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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 147 150 201
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +51
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 717 678 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.47% 1.43% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.90% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 360 228
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 19
Average hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.18 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £50.00 £53.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.63 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+34.10% -28.21%
Continuous Improvement
UK

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
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
London -51 263 £450 +5.88% 96
South East -15 155 £400 +1.78% 80
Yorkshire +24 59 £378 +17.05% 21
North West +5 57 £375 +15.38% 23
West Midlands +4 48 £325 -12.16% 26
South West +16 44 £475 +100.00% 31
East Midlands +20 43 £349 -24.59% 10
East of England +1 22 £375 -21.05% 24
North East +9 13 £384 +9.05%
Midlands - - - -
Continuous Improvement
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 365 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (25.83%) Finance
3 230 (17.02%) ITIL
4 220 (16.28%) Project Management
5 214 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
6 171 (12.66%) Java
7 156 (11.55%) Degree
8 145 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 141 (10.44%) Service Delivery
9 141 (10.44%) Scrum
10 138 (10.21%) Telecoms
11 137 (10.14%) SQL
12 132 (9.77%) QA
13 131 (9.70%) Microsoft
14 128 (9.47%) Change Management
15 125 (9.25%) MS Excel
16 121 (8.96%) Security Cleared
17 120 (8.88%) TDD
18 114 (8.44%) Windows
19 112 (8.29%) Service Management
20 108 (7.99%) PRINCE2
21 106 (7.85%) Oracle
22 102 (7.55%) SAP
23 101 (7.48%) Management Information System
24 97 (7.18%) JavaScript
24 97 (7.18%) Linux
25 96 (7.11%) Coaching
26 95 (7.03%) HTML
27 89 (6.59%) Mentoring
28 88 (6.51%) MS Office

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 39 (2.89%) Apache
2 38 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 29 (2.15%) WebSphere
5 19 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (0.89%) IIS
7 11 (0.81%) Adobe CQ
7 11 (0.81%) Confluence
7 11 (0.81%) nginx
8 10 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
8 10 (0.74%) Node.js
9 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.59%) JBoss
10 8 (0.59%) SAS
10 8 (0.59%) Lync
11 7 (0.52%) CMS
11 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 125 (9.25%) MS Excel
2 88 (6.51%) MS Office
3 57 (4.22%) MS Visio
4 54 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 51 (3.77%) MS Project
6 13 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.074%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.074%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.074%) DOC1
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (0.59%) SAP HR
2 8 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.44%) SAP FI-AP
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.37%) ResourceLink
5 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.37%) Oracle BRM
6 4 (0.30%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.30%) BPCS
6 4 (0.30%) SAP QM
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.89%) SaaS
4 11 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.30%) Yammer
7 3 (0.22%) PaaS
7 3 (0.22%) GitHub
7 3 (0.22%) Force.com
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.074%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.074%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.89%) DNS
2 29 (2.15%) Firewall
3 24 (1.78%) LDAP
4 20 (1.48%) WAN
5 18 (1.33%) SAN
5 18 (1.33%) HTTP
6 17 (1.26%) LAN
6 17 (1.26%) SSL
7 15 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.11%) Internet
7 15 (1.11%) DHCP
8 13 (0.96%) Intranet
8 13 (0.96%) Network Security
9 11 (0.81%) Wireless
10 10 (0.74%) VoIP
11 9 (0.67%) Unified Communications
11 9 (0.67%) VPN
12 8 (0.59%) BGP
12 8 (0.59%) MPLS
12 8 (0.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 17 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
5 16 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (1.04%) RDBMS
6 14 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.04%) Big Data
7 12 (0.89%) Data Mining
7 12 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.67%) MS Access
9 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.59%) MySQL
11 6 (0.44%) QlikView
11 6 (0.44%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 43 (3.18%) Jenkins
3 36 (2.66%) JIRA
4 30 (2.22%) Subversion
5 26 (1.92%) Cucumber
6 21 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.41%) Maven
8 18 (1.33%) Capybara
8 18 (1.33%) IntelliJ
9 17 (1.26%) Jasmine
10 16 (1.18%) Selenium
11 11 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.74%) Introscope
13 9 (0.67%) Ant
14 7 (0.52%) nodeunit
14 7 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
14 7 (0.52%) JUnit
14 7 (0.52%) NUnit
15 6 (0.44%) JMeter
General
1 349 (25.83%) Finance
2 138 (10.21%) Telecoms
3 86 (6.37%) Banking
4 64 (4.74%) Legal
5 56 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 54 (4.00%) Retail
7 40 (2.96%) Marketing
8 34 (2.52%) Games
9 28 (2.07%) Publishing
10 26 (1.92%) Back Office
11 25 (1.85%) Law
12 24 (1.78%) Front Office
13 22 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 22 (1.63%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.67%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.59%) Automotive
16 7 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.52%) Billing
17 5 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 289 (21.39%) Analyst
2 168 (12.44%) Developer
3 108 (7.99%) Business Analyst
4 74 (5.48%) Project Manager
5 61 (4.52%) Architect
6 59 (4.37%) Consultant
7 47 (3.48%) Delivery Manager
8 46 (3.40%) Service Manager
9 45 (3.33%) ScrumMaster
10 36 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 34 (2.52%) Java Developer
12 33 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
13 28 (2.07%) Programme Manager
14 27 (2.00%) Support Analyst
15 26 (1.92%) Administrator
15 26 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
16 25 (1.85%) Business Manager
16 25 (1.85%) Senior Developer
17 24 (1.78%) Services Delivery Manager
17 24 (1.78%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (7.03%) HTML
2 81 (6.00%) CSS
3 70 (5.18%) HTML5
4 53 (3.92%) .NET
5 49 (3.63%) CSS3
6 47 (3.48%) XML
7 44 (3.26%) Web Services
8 30 (2.22%) Middleware
9 28 (2.07%) jQuery
10 24 (1.78%) Spring
11 23 (1.70%) Sass
11 23 (1.70%) AngularJS
12 19 (1.41%) SOAP
13 17 (1.26%) Velocity
13 17 (1.26%) JSON
13 17 (1.26%) Sinatra
14 16 (1.18%) REST
14 16 (1.18%) JSP
15 14 (1.04%) Spring MVC
16 12 (0.89%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 214 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 37 (2.74%) Open Source
4 24 (1.78%) User Experience
5 22 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.41%) PMI
7 18 (1.33%) Statistics
7 18 (1.33%) Data Integration
8 17 (1.26%) FMCG
9 15 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.89%) Online Games
10 12 (0.89%) NHS
10 12 (0.89%) Equities
11 11 (0.81%) Replication
12 9 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.67%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.59%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
14 7 (0.52%) E-Learning
14 7 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 114 (8.44%) Windows
2 97 (7.18%) Linux
3 81 (6.00%) UNIX
4 27 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (1.33%) Windows XP
6 13 (0.96%) HPUX
7 12 (0.89%) Android
7 12 (0.89%) Windows NT
8 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.74%) AIX
8 10 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.44%) Solaris
11 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.30%) zOS
13 3 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (17.02%) ITIL
3 220 (16.28%) Project Management
4 145 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 141 (10.44%) Service Delivery
5 141 (10.44%) Scrum
6 128 (9.47%) Change Management
7 120 (8.88%) TDD
8 112 (8.29%) Service Management
9 108 (7.99%) PRINCE2
10 96 (7.11%) Coaching
11 89 (6.59%) Mentoring
12 88 (6.51%) Business Analysis
13 76 (5.63%) DevOps
14 73 (5.40%) Risk Management
15 71 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
15 71 (5.26%) Change Control
16 69 (5.11%) Six Sigma
17 65 (4.81%) Programme Management
18 63 (4.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (12.66%) Java
2 137 (10.14%) SQL
3 97 (7.18%) JavaScript
4 73 (5.40%) Ruby
5 55 (4.07%) Python
6 32 (2.37%) C#
7 27 (2.00%) Perl
8 21 (1.55%) C
9 16 (1.18%) PowerShell
9 16 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.11%) VBA
11 13 (0.96%) Groovy
12 11 (0.81%) PHP
12 11 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.74%) Jython
14 9 (0.67%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.52%) XAML
15 7 (0.52%) VBScript
15 7 (0.52%) C++
15 7 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 156 (11.55%) Degree
2 121 (8.96%) Security Cleared
3 71 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
5 35 (2.59%) PMI Certification
6 27 (2.00%) ISEB
7 23 (1.70%) PMP
8 15 (1.11%) SAP Certification
8 15 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 14 (1.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 13 (0.96%) CISSP
10 13 (0.96%) HND
11 12 (0.89%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.89%) APMP
12 10 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (0.74%) HNC
13 9 (0.67%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 8 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (9.77%) QA
2 55 (4.07%) SLA
3 15 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.89%) COBIT
6 9 (0.67%) P3O
7 8 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.22%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.22%) GMP
10 2 (0.15%) COSO
10 2 (0.15%) GxP
10 2 (0.15%) GAMP
10 2 (0.15%) Basel II
11 1 (0.074%) COREP
11 1 (0.074%) FINREP
11 1 (0.074%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.074%) EFQM
11 1 (0.074%) TickIT
System Software
1 48 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.74%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.59%) Firmware
4 8 (0.59%) vSphere
5 7 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.44%) XenApp
6 6 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.30%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.30%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.30%) NFS
9 3 (0.22%) Docker
9 3 (0.22%) vCloud
9 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.074%) Varnish
11 1 (0.074%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 28 (2.07%) Puppet
2 25 (1.85%) Nagios
3 22 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.18%) Graylog
5 12 (0.89%) collectd
6 11 (0.81%) Opsview
6 11 (0.81%) Graphite
6 11 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.59%) Icinga
8 6 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.37%) Ansible
9 5 (0.37%) SCCM
9 5 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.30%) SCOM
10 4 (0.30%) WSUS
10 4 (0.30%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.30%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.30%) SELinux
10 4 (0.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 131 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 106 (7.85%) Oracle
3 102 (7.55%) SAP
4 69 (5.11%) VMware
5 45 (3.33%) HP
6 40 (2.96%) Cisco
7 28 (2.07%) Akamai
8 27 (2.00%) IBM
9 22 (1.63%) New Relic
10 18 (1.33%) F5
10 18 (1.33%) Citrix
11 13 (0.96%) Adobe
11 13 (0.96%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.96%) NetApp
12 11 (0.81%) Tableau
12 11 (0.81%) McAfee
13 10 (0.74%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.67%) hybris
14 9 (0.67%) CheckPoint
15 8 (0.59%) Ericsson
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