Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 130 163
Rank change year-on-year +15 +33 +25
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2188 2036 1689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 1.96% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.33% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1488 1329 1018
UK median daily rate £463 £444 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +7.52% -0.60%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 46 67
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.57% +2.22%
10th Percentile £14.04 £14.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.28 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year +0.91% +8.91% +25.47%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +19 2055 £463 +2.78% 463
UK excluding London +18 1285 £425 +4.94% 339
London +8 874 £513 +7.89% 148
South East +37 498 £425 +6.25% 107
North of England +9 245 £425 +6.25% 82
South West +26 145 £400 -11.11% 32
Midlands -29 145 £405 -0.61% 37
East of England +25 141 £463 +2.78% 57
North West +2 100 £438 +2.94% 36
Yorkshire -2 98 £425 +6.25% 42
West Midlands -37 89 £425 - 16
Scotland +3 84 £370 -1.33% 20
North East +28 53 £425 +13.33% 4
East Midlands +2 50 £405 +4.52% 21
Wales -6 27 £450 +12.50% 5
Northern Ireland -58 1 £450 +92.51%

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 1028 (46.98%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (25.96%) Finance
3 464 (21.21%) Scrum
4 367 (16.77%) TDD
5 308 (14.08%) Project Management
6 291 (13.30%) Java
7 287 (13.12%) JavaScript
8 262 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
9 248 (11.33%) Microsoft
10 237 (10.83%) Coaching
11 235 (10.74%) Degree
12 229 (10.47%) Test Automation
12 229 (10.47%) BDD
13 227 (10.37%) ITIL
14 211 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 211 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
15 205 (9.37%) HTML
16 192 (8.78%) User Stories
17 191 (8.73%) DevOps
18 189 (8.64%) Kanban
18 189 (8.64%) SQL
19 186 (8.50%) Mentoring
20 182 (8.32%) Banking
21 181 (8.27%) AngularJS
22 179 (8.18%) Git (software)
23 177 (8.09%) QA
24 172 (7.86%) CSS
25 166 (7.59%) JIRA
26 165 (7.54%) Acceptance Criteria
27 163 (7.45%) Service Delivery

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 95 (4.34%) Confluence
2 50 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.06%) CMS
4 29 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 20 (0.91%) Apache
6 20 (0.91%) nginx
7 18 (0.82%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.64%) SAS
8 14 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.59%) IIS
10 12 (0.55%) Apache Solr
10 12 (0.55%) Apache Spark
10 12 (0.55%) Drupal
10 12 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.41%) PowerExchange
12 8 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 105 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.27%) HipChat
8 4 (0.18%) Maya
9 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.046%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 11 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.46%) Teamcenter
3 9 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.37%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.32%) Primavera
6 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.23%) Magento
7 5 (0.23%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.23%) SAP MDG
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.18%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.14%) HFM
9 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.14%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 129 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (2.33%) GitHub
4 41 (1.87%) Office 365
5 34 (1.55%) SaaS
6 17 (0.78%) IaaS
6 17 (0.78%) PaaS
7 15 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.55%) FinancialForce
10 11 (0.50%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
11 7 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.32%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.32%) npm
11 7 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
12 6 (0.27%) Slack
13 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.42%) Firewall
2 27 (1.23%) DNS
3 26 (1.19%) WAN
4 21 (0.96%) Network Security
5 20 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (0.91%) Wireless
6 19 (0.87%) HTTP
6 19 (0.87%) TCP/IP
7 18 (0.82%) LAN
8 17 (0.78%) NAS
8 17 (0.78%) SAN
8 17 (0.78%) SSL
9 16 (0.73%) Internet
9 16 (0.73%) Unified Communications
9 16 (0.73%) VPN
10 15 (0.69%) DHCP
11 13 (0.59%) Intranet
12 12 (0.55%) Wireshark
13 10 (0.46%) MPLS
13 10 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.25%) NoSQL
3 85 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 58 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 36 (1.65%) Big Data
7 34 (1.55%) MySQL
8 31 (1.42%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (1.10%) Power BI
11 20 (0.91%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (0.64%) DB2
14 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.46%) Redis
17 9 (0.41%) PowerCenter
17 9 (0.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 179 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 166 (7.59%) JIRA
3 116 (5.30%) Jenkins
4 68 (3.11%) Selenium
5 56 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 36 (1.65%) JUnit
7 35 (1.60%) Maven
8 34 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 32 (1.46%) NUnit
10 31 (1.42%) Gradle
11 27 (1.23%) Subversion
11 27 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.01%) Jasmine
12 22 (1.01%) Xcode
13 21 (0.96%) Visual Studio
14 20 (0.91%) Appium
14 20 (0.91%) Bitbucket
15 19 (0.87%) Mocha
15 19 (0.87%) Mockito
16 17 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 568 (25.96%) Finance
2 182 (8.32%) Banking
3 102 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 75 (3.43%) Front Office
4 75 (3.43%) Retail
5 68 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 63 (2.88%) Marketing
7 61 (2.79%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.83%) Legal
9 34 (1.55%) Games
10 27 (1.23%) Publishing
11 24 (1.10%) Law
12 19 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.64%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.55%) Automotive
14 12 (0.55%) French Language
15 11 (0.50%) Back Office
15 11 (0.50%) Billing
16 7 (0.32%) Advertising
17 6 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 469 (21.44%) Developer
2 338 (15.45%) Analyst
3 184 (8.41%) Architect
4 128 (5.85%) Business Analyst
5 118 (5.39%) Project Manager
6 117 (5.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 116 (5.30%) Java Developer
8 107 (4.89%) Scrum Master
9 98 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 80 (3.66%) Senior Developer
11 74 (3.38%) C# Developer
12 70 (3.20%) Consultant
13 61 (2.79%) .NET Developer
14 60 (2.74%) Delivery Manager
15 59 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
15 59 (2.70%) Service Manager
16 56 (2.56%) Agile Coach
17 49 (2.24%) Angular Developer
18 48 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
19 45 (2.06%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (9.37%) HTML
2 181 (8.27%) AngularJS
3 172 (7.86%) CSS
4 145 (6.63%) RESTful
5 133 (6.08%) .NET
6 128 (5.85%) Web Services
7 126 (5.76%) HTML5
8 113 (5.16%) Node.js
9 97 (4.43%) React
10 88 (4.02%) CSS3
11 79 (3.61%) REST
12 73 (3.34%) JSON
12 73 (3.34%) Spring
13 67 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
14 59 (2.70%) ASP.NET
15 54 (2.47%) Velocity
16 52 (2.38%) XML
17 48 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
18 44 (2.01%) Gherkin
19 40 (1.83%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 262 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.12%) User Experience
3 127 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 79 (3.61%) Virtual Team
5 65 (2.97%) Mobile App
6 64 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 51 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 46 (2.10%) Blog
9 43 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 40 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
11 36 (1.65%) Public Cloud
12 30 (1.37%) FMCG
13 23 (1.05%) Derivative
14 22 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 21 (0.96%) CMDB
16 19 (0.87%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.87%) NHS
17 18 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
18 17 (0.78%) Social Media
19 15 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 156 (7.13%) Linux
2 134 (6.12%) Windows
3 104 (4.75%) Unix
4 36 (1.65%) Android
5 25 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 24 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.87%) CentOS
7 19 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 15 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.32%) Solaris
11 7 (0.32%) SUSE
12 6 (0.27%) AIX
13 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.18%) Debian
14 4 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.14%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1028 (46.98%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (21.21%) Scrum
3 367 (16.77%) TDD
4 308 (14.08%) Project Management
5 237 (10.83%) Coaching
6 229 (10.47%) BDD
6 229 (10.47%) Test Automation
7 227 (10.37%) ITIL
8 211 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
8 211 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 192 (8.78%) User Stories
10 191 (8.73%) DevOps
11 189 (8.64%) Kanban
12 186 (8.50%) Mentoring
13 165 (7.54%) Acceptance Criteria
14 163 (7.45%) Service Delivery
15 158 (7.22%) Software Engineering
16 155 (7.08%) SDLC
17 132 (6.03%) Change Management
18 127 (5.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 291 (13.30%) Java
2 287 (13.12%) JavaScript
3 189 (8.64%) SQL
4 160 (7.31%) C#
5 116 (5.30%) Python
6 73 (3.34%) Ruby
7 62 (2.83%) ES6
8 52 (2.38%) Perl
9 51 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 47 (2.15%) Scala
11 39 (1.78%) C++
11 39 (1.78%) Groovy
12 38 (1.74%) Shell Script
13 35 (1.60%) PowerShell
14 31 (1.42%) C
15 30 (1.37%) PHP
16 28 (1.28%) TypeScript
17 24 (1.10%) T-SQL
18 22 (1.01%) Apple Swift
19 17 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 235 (10.74%) Degree
2 128 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 77 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.60%) CISSP
5 34 (1.55%) ISEB
6 31 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 26 (1.19%) PMP
8 24 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (1.01%) CISM
11 20 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (0.87%) CCNP
13 17 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 16 (0.73%) CCNA
14 16 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (0.64%) CISA
15 14 (0.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (8.09%) QA
2 70 (3.20%) SLA
3 66 (3.02%) PMO
4 54 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (1.42%) Data Quality
6 29 (1.33%) GDPR
7 26 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.91%) COBIT
9 18 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.73%) ISO 9001
11 14 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
13 9 (0.41%) GxP
13 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.32%) GCP
15 6 (0.27%) NEBOSH
16 3 (0.14%) MiFID
16 3 (0.14%) PSD2
17 2 (0.091%) ISO 31000
17 2 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 70 (3.20%) Docker
2 59 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.46%) Firmware
5 10 (0.46%) vSphere
6 8 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.14%) KVM
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.091%) RACF
10 1 (0.046%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.046%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.046%) iptables
10 1 (0.046%) vCloud
10 1 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.046%) Xen
10 1 (0.046%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (2.74%) Ansible
2 46 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (1.83%) Puppet
4 31 (1.42%) Kubernetes
5 20 (0.91%) SCCM
6 15 (0.69%) Rancher
7 12 (0.55%) Terraform
8 11 (0.50%) Nagios
9 10 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.46%) Kibana
10 8 (0.37%) Graphite
10 8 (0.37%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.37%) Netcool
10 8 (0.37%) WSUS
11 7 (0.32%) Icinga
11 7 (0.32%) Mesos
12 6 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.27%) Grafana
12 6 (0.27%) logstash
Vendors
1 248 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 106 (4.84%) SAP
3 105 (4.80%) Oracle
4 69 (3.15%) IBM
5 58 (2.65%) VMware
6 54 (2.47%) Cisco
7 47 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.83%) HP
9 32 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 30 (1.37%) Google
10 30 (1.37%) Tableau
11 29 (1.33%) ServiceNow
12 25 (1.14%) Splunk
13 21 (0.96%) Remedy
13 21 (0.96%) Siemens
14 20 (0.91%) Citrix
14 20 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 19 (0.87%) Informatica
16 18 (0.82%) Xamarin
17 17 (0.78%) CA