The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 84 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 13 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.81% 0.62% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.90% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate £475 £450 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +105.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £230 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £490 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +22.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1180 886 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 73.57% 68.47% 64.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 437 439
Average daily rate £350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 69 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Continuous Improvement
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -14 4 £425 -5.55% 5
Derbyshire - 3 £388 - 3
Leicestershire - 3 £725 -
Nottinghamshire -1 2 - - 3
Lincolnshire - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (33.96%) MS Office
2 17 (32.08%) Publishing
3 15 (28.30%) MS Excel
4 14 (26.42%) ITIL
5 13 (24.53%) HP
6 11 (20.75%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (20.75%) Service Delivery
6 11 (20.75%) ITSM
6 11 (20.75%) Finance
6 11 (20.75%) Knowledge Management
6 11 (20.75%) ServiceCenter
7 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
8 9 (16.98%) Oracle
9 8 (15.09%) Shell Script
9 8 (15.09%) Service Management
10 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
11 6 (11.32%) UNIX
11 6 (11.32%) SQL
11 6 (11.32%) Adobe
11 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
11 6 (11.32%) Adobe Captivate
11 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
11 6 (11.32%) Degree
12 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
12 5 (9.43%) Migration
12 5 (9.43%) Banking
12 5 (9.43%) C#
12 5 (9.43%) DHTML
12 5 (9.43%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) MS Office
2 15 (28.30%) MS Excel
3 6 (11.32%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.89%) MS Project
5 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) DHCP
1 2 (3.77%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) RFID
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Ant
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 17 (32.08%) Publishing
2 11 (20.75%) Finance
3 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.66%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.77%) Legal
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
5 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.89%) International Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Back Office
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Knowledge Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 9 (16.98%) Team Leader
4 8 (15.09%) Administrator
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Server Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 2 (3.77%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) DHTML
1 5 (9.43%) HTML
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
1 5 (9.43%) XML
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Streams
3 2 (3.77%) Middleware
4 1 (1.89%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Replication
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) PMI
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) CMDB
3 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) UNIX
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) Service Delivery
2 11 (20.75%) ITSM
2 11 (20.75%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (15.09%) Service Management
4 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
4 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
4 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
6 4 (7.55%) Change Control
6 4 (7.55%) Change Management
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.77%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.77%) Logistics
8 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.77%) Matrix Management
9 1 (1.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) Shell Script
2 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) C#
3 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.77%) Jython
5 1 (1.89%) VB
5 1 (1.89%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (11.32%) Degree
3 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) APMG
5 1 (1.89%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (3.77%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) HP
2 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.98%) Oracle
4 6 (11.32%) Adobe
5 4 (7.55%) Siemens
6 2 (3.77%) Primavera
6 2 (3.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Teradata