The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 158 188 212
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +24
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 672 521 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.36% 1.12% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.52% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 275 225
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 33
Average hourly rate £23.25 £24.71 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.92 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £59.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36713 34180 37700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.42% 73.32% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23128 21211 22153
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 983 1363
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £13.47 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Continuous Improvement
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +30 358 £425 -5.55% 115
South East +43 116 £389 +3.66% 53
North West +4 42 £375 +29.87% 17
South West -21 40 £320 +0.39% 33
East of England -28 37 £450 +28.57% 18
West Midlands +8 33 £400 +14.28% 29
Yorkshire +5 18 £325 -13.33% 15
North East -8 17 £426 +64.44% 3
East Midlands -20 10 £525 +44.82% 10
Midlands +4 2 £500 -16.66%
Continuous Improvement
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 358 (26.15%) Finance
2 275 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (18.63%) Project Management
4 233 (17.02%) Scrum
5 197 (14.39%) Degree
6 182 (13.29%) Java
7 174 (12.71%) Microsoft
8 173 (12.64%) SQL
9 161 (11.76%) ITIL
10 159 (11.61%) Service Delivery
11 158 (11.54%) QA
12 156 (11.40%) MS Excel
13 149 (10.88%) Change Management
14 143 (10.45%) Oracle
15 140 (10.23%) TDD
16 136 (9.93%) SAP
16 136 (9.93%) PRINCE2
17 132 (9.64%) Windows
17 132 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 127 (9.28%) HTML
19 115 (8.40%) SharePoint
20 110 (8.04%) Linux
21 104 (7.60%) Telecoms
22 102 (7.45%) JavaScript
23 101 (7.38%) Management Information System
24 100 (7.30%) SQL Server
25 98 (7.16%) .NET
25 98 (7.16%) Security Cleared
26 95 (6.94%) Service Management
27 89 (6.50%) Release Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 115 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.87%) CMS
3 43 (3.14%) Apache
3 43 (3.14%) WebSphere
4 29 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.97%) Node.js
6 26 (1.90%) IIS
7 20 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (1.46%) Umbraco
8 19 (1.39%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (0.80%) nginx
12 10 (0.73%) SAS
13 9 (0.66%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.58%) MS Project Server
14 8 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 156 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 77 (5.62%) MS Office
3 50 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (3.36%) MS Project
5 39 (2.85%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.073%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.073%) SPSS
9 1 (0.073%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 19 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.02%) SAP HR
3 14 (1.02%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.58%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.51%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.44%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.29%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.88%) SaaS
3 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.44%) GitHub
4 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.22%) Force.com
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
7 2 (0.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.073%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.31%) DNS
2 41 (2.99%) Firewall
3 29 (2.12%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.61%) LAN
5 21 (1.53%) WAN
5 21 (1.53%) Intranet
6 20 (1.46%) 3G
7 19 (1.39%) SAN
7 19 (1.39%) DHCP
7 19 (1.39%) 2G
8 17 (1.24%) VPN
9 16 (1.17%) HTTP
10 15 (1.10%) GSM
10 15 (1.10%) Wireless
11 14 (1.02%) 4G
12 13 (0.95%) SNMP
13 12 (0.88%) LDAP
13 12 (0.88%) SSL
14 11 (0.80%) VLAN
15 10 (0.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 29 (2.12%) Oracle Database
4 28 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 26 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.83%) MySQL
8 19 (1.39%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (1.02%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.80%) Big Data
14 10 (0.73%) MS Access
15 8 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
16 7 (0.51%) SAP BW
16 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.51%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 82 (5.99%) Git (software)
2 53 (3.87%) Cucumber
3 38 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.41%) TeamCity
5 24 (1.75%) Maven
6 20 (1.46%) Mercurial
7 19 (1.39%) Selenium
8 14 (1.02%) Subversion
8 14 (1.02%) JUnit
8 14 (1.02%) Kiln
9 13 (0.95%) JIRA
10 12 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.73%) Hudson
12 10 (0.73%) Mockito
12 10 (0.73%) Hamcrest
13 9 (0.66%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.66%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.58%) Robotium
General
1 358 (26.15%) Finance
2 104 (7.60%) Telecoms
3 77 (5.62%) Banking
4 60 (4.38%) Manufacturing
5 54 (3.94%) Marketing
6 53 (3.87%) Legal
7 43 (3.14%) Retail
8 35 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 29 (2.12%) Games
10 20 (1.46%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.10%) Publishing
12 15 (1.10%) Law
12 15 (1.10%) Local Government
13 14 (1.02%) Billing
14 13 (0.95%) Front Office
14 13 (0.95%) Back Office
14 13 (0.95%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.73%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 276 (20.16%) Analyst
2 199 (14.54%) Developer
3 114 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 112 (8.18%) Business Analyst
5 60 (4.38%) ScrumMaster
6 51 (3.73%) Architect
6 51 (3.73%) Consultant
7 42 (3.07%) Java Developer
8 39 (2.85%) Service Manager
9 34 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
11 27 (1.97%) Applications Support
12 25 (1.83%) .NET Developer
13 23 (1.68%) Solutions Architect
13 23 (1.68%) Tester
14 22 (1.61%) Data Analyst
14 22 (1.61%) SAP Consultant
14 22 (1.61%) Front-End Developer
15 21 (1.53%) Product Manager
16 20 (1.46%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (9.28%) HTML
2 98 (7.16%) .NET
3 83 (6.06%) CSS
4 69 (5.04%) Web Services
5 61 (4.46%) jQuery
6 57 (4.16%) XML
7 49 (3.58%) HTML5
8 48 (3.51%) Spring
9 44 (3.21%) ASP.NET
10 41 (2.99%) CSS3
11 36 (2.63%) .NET Framework
12 35 (2.56%) J2EE
13 33 (2.41%) JSON
14 32 (2.34%) Middleware
15 31 (2.26%) RESTful
16 29 (2.12%) Hibernate
17 24 (1.75%) Grails
17 24 (1.75%) Ajax
18 21 (1.53%) Spring MVC
18 21 (1.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.38%) Management Information System
2 50 (3.65%) Open Source
3 38 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 26 (1.90%) FMCG
5 23 (1.68%) Data Integration
6 22 (1.61%) Online Games
7 19 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.24%) PMI
9 15 (1.10%) IPTV
9 15 (1.10%) Video on Demand
10 14 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 13 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.80%) Statistics
13 9 (0.66%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.66%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.58%) CMDB
15 7 (0.51%) Visualisation
15 7 (0.51%) Firmware
15 7 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 132 (9.64%) Windows
2 110 (8.04%) Linux
3 66 (4.82%) UNIX
4 48 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.17%) Android
7 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.73%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.37%) Solaris
10 4 (0.29%) AIX
10 4 (0.29%) CentOS
10 4 (0.29%) SELinux
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.15%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.073%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (18.63%) Project Management
3 233 (17.02%) Scrum
4 161 (11.76%) ITIL
5 159 (11.61%) Service Delivery
6 149 (10.88%) Change Management
7 140 (10.23%) TDD
8 136 (9.93%) PRINCE2
9 132 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 95 (6.94%) Service Management
11 89 (6.50%) Release Management
12 88 (6.43%) Business Analysis
13 83 (6.06%) E-Commerce
14 80 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (5.77%) DevOps
16 74 (5.41%) Kanban
17 69 (5.04%) Performance Management
17 69 (5.04%) Risk Management
18 68 (4.97%) Problem Management
19 63 (4.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 182 (13.29%) Java
2 173 (12.64%) SQL
3 102 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 82 (5.99%) C#
5 64 (4.67%) Ruby
6 36 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 32 (2.34%) PHP
7 32 (2.34%) Python
8 30 (2.19%) VB
8 30 (2.19%) VBA
9 23 (1.68%) C
9 23 (1.68%) Groovy
10 20 (1.46%) Perl
11 18 (1.31%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.31%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.58%) Jython
13 6 (0.44%) VB6
13 6 (0.44%) C++
14 5 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 197 (14.39%) Degree
2 98 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 56 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.56%) ISEB
5 26 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 22 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.95%) MCSE
9 11 (0.80%) MCP
9 11 (0.80%) PMP
9 11 (0.80%) APMP
10 10 (0.73%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 9 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.58%) CIMA
13 7 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.51%) ACCA
13 7 (0.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (11.54%) QA
2 77 (5.62%) SLA
3 21 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.51%) P3O
5 7 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.29%) COBIT
7 4 (0.29%) GxP
8 3 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.22%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.15%) GCP
9 2 (0.15%) GMP
9 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.15%) WAI
9 2 (0.15%) DO-254
9 2 (0.15%) EMIR
9 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.073%) AIFMD
System Software
1 46 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 43 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.10%) vSphere
4 14 (1.02%) vCloud
5 12 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.73%) NFS
7 8 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.51%) NLBS
9 5 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.22%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.15%) XenApp
13 1 (0.073%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.073%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.073%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.073%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (2.05%) Puppet
2 25 (1.83%) Tivoli
3 23 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.31%) Nagios
5 15 (1.10%) Opsview
6 12 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 12 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.80%) SCCM
8 10 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (0.58%) collectd
9 8 (0.58%) Ansible
10 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 7 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.22%) WMI
14 2 (0.15%) BladeLogic
14 2 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 174 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 143 (10.45%) Oracle
3 136 (9.93%) SAP
4 49 (3.58%) VMware
5 47 (3.43%) HP
6 42 (3.07%) IBM
7 28 (2.05%) Cisco
8 27 (1.97%) Business Objects
9 20 (1.46%) Citrix
10 19 (1.39%) Akamai
11 15 (1.10%) Google
12 14 (1.02%) Venda
12 14 (1.02%) EMC
12 14 (1.02%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.95%) McAfee
14 10 (0.73%) Remedy
14 10 (0.73%) Websense
14 10 (0.73%) F5
14 10 (0.73%) Lumension
15 9 (0.66%) Tableau
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago