The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 168 176 186
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 646 575 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.30% 1.22% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.64% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 361 269
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £342 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.30% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.77 £8.87 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.09 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.56% -3.03%
Continuous Improvement
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37258 35013 32335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.72% 74.27% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24817 21952 19356
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1086 1353
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in England

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in England

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in England

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
London +25 325 £500 +14.28% 77
South East +26 132 £385 +10.00% 87
North West -5 36 £375 +2.38% 17
West Midlands -11 33 £373 -17.22% 20
East of England -12 33 £475 +38.18% 16
East Midlands -16 24 £350 +150.00% 11
South West -30 24 £490 +63.41% 31
Yorkshire -8 23 £350 -9.67% 17
North East -17 14 £413 +25.00% 1
Midlands +4 3 £475 -
Continuous Improvement
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 381 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (26.90%) Finance
3 232 (17.78%) ITIL
4 201 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
5 198 (15.17%) Project Management
6 182 (13.95%) Scrum
7 181 (13.87%) Java
8 155 (11.88%) Degree
9 151 (11.57%) SQL
10 141 (10.80%) TDD
11 135 (10.34%) Windows
12 131 (10.04%) Microsoft
12 131 (10.04%) Service Delivery
13 125 (9.58%) QA
14 124 (9.50%) MS Excel
15 119 (9.12%) HTML
15 119 (9.12%) Service Management
16 115 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
17 114 (8.74%) Change Management
18 112 (8.58%) Oracle
19 111 (8.51%) CSS
19 111 (8.51%) Security Cleared
20 108 (8.28%) JavaScript
21 104 (7.97%) Telecoms
22 103 (7.89%) PRINCE2
22 103 (7.89%) Linux
23 97 (7.43%) SAP
24 94 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
25 92 (7.05%) Coaching
26 89 (6.82%) DevOps

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 40 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.76%) WebSphere
3 29 (2.22%) Apache
4 21 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (1.23%) Node.js
7 15 (1.15%) IIS
7 15 (1.15%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.15%) CMS
8 13 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
9 11 (0.84%) Confluence
9 11 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.69%) MS Project Server
12 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.46%) Lync
13 6 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 124 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 66 (5.06%) MS Office
3 54 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 40 (3.07%) MS Project
6 17 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.61%) SAP SRM
2 8 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.54%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.38%) Agresso
5 5 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.31%) CA Clarity
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.23%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.46%) Force.com
4 6 (0.46%) SaaS
4 6 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.31%) GitHub
5 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.077%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.077%) Office 365
6 1 (0.077%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.83%) Firewall
2 47 (3.60%) DNS
3 29 (2.22%) SAN
4 21 (1.61%) WAN
4 21 (1.61%) HTTP
5 20 (1.53%) LDAP
6 19 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 18 (1.38%) DHCP
7 18 (1.38%) Network Security
8 17 (1.30%) LAN
8 17 (1.30%) Internet
9 14 (1.07%) Intranet
10 13 (1.00%) SSL
11 12 (0.92%) VPN
11 12 (0.92%) LTE
12 10 (0.77%) SNMP
12 10 (0.77%) 3G
12 10 (0.77%) OSPF
12 10 (0.77%) BGP
13 9 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.84%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.77%) MS Access
11 10 (0.77%) SAP BW
12 9 (0.69%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.61%) MySQL
13 8 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 6 (0.46%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.46%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 79 (6.05%) Git (software)
2 50 (3.83%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.53%) JIRA
4 29 (2.22%) Subversion
5 22 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 20 (1.53%) Selenium
6 20 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.46%) Jasmine
8 17 (1.30%) Maven
9 15 (1.15%) JMeter
10 14 (1.07%) WebDriver
11 13 (1.00%) JUnit
12 11 (0.84%) Introscope
12 11 (0.84%) Hudson
12 11 (0.84%) Capybara
13 9 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (0.61%) MSI
14 8 (0.61%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
15 7 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 351 (26.90%) Finance
2 104 (7.97%) Telecoms
3 75 (5.75%) Banking
4 68 (5.21%) Retail
5 64 (4.90%) Legal
6 57 (4.37%) Manufacturing
7 52 (3.98%) Marketing
8 50 (3.83%) Games
9 39 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (1.69%) Publishing
11 20 (1.53%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.53%) Law
12 18 (1.38%) Back Office
13 15 (1.15%) Front Office
14 11 (0.84%) Billing
15 9 (0.69%) Automotive
15 9 (0.69%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.61%) Local Government
16 8 (0.61%) Advertising
17 7 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 221 (16.93%) Analyst
2 196 (15.02%) Developer
3 80 (6.13%) Project Manager
4 79 (6.05%) Business Analyst
5 65 (4.98%) Service Manager
6 62 (4.75%) Architect
7 56 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
8 55 (4.21%) ScrumMaster
9 51 (3.91%) Consultant
10 39 (2.99%) Java Developer
11 37 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
12 35 (2.68%) Services Delivery Manager
13 26 (1.99%) Business Manager
14 24 (1.84%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (1.84%) Applications Support
15 23 (1.76%) SAP Consultant
15 23 (1.76%) Product Manager
16 22 (1.69%) Web Developer
17 20 (1.53%) Support Analyst
17 20 (1.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (9.12%) HTML
2 111 (8.51%) CSS
3 78 (5.98%) .NET
4 62 (4.75%) HTML5
5 54 (4.14%) CSS3
6 49 (3.75%) Web Services
7 38 (2.91%) XML
8 35 (2.68%) Spring
8 35 (2.68%) JSON
9 31 (2.38%) REST
10 30 (2.30%) jQuery
11 29 (2.22%) Middleware
12 23 (1.76%) Hibernate
13 22 (1.69%) AngularJS
14 21 (1.61%) ASP.NET
15 19 (1.46%) Grails
15 19 (1.46%) Spring MVC
15 19 (1.46%) RESTful
16 18 (1.38%) Django
16 18 (1.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 201 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (6.51%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.60%) Open Source
4 37 (2.84%) User Experience
5 24 (1.84%) Visualisation
5 24 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 23 (1.76%) FMCG
7 21 (1.61%) Data Integration
8 19 (1.46%) Online Games
9 17 (1.30%) PMI
10 13 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
11 12 (0.92%) Social Media
12 10 (0.77%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.77%) Statistics
13 9 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.69%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.61%) Clustering
14 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.54%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 135 (10.34%) Windows
2 103 (7.89%) Linux
3 87 (6.67%) UNIX
4 45 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.30%) Windows XP
7 12 (0.92%) AIX
8 11 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.54%) Solaris
11 7 (0.54%) Windows NT
11 7 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.31%) Android
13 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (17.78%) ITIL
3 198 (15.17%) Project Management
4 182 (13.95%) Scrum
5 141 (10.80%) TDD
6 131 (10.04%) Service Delivery
7 119 (9.12%) Service Management
8 115 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 114 (8.74%) Change Management
10 103 (7.89%) PRINCE2
11 94 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
12 92 (7.05%) Coaching
13 89 (6.82%) Mentoring
13 89 (6.82%) DevOps
14 69 (5.29%) Business Analysis
15 68 (5.21%) Release Management
16 67 (5.13%) Performance Management
16 67 (5.13%) Six Sigma
17 64 (4.90%) E-Commerce
18 63 (4.83%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (13.87%) Java
2 151 (11.57%) SQL
3 108 (8.28%) JavaScript
4 70 (5.36%) Python
5 60 (4.60%) Ruby
6 48 (3.68%) C#
7 35 (2.68%) Perl
8 28 (2.15%) C
8 28 (2.15%) PowerShell
9 26 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.53%) PHP
11 19 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.30%) VBA
12 17 (1.30%) Groovy
13 16 (1.23%) Scala
14 13 (1.00%) VB
15 12 (0.92%) VBScript
16 11 (0.84%) C++
16 11 (0.84%) Jython
17 10 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 155 (11.88%) Degree
2 111 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 60 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (1.92%) ISEB
6 22 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 20 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.23%) CCNA
10 15 (1.15%) SAP Certification
11 13 (1.00%) CCNP
12 12 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.69%) PMP
14 9 (0.69%) APMP
15 8 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 8 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 8 (0.61%) ISTQB
15 8 (0.61%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (9.58%) QA
2 64 (4.90%) SLA
3 10 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.61%) P3O
5 7 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.46%) COBIT
7 5 (0.38%) GMP
8 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.23%) GAMP
10 2 (0.15%) GxP
11 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.077%) GCP
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.077%) GAAP
11 1 (0.077%) TickIT
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 51 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.15%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.84%) vSphere
5 10 (0.77%) XenApp
5 10 (0.77%) Firmware
6 9 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.61%) NFS
8 7 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.38%) vCloud
9 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.31%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.23%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.15%) Docker
13 1 (0.077%) RHEV
13 1 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (1.92%) Puppet
2 19 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (1.46%) Nagios
3 13 (1.00%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.61%) OPNET
4 8 (0.61%) SCCM
4 8 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.54%) Opsview
6 6 (0.46%) Icinga
6 6 (0.46%) collectd
6 6 (0.46%) WSUS
6 6 (0.46%) Graphite
7 5 (0.38%) SCOM
7 5 (0.38%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.38%) Graylog2
7 5 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.31%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.31%) logstash
8 4 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 131 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 112 (8.58%) Oracle
3 97 (7.43%) SAP
4 59 (4.52%) VMware
5 54 (4.14%) HP
6 38 (2.91%) Cisco
7 28 (2.15%) IBM
8 27 (2.07%) BMC
9 21 (1.61%) F5
10 16 (1.23%) EMC
11 15 (1.15%) Citrix
11 15 (1.15%) Tableau
12 14 (1.07%) New Relic
12 14 (1.07%) SolarWinds
13 13 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.00%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.84%) NetApp
14 11 (0.84%) Akamai
14 11 (0.84%) AppDynamics
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