The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 26 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 20 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.03% 0.99% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.73% 1.34% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 3
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£422 £259 £800
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -67.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £240 £620
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £278 £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
297 149 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.62% 73.40% 73.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 72 131
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £750 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
Average hourly rate £25.70 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £19.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Continuous Improvement
North East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 18 £422 +63.04% 2
Sunderland - 2 £425 -
Continuous Improvement
North East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 14 (60.87%) Problem Management
2 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 13 (56.52%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (56.52%) Migration
2 13 (56.52%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (52.17%) Oracle Workflow
3 12 (52.17%) Workflow
3 12 (52.17%) Regression Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (47.83%) General Ledger
4 11 (47.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (47.83%) Finance
4 11 (47.83%) HP
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (43.48%) SLA
5 10 (43.48%) QA
6 9 (39.13%) Configuration Management
7 8 (34.78%) Data Management
8 7 (30.43%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
8 7 (30.43%) SQL
8 7 (30.43%) UNIX
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 12 (52.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Project
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (47.83%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) MPLS
1 1 (4.35%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
1 11 (47.83%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Applications Support
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Applications Support
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Product Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Applications Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
4 2 (8.70%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Coach
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) Ajax
2 2 (8.70%) JSON
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) CSS3
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) PMI
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Problem Management
2 13 (56.52%) Migration
3 12 (52.17%) Regression Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Workflow
4 11 (47.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (39.13%) Configuration Management
6 8 (34.78%) Data Management
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) Scrum
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) CRM
11 2 (8.70%) Service Management
11 2 (8.70%) Content Management
11 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
11 2 (8.70%) Cash Management
11 2 (8.70%) Procure-to-pay
12 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
12 1 (4.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
4 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) SLA
1 10 (43.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 11 (47.83%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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