The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 65 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 11 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.11% 2.00% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 2.61% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Average daily rate
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£423 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.18% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £410 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +22.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.88 £24.71
% change year-on-year
+98.67% -23.59%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
782 651 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.23% 76.68% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 392 302
Average daily rate £391 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £10.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £16.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
3 5 (27.78%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) OWASP
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Patch Management
3 5 (27.78%) Security Patching
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) GIAC
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (27.78%) CISSP
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 4 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Legal
4 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) ISEB
6 2 (11.11%) MS Excel

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) SDH
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Legal
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Automotive
5 1 (5.56%) German Language
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Security Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Office Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 2 (11.11%) PMO Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Head of Development
4 1 (5.56%) Head of Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Support Assistant
4 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Office Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Information Security
1 6 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 5 (27.78%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (27.78%) Patch Management
2 5 (27.78%) Security Patching
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
2 5 (27.78%) OWASP
2 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CISSP
1 5 (27.78%) GIAC
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) SAP