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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 58 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 19 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.06% 1.93% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.77% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 2
Average daily rate £263 £399 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.17% +37.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £349 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £491 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £359
% change year-on-year
- +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +80.00%
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
780 433 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.60% 69.61% 74.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 263 193
Average daily rate £410 £399 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +32.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 32
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £28.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 17 £260 -34.80% 1
Durham +6 1 £625 - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 16 (48.48%) ITIL
2 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) Release Management
4 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 5 (15.15%) Java
7 4 (12.12%) SQL
7 4 (12.12%) MySQL
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.12%) SOAP
7 4 (12.12%) Web Services
7 4 (12.12%) XML
7 4 (12.12%) XSLT
7 4 (12.12%) Unix
7 4 (12.12%) RUP
7 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
7 4 (12.12%) DSDM
7 4 (12.12%) SOA
7 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
7 4 (12.12%) Benchmarking
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Jython
7 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
7 4 (12.12%) Finance
7 4 (12.12%) Subversion
7 4 (12.12%) OCPJWCD
7 4 (12.12%) OCPJP
7 4 (12.12%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
1 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) SQLite
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Release Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Service Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Defect Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Digital Architect
6 1 (3.03%) ITSM Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) JAX-RS
1 4 (12.12%) JSON
1 4 (12.12%) REST
1 4 (12.12%) SOAP
1 4 (12.12%) Spring
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
1 4 (12.12%) XML
1 4 (12.12%) XSLT
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) CMDB
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Social Media
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) Release Management
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Benchmarking
5 4 (12.12%) DSDM
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
5 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
5 4 (12.12%) RUP
5 4 (12.12%) SOA
5 4 (12.12%) TDD
6 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.03%) Defect Management
7 1 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) Project Management
7 1 (3.03%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (3.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) Jython
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 4 (12.12%) OCPJP
3 4 (12.12%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) HP
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Sage
3 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow