The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 47 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.97% 0.38% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.61% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£360 £775 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.54% +160.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+16.41% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £28.71 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-34.24% +36.69%
Continuous Improvement
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
443 164 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 86.35% 61.89% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 77 151
Average daily rate £425 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £650 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £124.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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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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 -3 2 £360 -53.54%
Luton - - - - 3
Shefford - - - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (22.22%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (22.22%) TSYS
3 2 (22.22%) Legal
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) NEC
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) HND
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) WebTrends
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Legal
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Buyer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Buyer
2 1 (11.11%) Procurement Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Content Management
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) TSYS
2 1 (11.11%) NEC
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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