The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 104 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 38 40 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 1.64% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.37% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 16
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £271 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £357 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.34% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £32.00 £31.80 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +92.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.44 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.96% +29.90%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2210 1688 1993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.82% 69.12% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 903 1081
Average daily rate £413 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 157 179
Average hourly rate £22.00 £35.50 £26.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.02% +31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Hertfordshire -3 23 £475 +5.55% 5
Bedfordshire - 8 £575 - 2
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £325 -3.70% 6
Essex -20 2 - - 5
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 26 (34.21%) Oracle
3 20 (26.32%) SQL
4 19 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 17 (22.37%) Project Management
6 14 (18.42%) .NET
6 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (17.11%) ITIL
8 12 (15.79%) SAP
8 12 (15.79%) Java
9 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
9 11 (14.47%) Service Delivery
10 10 (13.16%) Data Security
10 10 (13.16%) Management Information System
10 10 (13.16%) ERP
10 10 (13.16%) Asset Management
11 9 (11.84%) QA
11 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.84%) Six Sigma
12 8 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
13 7 (9.21%) Workflow
13 7 (9.21%) Change Management
13 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.21%) Scrum
13 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
13 7 (9.21%) Web Services
14 6 (7.89%) Windows
14 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
14 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce
14 6 (7.89%) ISEB

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 19 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.32%) JBoss
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.32%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.32%) TPMS
5 1 (1.32%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.63%) MS Project
3 2 (2.63%) MS Office
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.32%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.32%) SAN
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.32%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
2 4 (5.26%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.63%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.63%) JUnit
4 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.63%) Maven
4 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.32%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.32%) JMeter
General
1 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Military
4 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Architect
2 13 (17.11%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Systems Architect
3 9 (11.84%) SAP Manager
4 8 (10.53%) Service Manager
5 7 (9.21%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (9.21%) Developer
6 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
6 6 (7.89%) SAP Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Software Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Automated Test Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) MI Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Performance Manager
10 2 (2.63%) SAP Implementation Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) Web Services
3 4 (5.26%) J2EE
3 4 (5.26%) CSS
3 4 (5.26%) Spring
3 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.95%) jQuery
4 3 (3.95%) HTML
4 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.63%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.63%) Java EE
6 1 (1.32%) Velocity
6 1 (1.32%) Dojo
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.32%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.32%) Swing
6 1 (1.32%) JMS
6 1 (1.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) PKI
4 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.63%) Social Media
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.32%) EPoS
5 1 (1.32%) GIS
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) UNIX
3 1 (1.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) Project Management
2 14 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.11%) ITIL
4 11 (14.47%) Service Delivery
5 10 (13.16%) Data Security
5 10 (13.16%) ERP
5 10 (13.16%) Asset Management
6 9 (11.84%) Six Sigma
7 8 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
8 7 (9.21%) Change Management
8 7 (9.21%) Workflow
8 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.21%) Scrum
9 6 (7.89%) E-Procurement
9 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
9 6 (7.89%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 5 (6.58%) Statistical Analysis
10 5 (6.58%) Performance Management
10 5 (6.58%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) SQL
2 12 (15.79%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) C#
6 2 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
7 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ISEB
2 5 (6.58%) Degree
3 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PMP
5 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CFA
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.32%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) QA
2 5 (6.58%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) TickIT
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Oracle
2 12 (15.79%) SAP
3 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.63%) IBM
5 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (1.32%) Cadence
6 1 (1.32%) Planview
6 1 (1.32%) TSYS
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco
6 1 (1.32%) Primavera
6 1 (1.32%) NEC
6 1 (1.32%) FatWire
6 1 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat