The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 26 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.05% 1.99% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.92% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£425 £470 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +88.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+22.30% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £24.71 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-23.59% +17.64%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
192 171 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 78.69% 68.13% 74.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 93 88
Average daily rate £423 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £29.00 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Middlesex region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (53.33%) SAP
2 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 6 (40.00%) SAP HR
4 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) Document Management
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
7 1 (6.67%) Change Control
7 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
7 1 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) ITSM
7 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (6.67%) Project Planning

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Governance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.67%) MI Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CIMA
2 1 (6.67%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft