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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 167 167 200
Rank change year-on-year
0 +33
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 639 616 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.25% 1.30% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.75% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 369 272
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £357 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.22% +37.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £9.70 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £41.50 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.44 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-14.88% +44.84%
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
37818 35169 34160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.31% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24991 22246 20279
Average daily rate £425 £403 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1051 1370
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 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
London -10 314 £475 +9.19% 95
South East +24 119 £380 -5.00% 80
West Midlands -9 42 £378 -13.81% 22
North West -3 39 £350 -13.04% 21
East of England -10 37 £475 +31.03% 26
East Midlands -4 26 £388 +176.78% 11
South West -31 21 £450 +50.00% 23
Yorkshire -24 20 £325 -16.39% 21
North East -18 18 £390 +20.00% 2
Midlands +1 3 - -
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 402 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (28.09%) Finance
3 223 (16.70%) ITIL
4 220 (16.48%) Project Management
5 210 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
6 207 (15.51%) Java
7 195 (14.61%) Scrum
8 169 (12.66%) SQL
8 169 (12.66%) Degree
9 148 (11.09%) TDD
10 144 (10.79%) HTML
11 134 (10.04%) Microsoft
12 132 (9.89%) Windows
13 129 (9.66%) Service Delivery
14 127 (9.51%) Oracle
15 126 (9.44%) JavaScript
15 126 (9.44%) MS Excel
15 126 (9.44%) QA
16 125 (9.36%) CSS
17 124 (9.29%) Change Management
18 123 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
19 116 (8.69%) Service Management
20 110 (8.24%) PRINCE2
21 102 (7.64%) Linux
21 102 (7.64%) Security Cleared
22 101 (7.57%) Telecoms
23 98 (7.34%) Coaching
24 97 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
25 94 (7.04%) SAP
26 91 (6.82%) Mentoring

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 53 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.15%) WebSphere
3 34 (2.55%) Apache
4 26 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.42%) Node.js
6 18 (1.35%) CMS
7 16 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (1.05%) IIS
9 13 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.97%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
10 11 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.75%) MS Project Server
11 10 (0.75%) Confluence
12 9 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
13 8 (0.60%) nginx
14 7 (0.52%) Lync
14 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.52%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 126 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 67 (5.02%) MS Office
3 48 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 39 (2.92%) MS Project
6 16 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.90%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.30%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.075%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.075%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 15 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.60%) SAP SRM
3 8 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.52%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.37%) Agresso
6 4 (0.30%) CA Clarity
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.22%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.67%) SaaS
2 9 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.52%) Force.com
3 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (0.45%) GitHub
5 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.075%) Trello
6 1 (0.075%) IaaS
6 1 (0.075%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.90%) Firewall
2 48 (3.60%) DNS
3 26 (1.95%) SAN
3 26 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.87%) WAN
5 21 (1.57%) LAN
6 19 (1.42%) HTTP
7 18 (1.35%) LDAP
8 17 (1.27%) VPN
9 16 (1.20%) Intranet
9 16 (1.20%) Internet
9 16 (1.20%) Network Security
10 15 (1.12%) DHCP
11 13 (0.97%) LTE
12 11 (0.82%) SSL
12 11 (0.82%) SNMP
13 10 (0.75%) Wireless
14 9 (0.67%) MVNO
14 9 (0.67%) VLAN
14 9 (0.67%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 23 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 11 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (0.75%) MySQL
10 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.67%) SAP BW
12 8 (0.60%) Spotfire
12 8 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 7 (0.52%) Big Data
13 7 (0.52%) RavenDB
13 7 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 81 (6.07%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.37%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.17%) JIRA
4 28 (2.10%) Subversion
5 27 (2.02%) Cucumber
6 21 (1.57%) Maven
6 21 (1.57%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.42%) Jasmine
8 18 (1.35%) Selenium
9 15 (1.12%) JUnit
10 13 (0.97%) Capybara
10 13 (0.97%) WebDriver
10 13 (0.97%) JMeter
11 12 (0.90%) Visual Studio
12 9 (0.67%) Hudson
12 9 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.67%) Introscope
13 8 (0.60%) MSI
14 7 (0.52%) QUnit
14 7 (0.52%) Mocha
General
1 375 (28.09%) Finance
2 101 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 82 (6.14%) Banking
4 67 (5.02%) Manufacturing
5 64 (4.79%) Retail
6 61 (4.57%) Legal
7 56 (4.19%) Marketing
8 51 (3.82%) Games
9 37 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 24 (1.80%) Publishing
11 22 (1.65%) Investment Banking
12 18 (1.35%) Law
13 16 (1.20%) Front Office
14 13 (0.97%) Billing
15 12 (0.90%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.82%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.67%) Local Government
17 9 (0.67%) Automotive
18 8 (0.60%) Electronics
19 7 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 233 (17.45%) Analyst
2 225 (16.85%) Developer
3 86 (6.44%) Project Manager
4 81 (6.07%) Business Analyst
5 65 (4.87%) Service Manager
5 65 (4.87%) Architect
6 59 (4.42%) ScrumMaster
7 53 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
8 51 (3.82%) Java Developer
9 50 (3.75%) Consultant
10 34 (2.55%) Services Delivery Manager
11 33 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (2.10%) Product Manager
13 27 (2.02%) Business Manager
14 26 (1.95%) Applications Support
14 26 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
14 26 (1.95%) PMO Analyst
15 21 (1.57%) Front-End Developer
15 21 (1.57%) Web Developer
16 20 (1.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (10.79%) HTML
2 125 (9.36%) CSS
3 86 (6.44%) .NET
4 69 (5.17%) HTML5
5 62 (4.64%) CSS3
6 60 (4.49%) Web Services
7 53 (3.97%) Spring
8 52 (3.90%) XML
9 45 (3.37%) JSON
9 45 (3.37%) jQuery
10 34 (2.55%) Middleware
11 31 (2.32%) J2EE
11 31 (2.32%) Hibernate
11 31 (2.32%) REST
12 28 (2.10%) ASP.NET
13 25 (1.87%) Spring MVC
13 25 (1.87%) RESTful
14 22 (1.65%) JSP
14 22 (1.65%) Grails
14 22 (1.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 210 (15.73%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 50 (3.75%) Open Source
4 42 (3.15%) User Experience
5 25 (1.87%) FMCG
5 25 (1.87%) Visualisation
6 24 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.72%) Data Integration
8 21 (1.57%) Online Games
8 21 (1.57%) PMI
9 13 (0.97%) Social Media
9 13 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
10 12 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 12 (0.90%) Statistics
11 10 (0.75%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.67%) Derivative
12 9 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 132 (9.89%) Windows
2 102 (7.64%) Linux
3 84 (6.29%) UNIX
4 41 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.27%) Windows XP
7 12 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.82%) AIX
9 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.45%) Solaris
13 5 (0.37%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.22%) Android
15 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (30.11%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (16.70%) ITIL
3 220 (16.48%) Project Management
4 195 (14.61%) Scrum
5 148 (11.09%) TDD
6 129 (9.66%) Service Delivery
7 124 (9.29%) Change Management
8 123 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 116 (8.69%) Service Management
10 110 (8.24%) PRINCE2
11 98 (7.34%) Coaching
12 97 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
13 91 (6.82%) Mentoring
14 90 (6.74%) DevOps
15 75 (5.62%) Business Analysis
16 74 (5.54%) Performance Management
17 73 (5.47%) Release Management
18 71 (5.32%) E-Commerce
19 67 (5.02%) Line Management
19 67 (5.02%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 207 (15.51%) Java
2 169 (12.66%) SQL
3 126 (9.44%) JavaScript
4 65 (4.87%) Python
5 58 (4.34%) Ruby
5 58 (4.34%) C#
6 33 (2.47%) Perl
7 32 (2.40%) C
8 29 (2.17%) PowerShell
9 23 (1.72%) PHP
9 23 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 22 (1.65%) VBA
11 21 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.50%) Groovy
13 16 (1.20%) VB
14 15 (1.12%) Scala
15 10 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.75%) VBScript
15 10 (0.75%) C++
16 9 (0.67%) R
Qualifications
1 169 (12.66%) Degree
2 102 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 57 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
5 29 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 26 (1.95%) ISEB
7 17 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.20%) CCNA
9 12 (0.90%) PMP
9 12 (0.90%) SAP Certification
9 12 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.82%) CCNP
11 10 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.60%) APMP
13 8 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 7 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (9.44%) QA
2 67 (5.02%) SLA
3 9 (0.67%) P3O
3 9 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.45%) COBIT
7 4 (0.30%) GMP
8 2 (0.15%) GAMP
8 2 (0.15%) GxP
8 2 (0.15%) WCAG
8 2 (0.15%) WAI
9 1 (0.075%) EMIR
9 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.075%) MiFID
9 1 (0.075%) TickIT
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.075%) Basel II
System Software
1 51 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 14 (1.05%) vSphere
5 12 (0.90%) NFS
6 10 (0.75%) XenApp
6 10 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.67%) vCloud
7 9 (0.67%) Firmware
8 7 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.15%) Xen
11 2 (0.15%) NLBS
12 1 (0.075%) RHEV
12 1 (0.075%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.075%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 23 (1.72%) Puppet
2 22 (1.65%) Tivoli
3 21 (1.57%) Nagios
4 17 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.67%) Opsview
5 9 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.60%) OPNET
6 8 (0.60%) SCCM
6 8 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (0.60%) collectd
7 7 (0.52%) WSUS
7 7 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 6 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.45%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.45%) Icinga
9 5 (0.37%) Graylog2
10 4 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.30%) SCOM
10 4 (0.30%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.22%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 134 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 127 (9.51%) Oracle
3 94 (7.04%) SAP
4 60 (4.49%) HP
5 57 (4.27%) VMware
6 37 (2.77%) Cisco
7 34 (2.55%) IBM
8 27 (2.02%) BMC
9 20 (1.50%) EMC
9 20 (1.50%) F5
10 18 (1.35%) Citrix
10 18 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.12%) Akamai
11 15 (1.12%) Tableau
12 14 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (1.05%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.05%) SolarWinds
13 12 (0.90%) Business Objects
13 12 (0.90%) New Relic
14 10 (0.75%) Remedy
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £220 to £290 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: very good day rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £525 - £700 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £200 - £260 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago