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 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 74 56 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 21 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.33% 2.43% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 3.34% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 4
Average daily rate
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£403 £230 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £70 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £394 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £331 £368
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
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
1129 1196 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 71.37% 72.71% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 608 436
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 £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 49 86
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.21 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 September 2014.

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 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
Northamptonshire +6 8 £550 - 3
Derbyshire -1 7 £403 +187.50% 4
Leicestershire +6 3 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -2 2 £413 +25.00% 4
Lincolnshire - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (34.29%) Manufacturing
3 11 (31.43%) Degree
4 9 (25.71%) Finance
4 9 (25.71%) ITIL
4 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
6 7 (20.00%) HP
6 7 (20.00%) Service Management
7 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
7 6 (17.14%) VMware
7 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (17.14%) Windows
7 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
7 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
8 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.29%) Coaching
8 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 5 (14.29%) UNIX
8 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 4 (11.43%) Change Management
9 4 (11.43%) Oracle
10 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
10 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
10 3 (8.57%) DHCP
10 3 (8.57%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) DHCP
1 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.86%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 12 (34.29%) Manufacturing
2 9 (25.71%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Billing
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Technical Leader
2 5 (14.29%) PMO Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Service Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Service Level Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Knowledge Manager
5 2 (5.71%) User Experience Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Product Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Server Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Business Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Knowledge Base Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Head of IT
6 1 (2.86%) Project Planner
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Product Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
1 1 (2.86%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
1 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
1 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Service Management
3 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
4 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 5 (14.29%) Coaching
5 4 (11.43%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) ITSM
6 3 (8.57%) Project Management
6 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.57%) Process Management
6 3 (8.57%) Time Management
6 3 (8.57%) Information Assurance
6 3 (8.57%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) C
2 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.86%) Jython
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (5.71%) MCP
5 2 (5.71%) CISSP
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
1 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (8.57%) QA
1 3 (8.57%) P3O
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Primavera