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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 27 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.00% 1.17% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.45% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate £400 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £435 £505
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £359
% change year-on-year
- +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +80.00%
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
247 344 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 82.33% 80.37% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 228 145
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.75 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £16.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 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
Northampton +16 9 £400 -23.80% 2
Continuous Improvement
East Midlands

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (31.25%) DNA
2 5 (31.25%) Six Sigma
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
5 2 (12.50%) Procedural Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Automotive
5 2 (12.50%) DB2
5 2 (12.50%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) MCSE
6 1 (6.25%) MCSA
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) MCP
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.25%) J2EE

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Lombardi
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Database Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Process Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Commercial Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Business Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) DNA
2 5 (31.25%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (31.25%) Six Sigma
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Procedural Programming
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.25%) XPath
2 1 (6.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCDA
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau