Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 106 152
Rank change year-on-year +36 +46 +23
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 495 358 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.98% 2.15% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 2.61% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 230 156
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.31% +2.90%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £258
90th Percentile £588 £531 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +2.78% +6.51% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
South East median hourly rate £26.87 £32.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.34% +91.18% -15.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £17.21 £15.80
90th Percentile £39.75 £64.97 £30.65
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +8.91% +12.22%

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 13737 13730 15709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.82% 82.62% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8241 8306 9370
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 548 602
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.68 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +19 227 £450 +2.86% 34
Surrey +27 107 £455 +28.17% 9
Berkshire +29 103 £413 -8.33% 6
Hampshire +37 98 £400 +6.67% 12
Oxfordshire +12 78 £450 +5.88% 23
Buckinghamshire -6 46 £500 +17.65% 5
West Sussex -21 22 £325 -7.14% 2
Middlesex +23 18 £431 -9.26%
East Sussex -4 12 £363 +5.53% 2
Kent -10 7 £485 -7.62%
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 171 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (21.41%) Finance
3 88 (17.78%) ITIL
4 73 (14.75%) Project Management
5 72 (14.55%) Telecoms
5 72 (14.55%) Microsoft
6 66 (13.33%) Scrum
7 58 (11.72%) Degree
8 52 (10.51%) Java
9 49 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
10 47 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (9.09%) Service Delivery
12 42 (8.48%) JIRA
12 42 (8.48%) Test Automation
13 40 (8.08%) Service Management
14 38 (7.68%) Linux
15 37 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
16 36 (7.27%) Risk Management
16 36 (7.27%) Security Cleared
16 36 (7.27%) Waterfall
17 35 (7.07%) Process Improvement
17 35 (7.07%) Software Delivery
17 35 (7.07%) SLA
18 34 (6.87%) SQL
18 34 (6.87%) Management Information System
18 34 (6.87%) DevOps
19 32 (6.46%) Oracle
19 32 (6.46%) Windows
20 31 (6.26%) PRINCE2
20 31 (6.26%) QA

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 (5.05%) Confluence
2 10 (2.02%) Apache
2 10 (2.02%) SAS
2 10 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.82%) PowerExchange
4 7 (1.41%) IIS
5 4 (0.81%) CMS
5 4 (0.81%) Drupal
5 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.81%) nginx
6 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.40%) JBoss
7 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.40%) WordPress
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (5.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.81%) Maya
4 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.21%) SAP MM
2 6 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (1.01%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.81%) Primavera
4 4 (0.81%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.61%) HFM
5 3 (0.61%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.61%) Magento
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.40%) SAP SM
7 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.63%) Office 365
4 9 (1.82%) SaaS
5 8 (1.62%) IaaS
6 7 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (1.41%) FinancialForce
6 7 (1.41%) PaaS
7 5 (1.01%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (0.81%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.40%) GitHub
10 2 (0.40%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.40%) Slack
11 1 (0.20%) AdWords
11 1 (0.20%) npm
11 1 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.24%) Firewall
2 8 (1.62%) Network Security
3 7 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.21%) HTTP
4 6 (1.21%) SAN
5 5 (1.01%) 4G
5 5 (1.01%) DNS
5 5 (1.01%) MPLS
5 5 (1.01%) NAS
5 5 (1.01%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (1.01%) SSL
5 5 (1.01%) Unified Communications
5 5 (1.01%) Wireless
5 5 (1.01%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.81%) BGP
6 4 (0.81%) LTE
6 4 (0.81%) MVNO
6 4 (0.81%) OSPF
6 4 (0.81%) SNMP
6 4 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.02%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.82%) PowerCenter
5 8 (1.62%) Power BI
6 7 (1.41%) MS Access
7 6 (1.21%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.01%) DB2
8 5 (1.01%) MySQL
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.01%) SAP HANA
8 5 (1.01%) Spotfire
9 4 (0.81%) Big Data
9 4 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 42 (8.48%) JIRA
2 31 (6.26%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.23%) Selenium
4 12 (2.42%) HP UFT
4 12 (2.42%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.02%) SoapUI
7 9 (1.82%) Subversion
8 8 (1.62%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.62%) LoadRunner
9 7 (1.41%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.41%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.21%) GDB
10 6 (1.21%) JUnit
11 5 (1.01%) Appium
12 4 (0.81%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.81%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.61%) Ant
13 3 (0.61%) LSMW
General
1 106 (21.41%) Finance
2 72 (14.55%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.03%) Marketing
4 14 (2.83%) Legal
5 9 (1.82%) Banking
5 9 (1.82%) Retail
6 6 (1.21%) Games
7 5 (1.01%) Back Office
7 5 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.01%) Publishing
8 3 (0.61%) Billing
8 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (17.58%) Analyst
2 62 (12.53%) Developer
3 37 (7.47%) Architect
4 34 (6.87%) Service Manager
5 27 (5.45%) Delivery Manager
6 24 (4.85%) Project Manager
6 24 (4.85%) Scrum Master
7 22 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.44%) Support Engineer
8 21 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (3.84%) Services Delivery Manager
10 17 (3.43%) Operations Engineer
11 16 (3.23%) Administrator
12 15 (3.03%) Data Engineer
12 15 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.03%) Java Developer
12 15 (3.03%) Transition Manager
13 14 (2.83%) Consultant
13 14 (2.83%) Operations Support Engineer
14 13 (2.63%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.25%) HTML
2 19 (3.84%) .NET
3 17 (3.43%) CSS
4 16 (3.23%) Web Services
5 14 (2.83%) JSON
6 12 (2.42%) REST
7 10 (2.02%) RESTful
8 9 (1.82%) CSS3
8 9 (1.82%) Gherkin
8 9 (1.82%) HTML5
8 9 (1.82%) SOAP
8 9 (1.82%) Spring
9 8 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (1.62%) Node.js
10 7 (1.41%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.41%) Velocity
11 6 (1.21%) jQuery
12 5 (1.01%) Django
12 5 (1.01%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.65%) Virtual Team
4 20 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.84%) User Experience
6 15 (3.03%) CMDB
6 15 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.21%) FMCG
10 4 (0.81%) AS400
10 4 (0.81%) PMI
10 4 (0.81%) Replication
11 3 (0.61%) NHS
12 2 (0.40%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.40%) Digital Signage
12 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.40%) PKI
12 2 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.68%) Linux
2 32 (6.46%) Windows
3 18 (3.64%) Unix
4 13 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.21%) Android
8 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.81%) CentOS
9 4 (0.81%) Debian
9 4 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.40%) AIX
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.40%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (17.78%) ITIL
3 73 (14.75%) Project Management
4 66 (13.33%) Scrum
5 47 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 42 (8.48%) Test Automation
8 40 (8.08%) Service Management
9 36 (7.27%) Risk Management
9 36 (7.27%) Waterfall
10 35 (7.07%) Process Improvement
10 35 (7.07%) Software Delivery
11 34 (6.87%) DevOps
12 31 (6.26%) Coaching
12 31 (6.26%) PRINCE2
12 31 (6.26%) Root Cause Analysis
13 27 (5.45%) Information Security
13 27 (5.45%) SDLC
14 25 (5.05%) Kanban
15 24 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.51%) Java
2 34 (6.87%) SQL
3 29 (5.86%) Python
4 21 (4.24%) C#
4 21 (4.24%) JavaScript
4 21 (4.24%) Ruby
5 15 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 15 (3.03%) Perl
6 13 (2.63%) PHP
6 13 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.02%) Scala
8 6 (1.21%) Groovy
9 4 (0.81%) C
9 4 (0.81%) Lua
9 4 (0.81%) RPG
9 4 (0.81%) RPG IV
9 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.61%) Korn
10 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (11.72%) Degree
2 36 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.23%) PMP
5 15 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.02%) CCNP
7 10 (2.02%) CISSP
8 9 (1.82%) HNC
8 9 (1.82%) ISEB
9 8 (1.62%) CCNA
9 8 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.41%) SANS
11 6 (1.21%) CISM
12 5 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (1.01%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 4 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.07%) SLA
2 31 (6.26%) QA
3 27 (5.45%) PMO
4 20 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (2.02%) GDPR
6 8 (1.62%) Data Quality
7 7 (1.41%) COBIT
7 7 (1.41%) PCI DSS
8 6 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.40%) GxP
11 2 (0.40%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 17 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.62%) Docker
4 6 (1.21%) vSphere
5 4 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.20%) Firmware
7 1 (0.20%) iptables
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.20%) vCloud
7 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (3.23%) Ansible
2 12 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.62%) Netcool
4 6 (1.21%) Puppet
5 5 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.81%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.81%) SELinux
7 3 (0.61%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.61%) Graphite
7 3 (0.61%) Nagios
7 3 (0.61%) StatsD
8 2 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.40%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.20%) SCCM
9 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.46%) Oracle
3 28 (5.66%) SAP
4 19 (3.84%) Remedy
5 17 (3.43%) HP
5 17 (3.43%) VMware
6 13 (2.63%) Cisco
6 13 (2.63%) IBM
6 13 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.22%) Atlassian
8 10 (2.02%) BMC
9 9 (1.82%) Informatica
9 9 (1.82%) Tableau
10 8 (1.62%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 8 (1.62%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.41%) CA
11 7 (1.41%) Google
11 7 (1.41%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.21%) Pega
13 5 (1.01%) Splunk