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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 174 166 192
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 663 646 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.25% 1.34% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.80% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 359 246
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £229 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £342 £356
% change year-on-year
+16.95% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 38
Average hourly rate £26.25 £26.14 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% +4.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £14.70 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.74 £35.22 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £27.41 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +19.17%
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
39272 35854 36735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.94% 74.60% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25453 22742 21766
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1121 1018 1380
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.40 £47.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +5.45%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -12 313 £430 -4.44% 103
South East +7 101 £405 +16.54% 77
North West -3 56 £363 +8.20% 26
West Midlands +3 54 £375 -16.66% 25
East of England -29 42 £450 +20.00% 28
South West -34 28 £500 +56.49% 43
East Midlands -17 25 £405 +189.28% 9
North East -30 22 £388 +40.90% 5
Yorkshire -8 20 £325 -6.20% 35
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 380 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (27.19%) Finance
3 232 (17.67%) Project Management
4 209 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
5 200 (15.23%) ITIL
6 196 (14.93%) Scrum
7 182 (13.86%) Java
8 170 (12.95%) Degree
9 167 (12.72%) SQL
10 154 (11.73%) Microsoft
11 139 (10.59%) MS Excel
12 136 (10.36%) Windows
13 135 (10.28%) Oracle
13 135 (10.28%) QA
14 132 (10.05%) TDD
15 131 (9.98%) HTML
16 128 (9.75%) Service Delivery
17 125 (9.52%) Change Management
18 112 (8.53%) PRINCE2
19 109 (8.30%) SAP
20 107 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
21 106 (8.07%) Service Management
22 105 (8.00%) CSS
23 104 (7.92%) JavaScript
24 100 (7.62%) Linux
25 99 (7.54%) Coaching
26 98 (7.46%) Security Cleared
27 95 (7.24%) .NET
28 94 (7.16%) Telecoms
29 84 (6.40%) Mentoring

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 75 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.20%) WebSphere
3 41 (3.12%) Apache
4 26 (1.98%) CMS
5 21 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 20 (1.52%) IIS
7 18 (1.37%) Node.js
8 16 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.99%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
10 12 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
11 9 (0.69%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.53%) Apache Solr
12 7 (0.53%) Confluence
12 7 (0.53%) WebSphere Process Server
12 7 (0.53%) Documentum
12 7 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 139 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.65%) MS Office
3 45 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (3.35%) MS Project
5 41 (3.12%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.22%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.30%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.076%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.076%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 18 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.99%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.53%) SAP SRM
8 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.30%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.23%) RMDS
10 3 (0.23%) CA Clarity
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.23%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.53%) SaaS
2 7 (0.53%) Force.com
2 7 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
3 6 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.076%) IaaS
5 1 (0.076%) Office 365
5 1 (0.076%) Trello
5 1 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.11%) Firewall
2 53 (4.04%) DNS
3 26 (1.98%) SAN
4 25 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 22 (1.68%) WAN
5 22 (1.68%) LAN
6 20 (1.52%) VPN
6 20 (1.52%) HTTP
6 20 (1.52%) Intranet
7 15 (1.14%) SSL
7 15 (1.14%) DHCP
8 13 (0.99%) SNMP
9 12 (0.91%) Wireless
9 12 (0.91%) Internet
10 11 (0.84%) VLAN
11 10 (0.76%) Network Security
11 10 (0.76%) iSCSI
11 10 (0.76%) LTE
11 10 (0.76%) FCoE
11 10 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 31 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 31 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (0.76%) MySQL
8 9 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.69%) SAP BW
8 9 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.61%) Spotfire
10 7 (0.53%) MS Access
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (0.46%) RavenDB
11 6 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 67 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 30 (2.28%) Cucumber
3 29 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.83%) JIRA
5 22 (1.68%) Subversion
5 22 (1.68%) Selenium
6 21 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.22%) Maven
8 13 (0.99%) WebDriver
8 13 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.99%) Capybara
9 12 (0.91%) JUnit
9 12 (0.91%) Introscope
9 12 (0.91%) JMeter
10 11 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (0.61%) MSI
12 8 (0.61%) Hudson
13 7 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
13 7 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 357 (27.19%) Finance
2 94 (7.16%) Telecoms
3 78 (5.94%) Banking
4 68 (5.18%) Retail
5 61 (4.65%) Legal
5 61 (4.65%) Manufacturing
6 55 (4.19%) Marketing
7 39 (2.97%) Games
8 37 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 24 (1.83%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.75%) Publishing
11 19 (1.45%) Law
12 15 (1.14%) Financial Institution
13 14 (1.07%) General Ledger
14 13 (0.99%) Front Office
14 13 (0.99%) Billing
15 11 (0.84%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.69%) Local Government
16 9 (0.69%) Back Office
17 5 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 253 (19.27%) Analyst
2 207 (15.77%) Developer
3 98 (7.46%) Business Analyst
4 90 (6.85%) Project Manager
5 58 (4.42%) ScrumMaster
6 53 (4.04%) Service Manager
7 51 (3.88%) Consultant
8 48 (3.66%) Architect
9 43 (3.27%) Delivery Manager
10 40 (3.05%) Java Developer
11 30 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (2.13%) Product Manager
13 27 (2.06%) Services Delivery Manager
13 27 (2.06%) Applications Support
14 23 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (1.75%) Senior Analyst
14 23 (1.75%) SAP Consultant
15 20 (1.52%) Data Analyst
15 20 (1.52%) Business Manager
16 19 (1.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (9.98%) HTML
2 105 (8.00%) CSS
3 95 (7.24%) .NET
4 53 (4.04%) HTML5
5 52 (3.96%) Web Services
5 52 (3.96%) CSS3
6 49 (3.73%) XML
7 48 (3.66%) Spring
8 39 (2.97%) Middleware
9 38 (2.89%) jQuery
10 37 (2.82%) JSON
11 35 (2.67%) ASP.NET
12 31 (2.36%) J2EE
13 27 (2.06%) Hibernate
13 27 (2.06%) .NET Framework
14 25 (1.90%) RESTful
15 23 (1.75%) Spring MVC
15 23 (1.75%) REST
16 19 (1.45%) Ajax
17 17 (1.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 209 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.58%) Open Source
4 42 (3.20%) User Experience
5 27 (2.06%) Data Integration
5 27 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 24 (1.83%) FMCG
7 23 (1.75%) Visualisation
8 19 (1.45%) PMI
9 18 (1.37%) Online Games
10 14 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (1.07%) N-Tier
11 13 (0.99%) Social Media
12 12 (0.91%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.91%) Statistics
13 11 (0.84%) Blackberry
14 10 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.76%) Video on Demand
15 9 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 136 (10.36%) Windows
2 100 (7.62%) Linux
3 74 (5.64%) UNIX
4 33 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (1.37%) Windows XP
7 13 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.46%) Android
12 5 (0.38%) AIX
13 4 (0.30%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.23%) Solaris
14 3 (0.23%) SELinux
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.076%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (17.67%) Project Management
3 200 (15.23%) ITIL
4 196 (14.93%) Scrum
5 132 (10.05%) TDD
6 128 (9.75%) Service Delivery
7 125 (9.52%) Change Management
8 112 (8.53%) PRINCE2
9 107 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 106 (8.07%) Service Management
11 99 (7.54%) Coaching
12 84 (6.40%) Mentoring
13 81 (6.17%) Business Analysis
14 78 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
15 77 (5.86%) Performance Management
16 74 (5.64%) DevOps
17 69 (5.26%) E-Commerce
18 68 (5.18%) Release Management
19 65 (4.95%) Configuration Management
19 65 (4.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (13.86%) Java
2 167 (12.72%) SQL
3 104 (7.92%) JavaScript
4 65 (4.95%) C#
5 55 (4.19%) Python
6 51 (3.88%) Ruby
7 33 (2.51%) Perl
8 32 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 30 (2.28%) C
10 26 (1.98%) VBA
10 26 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 26 (1.98%) PHP
11 24 (1.83%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.75%) VB
13 15 (1.14%) Groovy
14 13 (0.99%) Scala
15 12 (0.91%) Jython
15 12 (0.91%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.76%) C++
17 9 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (12.95%) Degree
2 98 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 55 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.97%) ISEB
5 33 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (1.98%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.22%) CCNA
8 12 (0.91%) PMP
8 12 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (0.84%) CCNP
9 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.76%) SAP Certification
10 10 (0.76%) APMP
10 10 (0.76%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 7 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (10.28%) QA
2 70 (5.33%) SLA
3 9 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.69%) P3O
4 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.30%) COBIT
7 3 (0.23%) GMP
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.15%) WCAG
8 2 (0.15%) WAI
9 1 (0.076%) GxP
9 1 (0.076%) MiFID
9 1 (0.076%) DO-254
9 1 (0.076%) GAMP
9 1 (0.076%) GCP
9 1 (0.076%) Basel II
System Software
1 55 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.29%) vSphere
4 14 (1.07%) VMware ESX
5 13 (0.99%) NFS
6 11 (0.84%) XenApp
7 10 (0.76%) Firmware
7 10 (0.76%) vCloud
8 9 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.15%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.15%) Xen
13 1 (0.076%) NLBS
13 1 (0.076%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.076%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 25 (1.90%) Tivoli
2 22 (1.68%) Puppet
3 16 (1.22%) Nagios
4 14 (1.07%) SCCM
5 12 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (0.61%) OPNET
9 7 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 7 (0.53%) Opsview
10 6 (0.46%) Icinga
10 6 (0.46%) collectd
10 6 (0.46%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.46%) WSUS
11 5 (0.38%) Graylog2
12 3 (0.23%) Ansible
12 3 (0.23%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 154 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 135 (10.28%) Oracle
3 109 (8.30%) SAP
4 60 (4.57%) HP
5 57 (4.34%) VMware
6 39 (2.97%) Cisco
6 39 (2.97%) IBM
7 26 (1.98%) Business Objects
8 25 (1.90%) BMC
9 20 (1.52%) EMC
10 19 (1.45%) Citrix
11 18 (1.37%) F5
12 17 (1.29%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.14%) Tableau
14 14 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.07%) Remedy
15 13 (0.99%) CheckPoint
15 13 (0.99%) Akamai
16 11 (0.84%) SolarWinds
16 11 (0.84%) ATG
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