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 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 56 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 14 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.79% 0.80% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.09% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+44.64% -15.15%
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
576 276 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.56% 73.40% 62.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 128 114
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.00 £37.50
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 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 14 £413 - 1
Durham - - - - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Scrum
3 14 (41.18%) Mentoring
4 13 (38.24%) Scala
4 13 (38.24%) Configuration Management
5 12 (35.29%) Java
5 12 (35.29%) UNIX
5 12 (35.29%) Python
5 12 (35.29%) Ruby
6 11 (32.35%) Problem Management
6 11 (32.35%) Line Management
6 11 (32.35%) HTML
6 11 (32.35%) CSS
7 10 (29.41%) HTML5
7 10 (29.41%) REST
7 10 (29.41%) CSS3
7 10 (29.41%) RESTful
7 10 (29.41%) Ajax
7 10 (29.41%) JSON
7 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
8 9 (26.47%) Service Delivery
9 8 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (23.53%) Finance
9 8 (23.53%) C#
9 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
9 8 (23.53%) Web Development
10 7 (20.59%) QA
10 7 (20.59%) Subversion
10 7 (20.59%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (14.71%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.94%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) MPLS
2 1 (2.94%) DSL
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Subversion
1 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Senior Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Product Manager
4 3 (8.82%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Change Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.94%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Problem Manager
6 1 (2.94%) DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) HTML
1 11 (32.35%) CSS
2 10 (29.41%) Ajax
2 10 (29.41%) JSON
2 10 (29.41%) RESTful
2 10 (29.41%) HTML5
2 10 (29.41%) REST
2 10 (29.41%) CSS3
3 4 (11.76%) XML
4 3 (8.82%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Visualisation
2 3 (8.82%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) UNIX
2 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Mac OS X
3 4 (11.76%) Windows
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Scrum
3 14 (41.18%) Mentoring
4 13 (38.24%) Configuration Management
5 11 (32.35%) Problem Management
5 11 (32.35%) Line Management
6 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Service Delivery
8 8 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (23.53%) Web Development
9 7 (20.59%) Migration
10 6 (17.65%) Data Management
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
10 6 (17.65%) Web Design
10 6 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
11 5 (14.71%) Workflow
12 4 (11.76%) Service Management
13 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
13 3 (8.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Scala
2 12 (35.29%) Python
2 12 (35.29%) Ruby
2 12 (35.29%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) C#
4 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (14.71%) SQL
6 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
1 7 (20.59%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) EMC
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft