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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 160 147 174
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +27
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 690 691 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.36% 1.39% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.85% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 360 287
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 18
Average hourly rate £29.00 £29.00 £33.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £50.00 £55.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.35 £28.16 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -2.91%
Continuous Improvement
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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
38796 37334 31724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.69% 75.35% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24615 23753 19390
Average daily rate £420 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1132 1102 1000
Average hourly rate £28.69 £28.83 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -9.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £47.50 £54.00
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 4 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 4 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 4 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 -61 252 £450 +7.01% 79
South East -14 136 £400 +11.11% 52
North West +25 63 £400 +226.53% 43
Yorkshire +25 50 £425 +41.66% 31
East Midlands +23 45 £350 -22.22% 28
South West +24 44 £450 +63.63% 52
West Midlands -14 43 £325 -16.66% 18
East of England +4 35 £500 +5.26% 21
North East +4 13 £360 -12.19% 4
Continuous Improvement
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 336 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (24.74%) Finance
3 238 (17.89%) ITIL
4 225 (16.92%) Project Management
5 203 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
6 164 (12.33%) Degree
7 158 (11.88%) Java
8 153 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 139 (10.45%) Change Management
10 138 (10.38%) SQL
11 137 (10.30%) Microsoft
12 135 (10.15%) QA
13 134 (10.08%) Security Cleared
14 133 (10.00%) Service Delivery
15 130 (9.77%) Telecoms
16 127 (9.55%) MS Excel
17 124 (9.32%) Scrum
18 121 (9.10%) PRINCE2
19 118 (8.87%) TDD
20 111 (8.35%) Service Management
21 105 (7.89%) Windows
22 101 (7.59%) Coaching
23 96 (7.22%) Oracle
24 94 (7.07%) SAP
25 93 (6.99%) Management Information System
26 91 (6.84%) Linux
27 89 (6.69%) Banking
28 86 (6.47%) Mentoring
29 85 (6.39%) MS Office
29 85 (6.39%) JavaScript

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 47 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.78%) Apache
3 33 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 25 (1.88%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 14 (1.05%) Confluence
8 12 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.75%) Lync
10 10 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (0.75%) IIS
11 9 (0.68%) CMS
12 8 (0.60%) Node.js
12 8 (0.60%) nginx
12 8 (0.60%) SAS
13 7 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.53%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 127 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 85 (6.39%) MS Office
3 54 (4.06%) MS Project
3 54 (4.06%) MS Visio
4 47 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.075%) DOC1
7 1 (0.075%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) SAP ERP
1 8 (0.60%) SAP HR
2 6 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.38%) Primavera
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.38%) SAP FI-AP
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle BRM
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.30%) SAP QM
4 4 (0.30%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.30%) BPCS
4 4 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.23%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.23%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.75%) SaaS
5 8 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.38%) Yammer
7 3 (0.23%) Taleo
7 3 (0.23%) PaaS
8 2 (0.15%) IaaS
8 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.15%) GitHub
8 2 (0.15%) Office 365
8 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.075%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.86%) DNS
2 30 (2.26%) Firewall
3 21 (1.58%) HTTP
4 20 (1.50%) SSL
5 18 (1.35%) WAN
5 18 (1.35%) LAN
6 17 (1.28%) DHCP
6 17 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.20%) Internet
7 16 (1.20%) LDAP
8 15 (1.13%) Intranet
8 15 (1.13%) SAN
9 13 (0.98%) Wireless
10 12 (0.90%) VPN
11 11 (0.83%) VoIP
11 11 (0.83%) Network Security
12 10 (0.75%) Unified Communications
12 10 (0.75%) MPLS
13 9 (0.68%) OSPF
13 9 (0.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.13%) Big Data
4 15 (1.13%) Oracle Database
4 15 (1.13%) RDBMS
4 15 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 14 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.05%) MySQL
6 13 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 13 (0.98%) Data Mining
6 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.53%) MS Access
11 6 (0.45%) SQL Navigator
12 5 (0.38%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 35 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.41%) JIRA
4 27 (2.03%) Cucumber
5 25 (1.88%) Subversion
6 24 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.58%) IntelliJ
8 20 (1.50%) Capybara
9 17 (1.28%) Maven
10 12 (0.90%) Selenium
11 11 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (0.83%) Jasmine
12 10 (0.75%) Introscope
12 10 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (0.60%) Ant
13 8 (0.60%) JUnit
14 7 (0.53%) NUnit
15 6 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
15 6 (0.45%) ClearCase
15 6 (0.45%) PowerBuilder
General
1 329 (24.74%) Finance
2 130 (9.77%) Telecoms
3 89 (6.69%) Banking
4 66 (4.96%) Retail
5 57 (4.29%) Legal
6 51 (3.83%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.86%) Marketing
8 27 (2.03%) Back Office
9 25 (1.88%) Publishing
10 24 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 24 (1.80%) Law
11 22 (1.65%) Front Office
12 20 (1.50%) Games
13 19 (1.43%) Investment Banking
14 15 (1.13%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.83%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.83%) Billing
16 8 (0.60%) Local Government
17 6 (0.45%) Military
18 5 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 273 (20.53%) Analyst
2 164 (12.33%) Developer
3 101 (7.59%) Business Analyst
4 89 (6.69%) Project Manager
5 57 (4.29%) Architect
5 57 (4.29%) Consultant
6 45 (3.38%) ScrumMaster
7 36 (2.71%) Service Manager
7 36 (2.71%) Java Developer
8 35 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
9 33 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (2.11%) Programme Manager
10 28 (2.11%) Senior Developer
11 25 (1.88%) Support Analyst
11 25 (1.88%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (1.80%) Ruby Developer
12 24 (1.80%) PMO Analyst
12 24 (1.80%) Change Manager
12 24 (1.80%) Administrator
13 22 (1.65%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (6.24%) HTML
2 66 (4.96%) CSS
3 58 (4.36%) HTML5
4 53 (3.98%) Web Services
5 47 (3.53%) .NET
6 43 (3.23%) CSS3
6 43 (3.23%) XML
7 30 (2.26%) Middleware
7 30 (2.26%) Spring
8 26 (1.95%) jQuery
9 24 (1.80%) Sass
10 19 (1.43%) AngularJS
10 19 (1.43%) Sinatra
11 18 (1.35%) RESTful
11 18 (1.35%) J2EE
12 17 (1.28%) SOAP
13 16 (1.20%) Velocity
13 16 (1.20%) Spring MVC
13 16 (1.20%) JSP
14 15 (1.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 203 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 38 (2.86%) Open Source
4 26 (1.95%) PMI
5 24 (1.80%) Statistics
6 22 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.65%) User Experience
7 15 (1.13%) FMCG
8 13 (0.98%) NHS
8 13 (0.98%) Data Integration
9 12 (0.90%) Replication
9 12 (0.90%) E-Learning
9 12 (0.90%) Equities
9 12 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (0.83%) CMDB
11 9 (0.68%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.68%) PKI
12 7 (0.53%) Smart Meter
12 7 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 105 (7.89%) Windows
2 91 (6.84%) Linux
3 66 (4.96%) UNIX
4 21 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (1.43%) Windows XP
6 14 (1.05%) Android
7 12 (0.90%) HPUX
8 11 (0.83%) AIX
9 10 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.75%) Windows NT
10 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.45%) Solaris
12 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (17.89%) ITIL
3 225 (16.92%) Project Management
4 153 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 139 (10.45%) Change Management
6 133 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 124 (9.32%) Scrum
8 121 (9.10%) PRINCE2
9 118 (8.87%) TDD
10 111 (8.35%) Service Management
11 101 (7.59%) Coaching
12 86 (6.47%) Mentoring
13 84 (6.32%) Business Analysis
14 82 (6.17%) Risk Management
15 75 (5.64%) Six Sigma
16 72 (5.41%) Change Control
17 70 (5.26%) Configuration Management
18 69 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
19 64 (4.81%) DevOps
20 63 (4.74%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (11.88%) Java
2 138 (10.38%) SQL
3 85 (6.39%) JavaScript
4 69 (5.19%) Ruby
5 49 (3.68%) Python
6 30 (2.26%) C#
7 22 (1.65%) Perl
8 19 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.43%) PowerShell
9 17 (1.28%) C
10 15 (1.13%) VBA
11 12 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.75%) Groovy
12 10 (0.75%) Scala
12 10 (0.75%) Jython
13 8 (0.60%) VBScript
14 7 (0.53%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.53%) XAML
15 6 (0.45%) C++
15 6 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 164 (12.33%) Degree
2 134 (10.08%) Security Cleared
3 75 (5.64%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.01%) PMI Certification
5 37 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (1.50%) PMP
6 20 (1.50%) ISEB
7 19 (1.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 19 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.13%) CISSP
9 14 (1.05%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 14 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (1.05%) HND
10 12 (0.90%) SAP Certification
11 11 (0.83%) APMP
12 10 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (0.75%) HNC
12 10 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (10.15%) QA
2 51 (3.83%) SLA
3 17 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.20%) ISO 9001
5 15 (1.13%) COBIT
6 9 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.60%) P3O
8 5 (0.38%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.30%) COSO
10 3 (0.23%) GMP
10 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.15%) Basel II
11 2 (0.15%) BS7799
11 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.15%) GxP
11 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.15%) GAMP
12 1 (0.075%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.075%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.83%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.60%) vSphere
5 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.30%) DFS Replication
7 4 (0.30%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.30%) NFS
7 4 (0.30%) Firmware
8 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.23%) XenApp
8 3 (0.23%) Docker
8 3 (0.23%) vCloud
8 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.075%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 24 (1.80%) Puppet
1 24 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (1.50%) Nagios
3 19 (1.43%) Graylog
4 10 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.60%) collectd
5 8 (0.60%) Icinga
6 7 (0.53%) SCCM
6 7 (0.53%) Graphite
6 7 (0.53%) Opsview
7 6 (0.45%) SCOM
8 5 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
8 5 (0.38%) WSUS
8 5 (0.38%) Ansible
9 4 (0.30%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.30%) SELinux
9 4 (0.30%) logstash
9 4 (0.30%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 137 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 96 (7.22%) Oracle
3 94 (7.07%) SAP
4 70 (5.26%) VMware
5 43 (3.23%) HP
6 42 (3.16%) Cisco
7 30 (2.26%) IBM
8 28 (2.11%) Akamai
9 24 (1.80%) New Relic
10 17 (1.28%) Citrix
11 14 (1.05%) NetApp
11 14 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.05%) F5
12 13 (0.98%) Adobe
13 10 (0.75%) AppDynamics
13 10 (0.75%) McAfee
14 9 (0.68%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.68%) hybris
15 7 (0.53%) Sophos
15 7 (0.53%) Ericsson
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