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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 146 186 220
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +34
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 694 515 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.41% 1.11% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.51% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 274 219
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.92 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £59.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £16.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.56% -22.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36762 34066 37577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.31% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23222 21113 22094
Average daily rate £406 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 1080 1002 1362
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Continuous Improvement
UK

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +38 366 £425 -5.12% 117
South East +47 126 £393 +0.64% 66
North West 0 40 £375 +29.87% 23
East of England -14 40 £450 +38.46% 20
South West -13 38 £320 - 31
West Midlands +9 35 £388 +10.71% 27
Yorkshire +4 19 £325 -13.33% 16
North East -9 16 £426 +50.79% 4
East Midlands -4 13 £395 +7.11% 8
Midlands +6 2 £500 -16.66%
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 371 (26.90%) Finance
2 281 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (18.64%) Project Management
4 236 (17.11%) Scrum
5 197 (14.29%) Degree
6 184 (13.34%) Java
7 177 (12.84%) SQL
8 172 (12.47%) Microsoft
9 162 (11.75%) ITIL
10 158 (11.46%) Service Delivery
10 158 (11.46%) QA
11 157 (11.39%) MS Excel
12 146 (10.59%) Oracle
12 146 (10.59%) Change Management
13 141 (10.22%) TDD
14 139 (10.08%) SAP
15 135 (9.79%) PRINCE2
16 133 (9.64%) Windows
17 132 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 129 (9.35%) HTML
19 117 (8.48%) SharePoint
20 113 (8.19%) Linux
21 106 (7.69%) SQL Server
22 105 (7.61%) JavaScript
23 104 (7.54%) Telecoms
24 100 (7.25%) Management Information System
25 98 (7.11%) .NET
25 98 (7.11%) Security Cleared
26 94 (6.82%) Service Management
27 89 (6.45%) Release Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 117 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.06%) CMS
3 45 (3.26%) Apache
3 45 (3.26%) WebSphere
4 30 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 28 (2.03%) Node.js
6 26 (1.89%) IIS
7 23 (1.67%) Umbraco
8 21 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.31%) MS Exchange
10 15 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (0.87%) nginx
11 12 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.73%) SAS
14 9 (0.65%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.58%) Lync
15 8 (0.58%) CloudStack
15 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 157 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 78 (5.66%) MS Office
3 50 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (3.19%) MS Project
5 39 (2.83%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.073%) SPSS
9 1 (0.073%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.073%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 16 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (1.02%) SAP HR
5 13 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.58%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.58%) SAP SD
8 7 (0.51%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.29%) SAP SRM
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.87%) SaaS
3 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.44%) GitHub
4 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.22%) Force.com
6 2 (0.15%) PaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.15%) IaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.073%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.35%) DNS
2 41 (2.97%) Firewall
3 29 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.52%) LAN
4 21 (1.52%) Intranet
5 20 (1.45%) 3G
5 20 (1.45%) WAN
6 19 (1.38%) DHCP
6 19 (1.38%) SAN
6 19 (1.38%) 2G
7 16 (1.16%) VPN
7 16 (1.16%) HTTP
8 15 (1.09%) Wireless
9 14 (1.02%) 4G
9 14 (1.02%) GSM
10 13 (0.94%) SNMP
11 12 (0.87%) SSL
11 12 (0.87%) LDAP
12 11 (0.80%) VLAN
13 10 (0.73%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 31 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (2.03%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 26 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (1.89%) MySQL
7 19 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (0.87%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.73%) Big Data
11 10 (0.73%) MS Access
12 8 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
13 7 (0.51%) SAP BW
13 7 (0.51%) Spotfire
13 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 84 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 53 (3.84%) Cucumber
3 37 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 36 (2.61%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.81%) Maven
6 23 (1.67%) Mercurial
7 19 (1.38%) Selenium
8 17 (1.23%) Kiln
9 15 (1.09%) JUnit
10 14 (1.02%) Subversion
11 13 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.94%) JIRA
12 12 (0.87%) Visual Studio
13 11 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (0.73%) Mockito
14 10 (0.73%) Hamcrest
14 10 (0.73%) Hudson
15 9 (0.65%) Ant
15 9 (0.65%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 371 (26.90%) Finance
2 104 (7.54%) Telecoms
3 80 (5.80%) Banking
4 61 (4.42%) Manufacturing
5 56 (4.06%) Legal
6 54 (3.92%) Marketing
7 45 (3.26%) Retail
8 35 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 29 (2.10%) Games
10 20 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 16 (1.16%) Publishing
13 15 (1.09%) Law
14 14 (1.02%) Local Government
15 13 (0.94%) Front Office
15 13 (0.94%) Back Office
15 13 (0.94%) Billing
15 13 (0.94%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.73%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 275 (19.94%) Analyst
2 202 (14.65%) Developer
3 116 (8.41%) Project Manager
4 112 (8.12%) Business Analyst
5 61 (4.42%) ScrumMaster
6 52 (3.77%) Architect
6 52 (3.77%) Consultant
7 42 (3.05%) Java Developer
8 39 (2.83%) Service Manager
9 34 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 28 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
11 27 (1.96%) Applications Support
12 25 (1.81%) .NET Developer
13 24 (1.74%) Front-End Developer
13 24 (1.74%) Tester
14 23 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (1.60%) SAP Consultant
16 21 (1.52%) Product Manager
16 21 (1.52%) Data Analyst
17 20 (1.45%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (9.35%) HTML
2 98 (7.11%) .NET
3 85 (6.16%) CSS
4 70 (5.08%) Web Services
5 64 (4.64%) jQuery
6 58 (4.21%) XML
7 49 (3.55%) HTML5
8 48 (3.48%) Spring
9 44 (3.19%) ASP.NET
10 40 (2.90%) CSS3
11 37 (2.68%) J2EE
12 36 (2.61%) .NET Framework
13 33 (2.39%) JSON
14 32 (2.32%) RESTful
14 32 (2.32%) Middleware
15 29 (2.10%) Hibernate
16 25 (1.81%) Ajax
17 23 (1.67%) Grails
18 22 (1.60%) AngularJS
18 22 (1.60%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.25%) Management Information System
2 51 (3.70%) Open Source
3 38 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 27 (1.96%) FMCG
5 23 (1.67%) Data Integration
6 22 (1.60%) Online Games
7 19 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.23%) PMI
9 15 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.09%) IPTV
9 15 (1.09%) Video on Demand
10 13 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 13 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.73%) Statistics
12 9 (0.65%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.58%) CMDB
13 8 (0.58%) Firmware
13 8 (0.58%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.51%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 133 (9.64%) Windows
2 113 (8.19%) Linux
3 67 (4.86%) UNIX
4 50 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.16%) Android
6 16 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.73%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.44%) Solaris
10 4 (0.29%) SELinux
10 4 (0.29%) CentOS
10 4 (0.29%) AIX
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
1 281 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (18.64%) Project Management
3 236 (17.11%) Scrum
4 162 (11.75%) ITIL
5 158 (11.46%) Service Delivery
6 146 (10.59%) Change Management
7 141 (10.22%) TDD
8 135 (9.79%) PRINCE2
9 132 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 94 (6.82%) Service Management
11 89 (6.45%) Release Management
12 86 (6.24%) Business Analysis
12 86 (6.24%) E-Commerce
13 82 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
14 79 (5.73%) DevOps
15 76 (5.51%) Kanban
16 72 (5.22%) Risk Management
17 69 (5.00%) Performance Management
18 67 (4.86%) Problem Management
19 64 (4.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 184 (13.34%) Java
2 177 (12.84%) SQL
3 105 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 86 (6.24%) C#
5 64 (4.64%) Ruby
6 35 (2.54%) PowerShell
7 31 (2.25%) Python
7 31 (2.25%) PHP
8 30 (2.18%) VB
8 30 (2.18%) VBA
9 23 (1.67%) Groovy
10 22 (1.60%) C
11 21 (1.52%) Perl
12 18 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 18 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.65%) Jython
14 6 (0.44%) VB6
14 6 (0.44%) C++
15 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 197 (14.29%) Degree
2 98 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 55 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.39%) ISEB
5 26 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 22 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.94%) MCSE
9 11 (0.80%) MCP
9 11 (0.80%) PMP
9 11 (0.80%) APMP
10 9 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 9 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.58%) CIMA
11 8 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.51%) ACCA
12 7 (0.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (11.46%) QA
2 73 (5.29%) SLA
3 21 (1.52%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.51%) P3O
6 5 (0.36%) 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%) EMIR
9 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.15%) DO-254
9 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.15%) WAI
9 2 (0.15%) GCP
9 2 (0.15%) GMP
10 1 (0.073%) Basel II
System Software
1 44 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 43 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.09%) vSphere
4 14 (1.02%) vCloud
5 12 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.73%) NFS
7 8 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.51%) NLBS
9 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.22%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.15%) XenApp
12 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.073%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.073%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.073%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.073%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (2.03%) Puppet
2 25 (1.81%) Tivoli
3 23 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.31%) Nagios
5 16 (1.16%) Opsview
6 12 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (0.87%) Backup Exec
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%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.22%) WMI
13 3 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 172 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 146 (10.59%) Oracle
3 139 (10.08%) SAP
4 50 (3.63%) VMware
5 47 (3.41%) HP
6 44 (3.19%) IBM
7 27 (1.96%) Cisco
8 26 (1.89%) Business Objects
9 19 (1.38%) Citrix
9 19 (1.38%) Akamai
10 18 (1.31%) Google
11 17 (1.23%) Venda
12 14 (1.02%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.02%) EMC
13 13 (0.94%) McAfee
14 10 (0.73%) F5
14 10 (0.73%) Lumension
14 10 (0.73%) Remedy
14 10 (0.73%) Websense
15 9 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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