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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 40 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.07% 1.39% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.73% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £15.97 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+89.41% -3.21%
Continuous Improvement
East Midlands

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
369 231 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 79.18% 80.21% 66.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 141 86
Average daily rate £420 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.30 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.17 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
Northampton -8 5 £525 +5.00% 1
Towcester - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Continuous Improvement
East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) BCP
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) Banking

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Monitoring Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Base Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) BCP
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) hybris