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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 145 161 184
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 779 656 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.65% 1.40% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.80% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 374 336
Average daily rate £430 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £593 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 12
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.94 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £45.60 £30.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +104.54%
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
38464 36543 34805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.46% 77.80% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25533 23649 21506
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 988 1090
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.50 £52.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +37 354 £473 -5.02% 106
South East -24 128 £398 -2.45% 74
South West +24 62 £400 -18.36% 39
West Midlands +8 58 £438 +32.57% 23
East Midlands +13 46 £390 +11.42% 9
North West +3 43 £350 -9.09% 30
Yorkshire -14 35 £368 -2.00% 20
East of England +3 31 £500 +33.33% 22
North East -20 19 £263 -34.17% 6
Midlands +3 3 £450 -5.26%
Continuous Improvement
UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 475 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (21.33%) Finance
3 271 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
4 228 (14.96%) ITIL
5 209 (13.71%) Project Management
6 196 (12.86%) Security Cleared
7 194 (12.73%) Degree
7 194 (12.73%) Linux
8 188 (12.34%) Scrum
8 188 (12.34%) TDD
9 173 (11.35%) Java
10 172 (11.29%) JavaScript
11 164 (10.76%) Service Delivery
12 155 (10.17%) Windows
13 154 (10.10%) Microsoft
14 153 (10.04%) Git (software)
15 152 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
16 148 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 147 (9.65%) HTML
18 141 (9.25%) SQL
19 134 (8.79%) MS Excel
20 128 (8.40%) PRINCE2
21 126 (8.27%) Change Management
22 122 (8.01%) SC Cleared
23 120 (7.87%) Unix
24 117 (7.68%) QA
25 114 (7.48%) AngularJS
26 112 (7.35%) Service Management
27 111 (7.28%) CSS
27 111 (7.28%) Oracle

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 89 (5.84%) Node.js
2 42 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.36%) Confluence
4 33 (2.17%) Apache
5 32 (2.10%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.64%) WebLogic
7 21 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.12%) CMS
9 12 (0.79%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.66%) SAS
11 9 (0.59%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.52%) JBoss
12 8 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.46%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.46%) IIS
14 6 (0.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 134 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 77 (5.05%) MS Office
3 55 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (2.76%) MS Project
5 41 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 24 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.85%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.20%) Maya
10 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.066%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.066%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.52%) SAP SRM
3 6 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (0.39%) SAP HCM
4 5 (0.33%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.20%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.13%) Documaker
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.066%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.03%) GitHub
2 25 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.44%) SaaS
4 17 (1.12%) Office 365
5 15 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (0.85%) IaaS
7 11 (0.72%) PaaS
8 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.46%) Heroku
9 7 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (0.39%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.066%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.95%) DNS
2 37 (2.43%) HTTP
3 36 (2.36%) Firewall
4 33 (2.17%) Internet
5 32 (2.10%) SSL
6 28 (1.84%) Network Security
7 25 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 25 (1.64%) VPN
8 23 (1.51%) LAN
8 23 (1.51%) TCP/IP
9 19 (1.25%) SAN
10 18 (1.18%) DHCP
10 18 (1.18%) SSH
10 18 (1.18%) VLAN
10 18 (1.18%) Wireless
11 16 (1.05%) LDAP
12 15 (0.98%) VoIP
13 14 (0.92%) Radio Access Network
13 14 (0.92%) SNMP
14 11 (0.72%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.15%) Relational Database
3 40 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (2.49%) MongoDB
5 25 (1.64%) MySQL
6 22 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 17 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (1.05%) Oracle OWB
10 15 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (0.92%) Big Data
11 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.79%) DB2
12 12 (0.79%) Redis
12 12 (0.79%) SAP BW
13 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 153 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 87 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 63 (4.13%) JIRA
4 47 (3.08%) Selenium
5 46 (3.02%) Jasmine
5 46 (3.02%) Maven
6 43 (2.82%) Protractor
7 33 (2.17%) Mocha
8 26 (1.71%) Cucumber
9 24 (1.57%) Sinon.JS
10 23 (1.51%) QUnit
10 23 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (1.44%) Subversion
12 16 (1.05%) Hudson
12 16 (1.05%) TeamCity
13 15 (0.98%) gulp
13 15 (0.98%) HP UFT
14 14 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
15 13 (0.85%) JMeter
16 12 (0.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 325 (21.33%) Finance
2 99 (6.50%) Banking
3 88 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 54 (3.54%) Legal
4 54 (3.54%) Retail
5 36 (2.36%) Front Office
6 35 (2.30%) Marketing
7 31 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.90%) Games
9 26 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.38%) Billing
11 20 (1.31%) Law
12 19 (1.25%) Back Office
12 19 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (1.12%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.59%) Automotive
15 8 (0.52%) Electronics
15 8 (0.52%) Publishing
16 5 (0.33%) Advertising
16 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 276 (18.11%) Developer
2 275 (18.04%) Analyst
3 88 (5.77%) Business Analyst
4 87 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 80 (5.25%) Architect
6 77 (5.05%) JavaScript Developer
7 66 (4.33%) Consultant
8 60 (3.94%) Service Manager
9 55 (3.61%) Java Developer
10 47 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 45 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 44 (2.89%) Delivery Manager
13 41 (2.69%) Angular Developer
14 40 (2.62%) IT Manager
15 37 (2.43%) Scrum Master
16 36 (2.36%) Process Analyst
17 35 (2.30%) Agile Developer
18 29 (1.90%) Support Engineer
19 28 (1.84%) Linux Engineer
20 27 (1.77%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (9.65%) HTML
2 114 (7.48%) AngularJS
3 111 (7.28%) CSS
4 100 (6.56%) HTML5
5 92 (6.04%) Web Services
6 90 (5.91%) CSS3
7 60 (3.94%) RESTful
8 59 (3.87%) XML
9 56 (3.67%) Spring
10 55 (3.61%) Sass
11 47 (3.08%) .NET
12 38 (2.49%) JSON
13 37 (2.43%) jQuery
14 33 (2.17%) Middleware
15 31 (2.03%) REST
16 29 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (1.57%) Backbone.js
18 23 (1.51%) ASP.NET
18 23 (1.51%) MEAN Stack
18 23 (1.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 271 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.63%) Management Information System
3 81 (5.31%) User Experience
4 49 (3.22%) Data Centre
5 32 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.97%) FMCG
6 30 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.71%) Statistics
8 24 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 23 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.25%) Equities
10 19 (1.25%) PKI
11 16 (1.05%) Derivative
12 15 (0.98%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.98%) Social Media
13 13 (0.85%) Visualisation
14 12 (0.79%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.79%) IPTV
14 12 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
14 12 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 194 (12.73%) Linux
2 155 (10.17%) Windows
3 120 (7.87%) Unix
4 48 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.10%) Windows 7
6 29 (1.90%) AIX
7 27 (1.77%) Solaris
8 22 (1.44%) Mac OS X
9 19 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 16 (1.05%) HPUX
12 15 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.92%) CentOS
13 14 (0.92%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.79%) Android
16 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.39%) SUSE
17 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (14.96%) ITIL
3 209 (13.71%) Project Management
4 188 (12.34%) Scrum
4 188 (12.34%) TDD
5 164 (10.76%) Service Delivery
6 152 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 128 (8.40%) PRINCE2
9 126 (8.27%) Change Management
10 112 (7.35%) Service Management
11 111 (7.28%) BDD
12 106 (6.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 106 (6.96%) Pair Programming
13 103 (6.76%) Mentoring
14 101 (6.63%) DevOps
15 96 (6.30%) Risk Management
16 85 (5.58%) User Stories
17 84 (5.51%) Configuration Management
18 83 (5.45%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 173 (11.35%) Java
2 172 (11.29%) JavaScript
3 141 (9.25%) SQL
4 68 (4.46%) C#
4 68 (4.46%) Python
5 65 (4.27%) Ruby
6 57 (3.74%) C
7 53 (3.48%) C++
8 44 (2.89%) Perl
8 44 (2.89%) Shell Script
9 38 (2.49%) ES6
10 34 (2.23%) PHP
11 29 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 21 (1.38%) ECMAScript
12 21 (1.38%) Groovy
12 21 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.98%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.98%) PowerShell
14 13 (0.85%) VBA
15 12 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 196 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 194 (12.73%) Degree
3 122 (8.01%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.43%) DV Cleared
5 36 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 33 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (1.84%) ISEB
8 25 (1.64%) CISSP
9 23 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (1.12%) ISTQB
11 17 (1.12%) MCSE
12 15 (0.98%) PMI Certification
12 15 (0.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 13 (0.85%) PMP
14 12 (0.79%) MCTS
15 10 (0.66%) CISA
15 10 (0.66%) CISM
15 10 (0.66%) CRISC
16 9 (0.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (7.68%) QA
2 63 (4.13%) SLA
3 29 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 21 (1.38%) COBIT
5 21 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 20 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (1.05%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.72%) COSO
8 11 (0.72%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.33%) SAS 70
10 4 (0.26%) Basel II
10 4 (0.26%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.20%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.13%) DICOM
12 2 (0.13%) HL7
12 2 (0.13%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.13%) Val IT
System Software
1 57 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.02%) Docker
2 46 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.77%) VMware ESX
4 14 (0.92%) vSphere
5 8 (0.52%) Firmware
5 8 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.39%) vCloud
7 5 (0.33%) XenApp
7 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.13%) UAG
9 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.066%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.066%) NFS
10 1 (0.066%) RACF
10 1 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 64 (4.20%) Puppet
2 36 (2.36%) Ansible
2 36 (2.36%) Nagios
3 28 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.25%) Icinga
5 15 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.85%) logstash
7 12 (0.79%) FreeIPA
7 12 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 12 (0.79%) SELinux
8 10 (0.66%) Opsview
9 8 (0.52%) SCCM
10 7 (0.46%) Capistrano
11 6 (0.39%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.39%) Control-M
11 6 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.33%) RSA Security Analytics
12 5 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
13 4 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 154 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 111 (7.28%) Oracle
3 87 (5.71%) SAP
4 74 (4.86%) VMware
5 53 (3.48%) HP
6 36 (2.36%) Cisco
7 34 (2.23%) Red Hat
8 33 (2.17%) Splunk
9 32 (2.10%) IBM
10 22 (1.44%) Citrix
11 20 (1.31%) Informatica
12 16 (1.05%) Pega
13 14 (0.92%) Remedy
14 13 (0.85%) Adobe
15 12 (0.79%) Huawei
15 12 (0.79%) NetApp
15 12 (0.79%) webMethods
16 11 (0.72%) CheckPoint
16 11 (0.72%) Google
16 11 (0.72%) WorldPay
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