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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 150 164 189
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +25
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 768 676 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.49% 1.37% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.79% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 397 270
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 14 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £24.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.30 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £43.80 £59.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.88 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+21.85% +8.91%
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -30 281 £450 +5.88% 112
South East +9 137 £406 +6.55% 93
North West +24 99 £400 +7.74% 38
West Midlands +32 72 £363 -6.45% 21
Yorkshire +11 51 £385 +18.46% 35
South West -3 45 £388 +21.09% 35
East Midlands +27 37 £325 -38.09% 32
East of England -2 35 £400 -11.11% 28
Midlands +2 3 - - 1
North East -39 3 £200 -52.94% 5
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 391 (26.44%) Finance
2 377 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (19.47%) Project Management
4 247 (16.70%) ITIL
5 221 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
6 216 (14.60%) Degree
7 189 (12.78%) Microsoft
8 174 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 168 (11.36%) SQL
10 164 (11.09%) PRINCE2
11 161 (10.89%) Java
12 157 (10.62%) Scrum
13 156 (10.55%) MS Excel
14 154 (10.41%) Change Management
15 152 (10.28%) Security Cleared
16 143 (9.67%) TDD
17 134 (9.06%) QA
18 131 (8.86%) Service Delivery
19 128 (8.65%) Windows
20 120 (8.11%) Service Management
21 118 (7.98%) Coaching
22 115 (7.78%) Business Analysis
23 113 (7.64%) Telecoms
24 105 (7.10%) Management Information System
24 105 (7.10%) Oracle
25 104 (7.03%) MS Office
26 103 (6.96%) SAP
27 98 (6.63%) Banking
28 97 (6.56%) Retail
28 97 (6.56%) JavaScript

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 68 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
3 29 (1.96%) Apache
4 25 (1.69%) IIS
5 22 (1.49%) CMS
6 21 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 18 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.22%) Confluence
8 15 (1.01%) MQSeries
9 14 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.95%) Lync
10 11 (0.74%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.68%) Node.js
11 10 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.54%) SAS
12 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.41%) JBoss
14 6 (0.41%) LiveLink
Applications
1 156 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 104 (7.03%) MS Office
3 62 (4.19%) MS Project
4 54 (3.65%) MS Visio
5 39 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) Maya
9 1 (0.068%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.068%) DOC1
9 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.068%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (0.54%) SAP ERP
1 8 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.47%) SAP CRM
3 6 (0.41%) BPCS
3 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.34%) Primavera
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle BRM
4 5 (0.34%) Radian6
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.20%) SAP QM
6 3 (0.20%) RMDS
6 3 (0.20%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.88%) Office 365
5 10 (0.68%) SaaS
6 7 (0.47%) Yammer
7 4 (0.27%) GitHub
7 4 (0.27%) Taleo
8 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.14%) Force.com
10 1 (0.068%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.70%) DNS
2 37 (2.50%) Firewall
3 29 (1.96%) DHCP
4 23 (1.56%) LAN
5 22 (1.49%) WAN
6 20 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.28%) Internet
8 18 (1.22%) Intranet
9 17 (1.15%) VoIP
9 17 (1.15%) Wireless
10 16 (1.08%) SAN
11 11 (0.74%) LDAP
11 11 (0.74%) HTTP
11 11 (0.74%) Network Security
11 11 (0.74%) Unified Communications
12 10 (0.68%) VPN
12 10 (0.68%) SSL
13 9 (0.61%) NAS
13 9 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (2.43%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 22 (1.49%) Big Data
6 21 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 20 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
8 19 (1.28%) MySQL
9 18 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 17 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (0.88%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.81%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.74%) SAP BW
16 10 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 79 (5.34%) Git (software)
2 32 (2.16%) JIRA
3 29 (1.96%) Subversion
4 27 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 25 (1.69%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.56%) IntelliJ
7 20 (1.35%) Capybara
8 19 (1.28%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.95%) Selenium
10 12 (0.81%) Maven
11 11 (0.74%) JUnit
11 11 (0.74%) PowerBuilder
12 9 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.54%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.47%) Ant
14 7 (0.47%) HP UFT
14 7 (0.47%) NUnit
15 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
General
1 391 (26.44%) Finance
2 113 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 98 (6.63%) Banking
4 97 (6.56%) Retail
5 62 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 58 (3.92%) Legal
7 57 (3.85%) Marketing
8 30 (2.03%) Law
9 29 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 25 (1.69%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.49%) Publishing
12 21 (1.42%) Back Office
13 17 (1.15%) Games
13 17 (1.15%) Billing
13 17 (1.15%) Retail Banking
14 16 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 16 (1.08%) Front Office
15 15 (1.01%) Automotive
16 9 (0.61%) Local Government
17 5 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 277 (18.73%) Analyst
2 192 (12.98%) Developer
3 137 (9.26%) Project Manager
4 109 (7.37%) Business Analyst
5 79 (5.34%) Consultant
6 55 (3.72%) Architect
7 51 (3.45%) Java Developer
8 50 (3.38%) Service Manager
8 50 (3.38%) ScrumMaster
9 32 (2.16%) Delivery Manager
10 29 (1.96%) Applications Support
11 28 (1.89%) Programme Manager
12 27 (1.83%) Support Analyst
12 27 (1.83%) Senior Developer
13 26 (1.76%) Coordinator
13 26 (1.76%) Change Manager
14 24 (1.62%) SAP Consultant
14 24 (1.62%) Team Leader
14 24 (1.62%) SAP Support
15 23 (1.56%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.81%) HTML
2 62 (4.19%) CSS
3 55 (3.72%) HTML5
4 53 (3.58%) Web Services
5 51 (3.45%) Spring
6 49 (3.31%) XML
7 48 (3.25%) .NET
8 39 (2.64%) CSS3
9 36 (2.43%) RESTful
10 31 (2.10%) Spring MVC
11 30 (2.03%) jQuery
11 30 (2.03%) Hibernate
12 28 (1.89%) J2EE
13 23 (1.56%) Sass
14 20 (1.35%) SOAP
15 19 (1.28%) Sinatra
16 18 (1.22%) JSON
16 18 (1.22%) AngularJS
17 17 (1.15%) REST
17 17 (1.15%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 221 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.11%) Data Centre
4 29 (1.96%) PMI
5 25 (1.69%) User Experience
6 24 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.22%) Statistics
8 16 (1.08%) NHS
9 15 (1.01%) PKI
9 15 (1.01%) Social Media
10 14 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (0.88%) Equities
12 12 (0.81%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.74%) E-Learning
14 10 (0.68%) FMCG
14 10 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
15 9 (0.61%) Visualisation
15 9 (0.61%) CMDB
16 8 (0.54%) IPTV
17 7 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 128 (8.65%) Windows
2 68 (4.60%) Linux
3 60 (4.06%) UNIX
4 33 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (1.62%) Windows XP
6 21 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.28%) Android
8 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.34%) Solaris
9 4 (0.27%) AIX
9 4 (0.27%) HPUX
9 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.20%) Debian
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (19.47%) Project Management
3 247 (16.70%) ITIL
4 174 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 164 (11.09%) PRINCE2
6 157 (10.62%) Scrum
7 154 (10.41%) Change Management
8 143 (9.67%) TDD
9 131 (8.86%) Service Delivery
10 120 (8.11%) Service Management
11 118 (7.98%) Coaching
12 115 (7.78%) Business Analysis
13 95 (6.42%) Risk Management
14 88 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (5.88%) Mentoring
16 81 (5.48%) Six Sigma
17 80 (5.41%) Change Control
18 79 (5.34%) Pair Programming
19 74 (5.00%) Configuration Management
20 65 (4.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 168 (11.36%) SQL
2 161 (10.89%) Java
3 97 (6.56%) JavaScript
4 62 (4.19%) Ruby
5 50 (3.38%) C#
6 30 (2.03%) Python
7 28 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 27 (1.83%) Scala
8 27 (1.83%) Groovy
9 24 (1.62%) C
10 21 (1.42%) C++
11 18 (1.22%) Perl
12 17 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.81%) PHP
14 8 (0.54%) ABAP
14 8 (0.54%) XAML
15 7 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.41%) VBA
16 6 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 216 (14.60%) Degree
2 152 (10.28%) Security Cleared
3 90 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.04%) PMI Certification
5 38 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
6 34 (2.30%) ISEB
7 21 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (1.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 20 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.35%) PMP
9 17 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.15%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.88%) MCTS
10 13 (0.88%) CISSP
10 13 (0.88%) HND
11 12 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 12 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (0.74%) APMP
12 11 (0.74%) MBA
13 10 (0.68%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (9.06%) QA
2 53 (3.58%) SLA
3 18 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.01%) COBIT
5 10 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.41%) P3O
7 6 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.34%) Basel II
8 5 (0.34%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.27%) COSO
9 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.20%) GxP
11 2 (0.14%) BS7799
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.068%) COREP
12 1 (0.068%) FINREP
12 1 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 78 (5.27%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.35%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.54%) vSphere
5 6 (0.41%) XenApp
5 6 (0.41%) Docker
6 5 (0.34%) vCloud
6 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.068%) Varnish
9 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.068%) NFS
9 1 (0.068%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (1.28%) Graylog
2 15 (1.01%) Puppet
3 12 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (0.81%) Nagios
4 11 (0.74%) SCCM
5 10 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.54%) Icinga
7 7 (0.47%) WSUS
8 6 (0.41%) SCOM
8 6 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.41%) Opsview
9 5 (0.34%) Ansible
10 4 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.27%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.27%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.27%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 189 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 105 (7.10%) Oracle
3 103 (6.96%) SAP
4 73 (4.94%) VMware
5 36 (2.43%) Cisco
6 31 (2.10%) IBM
7 29 (1.96%) HP
8 26 (1.76%) Citrix
9 23 (1.56%) Akamai
10 20 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.28%) New Relic
12 14 (0.95%) Google
13 13 (0.88%) OpenText
13 13 (0.88%) Adobe
14 12 (0.81%) NetApp
15 11 (0.74%) hybris
16 10 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.68%) Remedy
17 8 (0.54%) Facebook
17 8 (0.54%) Twitter
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clement May
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £75k - 90k per year + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £240.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago