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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 23 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.55% 3.70% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 4.82% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Average daily rate
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£430 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £268 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £594 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+44.64% -15.15%
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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
152 166 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 77.55% 76.85% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 107 83
Average daily rate £420 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £570 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £30.25 £42.50 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.82% +105.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £19.50 £18.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 24 December 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 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) Process Management
2 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
3 1 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ACCA
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Report Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) MI Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Governance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (20.00%) Process Management
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) Ruby
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ACCA
1 1 (10.00%) CIMA
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau