (1.84%) HTTP
2 7 (1.84%) SSL
2 7 (1.84%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.58%) 4G
3 6 (1.58%) MPLS
3 6 (1.58%) WAN
4 5 (1.32%) BGP
4 5 (1.32%) Internet
4 5 (1.32%) OSPF
5 4 (1.05%) Intranet
5 4 (1.05%) LAN
5 4 (1.05%) MVNO
5 4 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (1.05%) Wireless
6 3 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.79%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (0.79%) LTE
6 3 (0.79%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.84%) Big Data
6 6 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.58%) DB2
6 6 (1.58%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.58%) Power BI
7 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.32%) SAP HANA
7 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.05%) MySQL
8 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.05%) Redis
9 3 (0.79%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.53%) Kalido
10 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.89%) JIRA
2 11 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.37%) gulp
4 6 (1.58%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.58%) Grunt
5 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.32%) Selenium
5 5 (1.32%) webpack
6 4 (1.05%) Ant
6 4 (1.05%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.05%) Gatling
6 4 (1.05%) IntelliJ
6 4 (1.05%) JUnit
6 4 (1.05%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (1.05%) Sublime Text
6 4 (1.05%) Subversion
6 4 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.79%) MSBuild
General
1 87 (22.89%) Finance
2 77 (20.26%) Telecoms
3 23 (6.05%) Retail
4 13 (3.42%) Legal
5 11 (2.89%) Marketing
6 7 (1.84%) Banking
7 6 (1.58%) Publishing
8 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.05%) Back Office
9 4 (1.05%) Billing
9 4 (1.05%) Games
10 3 (0.79%) Military
11 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Front Office
12 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (17.11%) Developer
2 58 (15.26%) Analyst
3 28 (7.37%) Service Manager
4 26 (6.84%) Architect
5 21 (5.53%) Scrum Master
6 19 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 16 (4.21%) .NET Developer
8 14 (3.68%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.68%) Support Engineer
9 13 (3.42%) Software Developer
10 11 (2.89%) Administrator
10 11 (2.89%) Agile Coach
10 11 (2.89%) C# Developer
10 11 (2.89%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
10 11 (2.89%) Quality Manager
10 11 (2.89%) Service Architect
11 10 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (2.63%) Senior Developer
11 10 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.53%) .NET
2 20 (5.26%) CSS
3 19 (5.00%) HTML
4 18 (4.74%) AngularJS
5 16 (4.21%) XML
6 14 (3.68%) Node.js
6 14 (3.68%) REST
6 14 (3.68%) Web Services
7 13 (3.42%) HTML5
8 12 (3.16%) JSON
8 12 (3.16%) SOAP
9 11 (2.89%) jQuery
10 9 (2.37%) ASP.NET
10 9 (2.37%) CSS3
11 7 (1.84%) Middleware
11 7 (1.84%) Spring
12 6 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.32%) Angular 2
13 5 (1.32%) Backbone.js
13 5 (1.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.58%) Management Information System
2 23 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.00%) User Experience
4 14 (3.68%) CMDB
4 14 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.63%) Smart Meter
5 10 (2.63%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.05%) AS400
8 4 (1.05%) Replication
9 3 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.79%) PKI
10 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.53%) DataPower
10 2 (0.53%) FMCG
10 2 (0.53%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.00%) Linux
2 24 (6.32%) Unix
3 18 (4.74%) Windows
4 11 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.63%) AIX
6 7 (1.84%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.58%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.32%) CentOS
9 4 (1.05%) Android
9 4 (1.05%) SUSE
10 3 (0.79%) Debian
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (17.37%) Project Management
3 63 (16.58%) ITIL
4 45 (11.84%) Mentoring
4 45 (11.84%) Scrum
5 41 (10.79%) Coaching
6 40 (10.53%) Service Management
7 37 (9.74%) PRINCE2
8 29 (7.63%) TDD
9 28 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (6.58%) Process Improvement
11 25 (6.58%) Service Delivery
12 24 (6.32%) Change Management
13 22 (5.79%) ITIL V3
13 22 (5.79%) Test Automation
14 21 (5.53%) Business Analysis
14 21 (5.53%) Programme Management
14 21 (5.53%) Software Engineering
15 20 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.95%) Java
2 33 (8.68%) SQL
3 30 (7.89%) C#
4 28 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.05%) Python
6 15 (3.95%) Perl
7 13 (3.42%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.89%) Ruby
9 8 (2.11%) C
10 6 (1.58%) R
11 5 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.05%) C++
12 4 (1.05%) Groovy
12 4 (1.05%) Haskell
12 4 (1.05%) RPG
12 4 (1.05%) RPG IV
12 4 (1.05%) Scala
12 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.79%) PHP
13 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (14.47%) Degree
2 34 (8.95%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.63%) APMP
5 7 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.84%) HND
5 7 (1.84%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.84%) PMP
6 6 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.58%) CIPD
6 6 (1.58%) CISSP
6 6 (1.58%) HNC
6 6 (1.58%) ISEB
7 5 (1.32%) CCNP
8 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.05%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.05%) RHCE
9 3 (0.79%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.63%) PMO
2 24 (6.32%) SLA
3 15 (3.95%) QA
4 12 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (2.63%) P3O
6 5 (1.32%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.32%) GDPR
6 5 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.53%) COBIT
9 2 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (2.63%) Docker
2 6 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) Firmware
5 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.16%) Puppet
2 10 (2.63%) Netcool
3 7 (1.84%) Cobbler
3 7 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.05%) Grafana
4 4 (1.05%) Kibana
5 3 (0.79%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.79%) SELinux
6 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.26%) Ansible
7 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.26%) Nessus
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 47 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.05%) Oracle
3 18 (4.74%) SAP
4 12 (3.16%) BMC
4 12 (3.16%) IBM
4 12 (3.16%) Remedy
5 11 (2.89%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.63%) Cisco
7 9 (2.37%) Adobe
8 8 (2.11%) Arqiva
8 8 (2.11%) VMware
9 6 (1.58%) HP
9 6 (1.58%) Informatica
9 6 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.32%) webMethods
11 4 (1.05%) Google
11 4 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.05%) Talend
12 3 (0.79%) F5
12 3 (0.79%) SolarWinds
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