The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 47 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.26% 1.40% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.71% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £378 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.98% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +24.98%
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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 Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
293 293 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 76.50% 82.07% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 172 105
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £23.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) BCP
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) B2B
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Nagios

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Monitoring Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) JPA
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) BCP
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) B2B
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) hybris