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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 51 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 31 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.63% 0.68% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 0.90% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
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£350 £280 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £358
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
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
883 777 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.83% 75.00% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 400 345
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +57.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +14 19 £324 +15.62%
Amersham - 1 - -
High Wycombe - - - - 4
Marlow - - - -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (38.71%) Telecoms
2 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 19 (30.65%) Finance
3 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.19%) Data Management
4 15 (24.19%) Business Objects
5 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
6 10 (16.13%) ITIL
6 10 (16.13%) Oracle
6 10 (16.13%) Project Management
7 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
7 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.29%) Spanish Language
8 7 (11.29%) Coaching
8 7 (11.29%) Service Management
8 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.29%) UNIX
8 7 (11.29%) SQL
9 6 (9.68%) Line Management
9 6 (9.68%) Performance Management
10 5 (8.06%) Release Management
10 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
10 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
10 5 (8.06%) Java
10 5 (8.06%) Windows
10 5 (8.06%) Banking
10 5 (8.06%) Retail
10 5 (8.06%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) CICS
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.61%) Kentico
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.61%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 19 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.84%) MS Project
4 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) UMTS
1 4 (6.45%) GSM
1 4 (6.45%) LTE
1 4 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) WLAN
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
2 1 (1.61%) Intranet
2 1 (1.61%) Wireless
2 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (4.84%) JMeter
1 3 (4.84%) Selenium
1 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.61%) NUnit
General
1 24 (38.71%) Telecoms
2 19 (30.65%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Spanish Language
4 5 (8.06%) Banking
4 5 (8.06%) Retail
5 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.23%) International Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Analyst
2 8 (12.90%) Data Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Data Manager
4 5 (8.06%) Test Manager
4 5 (8.06%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Operations Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.45%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (6.45%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (4.84%) Governance Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planner
7 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Risk Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) J2EE
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.84%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.23%) PMI
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) VHDL
4 1 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.61%) Firmware
4 1 (1.61%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) UNIX
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Windows NT
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.19%) Data Management
3 10 (16.13%) ITIL
3 10 (16.13%) Project Management
4 7 (11.29%) Service Management
4 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
4 7 (11.29%) Coaching
5 6 (9.68%) Line Management
5 6 (9.68%) Performance Management
6 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
6 5 (8.06%) Resource Management
6 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.06%) Release Management
7 4 (6.45%) Fault Management
7 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
7 4 (6.45%) TDD
7 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
7 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) VBScript
4 3 (4.84%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PMP
5 1 (1.61%) ACCA
5 1 (1.61%) CCNP
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
1 2 (3.23%) P3O
2 1 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.19%) Business Objects
3 10 (16.13%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.23%) NetApp
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.23%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) EMC
5 2 (3.23%) BMC
6 1 (1.61%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.61%) Hyperion