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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 159 168 189
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +21
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 782 689 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.45% 1.35% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.76% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 427 289
Average daily rate
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£420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +22.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £28.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -33.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.05 £13.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £42.02 £59.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.88 £24.71
% change year-on-year
+98.67% -23.59%
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
42104 39098 36285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.15% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27971 24690 22740
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1134 1102 1016
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -32 306 £450 +5.88% 107
South East +20 147 £420 +7.34% 75
North West +25 109 £400 +9.28% 24
West Midlands +32 66 £395 +5.33% 14
East of England +6 37 £375 -14.04% 19
East Midlands +9 36 £330 -30.52% 24
Yorkshire -20 35 £400 +35.59% 20
South West -11 32 £450 +2.27% 42
North East -34 8 £250 -37.50% 8
Midlands +8 4 - -
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 386 (26.57%) Finance
2 383 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (20.17%) Project Management
4 239 (16.45%) ITIL
5 229 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
6 201 (13.83%) Degree
7 189 (13.01%) Microsoft
8 170 (11.70%) Scrum
9 168 (11.56%) SQL
10 167 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 166 (11.42%) PRINCE2
12 158 (10.87%) MS Excel
13 150 (10.32%) Java
14 146 (10.05%) Change Management
15 143 (9.84%) TDD
16 141 (9.70%) Service Delivery
17 139 (9.57%) Security Cleared
18 125 (8.60%) Windows
19 122 (8.40%) QA
19 122 (8.40%) Coaching
20 114 (7.85%) Service Management
21 112 (7.71%) SAP
22 110 (7.57%) Business Analysis
23 108 (7.43%) JavaScript
24 104 (7.16%) Risk Management
25 98 (6.74%) Oracle
25 98 (6.74%) Banking
26 96 (6.61%) Management Information System
27 95 (6.54%) Retail
28 94 (6.47%) Continuous Integration

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 73 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
3 28 (1.93%) CMS
4 25 (1.72%) IIS
5 24 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 22 (1.51%) Confluence
7 20 (1.38%) Apache
8 19 (1.31%) MQSeries
9 17 (1.17%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.17%) Node.js
10 13 (0.89%) Lync
11 12 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.76%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.48%) SAS
16 6 (0.41%) LiveLink
16 6 (0.41%) WorkSite
Applications
1 158 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 94 (6.47%) MS Office
3 54 (3.72%) MS Project
4 52 (3.58%) MS Visio
5 44 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (1.38%) Photoshop
7 16 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.41%) Maya
10 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.069%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.48%) SAP CRM
1 7 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.41%) BPCS
3 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.34%) Radian6
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.28%) Primavera
4 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.28%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.21%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.21%) SAP QM
5 3 (0.21%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.03%) Office 365
4 11 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.69%) SaaS
6 8 (0.55%) GitHub
7 4 (0.28%) PaaS
7 4 (0.28%) Taleo
8 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.21%) IaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.21%) Yammer
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.14%) Force.com
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.03%) DNS
2 38 (2.62%) Firewall
3 31 (2.13%) DHCP
4 29 (2.00%) Internet
5 22 (1.51%) LAN
6 21 (1.45%) WAN
7 20 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 20 (1.38%) Intranet
8 17 (1.17%) SAN
8 17 (1.17%) Wireless
9 15 (1.03%) HTTP
10 14 (0.96%) SSL
11 13 (0.89%) VoIP
12 12 (0.83%) LDAP
12 12 (0.83%) VPN
12 12 (0.83%) NAS
13 10 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (0.69%) Network Security
14 8 (0.55%) VLAN
15 7 (0.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (2.55%) MongoDB
4 33 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (1.24%) Oracle Database
6 18 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
7 17 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.10%) Big Data
9 15 (1.03%) SAP BW
10 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (0.96%) MySQL
10 14 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 73 (5.02%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.13%) JIRA
3 28 (1.93%) Subversion
4 20 (1.38%) Cucumber
5 18 (1.24%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.17%) Jenkins
7 13 (0.89%) Selenium
7 13 (0.89%) IntelliJ
8 12 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.83%) Capybara
9 11 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.62%) JUnit
11 8 (0.55%) PowerBuilder
12 7 (0.48%) Maven
13 6 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.41%) Hudson
13 6 (0.41%) Appium
14 5 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.34%) Calabash
14 5 (0.34%) Mocha
General
1 386 (26.57%) Finance
2 98 (6.74%) Banking
3 95 (6.54%) Retail
4 93 (6.40%) Telecoms
5 60 (4.13%) Marketing
6 57 (3.92%) Legal
7 54 (3.72%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.93%) Law
8 28 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 23 (1.58%) Publishing
10 22 (1.51%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.38%) Back Office
12 17 (1.17%) Games
12 17 (1.17%) Retail Banking
13 16 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 16 (1.10%) Automotive
14 14 (0.96%) Billing
15 11 (0.76%) Front Office
16 10 (0.69%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 252 (17.34%) Analyst
2 199 (13.70%) Developer
3 139 (9.57%) Project Manager
4 101 (6.95%) Business Analyst
5 82 (5.64%) Consultant
6 61 (4.20%) Service Manager
7 53 (3.65%) ScrumMaster
8 52 (3.58%) Java Developer
9 50 (3.44%) Architect
10 40 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
11 32 (2.20%) Applications Support
12 30 (2.06%) Coordinator
13 27 (1.86%) Support Analyst
14 26 (1.79%) Change Manager
15 25 (1.72%) SAP Support
16 24 (1.65%) Senior Developer
16 24 (1.65%) Programme Manager
17 23 (1.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (1.58%) SAP Consultant
18 22 (1.51%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (5.78%) HTML
2 65 (4.47%) CSS
3 63 (4.34%) Web Services
4 56 (3.85%) Spring
5 52 (3.58%) .NET
5 52 (3.58%) HTML5
6 46 (3.17%) RESTful
7 44 (3.03%) CSS3
8 42 (2.89%) XML
9 38 (2.62%) jQuery
10 34 (2.34%) Spring MVC
11 33 (2.27%) Hibernate
12 30 (2.06%) J2EE
13 27 (1.86%) JMS
14 23 (1.58%) JSON
15 22 (1.51%) REST
16 21 (1.45%) AngularJS
16 21 (1.45%) Sass
16 21 (1.45%) SOAP
17 20 (1.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 229 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (6.61%) Management Information System
3 53 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 36 (2.48%) User Experience
5 27 (1.86%) PMI
6 24 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.31%) Social Media
8 18 (1.24%) Statistics
9 16 (1.10%) FMCG
10 15 (1.03%) NHS
10 15 (1.03%) PKI
11 14 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 13 (0.89%) Digital Media
12 13 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
13 11 (0.76%) E-Learning
14 10 (0.69%) Equities
14 10 (0.69%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.69%) Visualisation
15 9 (0.62%) IPTV
16 8 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 125 (8.60%) Windows
2 75 (5.16%) Linux
3 49 (3.37%) UNIX
4 31 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.45%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.31%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.24%) Android
9 11 (0.76%) Solaris
10 9 (0.62%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.48%) AIX
12 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.34%) CentOS
13 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.28%) Debian
14 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.21%) HPUX
16 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.14%) OS/390
16 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (20.17%) Project Management
3 239 (16.45%) ITIL
4 170 (11.70%) Scrum
5 167 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 166 (11.42%) PRINCE2
7 146 (10.05%) Change Management
8 143 (9.84%) TDD
9 141 (9.70%) Service Delivery
10 122 (8.40%) Coaching
11 114 (7.85%) Service Management
12 110 (7.57%) Business Analysis
13 104 (7.16%) Risk Management
14 94 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
15 81 (5.57%) Mentoring
16 77 (5.30%) Change Control
17 76 (5.23%) Six Sigma
18 72 (4.96%) Migration
19 71 (4.89%) Pair Programming
20 68 (4.68%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (11.56%) SQL
2 150 (10.32%) Java
3 108 (7.43%) JavaScript
4 59 (4.06%) C#
5 51 (3.51%) Ruby
6 33 (2.27%) Groovy
7 31 (2.13%) Scala
8 30 (2.06%) Python
9 29 (2.00%) C++
10 27 (1.86%) PowerShell
11 26 (1.79%) C
12 20 (1.38%) Perl
13 19 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.03%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.89%) PHP
16 12 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.62%) VBA
18 8 (0.55%) ABAP
18 8 (0.55%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 201 (13.83%) Degree
2 139 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 79 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.68%) PMI Certification
5 36 (2.48%) ISEB
6 32 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 20 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 19 (1.31%) MCTS
10 19 (1.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 15 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 15 (1.03%) PMP
12 14 (0.96%) CISSP
13 13 (0.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 11 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (0.76%) MBA
15 10 (0.69%) HND
16 9 (0.62%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (8.40%) QA
2 49 (3.37%) SLA
3 20 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.24%) COBIT
5 13 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.48%) COSO
9 5 (0.34%) P3O
10 4 (0.28%) GxP
11 3 (0.21%) Basel II
11 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.14%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.14%) BS7799
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.069%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.069%) GMP
13 1 (0.069%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 80 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.31%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.62%) vSphere
5 6 (0.41%) vCloud
5 6 (0.41%) Docker
6 5 (0.34%) XenApp
7 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.21%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.069%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.069%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.069%) NFS
10 1 (0.069%) Firmware
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.069%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 15 (1.03%) Puppet
2 12 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.76%) SCCM
3 11 (0.76%) Graylog
4 10 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 10 (0.69%) Nagios
5 9 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.55%) Icinga
7 7 (0.48%) SCOM
7 7 (0.48%) WSUS
8 5 (0.34%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.34%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.34%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.34%) Opsview
9 4 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.28%) Ansible
9 4 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.28%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 189 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 112 (7.71%) SAP
3 98 (6.74%) Oracle
4 66 (4.54%) VMware
5 33 (2.27%) IBM
6 32 (2.20%) HP
7 31 (2.13%) Cisco
8 25 (1.72%) Citrix
9 23 (1.58%) Adobe
10 22 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.96%) Google
11 14 (0.96%) Remedy
12 13 (0.89%) OpenText
12 13 (0.89%) Akamai
13 12 (0.83%) hybris
14 11 (0.76%) New Relic
14 11 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.55%) Facebook
15 8 (0.55%) Twitter
15 8 (0.55%) Splunk
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