The first table below looks at the demand for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 45 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.89% - 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£540 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -39.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
353 135 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.79% 68.18% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 74 120
Average daily rate £410 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £315 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -63.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.10 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.70 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 £546 - 3
Luton - - - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) TSYS
3 2 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) TSYS
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