The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 29 April 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 77 46
Rank change year-on-year +51 -31  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 44 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 8.33% 1.44% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.48% 1.62% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 5
Median daily rate £366 £315 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.26% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £407 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.44 £31.70
% change year-on-year +0.21% -13.43%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 863 433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 87.88% 88.97% 76.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 574 271
Median daily rate £390 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 29
Median hourly rate £34.25 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.32% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £19.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +49 44 £366 +33.18% 3
Continuous Improvement
North East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 53 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (59.15%) Scrum
3 38 (53.52%) Scala
4 37 (52.11%) User Stories
5 35 (49.30%) RESTful
5 35 (49.30%) Java
6 34 (47.89%) Software Engineering
6 34 (47.89%) Selenium
7 31 (43.66%) QA
7 31 (43.66%) Gherkin
7 31 (43.66%) Test Automation
7 31 (43.66%) Kanban
7 31 (43.66%) Groovy
7 31 (43.66%) API Testing
8 29 (40.85%) Automated Testing
9 25 (35.21%) Jenkins
9 25 (35.21%) Confluence
9 25 (35.21%) JIRA
10 22 (30.99%) Web Services
10 22 (30.99%) Usability Testing
10 22 (30.99%) Performance Testing
10 22 (30.99%) Security Testing
10 22 (30.99%) Unit Testing
10 22 (30.99%) SoapUI
10 22 (30.99%) Defect Management
10 22 (30.99%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (30.99%) Exploratory Testing
11 21 (29.58%) Atlassian
12 20 (28.17%) Open Source
13 19 (26.76%) BDD

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (35.21%) Confluence
2 6 (8.45%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.63%) Documentum
4 3 (4.23%) GeoServer
4 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.82%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (15.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.41%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) IaaS
1 13 (18.31%) PaaS
1 13 (18.31%) SaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) HTTP
2 3 (4.23%) LDAP
2 3 (4.23%) PuTTY
2 3 (4.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
1 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.23%) EDRMS
2 3 (4.23%) GIS
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.82%) DB2
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.41%) HBase
4 1 (1.41%) Ingres
4 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (47.89%) Selenium
2 25 (35.21%) Jenkins
2 25 (35.21%) JIRA
3 22 (30.99%) SoapUI
4 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
5 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
5 7 (9.86%) JUnit
5 7 (9.86%) Subversion
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Tester
2 27 (38.03%) Automation Tester
3 13 (18.31%) Java Automation Tester
4 12 (16.90%) Analyst
5 11 (15.49%) Developer
5 11 (15.49%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 11 (15.49%) Selenium Tester
6 9 (12.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) QA Tester
9 5 (7.04%) DBA
9 5 (7.04%) Operational Support Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Operations Support Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Administrator
10 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) HTML Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (49.30%) RESTful
2 31 (43.66%) Gherkin
3 22 (30.99%) Web Services
4 9 (12.68%) HTML
5 8 (11.27%) CSS
5 8 (11.27%) HTML5
5 8 (11.27%) JSON
6 7 (9.86%) Ajax
6 7 (9.86%) CSS3
6 7 (9.86%) Django
6 7 (9.86%) Guice
6 7 (9.86%) Play Framework
6 7 (9.86%) REST
6 7 (9.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (9.86%) Spring
7 4 (5.63%) Spring MVC
8 3 (4.23%) Java EE
8 3 (4.23%) SignalR
9 2 (2.82%) .NET
9 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (15.49%) User Experience
2 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.45%) Tandem
4 2 (2.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Linux
1 13 (18.31%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Unix
3 8 (11.27%) AIX
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 2000
4 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.82%) VME
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (74.65%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (59.15%) Scrum
3 37 (52.11%) User Stories
4 34 (47.89%) Software Engineering
5 31 (43.66%) API Testing
5 31 (43.66%) Kanban
5 31 (43.66%) Test Automation
6 29 (40.85%) Automated Testing
7 22 (30.99%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (30.99%) Defect Management
7 22 (30.99%) Exploratory Testing
7 22 (30.99%) Performance Testing
7 22 (30.99%) Security Testing
7 22 (30.99%) Unit Testing
7 22 (30.99%) Usability Testing
8 20 (28.17%) Open Source
9 19 (26.76%) Automation Testing
9 19 (26.76%) BDD
10 14 (19.72%) ITIL
10 14 (19.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (53.52%) Scala
2 35 (49.30%) Java
3 31 (43.66%) Groovy
4 9 (12.68%) SQL
5 7 (9.86%) Python
5 7 (9.86%) Ruby
6 6 (8.45%) C#
7 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.23%) VBA
9 2 (2.82%) COBOL
9 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) CCAB
3 1 (1.41%) CCNA
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.41%) ISEB
3 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (43.66%) QA
2 9 (12.68%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Atlassian
2 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.86%) Google
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle
5 2 (2.82%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Capita
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.41%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) Pega