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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 75 53 65
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 16 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.17% 2.26% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 3.05% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 5
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£423 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £232 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.88 £24.71
% change year-on-year
+72.18% -23.59%
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
1080 886 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.72% 74.20% 76.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 514 431
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 11 £423 +25.18% 3
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
2 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) Information Security
3 6 (22.22%) Project Management
3 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 6 (22.22%) Cyber Security
4 5 (18.52%) OWASP
4 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
4 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (18.52%) Patch Management
4 5 (18.52%) Security Patching
4 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
4 5 (18.52%) CISSP
4 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) GIAC
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
5 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
5 4 (14.81%) Legal
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle
5 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
6 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (11.11%) Coaching
6 3 (11.11%) Change Control
6 3 (11.11%) MS Excel

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) SDH
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Legal
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Automotive
5 1 (3.70%) Publishing
5 1 (3.70%) German Language
5 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Consultant
1 5 (18.52%) Security Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
3 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Programme Office Manager
3 2 (7.41%) PMO Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Head of Development
4 1 (3.70%) Head of Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.70%) Life Science
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Project Management
1 6 (22.22%) Information Security
1 6 (22.22%) Cyber Security
2 5 (18.52%) Patch Management
2 5 (18.52%) Security Patching
2 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
2 5 (18.52%) OWASP
2 5 (18.52%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 3 (11.11%) Change Control
4 3 (11.11%) Coaching
5 2 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) CISSP
2 5 (18.52%) GIAC
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) SAP