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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 162 170 197
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +27
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 628 552 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.26% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.68% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 326 224
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 22
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.38 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.59 £8.63 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.55 £47.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -33.33%
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +10 287 £500 +14.15% 86
South East +21 143 £400 -3.03% 124
West Midlands +14 36 £354 -3.08% 28
South West -2 35 £490 +46.26% 34
North West -25 30 £385 +6.57% 36
Yorkshire -5 29 £375 -2.59% 21
East of England +2 26 £375 -14.28% 10
East Midlands +1 25 £375 +167.85% 14
North East -3 11 £399 +37.52% 5
Midlands +2 1 £475 - 1
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 345 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (26.20%) Finance
3 243 (19.18%) ITIL
4 192 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
5 177 (13.97%) Project Management
6 172 (13.58%) Java
7 149 (11.76%) Scrum
8 142 (11.21%) Degree
9 141 (11.13%) SQL
10 131 (10.34%) Service Delivery
11 130 (10.26%) Telecoms
12 124 (9.79%) Microsoft
13 118 (9.31%) Service Management
14 117 (9.23%) Windows
14 117 (9.23%) TDD
14 117 (9.23%) QA
15 114 (9.00%) Linux
16 113 (8.92%) MS Excel
16 113 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 103 (8.13%) Security Cleared
18 102 (8.05%) Change Management
19 100 (7.89%) HTML
20 98 (7.73%) Oracle
21 96 (7.58%) SAP
22 92 (7.26%) JavaScript
22 92 (7.26%) CSS
23 90 (7.10%) Coaching
24 88 (6.95%) UNIX
24 88 (6.95%) Management Information System
25 86 (6.79%) Mentoring

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (2.92%) Apache
2 33 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 32 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 28 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (1.26%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
8 13 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
9 12 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
10 10 (0.79%) IIS
11 9 (0.71%) Node.js
12 8 (0.63%) Confluence
12 8 (0.63%) nginx
12 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.55%) Lync
13 7 (0.55%) JBoss
13 7 (0.55%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.47%) SAS
14 6 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 113 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 70 (5.52%) MS Office
3 52 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (3.63%) MS Visio
5 32 (2.53%) MS Project
6 17 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) SAP HR
1 7 (0.55%) SAP SRM
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.47%) SAP FI-AP
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.32%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.32%) Agresso
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.24%) SAP QM
5 3 (0.24%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.47%) SaaS
4 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.24%) GitHub
5 3 (0.24%) PaaS
5 3 (0.24%) Force.com
6 1 (0.079%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.079%) IaaS
6 1 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.079%) Trello
6 1 (0.079%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.39%) DNS
2 40 (3.16%) Firewall
3 30 (2.37%) SAN
4 25 (1.97%) HTTP
5 20 (1.58%) LDAP
6 17 (1.34%) SSL
7 16 (1.26%) Intranet
7 16 (1.26%) Internet
8 15 (1.18%) DHCP
8 15 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.18%) WAN
8 15 (1.18%) Network Security
9 13 (1.03%) OSPF
9 13 (1.03%) BGP
10 12 (0.95%) LAN
11 9 (0.71%) MVNO
11 9 (0.71%) MPLS
11 9 (0.71%) LTE
12 8 (0.63%) GSM
12 8 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.87%) SAP BW
10 10 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.79%) MS Access
11 9 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.47%) Spotfire
13 6 (0.47%) QlikView
13 6 (0.47%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.47%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 71 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.63%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.68%) Subversion
4 29 (2.29%) JIRA
5 21 (1.66%) Cucumber
6 18 (1.42%) Jasmine
7 17 (1.34%) Maven
8 14 (1.10%) Selenium
9 13 (1.03%) Introscope
9 13 (1.03%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.95%) JMeter
10 12 (0.95%) Capybara
11 10 (0.79%) JUnit
12 9 (0.71%) IntelliJ
12 9 (0.71%) MSI
12 9 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.63%) Hudson
14 7 (0.55%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 332 (26.20%) Finance
2 130 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 73 (5.76%) Banking
4 67 (5.29%) Retail
5 59 (4.66%) Legal
6 48 (3.79%) Marketing
7 47 (3.71%) Manufacturing
7 47 (3.71%) Games
8 27 (2.13%) Publishing
9 26 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 25 (1.97%) Law
11 23 (1.82%) Back Office
12 16 (1.26%) Front Office
13 15 (1.18%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.71%) Automotive
15 8 (0.63%) Billing
16 6 (0.47%) Advertising
17 5 (0.39%) Electronics
17 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 226 (17.84%) Analyst
2 168 (13.26%) Developer
3 85 (6.71%) Business Analyst
4 65 (5.13%) Service Manager
5 60 (4.74%) Project Manager
6 57 (4.50%) Delivery Manager
7 53 (4.18%) Architect
8 51 (4.03%) Consultant
9 50 (3.95%) ScrumMaster
10 41 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 36 (2.84%) Services Delivery Manager
12 29 (2.29%) Java Developer
13 28 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (1.89%) SAP Consultant
15 23 (1.82%) Administrator
15 23 (1.82%) Business Manager
16 22 (1.74%) Senior Developer
17 20 (1.58%) Support Analyst
17 20 (1.58%) Data Analyst
18 19 (1.50%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (7.89%) HTML
2 92 (7.26%) CSS
3 61 (4.81%) HTML5
4 58 (4.58%) .NET
5 52 (4.10%) CSS3
6 43 (3.39%) Web Services
7 34 (2.68%) Middleware
8 32 (2.53%) XML
9 29 (2.29%) Spring
10 26 (2.05%) REST
11 25 (1.97%) JSON
12 24 (1.89%) jQuery
13 19 (1.50%) Velocity
14 18 (1.42%) RESTful
15 17 (1.34%) AngularJS
16 16 (1.26%) JSP
16 16 (1.26%) Hibernate
16 16 (1.26%) Sass
17 15 (1.18%) Spring MVC
18 14 (1.10%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 192 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (6.95%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.39%) Open Source
4 33 (2.60%) User Experience
5 23 (1.82%) Data Integration
5 23 (1.82%) Visualisation
6 21 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.34%) FMCG
8 15 (1.18%) PMI
8 15 (1.18%) Online Games
8 15 (1.18%) Statistics
9 12 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
11 9 (0.71%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.63%) Social Media
12 8 (0.63%) E-Learning
12 8 (0.63%) Clustering
12 8 (0.63%) Replication
13 7 (0.55%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 117 (9.23%) Windows
2 114 (9.00%) Linux
3 88 (6.95%) UNIX
4 34 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (1.42%) Windows XP
7 13 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.79%) Windows NT
8 10 (0.79%) AIX
9 9 (0.71%) HPUX
9 9 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.55%) Android
12 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.39%) Solaris
13 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.32%) zOS
14 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (19.18%) ITIL
3 177 (13.97%) Project Management
4 149 (11.76%) Scrum
5 131 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 118 (9.31%) Service Management
7 117 (9.23%) TDD
8 113 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 102 (8.05%) Change Management
10 90 (7.10%) Coaching
11 86 (6.79%) Mentoring
12 85 (6.71%) PRINCE2
13 80 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
14 79 (6.24%) DevOps
15 74 (5.84%) Six Sigma
16 70 (5.52%) Line Management
17 69 (5.45%) Risk Management
18 64 (5.05%) Business Analysis
19 63 (4.97%) Release Management
19 63 (4.97%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 172 (13.58%) Java
2 141 (11.13%) SQL
3 92 (7.26%) JavaScript
4 69 (5.45%) Python
5 66 (5.21%) Ruby
6 38 (3.00%) Perl
6 38 (3.00%) C#
7 27 (2.13%) PowerShell
8 26 (2.05%) Shell Script
9 22 (1.74%) C
10 17 (1.34%) Scala
11 16 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.26%) VBA
12 14 (1.10%) Groovy
13 13 (1.03%) Jython
13 13 (1.03%) C++
13 13 (1.03%) PHP
14 12 (0.95%) VBScript
15 9 (0.71%) R
15 9 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 142 (11.21%) Degree
2 103 (8.13%) Security Cleared
3 57 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (1.97%) ISEB
6 23 (1.82%) PMI Certification
7 18 (1.42%) SAP Certification
8 16 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.18%) PMP
10 14 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 12 (0.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 11 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (0.87%) CCNP
12 11 (0.87%) CCNA
13 10 (0.79%) CISSP
13 10 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (0.71%) HND
14 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.71%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (9.23%) QA
2 66 (5.21%) SLA
3 11 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.71%) P3O
5 9 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.55%) COBIT
8 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.24%) GAMP
8 3 (0.24%) GMP
9 2 (0.16%) GxP
10 1 (0.079%) TickIT
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.079%) GAAP
10 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.079%) COSO
System Software
1 40 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.34%) VMware ESX
4 11 (0.87%) vSphere
5 9 (0.71%) Firmware
5 9 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.71%) XenApp
6 8 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.55%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.47%) NFS
9 5 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.32%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.32%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.24%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.16%) Docker
13 1 (0.079%) vCloud
13 1 (0.079%) RHEV
13 1 (0.079%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 30 (2.37%) Puppet
2 26 (2.05%) Nagios
3 22 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.71%) collectd
5 9 (0.71%) Graylog2
5 9 (0.71%) Opsview
5 9 (0.71%) Graphite
5 9 (0.71%) Icinga
6 8 (0.63%) OPNET
7 6 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.39%) SCCM
8 5 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.39%) WSUS
9 4 (0.32%) SCOM
9 4 (0.32%) FreeIPA
9 4 (0.32%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.32%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 124 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 98 (7.73%) Oracle
3 96 (7.58%) SAP
4 64 (5.05%) VMware
5 47 (3.71%) HP
6 36 (2.84%) Cisco
7 26 (2.05%) IBM
8 23 (1.82%) BMC
9 22 (1.74%) F5
10 18 (1.42%) Akamai
10 18 (1.42%) New Relic
11 15 (1.18%) Tableau
11 15 (1.18%) Citrix
12 14 (1.10%) SolarWinds
12 14 (1.10%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.10%) CheckPoint
13 13 (1.03%) AppDynamics
14 12 (0.95%) McAfee
15 11 (0.87%) Adobe
16 10 (0.79%) NetApp
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day depending on experienc
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington
Volt
Rate: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £340 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Church International
Rate: £35-£50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Eye, Suffolk
Allied Worldwide
Rate: Unspecified €250 p/day OR £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.19 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago