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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 169 176 197
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +21
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 650 594 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.26% 1.23% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.65% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 325 247
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 40
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 £13.40 £14.02 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.83 £59.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% -1.18%
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
38289 35908 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24309 22565 22981
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
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 1079 1022 1423
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +17 337 £425 -4.76% 104
South East +24 96 £391 +7.19% 59
North West -7 44 £379 +31.73% 29
West Midlands +1 42 £388 +8.69% 16
East of England -16 36 £450 +20.00% 27
South West -20 30 £538 +68.23% 30
Yorkshire +5 23 £310 -27.05% 7
North East -21 21 £379 +37.81% 4
East Midlands -11 20 £403 +75.00% 13
Midlands -5 2 £500 +11.11%
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 404 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (26.04%) Finance
3 235 (17.49%) Project Management
4 214 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
5 210 (15.63%) Scrum
6 188 (13.99%) Java
7 178 (13.24%) SQL
8 175 (13.02%) ITIL
9 171 (12.72%) Degree
10 166 (12.35%) Microsoft
11 147 (10.94%) MS Excel
12 144 (10.71%) Oracle
13 142 (10.57%) Service Delivery
14 139 (10.34%) QA
15 131 (9.75%) TDD
16 129 (9.60%) Change Management
16 129 (9.60%) HTML
16 129 (9.60%) Windows
17 123 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 121 (9.00%) PRINCE2
19 112 (8.33%) SAP
20 110 (8.18%) Linux
21 103 (7.66%) Coaching
22 102 (7.59%) .NET
23 101 (7.51%) JavaScript
24 95 (7.07%) Security Cleared
25 93 (6.92%) SharePoint
26 92 (6.85%) CSS
26 92 (6.85%) Service Management
27 91 (6.77%) Telecoms

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 93 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.35%) WebSphere
3 43 (3.20%) Apache
4 30 (2.23%) CMS
5 26 (1.93%) IIS
6 24 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.64%) Node.js
8 20 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 19 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 19 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.97%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
11 12 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (0.67%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.60%) Confluence
13 8 (0.60%) SAS
13 8 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.60%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 147 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 71 (5.28%) MS Office
3 47 (3.50%) MS Project
4 42 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.04%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.074%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.074%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 20 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.97%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.52%) SAP SRM
7 6 (0.45%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.22%) CA Clarity
10 3 (0.22%) RMDS
10 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.74%) SaaS
3 8 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.52%) Amazon S3
4 7 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.37%) Force.com
6 5 (0.37%) GitHub
7 2 (0.15%) PaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.074%) Trello
8 1 (0.074%) IaaS
8 1 (0.074%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.17%) DNS
2 50 (3.72%) Firewall
3 28 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.86%) SAN
5 23 (1.71%) HTTP
6 22 (1.64%) LAN
7 21 (1.56%) WAN
7 21 (1.56%) Intranet
8 20 (1.49%) VPN
9 18 (1.34%) SSL
10 17 (1.26%) DHCP
11 13 (0.97%) Wireless
11 13 (0.97%) Internet
11 13 (0.97%) SNMP
12 11 (0.82%) VLAN
13 10 (0.74%) FCoE
13 10 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (0.74%) Multicast
13 10 (0.74%) LTE
13 10 (0.74%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 32 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 25 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 16 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.19%) MySQL
7 16 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.67%) SAP BW
12 8 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.60%) MS Access
12 8 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
12 8 (0.60%) Spotfire
13 7 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 63 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.05%) Cucumber
3 31 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.56%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.49%) JIRA
6 19 (1.41%) Subversion
6 19 (1.41%) Selenium
7 17 (1.26%) Maven
8 13 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.89%) JUnit
9 12 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.89%) Introscope
10 11 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (0.82%) Capybara
11 10 (0.74%) WebDriver
12 9 (0.67%) JMeter
13 7 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (0.52%) Hudson
14 6 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
14 6 (0.45%) Mercurial
General
1 350 (26.04%) Finance
2 91 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 74 (5.51%) Banking
4 62 (4.61%) Marketing
5 61 (4.54%) Retail
6 58 (4.32%) Manufacturing
7 51 (3.79%) Legal
8 38 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 36 (2.68%) Games
10 19 (1.41%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.41%) Law
11 16 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 16 (1.19%) Billing
12 15 (1.12%) Publishing
13 14 (1.04%) Back Office
14 13 (0.97%) General Ledger
14 13 (0.97%) Local Government
14 13 (0.97%) Front Office
15 10 (0.74%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 260 (19.35%) Analyst
2 208 (15.48%) Developer
3 108 (8.04%) Business Analyst
4 97 (7.22%) Project Manager
5 63 (4.69%) ScrumMaster
6 50 (3.72%) Architect
7 49 (3.65%) Consultant
7 49 (3.65%) Service Manager
8 43 (3.20%) Java Developer
9 33 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 32 (2.38%) Applications Support
11 31 (2.31%) Product Manager
12 29 (2.16%) Delivery Manager
13 25 (1.86%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (1.64%) Agile Coach
14 22 (1.64%) Senior Analyst
15 21 (1.56%) Data Analyst
15 21 (1.56%) SAP Consultant
16 20 (1.49%) Services Delivery Manager
16 20 (1.49%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (9.60%) HTML
2 102 (7.59%) .NET
3 92 (6.85%) CSS
4 65 (4.84%) Web Services
5 51 (3.79%) XML
6 50 (3.72%) Spring
7 47 (3.50%) CSS3
8 46 (3.42%) HTML5
9 44 (3.27%) ASP.NET
10 43 (3.20%) jQuery
11 39 (2.90%) JSON
12 38 (2.83%) Middleware
13 33 (2.46%) J2EE
13 33 (2.46%) RESTful
14 31 (2.31%) .NET Framework
15 29 (2.16%) Hibernate
15 29 (2.16%) REST
16 24 (1.79%) Spring MVC
17 21 (1.56%) Ajax
18 18 (1.34%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 214 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.47%) Management Information System
3 49 (3.65%) Open Source
4 42 (3.13%) User Experience
5 29 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.01%) FMCG
7 22 (1.64%) Online Games
7 22 (1.64%) Data Integration
8 17 (1.26%) Visualisation
8 17 (1.26%) PMI
9 15 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (0.97%) Social Media
12 12 (0.89%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.82%) Statistics
13 11 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.82%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.67%) IPTV
14 9 (0.67%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 129 (9.60%) Windows
2 110 (8.18%) Linux
3 68 (5.06%) UNIX
4 32 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 11 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.74%) Android
9 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.30%) SELinux
12 4 (0.30%) AIX
12 4 (0.30%) Solaris
13 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (30.06%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (17.49%) Project Management
3 210 (15.63%) Scrum
4 175 (13.02%) ITIL
5 142 (10.57%) Service Delivery
6 131 (9.75%) TDD
7 129 (9.60%) Change Management
8 123 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 121 (9.00%) PRINCE2
10 103 (7.66%) Coaching
11 92 (6.85%) Service Management
12 85 (6.32%) Business Analysis
12 85 (6.32%) Mentoring
13 80 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
14 79 (5.88%) DevOps
15 76 (5.65%) Release Management
16 73 (5.43%) Risk Management
17 72 (5.36%) Performance Management
18 71 (5.28%) E-Commerce
19 69 (5.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (13.99%) Java
2 178 (13.24%) SQL
3 101 (7.51%) JavaScript
4 78 (5.80%) C#
5 65 (4.84%) Ruby
6 50 (3.72%) Python
7 36 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 34 (2.53%) VB
9 31 (2.31%) PHP
10 29 (2.16%) VBA
11 28 (2.08%) C
12 27 (2.01%) Perl
13 26 (1.93%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.86%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.04%) Groovy
16 13 (0.97%) Jython
17 12 (0.89%) Scala
18 10 (0.74%) C++
19 7 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 171 (12.72%) Degree
2 95 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.60%) ISEB
5 25 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (1.86%) PMI Certification
6 13 (0.97%) CCNA
6 13 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.89%) PMP
8 11 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 9 (0.67%) CCNP
9 9 (0.67%) APMP
10 8 (0.60%) CIMA
10 8 (0.60%) ACCA
10 8 (0.60%) SAP Certification
10 8 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (10.34%) QA
2 81 (6.03%) SLA
3 15 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.60%) P3O
6 6 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
8 3 (0.22%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.15%) EMIR
9 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.15%) GMP
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.15%) WAI
10 1 (0.074%) MiFID
10 1 (0.074%) Basel II
10 1 (0.074%) GAAP
10 1 (0.074%) GxP
System Software
1 52 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.41%) vSphere
4 15 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 13 (0.97%) vCloud
6 12 (0.89%) NFS
7 9 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.52%) XenApp
9 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.22%) NLBS
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.22%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.074%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.074%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.074%) Xen
12 1 (0.074%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (1.86%) Tivoli
2 23 (1.71%) Puppet
3 19 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.12%) SCCM
4 15 (1.12%) Nagios
5 10 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (0.60%) Opsview
6 8 (0.60%) Icinga
6 8 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 6 (0.45%) OPNET
9 5 (0.37%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.37%) collectd
9 5 (0.37%) Ansible
10 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.30%) Graylog2
10 4 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 166 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 144 (10.71%) Oracle
3 112 (8.33%) SAP
4 53 (3.94%) VMware
5 50 (3.72%) HP
6 41 (3.05%) IBM
7 34 (2.53%) Cisco
8 28 (2.08%) Business Objects
9 19 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.41%) Citrix
10 16 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.12%) EMC
12 14 (1.04%) F5
12 14 (1.04%) BMC
13 12 (0.89%) Tableau
13 12 (0.89%) Akamai
14 11 (0.82%) ATG
14 11 (0.82%) CheckPoint
15 10 (0.74%) Remedy
15 10 (0.74%) Websense
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