The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 134 114 136
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 128 151 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 1.59% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.06% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 71 69
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £283 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £354
% change year-on-year
- +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.73 £22.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +104.54%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
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 South East

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 8 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
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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
Berkshire -17 35 £388 -3.12% 22
Hampshire +15 25 £375 -5.06% 16
Surrey -1 20 £400 +36.75% 19
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £423 +20.71% 2
Oxfordshire +4 10 £423 -12.43% 17
West Sussex +1 7 £375 -16.66% 1
East Sussex +8 6 £438 +43.44% 2
Kent -2 4 £355 -16.47% 1
Middlesex -3 4 £425 +13.33%
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 62 (23.22%) ITIL
2 51 (19.10%) Finance
2 51 (19.10%) Degree
3 49 (18.35%) Telecoms
4 47 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (15.36%) Project Management
5 41 (15.36%) Service Delivery
6 36 (13.48%) Windows
7 34 (12.73%) MS Excel
7 34 (12.73%) Service Management
7 34 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (11.61%) Microsoft
9 30 (11.24%) Change Management
9 30 (11.24%) Management Information System
10 29 (10.86%) Security Cleared
11 27 (10.11%) SQL
11 27 (10.11%) Mentoring
12 26 (9.74%) Linux
13 24 (8.99%) PRINCE2
14 23 (8.61%) SLA
14 23 (8.61%) SC Cleared
15 21 (7.87%) HTML
15 21 (7.87%) JavaScript
15 21 (7.87%) Coaching
15 21 (7.87%) ITIL V3
16 20 (7.49%) Problem Management
17 19 (7.12%) Cisco
18 18 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (6.74%) Programme Management
18 18 (6.74%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 6 (2.25%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.87%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.87%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.50%) Confluence
3 4 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.12%) IIS
4 3 (1.12%) Node.js
4 3 (1.12%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.75%) Apache
5 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.87%) MS Office
3 12 (4.49%) MS Project
4 10 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.12%) Maya
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.37%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.25%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.75%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.75%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) Primavera
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.37%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.75%) SaaS
2 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.62%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.50%) GitHub
5 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.75%) IaaS
5 2 (0.75%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.99%) HTTP
2 12 (4.49%) SAN
3 11 (4.12%) SSL
4 9 (3.37%) DNS
4 9 (3.37%) SSH
5 8 (3.00%) LAN
5 8 (3.00%) Wireless
6 7 (2.62%) Firewall
6 7 (2.62%) MPLS
6 7 (2.62%) NAS
6 7 (2.62%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (2.25%) FTP
7 6 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (2.25%) Multicast
7 6 (2.25%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.25%) VLAN
8 5 (1.87%) Junos
8 5 (1.87%) MRTG
8 5 (1.87%) SNMP
8 5 (1.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.00%) Big Data
3 8 (3.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.62%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (2.25%) DB2
5 6 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.87%) OpenStack Swift
7 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.75%) JIRA
2 8 (3.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.87%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.87%) Maven
3 5 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.50%) AccuRev
4 4 (1.50%) Ant
4 4 (1.50%) JUnit
4 4 (1.50%) Selenium
4 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.12%) HP UFT
5 3 (1.12%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.12%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.75%) Grunt
6 2 (0.75%) Introscope
6 2 (0.75%) JProfiler
6 2 (0.75%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (0.75%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 51 (19.10%) Finance
2 49 (18.35%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.62%) Legal
4 9 (3.37%) Retail
5 7 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.25%) Banking
6 6 (2.25%) Billing
6 6 (2.25%) Marketing
7 5 (1.87%) Automotive
7 5 (1.87%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.12%) Advertising
9 3 (1.12%) Electronics
10 2 (0.75%) Back Office
10 2 (0.75%) Games
10 2 (0.75%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.37%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (16.10%) Analyst
2 41 (15.36%) Developer
3 19 (7.12%) Architect
3 19 (7.12%) Consultant
4 16 (5.99%) Service Manager
5 13 (4.87%) Delivery Manager
6 12 (4.49%) Java Developer
6 12 (4.49%) Project Manager
6 12 (4.49%) Telecoms Manager
7 10 (3.75%) Services Delivery Manager
8 9 (3.37%) Problem Manager
9 8 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (3.00%) Network Engineer
9 8 (3.00%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.00%) Team Leader
10 7 (2.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (2.62%) IT Manager
10 7 (2.62%) OBIEE Developer
10 7 (2.62%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.87%) HTML
2 17 (6.37%) AngularJS
3 15 (5.62%) Middleware
4 14 (5.24%) Web Services
5 13 (4.87%) HTML5
5 13 (4.87%) jQuery
6 11 (4.12%) CSS
7 9 (3.37%) CSS3
7 9 (3.37%) XML
8 8 (3.00%) Backbone.js
8 8 (3.00%) JMS
8 8 (3.00%) REST
8 8 (3.00%) Spring
9 7 (2.62%) Java EE
9 7 (2.62%) JSON
9 7 (2.62%) RESTful
10 6 (2.25%) .NET
10 6 (2.25%) IBM Integration Bus
11 5 (1.87%) JSF
11 5 (1.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (11.24%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.74%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.99%) Driving Licence
5 13 (4.87%) Statistics
6 10 (3.75%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.75%) User Experience
7 9 (3.37%) FMCG
8 8 (3.00%) PKI
9 7 (2.62%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.25%) DataPower
11 5 (1.87%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.50%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.50%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.12%) Applied Mathematics
13 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (1.12%) Handset
13 3 (1.12%) IVR
13 3 (1.12%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.48%) Windows
2 26 (9.74%) Linux
3 12 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.12%) Solaris
5 8 (3.00%) AIX
5 8 (3.00%) Unix
6 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.22%) ITIL
2 47 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (15.36%) Project Management
3 41 (15.36%) Service Delivery
4 34 (12.73%) Service Management
5 30 (11.24%) Change Management
6 27 (10.11%) Mentoring
7 24 (8.99%) PRINCE2
8 21 (7.87%) Coaching
8 21 (7.87%) ITIL V3
9 20 (7.49%) Problem Management
10 18 (6.74%) Process Improvement
10 18 (6.74%) Programme Management
10 18 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (6.74%) TDD
11 16 (5.99%) Scrum
12 15 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (5.24%) Business Analysis
13 14 (5.24%) Release Management
14 13 (4.87%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.11%) SQL
2 21 (7.87%) JavaScript
3 15 (5.62%) Java
4 12 (4.49%) C
5 7 (2.62%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.25%) C#
6 6 (2.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.87%) Python
8 3 (1.12%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.75%) C++
9 2 (0.75%) PHP
9 2 (0.75%) VB
10 1 (0.37%) Groovy
10 1 (0.37%) Perl
10 1 (0.37%) Ruby
10 1 (0.37%) Scala
10 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (19.10%) Degree
2 29 (10.86%) Security Cleared
3 23 (8.61%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (3.37%) PMI Certification
5 9 (3.37%) PMP
6 8 (3.00%) ISEB
6 8 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.87%) CISSP
7 5 (1.87%) GCIA
7 5 (1.87%) GCIH
8 4 (1.50%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.12%) HND
9 3 (1.12%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.12%) MCSE
9 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.61%) SLA
2 11 (4.12%) QA
3 7 (2.62%) COBIT
4 6 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.25%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.87%) COSO
5 5 (1.87%) SAS 70
6 4 (1.50%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.75%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.75%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.37%) GAMP
8 1 (0.37%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.75%) UAG
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) RSA Security Analytics
1 5 (1.87%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (1.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.12%) SCCM
4 2 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.75%) MOM
4 2 (0.75%) nmon
4 2 (0.75%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.12%) Cisco
3 18 (6.74%) SAP
4 16 (5.99%) Oracle
5 8 (3.00%) HP
5 8 (3.00%) VMware
6 7 (2.62%) Huawei
6 7 (2.62%) IBM
6 7 (2.62%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.62%) Remedy
7 6 (2.25%) Ericsson
7 6 (2.25%) Juniper
7 6 (2.25%) NetApp
8 5 (1.87%) Avaya
8 5 (1.87%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.87%) Clearswift
8 5 (1.87%) Intel Security
8 5 (1.87%) Nokia
9 4 (1.50%) CA
9 4 (1.50%) Informatica
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