The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 39 58 29
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -29
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.63% 0.65% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 0.82% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£384 £410 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.63 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+34.10% -28.21%
Continuous Improvement
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
341 364 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.78% 79.30% 67.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 235 51
Average daily rate £370 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.67% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 11
Average hourly rate £11.86 £22.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.31% +19.04%
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 Tyne and Wear

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 11 £370 -9.75%
Continuous Improvement
North East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 17 (68.00%) ITIL
2 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) Problem Management
3 11 (44.00%) Finance
4 8 (32.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle
6 6 (24.00%) SLA
6 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (24.00%) Migration
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (24.00%) Data Management
6 6 (24.00%) QA
6 6 (24.00%) General Ledger
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (20.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Workflow
7 5 (20.00%) XML

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (4.00%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (12.00%) Developer
1 3 (12.00%) Change Manager
1 3 (12.00%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (8.00%) Incident Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Report Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (8.00%) Consultant
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Applications Developer
2 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (4.00%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Release Analyst
3 1 (4.00%) Analyst
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (4.00%) Architect
3 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) Django
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Replication
1 3 (12.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) CMDB
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) UNIX
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) ITIL
2 11 (44.00%) Problem Management
3 8 (32.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 6 (24.00%) Data Management
5 5 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 5 (20.00%) Workflow
5 5 (20.00%) Service Management
5 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.00%) Kanban
7 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) DevOps
7 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Ruby
3 3 (12.00%) Scala
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 5 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) SAP