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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 162 146 172
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 680 684 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.38% 1.43% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.90% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 355 293
Average daily rate
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£400 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £541 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £49.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £20.01
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +49.96%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -66 230 £438 +3.09% 83
South East -10 131 £400 - 85
North West +26 69 £400 +6.66% 52
South West +32 53 £425 +41.66% 50
Yorkshire +24 52 £403 +15.00% 34
West Midlands -9 49 £313 -26.47% 39
East Midlands +20 45 £400 -5.88% 32
East of England +2 36 £500 -2.43% 27
North East -14 7 £360 -14.66% 6
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 339 (25.49%) Finance
2 319 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (19.10%) ITIL
4 233 (17.52%) Project Management
5 205 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
6 163 (12.26%) Degree
7 154 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 147 (11.05%) Microsoft
9 146 (10.98%) MS Excel
10 145 (10.90%) Security Cleared
11 143 (10.75%) Change Management
12 139 (10.45%) Java
13 138 (10.38%) Service Delivery
14 133 (10.00%) Telecoms
15 131 (9.85%) QA
16 129 (9.70%) SQL
17 124 (9.32%) PRINCE2
18 123 (9.25%) Service Management
19 116 (8.72%) Scrum
20 109 (8.20%) Windows
20 109 (8.20%) TDD
21 101 (7.59%) Coaching
22 93 (6.99%) Management Information System
23 91 (6.84%) Business Analysis
24 88 (6.62%) SC Cleared
25 87 (6.54%) Six Sigma
26 86 (6.47%) Linux
26 86 (6.47%) Mentoring
27 85 (6.39%) Oracle
28 84 (6.32%) SAP

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.78%) Apache
3 31 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 23 (1.73%) Tomcat
6 18 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.90%) CMS
7 12 (0.90%) Confluence
8 11 (0.83%) Lync
8 11 (0.83%) Node.js
8 11 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (0.75%) IIS
9 10 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (0.68%) SAS
11 8 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.45%) nginx
13 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 146 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 82 (6.17%) MS Office
3 60 (4.51%) MS Visio
4 54 (4.06%) MS Project
5 43 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.075%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.075%) DOC1
8 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
1 7 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
1 7 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.45%) Primavera
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.38%) SAP FI-AP
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle BRM
4 4 (0.30%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.30%) SAP QM
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.30%) BPCS
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.23%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.75%) SaaS
5 8 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.45%) Yammer
7 3 (0.23%) Office 365
7 3 (0.23%) PaaS
7 3 (0.23%) Taleo
8 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.075%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.075%) GitHub
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.08%) DNS
2 28 (2.11%) Firewall
3 21 (1.58%) LAN
4 20 (1.50%) WAN
4 20 (1.50%) DHCP
4 20 (1.50%) SSL
5 19 (1.43%) HTTP
6 16 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.05%) LDAP
7 14 (1.05%) SAN
7 14 (1.05%) Intranet
8 13 (0.98%) Wireless
8 13 (0.98%) Internet
9 12 (0.90%) VPN
10 11 (0.83%) MPLS
10 11 (0.83%) VoIP
11 10 (0.75%) Network Security
11 10 (0.75%) Unified Communications
12 9 (0.68%) OSPF
12 9 (0.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 17 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 16 (1.20%) Big Data
5 15 (1.13%) Hadoop
5 15 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (1.05%) MySQL
7 13 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 13 (0.98%) Data Mining
8 12 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.45%) MS Access
11 5 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.38%) SQL Navigator
11 5 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 63 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.03%) JIRA
3 27 (2.03%) Cucumber
4 24 (1.80%) TeamCity
5 22 (1.65%) Subversion
5 22 (1.65%) IntelliJ
6 21 (1.58%) Capybara
7 13 (0.98%) Selenium
7 13 (0.98%) Maven
8 11 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (0.75%) Introscope
10 8 (0.60%) Ant
11 7 (0.53%) NUnit
12 6 (0.45%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.45%) Hudson
12 6 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
13 5 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 339 (25.49%) Finance
2 133 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 82 (6.17%) Banking
4 78 (5.86%) Retail
5 58 (4.36%) Legal
6 53 (3.98%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.86%) Marketing
8 31 (2.33%) Law
9 29 (2.18%) Back Office
10 28 (2.11%) Publishing
11 23 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (1.35%) Front Office
13 17 (1.28%) Investment Banking
14 15 (1.13%) Financial Institution
15 14 (1.05%) Games
16 13 (0.98%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.90%) Billing
18 9 (0.68%) Automotive
18 9 (0.68%) Local Government
19 6 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 277 (20.83%) Analyst
2 151 (11.35%) Developer
3 109 (8.20%) Business Analyst
4 95 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 61 (4.59%) Consultant
6 47 (3.53%) Architect
7 43 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
8 36 (2.71%) Service Manager
9 34 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
10 30 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 30 (2.26%) Programme Manager
10 30 (2.26%) Java Developer
11 28 (2.11%) Senior Developer
11 28 (2.11%) Support Analyst
12 25 (1.88%) Ruby Developer
13 23 (1.73%) Change Manager
13 23 (1.73%) Senior Analyst
14 22 (1.65%) Administrator
15 20 (1.50%) Systems Analyst
15 20 (1.50%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.79%) HTML
2 60 (4.51%) CSS
3 52 (3.91%) HTML5
4 48 (3.61%) Web Services
5 44 (3.31%) .NET
6 39 (2.93%) XML
6 39 (2.93%) CSS3
7 28 (2.11%) Spring
8 27 (2.03%) Middleware
9 24 (1.80%) Sass
9 24 (1.80%) jQuery
10 20 (1.50%) Sinatra
11 19 (1.43%) RESTful
12 17 (1.28%) J2EE
13 16 (1.20%) Velocity
13 16 (1.20%) Spring MVC
14 15 (1.13%) SOAP
15 14 (1.05%) JSP
15 14 (1.05%) AngularJS
16 11 (0.83%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 205 (15.41%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.93%) Open Source
4 26 (1.95%) PMI
5 22 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.58%) Statistics
6 21 (1.58%) User Experience
7 15 (1.13%) NHS
8 14 (1.05%) FMCG
9 13 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (0.90%) E-Learning
11 11 (0.83%) Replication
11 11 (0.83%) CMDB
11 11 (0.83%) PKI
12 10 (0.75%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.68%) Equities
14 8 (0.60%) Social Media
14 8 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
15 7 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 109 (8.20%) Windows
2 86 (6.47%) Linux
3 67 (5.04%) UNIX
4 24 (1.80%) Windows XP
5 23 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.20%) Android
8 12 (0.90%) HPUX
9 11 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.75%) Windows NT
10 10 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.68%) AIX
12 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.38%) Solaris
13 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.30%) zOS
15 3 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (19.10%) ITIL
3 233 (17.52%) Project Management
4 154 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 143 (10.75%) Change Management
6 138 (10.38%) Service Delivery
7 124 (9.32%) PRINCE2
8 123 (9.25%) Service Management
9 116 (8.72%) Scrum
10 109 (8.20%) TDD
11 101 (7.59%) Coaching
12 91 (6.84%) Business Analysis
13 87 (6.54%) Six Sigma
14 86 (6.47%) Mentoring
15 84 (6.32%) Risk Management
16 76 (5.71%) Configuration Management
17 72 (5.41%) Change Control
18 65 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
19 61 (4.59%) Pair Programming
19 61 (4.59%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (10.45%) Java
2 129 (9.70%) SQL
3 76 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 67 (5.04%) Ruby
5 46 (3.46%) Python
6 33 (2.48%) C#
7 22 (1.65%) Perl
8 20 (1.50%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.43%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.05%) C
10 14 (1.05%) VBA
11 10 (0.75%) Scala
11 10 (0.75%) PHP
11 10 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.75%) Jython
12 9 (0.68%) Groovy
13 8 (0.60%) VBScript
14 7 (0.53%) XAML
14 7 (0.53%) C++
15 6 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 163 (12.26%) Degree
2 145 (10.90%) Security Cleared
3 88 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 42 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
5 39 (2.93%) PMI Certification
6 26 (1.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 20 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.43%) ISEB
8 19 (1.43%) PMP
9 15 (1.13%) CISSP
9 15 (1.13%) HND
9 15 (1.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (0.90%) SAP Certification
11 12 (0.90%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 11 (0.83%) APMP
12 11 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (0.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (9.85%) QA
2 59 (4.44%) SLA
3 15 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.98%) COBIT
6 8 (0.60%) P3O
7 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.38%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.30%) COSO
9 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.23%) GMP
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.15%) GxP
11 2 (0.15%) GAMP
11 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.15%) BS7799
11 2 (0.15%) Basel II
11 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.075%) COREP
System Software
1 55 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 55 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.35%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.60%) vSphere
4 6 (0.45%) Docker
5 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.30%) DFS Replication
6 4 (0.30%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.23%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.23%) NFS
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.23%) XenApp
8 2 (0.15%) Firmware
8 2 (0.15%) vCloud
9 1 (0.075%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.075%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (1.65%) Puppet
1 22 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (1.50%) Graylog
3 18 (1.35%) Nagios
4 10 (0.75%) Icinga
5 9 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.60%) SCCM
6 8 (0.60%) Opsview
7 6 (0.45%) WSUS
7 6 (0.45%) collectd
8 5 (0.38%) Graphite
8 5 (0.38%) Ansible
8 5 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
8 5 (0.38%) SCOM
9 4 (0.30%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.30%) SELinux
Vendors
1 147 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 85 (6.39%) Oracle
3 84 (6.32%) SAP
4 78 (5.86%) VMware
5 43 (3.23%) Cisco
6 40 (3.01%) HP
7 29 (2.18%) IBM
8 27 (2.03%) Akamai
9 23 (1.73%) New Relic
10 17 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.28%) Citrix
11 16 (1.20%) Adobe
12 14 (1.05%) NetApp
13 11 (0.83%) F5
14 10 (0.75%) hybris
14 10 (0.75%) AppDynamics
15 9 (0.68%) Business Objects
15 9 (0.68%) Google
16 8 (0.60%) McAfee
16 8 (0.60%) Sophos
North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £8.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 200 - 275
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £195 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £21.91 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago