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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 120 105 139
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +34
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 155 139 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.57% 1.54% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.11% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 68 32
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£400 £393 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £193 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £31.74 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% -38.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.63 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+34.10% -28.21%
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
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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
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 27 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
Berkshire -18 43 £400 +23.07% 13
Surrey +11 33 £296 -28.82% 6
Hampshire +2 26 £415 +78.49% 9
Oxfordshire -5 15 £425 -10.52% 27
Buckinghamshire -17 11 £369 +18.00% 5
West Sussex -16 8 £450 - 6
East Sussex +3 7 £375 - 2
Middlesex 0 7 £340 -13.48% 1
Sussex - 3 £413 -
Kent -5 1 £350 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 81 (27.93%) Finance
2 73 (25.17%) Telecoms
3 57 (19.66%) Project Management
4 56 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (18.97%) ITIL
6 47 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (12.76%) Degree
9 35 (12.07%) Service Management
9 35 (12.07%) Service Delivery
10 31 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (10.34%) MS Excel
12 28 (9.66%) Security Cleared
13 26 (8.97%) Oracle
14 25 (8.62%) Change Management
14 25 (8.62%) Business Analysis
15 23 (7.93%) Management Information System
15 23 (7.93%) PRINCE2
16 22 (7.59%) SAP
16 22 (7.59%) XML
17 21 (7.24%) Linux
17 21 (7.24%) Microsoft
17 21 (7.24%) Coaching
18 20 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
18 20 (6.90%) QA
19 19 (6.55%) Windows
19 19 (6.55%) Waterfall
20 18 (6.21%) HTML
20 18 (6.21%) JavaScript
20 18 (6.21%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (4.48%) Apache
2 9 (3.10%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.07%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.07%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.38%) CMS
6 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.03%) IIS
6 3 (1.03%) JBoss
6 3 (1.03%) Confluence
6 3 (1.03%) Lync
7 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.34%) Drupal
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 30 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (4.14%) MS Office
4 10 (3.45%) MS Project
5 7 (2.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.34%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Oracle BRM
2 4 (1.38%) BPCS
3 2 (0.69%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.69%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) SaaS
2 3 (1.03%) Force.com
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.14%) HTTP
2 11 (3.79%) Firewall
3 8 (2.76%) MPLS
3 8 (2.76%) OSPF
3 8 (2.76%) BGP
3 8 (2.76%) DNS
3 8 (2.76%) SSL
4 7 (2.41%) HSRP
5 5 (1.72%) LTE
5 5 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.38%) Intranet
6 4 (1.38%) 3G
6 4 (1.38%) GSM
6 4 (1.38%) UMTS
6 4 (1.38%) 4G
6 4 (1.38%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.03%) Network Security
7 3 (1.03%) Wireless
8 2 (0.69%) SSH
8 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (4.83%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (0.69%) VoltDB
4 2 (0.69%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.69%) MS Access
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.34%) Ingres
5 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.34%) DataStax
5 1 (0.34%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.34%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (4.48%) JIRA
2 6 (2.07%) Introscope
3 5 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.38%) Selenium
4 4 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.03%) Subversion
6 2 (0.69%) Maven
6 2 (0.69%) JMeter
6 2 (0.69%) Log4j
6 2 (0.69%) JUnit
6 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.69%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.69%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.69%) Trac
6 2 (0.69%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 81 (27.93%) Finance
2 73 (25.17%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.86%) Legal
4 16 (5.52%) Marketing
5 14 (4.83%) Back Office
6 8 (2.76%) Banking
7 6 (2.07%) Publishing
8 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.72%) Retail
8 5 (1.72%) Billing
8 5 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.38%) Front Office
9 4 (1.38%) Law
10 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.03%) Advertising
11 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.69%) Automotive
11 2 (0.69%) German Language
12 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (24.14%) Analyst
2 29 (10.00%) Developer
3 20 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 14 (4.83%) Business Analyst
4 14 (4.83%) Systems Analyst
4 14 (4.83%) Consultant
5 13 (4.48%) Delivery Manager
6 12 (4.14%) OBIEE Developer
7 10 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
7 10 (3.45%) Test Manager
7 10 (3.45%) Service Manager
8 8 (2.76%) Services Delivery Manager
8 8 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (2.76%) Implementation Manager
8 8 (2.76%) Process Manager
8 8 (2.76%) ScrumMaster
8 8 (2.76%) IP Engineer
9 7 (2.41%) Back Office Engineer
9 7 (2.41%) Security Engineer
9 7 (2.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.59%) XML
2 18 (6.21%) HTML
3 17 (5.86%) CSS
4 9 (3.10%) JSON
4 9 (3.10%) jQuery
5 7 (2.41%) HTML5
5 7 (2.41%) REST
5 7 (2.41%) SOAP
6 6 (2.07%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (2.07%) Worklight
7 5 (1.72%) Middleware
8 4 (1.38%) Web Services
8 4 (1.38%) .NET
9 3 (1.03%) JSP
9 3 (1.03%) Servlets
9 3 (1.03%) RESTful
9 3 (1.03%) Visualforce
9 3 (1.03%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.03%) Spring
9 3 (1.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.93%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.41%) User Experience
5 6 (2.07%) PMI
6 4 (1.38%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.03%) PKI
7 3 (1.03%) CMDB
7 3 (1.03%) Statistics
8 2 (0.69%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.69%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.69%) Social Media
8 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.69%) Wiki
8 2 (0.69%) Blog
8 2 (0.69%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.24%) Linux
2 19 (6.55%) Windows
3 10 (3.45%) UNIX
4 6 (2.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.69%) AIX
5 2 (0.69%) Solaris
5 2 (0.69%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.69%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (19.66%) Project Management
2 56 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (18.97%) ITIL
4 38 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (12.07%) Service Management
5 35 (12.07%) Service Delivery
6 31 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (8.62%) Change Management
7 25 (8.62%) Business Analysis
8 23 (7.93%) PRINCE2
9 21 (7.24%) Coaching
10 19 (6.55%) Waterfall
11 18 (6.21%) Data Architecture
12 17 (5.86%) ETL
13 16 (5.52%) Scrum
13 16 (5.52%) Line Management
14 15 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (4.83%) Six Sigma
15 14 (4.83%) Risk Management
15 14 (4.83%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.21%) JavaScript
2 15 (5.17%) Java
3 14 (4.83%) SQL
4 9 (3.10%) Python
5 7 (2.41%) Perl
6 6 (2.07%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.07%) Jython
7 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.38%) C
9 3 (1.03%) C#
9 3 (1.03%) Ruby
9 3 (1.03%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.69%) VBA
10 2 (0.69%) PHP
10 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.69%) VBScript
11 1 (0.34%) VB
11 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.34%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 37 (12.76%) Degree
2 28 (9.66%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.79%) PMI Certification
5 10 (3.45%) ISEB
6 9 (3.10%) HNC
7 8 (2.76%) HND
8 5 (1.72%) CISSP
8 5 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.72%) PMP
8 5 (1.72%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.03%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.03%) CCNP
9 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.03%) MCSE
10 2 (0.69%) CCNA
10 2 (0.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.90%) QA
2 14 (4.83%) SLA
3 5 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.72%) COBIT
4 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.69%) COSO
5 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.69%) P3O
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.34%) Basel II
6 1 (0.34%) GAMP
6 1 (0.34%) GMP
6 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.69%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) NLBS
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) Varnish
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.69%) Ansible
2 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.34%) WSUS
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Foglight
3 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (8.97%) Oracle
2 22 (7.59%) SAP
3 21 (7.24%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.14%) Cisco
4 12 (4.14%) IBM
5 9 (3.10%) HP
6 8 (2.76%) F5
7 6 (2.07%) AppDynamics
7 6 (2.07%) Ericsson
7 6 (2.07%) Adobe
8 5 (1.72%) Siebel
8 5 (1.72%) EMC
8 5 (1.72%) BMC
9 4 (1.38%) VMware
10 3 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.03%) McAfee
10 3 (1.03%) Citrix
11 2 (0.69%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.69%) Sophos
11 2 (0.69%) Primavera
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