The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 56 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 45 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.74% 1.01% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 1.40% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £325 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £20.01
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +49.96%
Continuous Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1243 1071 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 75.56% 72.12% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 547 418
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 72 53
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -34.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £10.59 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £64.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Derbyshire +17 23 £418 +13.09% 7
Leicestershire +8 9 £150 -14.28% 2
Nottinghamshire -4 7 £410 - 12
Northamptonshire -4 1 £400 -24.70% 8
Lincolnshire - 1 £475 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 27 (38.03%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (32.39%) Service Delivery
3 22 (30.99%) Manufacturing
4 21 (29.58%) ITIL
4 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
5 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
6 17 (23.94%) Configuration Management
6 17 (23.94%) Windows
6 17 (23.94%) Finance
7 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
8 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
9 12 (16.90%) UNIX
10 11 (15.49%) Windows XP
10 11 (15.49%) Red Hat
10 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (15.49%) VMware
10 11 (15.49%) VMware ESX
10 11 (15.49%) Mentoring
10 11 (15.49%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (14.08%) Relational Database
11 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
11 10 (14.08%) RDBMS
11 10 (14.08%) Oracle
11 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.27%) HP
12 8 (11.27%) Degree
12 8 (11.27%) Line Management
13 7 (9.86%) Retail
13 7 (9.86%) ITIL Certification

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (7.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Project
3 2 (2.82%) MS Office
4 1 (1.41%) DOC1
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) DHCP
1 5 (7.04%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.41%) RTP
2 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Relational Database
1 10 (14.08%) RDBMS
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.41%) DB2
3 1 (1.41%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.23%) JUnit
2 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (30.99%) Manufacturing
2 17 (23.94%) Finance
3 7 (9.86%) Retail
4 6 (8.45%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.63%) Legal
5 4 (5.63%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Back Office
7 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 13 (18.31%) Team Leader
2 10 (14.08%) Technical Leader
2 10 (14.08%) Analyst
3 5 (7.04%) Project Engineer
3 5 (7.04%) Architect
3 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.23%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Developer
6 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) Technical Support
6 2 (2.82%) Risk Manager
6 2 (2.82%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) J2EE
2 4 (5.63%) Spring
2 4 (5.63%) Spring MVC
3 3 (4.23%) REST
3 3 (4.23%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) JPA
4 1 (1.41%) RESTful
4 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.41%) XML
4 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (38.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Hedge funds
3 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Open Source
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.41%) Statistics
4 1 (1.41%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) UNIX
3 11 (15.49%) Windows XP
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Service Delivery
2 21 (29.58%) ITIL
3 17 (23.94%) Configuration Management
4 11 (15.49%) Mentoring
4 11 (15.49%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.27%) Line Management
7 7 (9.86%) Project Management
8 6 (8.45%) Information Assurance
9 5 (7.04%) Change Control
9 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.04%) TDD
9 5 (7.04%) TOGAF
9 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.63%) MVC
10 4 (5.63%) Scrum
10 4 (5.63%) BDD
11 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (4.23%) Procedural Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) Java
2 4 (5.63%) SQL
3 3 (4.23%) C
4 1 (1.41%) AWK
4 1 (1.41%) C#
4 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) Degree
4 7 (9.86%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.82%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 2 (2.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (2.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.49%) VMware ESX
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) SCOM
1 1 (1.41%) Nagios
1 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.49%) Red Hat
2 11 (15.49%) VMware
3 10 (14.08%) Oracle
4 8 (11.27%) HP
5 5 (7.04%) Siemens
6 1 (1.41%) hybris
6 1 (1.41%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.41%) NetApp
6 1 (1.41%) Lotus
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