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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 136 162 133
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -29
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 132 83 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 0.97% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.36% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 43 38
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£385 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £588 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £342 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.30% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.25 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 - £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 - £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.56% -3.03%
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
7215 6120 5835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.97% 71.35% 69.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3284 2885
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 235 363
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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
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 22 December 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
Berkshire +37 51 £331 -27.59% 11
Buckinghamshire +11 26 £368 +20.00% 6
Surrey -6 15 £381 +30.34% 9
Oxfordshire -16 11 £475 +8.57% 36
Hampshire -26 11 £390 +18.63% 15
West Sussex -3 7 £423 +41.42% 1
Middlesex -6 5 £430 -9.57%
Kent +1 3 £400 -17.94% 3
East Sussex -4 3 £255 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 68 (29.96%) Finance
2 52 (22.91%) Project Management
3 51 (22.47%) ITIL
4 45 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (19.38%) Telecoms
6 33 (14.54%) MS Excel
6 33 (14.54%) Service Management
7 30 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (11.89%) PRINCE2
9 26 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (10.57%) Microsoft
10 24 (10.57%) Security Cleared
11 23 (10.13%) Degree
12 22 (9.69%) Oracle
12 22 (9.69%) Windows
13 21 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (9.25%) Coaching
14 20 (8.81%) Service Delivery
14 20 (8.81%) Marketing
15 19 (8.37%) MS PowerPoint
16 18 (7.93%) Scrum
17 17 (7.49%) SQL
17 17 (7.49%) Management Information System
18 16 (7.05%) Business Analysis
18 16 (7.05%) Release Management
19 15 (6.61%) Java
19 15 (6.61%) SAP
19 15 (6.61%) Programme Management
19 15 (6.61%) QA
19 15 (6.61%) Performance Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (2.20%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.76%) IIS
3 3 (1.32%) CMS
3 3 (1.32%) MS Project Server
3 3 (1.32%) Confluence
4 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.88%) CICS
4 2 (0.88%) JBoss
4 2 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.44%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (14.54%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (4.41%) MS Project
4 7 (3.08%) MS Office
5 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.44%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) BPCS
2 2 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.88%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.20%) SaaS
2 3 (1.32%) Force.com
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.85%) Firewall
2 9 (3.96%) LTE
3 8 (3.52%) 3G
4 7 (3.08%) MPLS
5 6 (2.64%) 4G
5 6 (2.64%) GSM
5 6 (2.64%) UMTS
5 6 (2.64%) DNS
6 5 (2.20%) WAN
6 5 (2.20%) LAN
6 5 (2.20%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.20%) Network Security
6 5 (2.20%) OSPF
6 5 (2.20%) BGP
7 4 (1.76%) Wireless
7 4 (1.76%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (1.76%) HSRP
8 3 (1.32%) LDAP
8 3 (1.32%) DHCP
8 3 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.64%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.76%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.32%) MS Access
5 3 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.88%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.88%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.44%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.44%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.44%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.44%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 9 (3.96%) JIRA
2 5 (2.20%) Selenium
2 5 (2.20%) WebDriver
2 5 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (2.20%) JMeter
3 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.88%) Introscope
4 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.44%) Hudson
5 1 (0.44%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 68 (29.96%) Finance
2 44 (19.38%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.81%) Marketing
4 11 (4.85%) Legal
4 11 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.96%) Retail
5 9 (3.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (3.08%) Back Office
7 6 (2.64%) Publishing
7 6 (2.64%) Banking
8 4 (1.76%) Advertising
9 3 (1.32%) Law
10 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Local Government
10 2 (0.88%) International Banking
10 2 (0.88%) German Language
10 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.44%) Automotive
11 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (18.50%) Analyst
2 19 (8.37%) Project Manager
3 14 (6.17%) Developer
4 12 (5.29%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (4.85%) Systems Analyst
5 11 (4.85%) Service Manager
6 10 (4.41%) PMO Analyst
7 9 (3.96%) ScrumMaster
7 9 (3.96%) Process Manager
7 9 (3.96%) Operations Manager
8 8 (3.52%) Programme Manager
9 7 (3.08%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.08%) Coordinator
9 7 (3.08%) Test Manager
9 7 (3.08%) Services Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.64%) Consultant
11 5 (2.20%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.20%) Change Manager
11 5 (2.20%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.29%) HTML
2 10 (4.41%) CSS
2 10 (4.41%) XML
3 9 (3.96%) .NET
3 9 (3.96%) JSON
4 6 (2.64%) jQuery
5 4 (1.76%) HTML5
5 4 (1.76%) REST
5 4 (1.76%) SOAP
5 4 (1.76%) Web Services
6 3 (1.32%) LAMP
6 3 (1.32%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.88%) Worklight
7 2 (0.88%) Velocity
7 2 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.88%) J2EE
8 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.44%) ATL
8 1 (0.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.08%) Performance Metrics
4 6 (2.64%) PMI
4 6 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.64%) Social Media
5 4 (1.76%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.32%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.32%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.88%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.88%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.88%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.88%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.44%) User Experience
8 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.44%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.44%) Statistics
8 1 (0.44%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.69%) Windows
2 14 (6.17%) Linux
3 13 (5.73%) UNIX
4 8 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.20%) Windows NT
5 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.32%) AIX
6 3 (1.32%) Solaris
7 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.91%) Project Management
2 51 (22.47%) ITIL
3 45 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (14.54%) Service Management
5 27 (11.89%) PRINCE2
6 26 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (9.25%) Coaching
8 20 (8.81%) Service Delivery
9 18 (7.93%) Scrum
10 16 (7.05%) Business Analysis
10 16 (7.05%) Release Management
11 15 (6.61%) Performance Management
11 15 (6.61%) Waterfall
11 15 (6.61%) Programme Management
12 14 (6.17%) Problem Management
12 14 (6.17%) Line Management
13 13 (5.73%) Six Sigma
14 12 (5.29%) E-Commerce
14 12 (5.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.49%) SQL
2 15 (6.61%) Java
3 11 (4.85%) Python
4 10 (4.41%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.08%) Perl
5 7 (3.08%) C#
6 6 (2.64%) C
7 5 (2.20%) VBScript
7 5 (2.20%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.76%) Ruby
8 4 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.76%) VB
9 3 (1.32%) Apex Code
9 3 (1.32%) Korn
10 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.88%) Jython
11 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.13%) Degree
3 9 (3.96%) PMI Certification
3 9 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.20%) CCNP
6 5 (2.20%) CCNA
6 5 (2.20%) MCSE
7 4 (1.76%) ISEB
8 3 (1.32%) HNC
8 3 (1.32%) HND
8 3 (1.32%) PMP
8 3 (1.32%) ACCA
8 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.32%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (0.88%) CIMA
9 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.61%) QA
2 6 (2.64%) SLA
3 4 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.88%) GAMP
5 2 (0.88%) GMP
5 2 (0.88%) P3O
6 1 (0.44%) GAAP
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.88%) Firmware
4 1 (0.44%) NLBS
4 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.44%) Foglight
3 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.44%) SCCM
3 1 (0.44%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.69%) Oracle
3 15 (6.61%) SAP
4 10 (4.41%) HP
4 10 (4.41%) EMC
4 10 (4.41%) BMC
5 9 (3.96%) Cisco
6 7 (3.08%) IBM
6 7 (3.08%) VMware
7 6 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.20%) F5
9 3 (1.32%) NetApp
9 3 (1.32%) Citrix
10 2 (0.88%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.88%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.88%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.88%) Adobe
11 1 (0.44%) Nortel
11 1 (0.44%) McAfee
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