The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 30 March 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
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 53 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 18 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.41% 2.74% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 3.07% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Median daily rate £483 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £405 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £29.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.68%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 462 553 423
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.50% 89.19% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 335 267
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 17
Median hourly rate £45.87 £41.25 £29.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.20% +40.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £23.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in West Sussex

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in West Sussex over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in West Sussex

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Worthing +10 4 £695 +46.31% 1
Gatwick - 2 £465 -
Crawley +8 1 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 16 (57.14%) Scrum
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) Coaching
4 9 (32.14%) Kanban
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.00%) Visualisation
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (25.00%) User Stories
6 6 (21.43%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 6 (21.43%) JIRA
6 6 (21.43%) Selenium
7 5 (17.86%) QA
7 5 (17.86%) Groovy
7 5 (17.86%) Confluence
7 5 (17.86%) Scala
7 5 (17.86%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
7 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.86%) Python
8 4 (14.29%) Microservices
8 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (14.29%) API Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 4 (14.29%) Power BI
8 4 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (14.29%) ETL

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 5 (17.86%) Confluence
2 4 (14.29%) Drupal
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
3 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Power BI
2 3 (10.71%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.14%) Gatling
4 1 (3.57%) Ant
4 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) Grunt
4 1 (3.57%) gulp
4 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) JUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.57%) Sublime Text
4 1 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Coach
3 4 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Scrum Master
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Data Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Power BI Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Developer
6 1 (3.57%) PMO Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
2 4 (14.29%) RESTful
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) Ajax
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) EJB
4 1 (3.57%) J2EE
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) Play Framework
4 1 (3.57%) Servlets
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
1 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Scrum
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) Coaching
4 9 (32.14%) Kanban
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (25.00%) User Stories
5 7 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (14.29%) ETL
8 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Usability Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) Groovy
3 5 (17.86%) Python
3 5 (17.86%) Scala
4 4 (14.29%) R
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Haskell
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) BC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) GDPR
3 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Grafana
1 1 (3.57%) Kibana
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Informatica
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Qualys
3 1 (3.57%) Tableau
3 1 (3.57%) Talend
3 1 (3.57%) Trillium
3 1 (3.57%) webMethods