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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 42 30 40
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 17 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.80% 2.59% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 3.70% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £259 £800
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.58% -67.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £240 £620
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £278 £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £335 £370
% change year-on-year
+16.41% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £18.75 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £28.71 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-34.24% +36.69%
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
451 270 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.30% 69.95% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 138 148
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £665 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 22
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -10 15 £400 +54.58% 3
Durham -5 1 - - 1
Northumberland - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (53.57%) Problem Management
2 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 14 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (50.00%) Migration
2 14 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (42.86%) Oracle Workflow
3 12 (42.86%) Workflow
3 12 (42.86%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (42.86%) HP
3 12 (42.86%) QA
3 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 12 (42.86%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (39.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (39.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (39.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (39.29%) General Ledger
4 11 (39.29%) SLA
4 11 (39.29%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
6 9 (32.14%) Data Management
7 8 (28.57%) UNIX
7 8 (28.57%) SQL
8 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
8 7 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (21.43%) ITIL
9 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (42.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Project
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (42.86%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (39.29%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (39.29%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (39.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) MPLS
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Analyst
1 5 (17.86%) Applications Support
1 5 (17.86%) Product Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Applications Support
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (7.14%) DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) Ajax
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
2 2 (7.14%) RESTful
2 2 (7.14%) HTML5
2 2 (7.14%) REST
2 2 (7.14%) CSS3
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) PMI
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Problem Management
2 14 (50.00%) Migration
3 12 (42.86%) Workflow
3 12 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 9 (32.14%) Data Management
6 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (21.43%) ITIL
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
8 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 3 (10.71%) CRM
9 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
10 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Content Management
10 2 (7.14%) Procure-to-pay
10 2 (7.14%) Product Management
10 2 (7.14%) Cash Management
10 2 (7.14%) Service Management
11 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) Scala
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.14%) ISEB
5 1 (3.57%) PMP
5 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.57%) APMP
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
2 11 (39.29%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 12 (42.86%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft