Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 91 83
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 +33
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 368 432 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.53% 2.61% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 3.01% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 236 295
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £310 £290
90th Percentile £588 £628 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
South East median hourly rate £24.65 £26.25 £25.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +0.99% -20.02%
10th Percentile £18.17 £19.87 £17.90
90th Percentile £48.77 £65.00 £39.75
England median hourly rate £33.25 £26.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.67% -4.55% -

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 12,641 14,336 13,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.82% 86.46% 84.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,534 8,605 8,156
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.95% +3.63%
10th Percentile £275 £279 £258
90th Percentile £610 £588 £568
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 522 477
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +21.95% -10.87%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year +21.95% -11.41% -1.53%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -1 162 £500 +11.11% 53
Berkshire +9 130 £500 +25.00% 33
Surrey +32 81 £466 -4.41% 26
Hampshire +4 67 £475 +18.75% 38
Buckinghamshire -8 29 £413 -16.67% 9
East Sussex +11 22 £500 -4.76% 9
West Sussex -20 21 £463 +2.78% 13
Kent +8 9 £288 -45.24% 7
Middlesex +8 5 - -
Sussex +4 4 £475 +26.67%
Oxfordshire -6 3 £550 +4.76% 11
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 150 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (18.21%) Finance
3 63 (17.12%) Telecoms
4 61 (16.58%) DevOps
5 60 (16.30%) QA
6 59 (16.03%) Scrum
7 53 (14.40%) ITIL
8 52 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
9 45 (12.23%) Project Delivery
9 45 (12.23%) Analytics
10 44 (11.96%) Java
11 42 (11.41%) Azure
11 42 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (11.14%) Microsoft
13 40 (10.87%) Degree
14 39 (10.60%) Test Automation
14 39 (10.60%) Project Management
15 38 (10.33%) TDD
16 37 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (10.05%) Coaching
17 36 (9.78%) Risk Management
17 36 (9.78%) Service Management
17 36 (9.78%) SQL
18 35 (9.51%) Linux
18 35 (9.51%) Configuration Management
18 35 (9.51%) Kanban
19 34 (9.24%) Git (software)
20 33 (8.97%) C#
21 32 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
22 31 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management

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 16 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 14 (3.80%) OpenStack
3 11 (2.99%) Umbraco
4 10 (2.72%) Confluence
5 9 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.45%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.17%) Apache
7 7 (1.90%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.90%) IIS
7 7 (1.90%) JBoss
8 5 (1.36%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.09%) Luigi
10 3 (0.82%) CMS
10 3 (0.82%) Drupal
10 3 (0.82%) nginx
10 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.27%) Appian
12 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.54%) InVision
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.54%) Sketch
6 2 (0.54%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.27%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (1.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.82%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.54%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.41%) Azure
2 20 (5.43%) AWS
2 20 (5.43%) IaaS
3 19 (5.16%) PaaS
4 16 (4.35%) OpenShift
5 15 (4.08%) GitHub
6 12 (3.26%) Power Platform
7 11 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (2.72%) Office 365
9 9 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.90%) Loggly
11 5 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.36%) Data Lake Analytics
11 5 (1.36%) SaaS
12 4 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (1.09%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (1.09%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (1.09%) TestFlight
13 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.07%) Internet
2 16 (4.35%) Skype
3 11 (2.99%) Unified Communications
4 8 (2.17%) Firewall
5 7 (1.90%) 2G
5 7 (1.90%) 4G
6 6 (1.63%) 3G
6 6 (1.63%) WAN
7 5 (1.36%) 5G
8 4 (1.09%) Broadband
8 4 (1.09%) HTTP
8 4 (1.09%) Network Security
8 4 (1.09%) SSL
9 3 (0.82%) DNS
9 3 (0.82%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.82%) SAN
9 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.53%) Big Data
1 13 (3.53%) Redis
2 12 (3.26%) Power BI
3 10 (2.72%) Data Lake
4 9 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.45%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.17%) MySQL
5 8 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.17%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.09%) Azkaban
9 4 (1.09%) DB2
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 34 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.71%) JIRA
3 19 (5.16%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.62%) gulp
4 17 (4.62%) TeamCity
5 15 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (3.53%) webpack
7 12 (3.26%) Selenium
8 11 (2.99%) Babel
8 11 (2.99%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.99%) Jasmine
8 11 (2.99%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.72%) JMeter
9 10 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.72%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.90%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.36%) Grunt
12 4 (1.09%) CocoaPods
12 4 (1.09%) fastlane
General
1 67 (18.21%) Finance
2 63 (17.12%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.62%) Retail
4 13 (3.53%) Marketing
5 11 (2.99%) Banking
5 11 (2.99%) Legal
5 11 (2.99%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.36%) Billing
6 5 (1.36%) Games
7 4 (1.09%) French Language
8 3 (0.82%) Law
8 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.54%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 53 (14.40%) Analyst
2 52 (14.13%) Developer
3 25 (6.79%) Consultant
4 18 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 18 (4.89%) Senior Developer
5 17 (4.62%) Project Manager
6 16 (4.35%) Scrum Master
7 15 (4.08%) .NET Developer
8 13 (3.53%) Business Analyst
8 13 (3.53%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (3.26%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (2.99%) Architect
10 11 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
11 9 (2.45%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (2.45%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.17%) Agile Scrum Master
12 8 (2.17%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.17%) SAP Consultant
12 8 (2.17%) Security Analyst
12 8 (2.17%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.15%) .NET
2 27 (7.34%) CSS
3 26 (7.07%) ASP.NET
4 25 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (6.79%) HTML
5 17 (4.62%) Swagger
6 16 (4.35%) Web Services
7 15 (4.08%) Spring
8 14 (3.80%) XML
9 13 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (3.53%) JSON
9 13 (3.53%) RESTful
10 12 (3.26%) SOAP
11 11 (2.99%) .NET Core
11 11 (2.99%) Velocity
12 10 (2.72%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.17%) REST
14 7 (1.90%) Gherkin
14 7 (1.90%) HTML5
14 7 (1.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.62%) User Experience
3 14 (3.80%) Private Cloud
4 10 (2.72%) Cloud Native
5 8 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (1.90%) PMI
6 7 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.82%) Cyberattack
10 3 (0.82%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.54%) CMDB
11 2 (0.54%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.54%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.51%) Linux
2 30 (8.15%) Windows
3 11 (2.99%) Unix
3 11 (2.99%) Windows 10
4 7 (1.90%) VMS
5 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.82%) CentOS
6 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (16.58%) DevOps
3 59 (16.03%) Scrum
4 53 (14.40%) ITIL
5 52 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (12.23%) Analytics
6 45 (12.23%) Project Delivery
7 39 (10.60%) Project Management
7 39 (10.60%) Test Automation
8 38 (10.33%) TDD
9 37 (10.05%) Coaching
9 37 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (9.78%) Risk Management
10 36 (9.78%) Service Management
11 35 (9.51%) Configuration Management
11 35 (9.51%) Kanban
12 32 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (8.15%) MVC
14 30 (8.15%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.96%) Java
2 36 (9.78%) SQL
3 33 (8.97%) C#
4 27 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.52%) Python
6 11 (2.99%) Scala
7 10 (2.72%) Groovy
7 10 (2.72%) Java 8
8 9 (2.45%) C
8 9 (2.45%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.90%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.36%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.36%) Ruby
11 4 (1.09%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.09%) Perl
11 4 (1.09%) PHP
11 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.09%) XPath
11 4 (1.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 40 (10.87%) Degree
2 12 (3.26%) CISSP
2 12 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.72%) CISA
3 10 (2.72%) CISM
4 9 (2.45%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.36%) CEH
6 5 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.82%) CCNP
7 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.82%) IISP
7 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.54%) ISEB
8 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (16.30%) QA
2 15 (4.08%) SLA
3 14 (3.80%) PMO
4 7 (1.90%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.82%) COBIT
6 3 (0.82%) GDPR
6 3 (0.82%) ISO 31000
6 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.54%) WCAG
8 1 (0.27%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.27%) IFRS
8 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.27%) NIST
System Software
1 24 (6.52%) Docker
2 17 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.82%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.54%) vCloud
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.54%) XenApp
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (7.61%) Ansible
2 19 (5.16%) Kubernetes
3 16 (4.35%) SCCM
4 15 (4.08%) Puppet
5 13 (3.53%) Terraform
6 8 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.09%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.82%) Grafana
9 3 (0.82%) Kibana
9 3 (0.82%) vRealize
9 3 (0.82%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.54%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.54%) SCOM
10 2 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.27%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.88%) SAP
3 18 (4.89%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (3.80%) Oracle
6 10 (2.72%) Google
7 9 (2.45%) IBM
7 9 (2.45%) New Relic
7 9 (2.45%) Workday
8 8 (2.17%) Remedy
8 8 (2.17%) VMware
9 7 (1.90%) Adobe
9 7 (1.90%) Cisco
9 7 (1.90%) webMethods
10 5 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.36%) Xamarin
11 4 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.09%) Citrix
11 4 (1.09%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.09%) Zscaler