Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 116 81
Rank change year-on-year +74 -35 -19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 59 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 6.27% 1.62% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 1.85% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 6
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £404 £343 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.81% -4.86% -15.39%
10th Percentile £321 £225 £228
90th Percentile £515 £443 £446
North East median daily rate £390 £355 £360
% change year-on-year +9.86% -1.39% -14.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £26.58 -
North East median hourly rate £11.00 £22.29 -
% change year-on-year -50.64% - -

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 834 1947 1012
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.63% 87.39% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 1311 648
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £380 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £223 £237
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
North East median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 90 52
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +111.32% -28.38%
10th Percentile £10.13 £14.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £36.00 £28.75
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +107.41% -20.59%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +76 59 £404 +24.15% 3
Continuous Improvement
North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) Test Automation
3 34 (57.63%) Scrum
4 31 (52.54%) Scala
5 30 (50.85%) User Stories
6 29 (49.15%) Java
7 28 (47.46%) Software Engineering
7 28 (47.46%) Selenium
7 28 (47.46%) RESTful
8 27 (45.76%) QA
9 25 (42.37%) Usability Testing
9 25 (42.37%) Kanban
9 25 (42.37%) Groovy
9 25 (42.37%) Gherkin
9 25 (42.37%) API Testing
10 21 (35.59%) JIRA
10 21 (35.59%) Confluence
11 19 (32.20%) Performance Testing
11 19 (32.20%) Security Testing
11 19 (32.20%) Unit Testing
11 19 (32.20%) SoapUI
11 19 (32.20%) Jenkins
11 19 (32.20%) Defect Management
11 19 (32.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (32.20%) Exploratory Testing
11 19 (32.20%) Web Services
12 18 (30.51%) Atlassian
13 14 (23.73%) Mentoring
14 13 (22.03%) BDD
15 12 (20.34%) Web Design

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 21 (35.59%) Confluence
2 3 (5.08%) Documentum
2 3 (5.08%) GeoServer
2 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.39%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) HTTP
2 3 (5.08%) PuTTY
2 3 (5.08%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.08%) EDRMS
2 3 (5.08%) GIS
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) HBase
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (47.46%) Selenium
2 21 (35.59%) JIRA
3 19 (32.20%) Jenkins
3 19 (32.20%) SoapUI
4 6 (10.17%) Cucumber
4 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.17%) JUnit
4 6 (10.17%) Subversion
4 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Tester
2 21 (35.59%) Automation Tester
3 10 (16.95%) Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Java Automation Tester
4 8 (13.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (13.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 8 (13.56%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) QA Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Senior User Researcher
5 6 (10.17%) User Researcher
6 4 (6.78%) DBA
6 4 (6.78%) HTML Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Documentum Support
7 3 (5.08%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.08%) IT Services Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (47.46%) RESTful
2 25 (42.37%) Gherkin
3 19 (32.20%) Web Services
4 8 (13.56%) HTML
5 7 (11.86%) CSS
5 7 (11.86%) HTML5
6 6 (10.17%) Ajax
6 6 (10.17%) CSS3
6 6 (10.17%) Django
6 6 (10.17%) Guice
6 6 (10.17%) JSON
6 6 (10.17%) Play Framework
6 6 (10.17%) REST
6 6 (10.17%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (10.17%) Spring
7 3 (5.08%) Java EE
7 3 (5.08%) SignalR
7 3 (5.08%) Spring MVC
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.39%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) User Experience
2 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.17%) Blog
4 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.08%) Clustering
6 2 (3.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Linux
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (59.32%) Test Automation
3 34 (57.63%) Scrum
4 30 (50.85%) User Stories
5 28 (47.46%) Software Engineering
6 25 (42.37%) API Testing
6 25 (42.37%) Kanban
6 25 (42.37%) Usability Testing
7 19 (32.20%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (32.20%) Defect Management
7 19 (32.20%) Exploratory Testing
7 19 (32.20%) Performance Testing
7 19 (32.20%) Security Testing
7 19 (32.20%) Unit Testing
8 14 (23.73%) Mentoring
9 13 (22.03%) BDD
10 12 (20.34%) Web Design
11 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (13.56%) Web Development
13 7 (11.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (52.54%) Scala
2 29 (49.15%) Java
3 25 (42.37%) Groovy
4 10 (16.95%) SQL
5 7 (11.86%) Python
6 6 (10.17%) Ruby
7 5 (8.47%) C#
8 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.08%) VBA
9 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.69%) R
10 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) CCAB
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (45.76%) QA
2 4 (6.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Atlassian
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) Google
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) Informatica
5 1 (1.69%) SAP
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