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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 149 179 140
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -39
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 94 69 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.79% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.10% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 33 42
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£388 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £291 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £14.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 - £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 - £162.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
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
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Buckinghamshire +18 30 £350 +20.68% 4
Berkshire +21 25 £350 +7.69% 15
Hampshire -20 17 £383 +2.04% 19
Surrey -1 6 £419 -24.54% 9
Middlesex +5 5 £425 -26.08%
West Sussex +5 4 £423 +46.95% 2
East Sussex -15 3 £305 -23.75%
Kent - 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire -9 1 - - 10
Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 52 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (21.92%) Finance
3 47 (21.46%) Project Management
4 45 (20.55%) Microsoft
5 44 (20.09%) Telecoms
6 42 (19.18%) MS Excel
7 35 (15.98%) Degree
8 32 (14.61%) ITIL
9 31 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (13.70%) PRINCE2
11 24 (10.96%) QA
12 22 (10.05%) Management Information System
12 22 (10.05%) Scrum
12 22 (10.05%) SQL
13 21 (9.59%) Coaching
14 20 (9.13%) Oracle
15 19 (8.68%) Service Management
15 19 (8.68%) Service Delivery
15 19 (8.68%) Marketing
16 18 (8.22%) Data Management
16 18 (8.22%) Security Cleared
17 17 (7.76%) Business Analysis
17 17 (7.76%) Business Objects
17 17 (7.76%) Windows
18 16 (7.31%) SAP
18 16 (7.31%) SharePoint
19 15 (6.85%) Change Management
19 15 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (6.39%) Programme Management
21 13 (5.94%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (7.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.83%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.83%) IIS
2 4 (1.83%) Apache
3 3 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.37%) MS Project Server
3 3 (1.37%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.91%) CICS
4 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.46%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.46%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.46%) CMS
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.46%) Kentico
Applications
1 42 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.11%) MS Project
3 9 (4.11%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.74%) SAP HR
2 4 (1.83%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.46%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.46%) Maximo
5 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.11%) WAN
1 9 (4.11%) Wireless
2 8 (3.65%) SAN
2 8 (3.65%) LAN
2 8 (3.65%) LDAP
3 7 (3.20%) LTE
4 6 (2.74%) DNS
4 6 (2.74%) 3G
4 6 (2.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.28%) GSM
5 5 (2.28%) Firewall
6 4 (1.83%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (1.83%) 2G
6 4 (1.83%) SSL
6 4 (1.83%) DHCP
6 4 (1.83%) UMTS
7 3 (1.37%) MPLS
7 3 (1.37%) IPsec
7 3 (1.37%) NAS
8 2 (0.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.74%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.28%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.83%) Spotfire
3 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.37%) Couchbase
4 3 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.91%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.91%) DataStage
5 2 (0.91%) MS Access
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (1.37%) JMeter
1 3 (1.37%) Selenium
1 3 (1.37%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.91%) TestComplete
2 2 (0.91%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) NUnit
3 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.46%) Hudson
3 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (21.92%) Finance
2 44 (20.09%) Telecoms
3 19 (8.68%) Marketing
4 8 (3.65%) Retail
4 8 (3.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (3.20%) Spanish Language
6 6 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.28%) Banking
8 4 (1.83%) Law
8 4 (1.83%) Legal
9 3 (1.37%) Publishing
10 2 (0.91%) Local Government
10 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.91%) International Banking
10 2 (0.91%) Back Office
10 2 (0.91%) Electronics
11 1 (0.46%) Front Office
11 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (22.83%) Analyst
2 23 (10.50%) Business Analyst
3 16 (7.31%) ScrumMaster
4 15 (6.85%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.02%) Consultant
6 8 (3.65%) Data Analyst
7 7 (3.20%) Change Manager
7 7 (3.20%) Data Manager
7 7 (3.20%) Coordinator
7 7 (3.20%) Support Engineer
8 6 (2.74%) CRM Manager
8 6 (2.74%) PMO Analyst
8 6 (2.74%) Operations Manager
8 6 (2.74%) Applications Support
8 6 (2.74%) Programme Manager
8 6 (2.74%) Developer
8 6 (2.74%) Test Manager
9 5 (2.28%) Implementation Manager
9 5 (2.28%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (2.28%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.48%) .NET
2 5 (2.28%) XML
3 4 (1.83%) Web Services
4 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.37%) J2EE
4 3 (1.37%) HTML
4 3 (1.37%) SAML
4 3 (1.37%) LAMP
4 3 (1.37%) JSON
5 2 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.46%) Java EE
6 1 (0.46%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.05%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.11%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.28%) Social Media
6 3 (1.37%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.37%) Open Source
7 2 (0.91%) FMCG
7 2 (0.91%) CMDB
7 2 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.91%) Statistics
7 2 (0.91%) Clustering
7 2 (0.91%) PMI
7 2 (0.91%) NHS
8 1 (0.46%) DTV
8 1 (0.46%) ASIC
8 1 (0.46%) Firmware
8 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.46%) EPoS
8 1 (0.46%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.76%) Windows
2 13 (5.94%) UNIX
3 10 (4.57%) Linux
4 9 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.83%) AIX
7 4 (1.83%) Solaris
8 3 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.37%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (21.46%) Project Management
3 32 (14.61%) ITIL
4 30 (13.70%) PRINCE2
5 22 (10.05%) Scrum
6 21 (9.59%) Coaching
7 19 (8.68%) Service Management
7 19 (8.68%) Service Delivery
8 18 (8.22%) Data Management
9 17 (7.76%) Business Analysis
10 15 (6.85%) Change Management
10 15 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (6.39%) Programme Management
12 12 (5.48%) E-Commerce
13 11 (5.02%) CRM
13 11 (5.02%) Configuration Management
13 11 (5.02%) TDD
14 10 (4.57%) Mentoring
15 9 (4.11%) Risk Management
15 9 (4.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.05%) SQL
2 13 (5.94%) Java
3 8 (3.65%) VB
3 8 (3.65%) Perl
4 7 (3.20%) C#
5 6 (2.74%) Python
6 5 (2.28%) PHP
7 4 (1.83%) VB6
7 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.83%) C
8 3 (1.37%) VBScript
8 3 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.37%) Korn
9 2 (0.91%) Ruby
10 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (15.98%) Degree
2 18 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.74%) ISEB
5 5 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.28%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.28%) CCNA
6 3 (1.37%) CCNP
6 3 (1.37%) PMP
6 3 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.91%) IRCA
7 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.91%) ACCA
7 2 (0.91%) MCSE
8 1 (0.46%) HND
8 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.96%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.28%) SLA
3 2 (0.91%) P3O
3 2 (0.91%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) GAAP
4 1 (0.46%) DO-254
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.20%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.37%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.91%) NLBS
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.37%) Backup Exec
1 3 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.91%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.46%) SCCM
3 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.46%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 45 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.13%) Oracle
3 17 (7.76%) Business Objects
4 16 (7.31%) SAP
5 10 (4.57%) Cisco
6 7 (3.20%) IBM
6 7 (3.20%) VMware
7 6 (2.74%) HP
8 5 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.28%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.37%) McAfee
9 3 (1.37%) Citrix
9 3 (1.37%) EMC
9 3 (1.37%) Nortel
9 3 (1.37%) NetApp
9 3 (1.37%) Nokia
9 3 (1.37%) BMC
9 3 (1.37%) Ericsson
9 3 (1.37%) Juniper
9 3 (1.37%) Blue Coat
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