The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 49 27 47
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 21 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.02% 3.12% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 4.62% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 1
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£379 £275 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.81% -52.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
Continuous Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
534 238 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.83% 67.42% 65.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 124 137
Average daily rate £355 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 20
Average hourly rate £20.13 £30.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.91% +80.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £7.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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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
Tyne and Wear -15 19 £383 +48.11% 4
Durham -11 1 - -
Northumberland - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Problem Management
2 14 (41.18%) UNIX
3 13 (38.24%) Oracle
3 13 (38.24%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (38.24%) Migration
3 13 (38.24%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
3 13 (38.24%) Scrum
4 12 (35.29%) QA
4 12 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (35.29%) HP
5 11 (32.35%) SLA
5 11 (32.35%) Workflow
5 11 (32.35%) Finance
5 11 (32.35%) Regression Testing
5 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
5 11 (32.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 11 (32.35%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (29.41%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (29.41%) General Ledger
6 10 (29.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (29.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (29.41%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (26.47%) CSS
7 9 (26.47%) HTML
7 9 (26.47%) Java
7 9 (26.47%) JSON
7 9 (26.47%) RESTful

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 11 (32.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Project
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (32.35%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (29.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 10 (29.41%) Oracle General Ledger
3 10 (29.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) DSL
2 1 (2.94%) MPLS
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (17.65%) Subversion
2 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Product Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Applications Support
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Applications Support
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.88%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Coach
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Support
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) CSS
1 9 (26.47%) HTML
1 9 (26.47%) JSON
1 9 (26.47%) RESTful
1 9 (26.47%) HTML5
1 9 (26.47%) REST
1 9 (26.47%) CSS3
1 9 (26.47%) Ajax
2 4 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Visualisation
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Data Conversion
2 1 (2.94%) PMI
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) UNIX
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Problem Management
3 13 (38.24%) Migration
3 13 (38.24%) Scrum
4 12 (35.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (32.35%) Workflow
5 11 (32.35%) Regression Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Data Management
6 9 (26.47%) Line Management
6 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL
7 6 (17.65%) Web Development
8 5 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (14.71%) Web Design
9 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
10 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
10 3 (8.82%) Coaching
11 2 (5.88%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
1 9 (26.47%) Scala
2 8 (23.53%) Ruby
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Python
3 7 (20.59%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) PL/SQL
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) APMP
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) PMP
5 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) QA
2 11 (32.35%) SLA
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle
2 12 (35.29%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft