The first table below looks at the demand for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hounslow 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 5 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 8.33% 11.94% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.11% 14.29% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Average daily rate £490 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +22.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 75.00% 83.58% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 36
Average daily rate £445 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Continuous Improvement
London

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Hounslow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Hounslow region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) XAML
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) WPF
3 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) XNA
3 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) MVVM
3 3 (25.00%) Kinect
3 3 (25.00%) REST
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone
3 3 (25.00%) Xbox
4 2 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (16.67%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) nginx
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) XML
1 3 (25.00%) WPF
1 3 (25.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (25.00%) XNA
1 3 (25.00%) HTML5
1 3 (25.00%) REST
1 3 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
1 3 (25.00%) Kinect
1 3 (25.00%) Xbox
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) IPTV
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) MVVM
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) XAML
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Korn
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Cobbler
2 1 (8.33%) collectd
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Akamai
1 2 (16.67%) Foundry
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat