The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Buckinghamshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 48 70 58
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 38 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.88% 0.88% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 1.22% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +46.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
981 739 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.43% 72.03% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 400 305
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £256 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Continuous Improvement
South East

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 29 July 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
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 29 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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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 20 £313 +4.16% 4
Amersham - 4 - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Chalfont St Giles - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 20 (30.30%) MS Excel
3 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
4 18 (27.27%) Finance
5 16 (24.24%) SharePoint
6 15 (22.73%) Business Objects
6 15 (22.73%) Data Management
7 13 (19.70%) ITIL
7 13 (19.70%) SQL
7 13 (19.70%) UNIX
7 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
8 12 (18.18%) Windows
9 11 (16.67%) VMware
9 11 (16.67%) Service Management
9 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 10 (15.15%) Lumension
10 10 (15.15%) Project Management
10 10 (15.15%) McAfee
11 9 (13.64%) Sophos
11 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (13.64%) Linux
11 9 (13.64%) CRM
11 9 (13.64%) MCSE
11 9 (13.64%) MCP
11 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
11 9 (13.64%) Service Delivery
11 9 (13.64%) Backup Exec
11 9 (13.64%) DV Cleared
11 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (24.24%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (10.61%) Lync
4 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.03%) CICS
5 1 (1.52%) Content Management Server
5 1 (1.52%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.52%) Kentico
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.55%) MS Project
4 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.52%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.52%) LAN
2 1 (1.52%) WLAN
2 1 (1.52%) WAN
2 1 (1.52%) SAN
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
2 1 (1.52%) DVB
2 1 (1.52%) DAB
2 1 (1.52%) Wireless
2 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.03%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (3.03%) JMeter
1 2 (3.03%) Selenium
1 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
1 2 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 21 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 18 (27.27%) Finance
3 7 (10.61%) Spanish Language
4 5 (7.58%) Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Retail
5 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.03%) Publishing
6 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.03%) International Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Electronics
7 1 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.52%) Local Government
7 1 (1.52%) Automotive
7 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Data Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Data Manager
4 6 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.06%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Developer
7 3 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
7 3 (4.55%) Governance Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Capacity Planner
8 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) J2EE
2 2 (3.03%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.03%) E-Learning
3 2 (3.03%) VHDL
3 2 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.03%) PMI
3 2 (3.03%) Firmware
3 2 (3.03%) ASIC
4 1 (1.52%) DTV
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) UNIX
2 12 (18.18%) Windows
3 9 (13.64%) Linux
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Data Management
2 13 (19.70%) ITIL
3 11 (16.67%) Service Management
4 10 (15.15%) Project Management
5 9 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 9 (13.64%) CRM
6 7 (10.61%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.61%) Change Management
6 7 (10.61%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.06%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.06%) Time Management
8 4 (6.06%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.55%) Data Validation
9 3 (4.55%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.55%) Validation
9 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.55%) Scrum
9 3 (4.55%) Content Management
9 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.06%) Java
4 3 (4.55%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) VBScript
5 2 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) MCP
3 9 (13.64%) MCSE
3 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.03%) ISEB
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.52%) PMP
7 1 (1.52%) CCNP
7 1 (1.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) DO-254
2 2 (3.03%) P3O
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Backup Exec
1 9 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.03%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.52%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.73%) Business Objects
3 11 (16.67%) VMware
4 10 (15.15%) McAfee
4 10 (15.15%) Lumension
5 9 (13.64%) Sophos
6 8 (12.12%) Oracle
7 7 (10.61%) Citrix
8 4 (6.06%) IBM
9 2 (3.03%) BMC
9 2 (3.03%) NetApp
9 2 (3.03%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.03%) EMC
10 1 (1.52%) HP
10 1 (1.52%) SAP