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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 42 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.79% 1.80% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.45% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.99% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.96% +33.33%
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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
260 245 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.78% 73.57% 67.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 108 132
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 54
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
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 20 October 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) JBoss
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) Swing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) GIS
3 2 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Dojo
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Information Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (16.67%) MI Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) Swing
1 2 (33.33%) Dojo
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) GIS
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (16.67%) Memory Management
4 1 (16.67%) Online Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CFA
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) HP