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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 162 187 202
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 684 553 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.34% 1.14% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.54% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 293 236
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+16.41% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 36
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £12.52 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.02 £59.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £28.71 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-34.24% +36.69%
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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +43 375 £425 -5.55% 112
South East +34 98 £395 +5.33% 51
North West +15 51 £366 +27.30% 22
East of England -33 37 £430 +14.66% 25
South West -24 36 £428 +33.69% 34
West Midlands -9 31 £375 +15.38% 24
Yorkshire +9 25 £310 -17.33% 18
North East -12 17 £400 +54.58% 4
East Midlands -21 12 £475 +65.21% 15
Midlands +3 1 £500 - 1
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 362 (26.31%) Finance
2 262 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (17.95%) Project Management
4 220 (15.99%) Scrum
5 193 (14.03%) Java
6 186 (13.52%) Degree
7 183 (13.30%) SQL
8 172 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 164 (11.92%) ITIL
10 160 (11.63%) QA
11 159 (11.56%) Service Delivery
12 157 (11.41%) Oracle
13 152 (11.05%) MS Excel
14 139 (10.10%) Change Management
15 138 (10.03%) TDD
16 129 (9.38%) PRINCE2
17 127 (9.23%) SAP
18 126 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
19 120 (8.72%) Windows
20 117 (8.50%) HTML
21 109 (7.92%) .NET
21 109 (7.92%) SharePoint
22 104 (7.56%) Management Information System
23 103 (7.49%) Linux
24 98 (7.12%) Telecoms
25 93 (6.76%) Business Analysis
26 91 (6.61%) JavaScript
27 90 (6.54%) Service Management
27 90 (6.54%) Security Cleared
28 87 (6.32%) Release Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 109 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.27%) WebSphere
3 40 (2.91%) CMS
4 38 (2.76%) Apache
5 24 (1.74%) Node.js
5 24 (1.74%) IIS
5 24 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 16 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
9 14 (1.02%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.65%) SAS
11 9 (0.65%) MQSeries
11 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
12 8 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
13 7 (0.51%) Confluence
13 7 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 152 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 73 (5.31%) MS Office
3 51 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (3.34%) MS Project
5 45 (3.27%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.02%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.29%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.073%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.073%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.02%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
4 12 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (0.58%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.51%) SAP SRM
8 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.36%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.73%) SaaS
3 7 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.44%) Force.com
4 6 (0.44%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (0.44%) GitHub
5 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.15%) PaaS
7 1 (0.073%) IaaS
7 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.073%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.78%) DNS
2 44 (3.20%) Firewall
3 25 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.60%) Intranet
5 21 (1.53%) LAN
6 20 (1.45%) WAN
7 19 (1.38%) VPN
7 19 (1.38%) SAN
8 17 (1.24%) DHCP
8 17 (1.24%) HTTP
9 16 (1.16%) 3G
10 14 (1.02%) Wireless
10 14 (1.02%) 2G
11 13 (0.94%) SNMP
11 13 (0.94%) SSL
12 11 (0.80%) Internet
12 11 (0.80%) VLAN
13 10 (0.73%) Network Security
13 10 (0.73%) iSCSI
13 10 (0.73%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 35 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 30 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (1.60%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.31%) MySQL
6 18 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
6 18 (1.31%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.80%) Big Data
10 10 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.65%) MS Access
11 9 (0.65%) SAP BW
11 9 (0.65%) Spotfire
12 8 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
12 8 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 65 (4.72%) Git (software)
2 53 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 40 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.67%) Maven
5 21 (1.53%) Selenium
5 21 (1.53%) TeamCity
6 18 (1.31%) JIRA
7 15 (1.09%) Subversion
8 14 (1.02%) JUnit
9 13 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.87%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.73%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.65%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.65%) Hudson
13 9 (0.65%) JMeter
14 8 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (0.58%) Introscope
14 8 (0.58%) MSTest
14 8 (0.58%) Capybara
General
1 362 (26.31%) Finance
2 98 (7.12%) Telecoms
3 74 (5.38%) Banking
4 59 (4.29%) Marketing
5 57 (4.14%) Manufacturing
6 55 (4.00%) Legal
6 55 (4.00%) Retail
7 43 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 37 (2.69%) Games
9 20 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.38%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.24%) Law
12 15 (1.09%) Back Office
12 15 (1.09%) Billing
13 14 (1.02%) Publishing
14 13 (0.94%) Local Government
14 13 (0.94%) General Ledger
15 11 (0.80%) Front Office
16 10 (0.73%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 282 (20.49%) Analyst
2 198 (14.39%) Developer
3 115 (8.36%) Business Analyst
4 103 (7.49%) Project Manager
5 65 (4.72%) ScrumMaster
6 54 (3.92%) Architect
6 54 (3.92%) Consultant
7 45 (3.27%) Java Developer
8 44 (3.20%) Service Manager
9 32 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 29 (2.11%) Product Manager
10 29 (2.11%) Applications Support
11 27 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (1.89%) .NET Developer
12 26 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (1.74%) SAP Consultant
14 23 (1.67%) Delivery Manager
15 22 (1.60%) Agile Coach
16 21 (1.53%) Data Analyst
17 20 (1.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (8.50%) HTML
2 109 (7.92%) .NET
3 77 (5.60%) Web Services
3 77 (5.60%) CSS
4 57 (4.14%) XML
5 52 (3.78%) Spring
6 50 (3.63%) jQuery
7 48 (3.49%) ASP.NET
8 42 (3.05%) HTML5
8 42 (3.05%) CSS3
9 38 (2.76%) J2EE
10 37 (2.69%) .NET Framework
11 35 (2.54%) RESTful
11 35 (2.54%) JSON
12 33 (2.40%) Middleware
12 33 (2.40%) Hibernate
13 25 (1.82%) REST
14 22 (1.60%) Grails
14 22 (1.60%) Spring MVC
14 22 (1.60%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.56%) Management Information System
2 45 (3.27%) Open Source
3 34 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.18%) FMCG
5 26 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 26 (1.89%) Online Games
6 17 (1.24%) PMI
7 14 (1.02%) Statistics
7 14 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 13 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (0.87%) IPTV
9 12 (0.87%) N-Tier
9 12 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 12 (0.87%) Video on Demand
10 10 (0.73%) Social Media
10 10 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.58%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.51%) SWIFT
13 7 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 120 (8.72%) Windows
2 103 (7.49%) Linux
3 59 (4.29%) UNIX
4 32 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.87%) Android
8 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.29%) CentOS
12 4 (0.29%) AIX
12 4 (0.29%) Solaris
12 4 (0.29%) SELinux
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.073%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (19.04%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (17.95%) Project Management
3 220 (15.99%) Scrum
4 164 (11.92%) ITIL
5 159 (11.56%) Service Delivery
6 139 (10.10%) Change Management
7 138 (10.03%) TDD
8 129 (9.38%) PRINCE2
9 126 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 93 (6.76%) Business Analysis
11 90 (6.54%) Service Management
12 87 (6.32%) Release Management
13 81 (5.89%) DevOps
14 77 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
15 76 (5.52%) Risk Management
16 71 (5.16%) E-Commerce
16 71 (5.16%) Software Engineering
17 70 (5.09%) Performance Management
18 66 (4.80%) User Stories
19 63 (4.58%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 193 (14.03%) Java
2 183 (13.30%) SQL
3 91 (6.61%) JavaScript
4 78 (5.67%) C#
5 60 (4.36%) Ruby
6 36 (2.62%) PowerShell
7 34 (2.47%) VB
7 34 (2.47%) Python
8 32 (2.33%) PHP
9 30 (2.18%) VBA
10 25 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 24 (1.74%) C
12 21 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.45%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.31%) Groovy
15 16 (1.16%) Perl
16 9 (0.65%) Jython
17 7 (0.51%) C++
17 7 (0.51%) VBScript
18 6 (0.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 186 (13.52%) Degree
2 90 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.76%) ISEB
5 25 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 14 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.80%) PMP
8 11 (0.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 8 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (0.58%) ACCA
9 8 (0.58%) SAP Certification
9 8 (0.58%) CIMA
9 8 (0.58%) APMP
10 7 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.51%) CISSP
10 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.44%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (11.63%) QA
2 83 (6.03%) SLA
3 19 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.58%) P3O
6 7 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.29%) GxP
8 3 (0.22%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.15%) WAI
9 2 (0.15%) GCP
9 2 (0.15%) GMP
9 2 (0.15%) EMIR
9 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.073%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.073%) DO-254
10 1 (0.073%) Basel II
System Software
1 45 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.31%) vSphere
4 14 (1.02%) vCloud
5 10 (0.73%) NFS
6 9 (0.65%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.36%) XenApp
9 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.22%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.22%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.22%) NLBS
11 1 (0.073%) RHEV
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.073%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.073%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 27 (1.96%) Puppet
2 25 (1.82%) Tivoli
3 21 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.02%) SCCM
4 14 (1.02%) Nagios
5 10 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (0.65%) Opsview
6 9 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 6 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.44%) Ansible
8 6 (0.44%) Icinga
9 5 (0.36%) collectd
9 5 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 172 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 157 (11.41%) Oracle
3 127 (9.23%) SAP
4 46 (3.34%) HP
5 45 (3.27%) VMware
6 41 (2.98%) IBM
7 27 (1.96%) Cisco
8 26 (1.89%) Business Objects
9 21 (1.53%) Citrix
10 17 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.09%) EMC
12 14 (1.02%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.87%) Akamai
14 11 (0.80%) Tableau
15 10 (0.73%) Remedy
15 10 (0.73%) Websense
15 10 (0.73%) F5
16 9 (0.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 9 (0.65%) ATG
17 8 (0.58%) NetApp
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