The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 52 47 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.00% 0.64% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.90% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£338 £438 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +59.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.88 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+21.85% +8.91%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
386 333 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.05% 70.70% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 214 119
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 29
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £18.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (71.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) SAP CRM
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) SAP
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project Server
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) SAN

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (28.57%) MS Project Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SAP CRM
2 1 (14.29%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) SAP CRM Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) SAP Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Head of IT
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Support
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Project Controller
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) VMware