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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 133 170 162
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 912 711 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 1.38% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.75% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 392 365
Average daily rate £450 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 16
Average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £26.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.97% +17.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.99 £15.15 £14.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £49.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £31.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +15.27%
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
41831 40715 38755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 79.06% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27968 25808 24622
Average daily rate £445 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1188 1141
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 +57 417 £475 +5.55% 112
South East +5 169 £400 - 78
South West +26 60 £413 -8.33% 29
East of England +33 59 £375 -24.05% 45
East Midlands +11 53 £395 +13.67% 16
North West -19 53 £420 +5.00% 37
West Midlands -7 49 £405 +29.60% 28
Yorkshire -30 25 £450 +5.88% 32
North East -23 20 £355 -1.38% 10
Midlands - 2 - - 1
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 523 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (20.05%) Finance
3 269 (16.34%) Project Management
4 249 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
5 241 (14.64%) ITIL
6 237 (14.40%) Linux
7 227 (13.79%) Java
8 203 (12.33%) Degree
9 197 (11.97%) Scrum
10 192 (11.66%) Security Cleared
11 183 (11.12%) Windows
12 176 (10.69%) TDD
13 173 (10.51%) Service Delivery
14 168 (10.21%) Unix
15 166 (10.09%) Microsoft
16 162 (9.84%) Change Management
17 154 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
18 144 (8.75%) JavaScript
19 143 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
20 141 (8.57%) Oracle
21 138 (8.38%) DevOps
22 137 (8.32%) Git (software)
23 135 (8.20%) HTML
24 134 (8.14%) Jenkins
25 129 (7.84%) Service Management
25 129 (7.84%) SQL
26 127 (7.72%) Mentoring
27 122 (7.41%) SC Cleared
27 122 (7.41%) Python
28 120 (7.29%) BDD

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 81 (4.92%) Node.js
2 75 (4.56%) Apache
3 59 (3.58%) Tomcat
4 53 (3.22%) SharePoint
5 41 (2.49%) WebSphere
6 34 (2.07%) Confluence
6 34 (2.07%) IIS
7 28 (1.70%) WebLogic
8 22 (1.34%) CMS
9 20 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 18 (1.09%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
12 14 (0.85%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.67%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.49%) nginx
16 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 117 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 95 (5.77%) MS Office
3 56 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (2.55%) MS Project
5 30 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.061%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.061%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.061%) Simulink
8 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.30%) SAP HCM
4 5 (0.30%) SAP SRM
5 4 (0.24%) Maximo
5 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (1.34%) Office 365
4 20 (1.22%) GitHub
5 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (0.79%) IaaS
6 13 (0.79%) SaaS
7 8 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.43%) Heroku
9 6 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
9 6 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.24%) PaaS
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.061%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (5.22%) DNS
2 68 (4.13%) HTTP
3 60 (3.65%) Firewall
4 51 (3.10%) SSL
5 38 (2.31%) Internet
6 34 (2.07%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 31 (1.88%) SAN
7 31 (1.88%) VPN
8 25 (1.52%) LAN
8 25 (1.52%) Network Security
9 22 (1.34%) DHCP
10 20 (1.22%) 3G
11 17 (1.03%) 4G
12 16 (0.97%) NAS
12 16 (0.97%) VLAN
13 15 (0.91%) Wireless
14 14 (0.85%) LTE
15 13 (0.79%) SSH
15 13 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.34%) MongoDB
3 41 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 31 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.64%) MySQL
6 23 (1.40%) Big Data
7 21 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.67%) Data Mining
10 11 (0.67%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.67%) Oracle OWB
11 10 (0.61%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.61%) Redis
12 7 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.43%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.36%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 137 (8.32%) Git (software)
2 134 (8.14%) Jenkins
3 62 (3.77%) JIRA
4 54 (3.28%) Maven
4 54 (3.28%) Selenium
5 44 (2.67%) JUnit
6 43 (2.61%) Cucumber
7 41 (2.49%) Jasmine
8 37 (2.25%) Protractor
9 32 (1.94%) Subversion
10 27 (1.64%) Hudson
10 27 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (1.46%) Mocha
12 22 (1.34%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.09%) Sinon.JS
14 17 (1.03%) gulp
14 17 (1.03%) Introscope
15 16 (0.97%) HP UFT
15 16 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
15 16 (0.97%) QUnit
General
1 330 (20.05%) Finance
2 105 (6.38%) Banking
3 98 (5.95%) Telecoms
4 86 (5.22%) Retail
5 47 (2.86%) Legal
6 42 (2.55%) Front Office
7 38 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.82%) Marketing
9 28 (1.70%) Investment Banking
10 27 (1.64%) Back Office
11 23 (1.40%) Games
12 22 (1.34%) Law
13 21 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.97%) Billing
15 11 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.61%) Electronics
16 10 (0.61%) German Language
17 9 (0.55%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.43%) Automotive
18 7 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 269 (16.34%) Analyst
2 251 (15.25%) Developer
3 131 (7.96%) Project Manager
4 111 (6.74%) Architect
5 77 (4.68%) Consultant
6 72 (4.37%) Business Analyst
7 65 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
8 59 (3.58%) Java Developer
9 58 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
10 57 (3.46%) IT Manager
11 47 (2.86%) Service Manager
12 46 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
13 45 (2.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 39 (2.37%) Linux Engineer
15 37 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
16 34 (2.07%) Angular Developer
16 34 (2.07%) Senior Manager
17 32 (1.94%) Agile Developer
18 31 (1.88%) Scrum Master
18 31 (1.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (8.20%) HTML
2 100 (6.08%) CSS
3 83 (5.04%) HTML5
4 82 (4.98%) AngularJS
5 79 (4.80%) Web Services
6 72 (4.37%) CSS3
7 64 (3.89%) .NET
8 63 (3.83%) XML
9 60 (3.65%) Spring
10 54 (3.28%) Middleware
11 45 (2.73%) RESTful
12 44 (2.67%) REST
13 43 (2.61%) JSON
14 40 (2.43%) Ajax
15 38 (2.31%) Sass
16 25 (1.52%) Hibernate
16 25 (1.52%) SOAP
17 22 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
18 20 (1.22%) Java EE
18 20 (1.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 249 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (7.05%) Management Information System
3 79 (4.80%) User Experience
4 68 (4.13%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 26 (1.58%) FMCG
7 25 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 23 (1.40%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.15%) Blackberry
10 18 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 17 (1.03%) PKI
12 16 (0.97%) DataPower
13 15 (0.91%) Equities
13 15 (0.91%) Visualisation
14 14 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (0.85%) IPTV
14 14 (0.85%) Statistics
15 13 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
16 12 (0.73%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 237 (14.40%) Linux
2 183 (11.12%) Windows
3 168 (10.21%) Unix
4 61 (3.71%) Windows Server
5 38 (2.31%) AIX
6 37 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 26 (1.58%) Windows XP
10 21 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.15%) Solaris
13 18 (1.09%) SUSE
14 17 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.03%) Ubuntu
15 15 (0.91%) CentOS
16 14 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (0.79%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (16.34%) Project Management
3 241 (14.64%) ITIL
4 197 (11.97%) Scrum
5 176 (10.69%) TDD
6 173 (10.51%) Service Delivery
7 162 (9.84%) Change Management
8 154 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
9 143 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 138 (8.38%) DevOps
11 129 (7.84%) Service Management
12 127 (7.72%) Mentoring
13 120 (7.29%) BDD
14 119 (7.23%) Configuration Management
15 118 (7.17%) PRINCE2
16 104 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
17 94 (5.71%) Pair Programming
18 90 (5.47%) SDLC
19 87 (5.29%) Coaching
19 87 (5.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 227 (13.79%) Java
2 144 (8.75%) JavaScript
3 129 (7.84%) SQL
4 122 (7.41%) Python
5 80 (4.86%) Ruby
6 56 (3.40%) C#
6 56 (3.40%) Shell Script
7 55 (3.34%) C
8 52 (3.16%) C++
9 50 (3.04%) Perl
10 37 (2.25%) Bash Shell
11 28 (1.70%) PowerShell
12 27 (1.64%) Scala
13 26 (1.58%) ES6
14 23 (1.40%) PHP
14 23 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.34%) Groovy
16 18 (1.09%) ECMAScript
16 18 (1.09%) VBA
17 14 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 203 (12.33%) Degree
2 192 (11.66%) Security Cleared
3 122 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 32 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 30 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 26 (1.58%) CISSP
9 25 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.40%) ISTQB
11 22 (1.34%) ISEB
12 17 (1.03%) MCSE
12 17 (1.03%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.91%) PMP
14 14 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (0.73%) MCP
16 10 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.61%) HND
17 9 (0.55%) GCIA
17 9 (0.55%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (6.68%) QA
2 75 (4.56%) SLA
3 32 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
7 13 (0.79%) COBIT
7 13 (0.79%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.30%) GxP
10 4 (0.24%) COSO
10 4 (0.24%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.18%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.18%) NEBOSH
11 3 (0.18%) SDET
11 3 (0.18%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.12%) GAMP
12 2 (0.12%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.12%) ISO27005
System Software
1 72 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 70 (4.25%) Docker
3 59 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 31 (1.88%) vSphere
6 9 (0.55%) Firmware
6 9 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.30%) XenApp
11 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.24%) vCloud
12 3 (0.18%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.12%) KVM
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.12%) UAG
13 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 93 (5.65%) Puppet
2 59 (3.58%) Nagios
3 43 (2.61%) Ansible
4 41 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.88%) Icinga
6 25 (1.52%) FreeIPA
7 20 (1.22%) SELinux
8 18 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (1.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 15 (0.91%) Kubernetes
10 14 (0.85%) SCCM
11 13 (0.79%) Capistrano
11 13 (0.79%) RSA Security Analytics
12 11 (0.67%) logstash
13 10 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (0.55%) Opsview
15 7 (0.43%) AirWatch
15 7 (0.43%) Control-M
15 7 (0.43%) Tivoli
16 6 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 166 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 141 (8.57%) Oracle
3 110 (6.68%) VMware
4 78 (4.74%) SAP
5 74 (4.50%) HP
6 51 (3.10%) IBM
6 51 (3.10%) Splunk
7 50 (3.04%) Red Hat
8 49 (2.98%) Cisco
9 32 (1.94%) Citrix
10 26 (1.58%) Google
11 25 (1.52%) Remedy
12 24 (1.46%) Intel Security
13 19 (1.15%) webMethods
14 18 (1.09%) NetApp
14 18 (1.09%) Pega
15 14 (0.85%) Informatica
16 13 (0.79%) Akamai
16 13 (0.79%) Atlassian
17 12 (0.73%) ServiceNow
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