The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 55 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 27 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.14% 0.88% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.23% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
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£413 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.29 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +52.63%
Continuous Improvement
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
948 729 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 75.24% 71.68% 72.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 375 318
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 55
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.88 £15.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £63.55 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Milton Keynes +10 18 £350 +20.68% 4
Amersham - 2 £575 -
Aylesbury - - - - 2
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 5
Marlow - - - -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 21 (31.34%) Telecoms
2 20 (29.85%) Finance
3 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
5 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
6 10 (14.93%) Project Management
6 10 (14.93%) ITIL
6 10 (14.93%) Business Objects
6 10 (14.93%) Oracle
6 10 (14.93%) Data Management
6 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
7 8 (11.94%) Degree
7 8 (11.94%) Line Management
7 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
8 7 (10.45%) Service Management
8 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
8 7 (10.45%) Coaching
8 7 (10.45%) Spanish Language
9 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
9 6 (8.96%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (8.96%) Java
9 6 (8.96%) SQL
9 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.96%) UNIX
9 6 (8.96%) Windows
9 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
10 5 (7.46%) .NET
10 5 (7.46%) C#
10 5 (7.46%) Business Analysis

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) CICS
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.49%) Kentico
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.49%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.97%) MS Project
4 1 (1.49%) MS Office
4 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) UMTS
1 4 (5.97%) GSM
1 4 (5.97%) LTE
2 3 (4.48%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) WLAN
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) SAN
3 1 (1.49%) Wireless
3 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.49%) MS Access
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (5.97%) JMeter
1 4 (5.97%) Selenium
1 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) NUnit
General
1 21 (31.34%) Telecoms
2 20 (29.85%) Finance
3 7 (10.45%) Spanish Language
4 5 (7.46%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Retail
5 3 (4.48%) Legal
6 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.99%) Publishing
6 2 (2.99%) Law
6 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.99%) International Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (1.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Analyst
2 6 (8.96%) Data Analyst
3 5 (7.46%) Operations Manager
3 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.97%) Coordinator
4 4 (5.97%) Test Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Implementation Manager
4 4 (5.97%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (4.48%) Governance Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Data Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Programme Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (2.99%) Change Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planner
6 2 (2.99%) Resource Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Process Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) J2EE
3 2 (2.99%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.49%) Velocity
4 1 (1.49%) jQuery
4 1 (1.49%) HTML5
4 1 (1.49%) CSS3
4 1 (1.49%) Sass
4 1 (1.49%) LESS
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.96%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (4.48%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.99%) PMI
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) ASIC
5 1 (1.49%) VHDL
5 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.49%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) UNIX
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Windows NT
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.93%) Data Management
2 10 (14.93%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Project Management
3 8 (11.94%) Line Management
4 7 (10.45%) Coaching
4 7 (10.45%) Service Management
4 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
5 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.46%) TDD
6 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Business Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Resource Management
6 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.46%) Release Management
6 5 (7.46%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.46%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.97%) BDD
7 4 (5.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) Java
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) C#
3 4 (5.97%) VBScript
4 3 (4.48%) VB
5 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.94%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.99%) ISEB
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.49%) PMP
6 1 (1.49%) ACCA
6 1 (1.49%) CCNP
6 1 (1.49%) CCNA
6 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) P3O
3 1 (1.49%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.49%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) Oracle
2 10 (14.93%) Business Objects
3 4 (5.97%) IBM
4 2 (2.99%) NetApp
4 2 (2.99%) VMware
4 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
4 2 (2.99%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) EMC
4 2 (2.99%) BMC
5 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.49%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.49%) SAP