The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 159 168 186
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 700 611 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.25% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.69% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 377 243
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £177 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 23
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.59 £8.63 £8.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £33.10 £44.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -33.33%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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
England +6 621 £435 +8.75% 338
London +15 297 £500 +14.15% 92
South East +2 129 £378 -8.48% 116
City of London +11 57 £450 - 19
Berkshire +36 55 £376 -17.75% 14
Scotland +12 49 £420 +12.00% 13
West Midlands +15 37 £354 +2.53% 25
Yorkshire -7 30 £375 -3.53% 16
South West -12 30 £483 +61.00% 29
North West -14 30 £325 -9.40% 28
Edinburgh +1 28 £450 +20.00% 4
East of England +12 27 £450 +2.85% 10
West Yorkshire +8 25 £363 -7.05% 15
East Midlands -6 24 £350 +150.00% 14
Leeds -4 22 £375 -3.84% 10
Buckinghamshire 0 19 £350 -3.44% 6
Hertfordshire +7 16 £575 +24.32% 3
Glasgow +1 14 £325 +25.00% 4
Surrey -10 14 £334 -19.09% 10
Manchester -11 14 £300 +4.34% 16
Hampshire -35 14 £390 +35.65% 20
Bracknell - 12 £378 -
Reading +12 11 £375 -36.17% 2
North East 0 11 £399 +37.52% 6
Wiltshire -2 11 £531 +43.51% 6
Tyne and Wear - 11 £399 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £399 - 2
Birmingham +4 9 £325 - 13
Milton Keynes -2 9 £350 -6.66% 3
Swindon -6 9 £585 +27.17% 5

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 372 (26.40%) Finance
2 365 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (18.03%) ITIL
4 218 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
5 185 (13.13%) Project Management
6 179 (12.70%) Java
7 161 (11.43%) SQL
8 160 (11.36%) Scrum
9 151 (10.72%) Degree
10 138 (9.79%) Service Delivery
11 137 (9.72%) Microsoft
12 133 (9.44%) Telecoms
13 131 (9.30%) Service Management
14 128 (9.08%) QA
15 127 (9.01%) MS Excel
16 126 (8.94%) Windows
17 125 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
18 123 (8.73%) TDD
19 117 (8.30%) Linux
20 114 (8.09%) Security Cleared
21 113 (8.02%) SAP
22 111 (7.88%) Oracle
23 110 (7.81%) Change Management
24 109 (7.74%) HTML
25 107 (7.59%) UNIX
26 101 (7.17%) Coaching
27 98 (6.96%) Management Information System
28 97 (6.88%) JavaScript
29 96 (6.81%) PRINCE2
29 96 (6.81%) CSS

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.63%) Apache
3 35 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 25 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (1.14%) IIS
7 15 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
7 15 (1.06%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
9 11 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.64%) Node.js
11 8 (0.57%) JBoss
11 8 (0.57%) Confluence
12 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.50%) CMS
12 7 (0.50%) nginx
12 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.43%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.43%) SAS
13 6 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 127 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 75 (5.32%) MS Office
3 56 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 39 (2.77%) MS Project
6 17 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.071%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.071%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (0.57%) SAP CO
1 8 (0.57%) SAP FI
1 8 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (0.50%) SAP R/3
2 7 (0.50%) SAP HR
2 7 (0.50%) SAP SRM
2 7 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.43%) SAP FI-AP
3 6 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.28%) Agresso
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (0.43%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.43%) Force.com
4 6 (0.43%) SaaS
5 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.28%) GitHub
5 4 (0.28%) PaaS
6 2 (0.14%) IaaS
7 1 (0.071%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.071%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.91%) DNS
2 39 (2.77%) Firewall
3 26 (1.85%) SAN
3 26 (1.85%) HTTP
4 19 (1.35%) LDAP
5 18 (1.28%) SSL
6 16 (1.14%) Intranet
6 16 (1.14%) Internet
7 15 (1.06%) WAN
8 14 (0.99%) Network Security
8 14 (0.99%) TCP/IP
8 14 (0.99%) DHCP
9 13 (0.92%) BGP
9 13 (0.92%) OSPF
10 12 (0.85%) LAN
11 10 (0.71%) LTE
11 10 (0.71%) MPLS
12 9 (0.64%) MVNO
12 9 (0.64%) GSM
12 9 (0.64%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 31 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (1.99%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (1.21%) SAP BW
6 17 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 14 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.64%) MS Access
12 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.57%) Big Data
13 6 (0.43%) QlikView
13 6 (0.43%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 73 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.62%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.34%) Subversion
4 32 (2.27%) JIRA
5 25 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 22 (1.56%) Maven
7 19 (1.35%) Selenium
8 18 (1.28%) Jasmine
9 15 (1.06%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.92%) Introscope
10 13 (0.92%) JMeter
11 11 (0.78%) Capybara
12 10 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.71%) JUnit
13 9 (0.64%) MSI
13 9 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.57%) IntelliJ
14 8 (0.57%) Hudson
14 8 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 372 (26.40%) Finance
2 133 (9.44%) Telecoms
3 79 (5.61%) Banking
4 71 (5.04%) Retail
5 61 (4.33%) Legal
6 49 (3.48%) Marketing
7 48 (3.41%) Games
8 46 (3.26%) Manufacturing
9 29 (2.06%) Publishing
10 26 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 24 (1.70%) Law
12 22 (1.56%) Back Office
13 16 (1.14%) Investment Banking
14 15 (1.06%) Front Office
15 9 (0.64%) Automotive
15 9 (0.64%) Billing
16 8 (0.57%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.57%) Advertising
17 6 (0.43%) Electronics
18 5 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 232 (16.47%) Analyst
2 187 (13.27%) Developer
3 87 (6.17%) Business Analyst
4 69 (4.90%) Service Manager
5 65 (4.61%) Consultant
6 63 (4.47%) Architect
6 63 (4.47%) Project Manager
7 58 (4.12%) Delivery Manager
8 50 (3.55%) ScrumMaster
9 42 (2.98%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (2.56%) Services Delivery Manager
11 32 (2.27%) Java Developer
12 30 (2.13%) SAP Consultant
13 29 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
13 29 (2.06%) Administrator
14 25 (1.77%) Programme Manager
14 25 (1.77%) Business Manager
15 22 (1.56%) Senior Developer
16 21 (1.49%) Change Manager
17 20 (1.42%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (7.74%) HTML
2 96 (6.81%) CSS
3 70 (4.97%) .NET
4 61 (4.33%) HTML5
5 54 (3.83%) Web Services
6 52 (3.69%) CSS3
7 42 (2.98%) XML
8 40 (2.84%) Middleware
9 34 (2.41%) REST
10 31 (2.20%) Spring
11 30 (2.13%) JSON
12 24 (1.70%) jQuery
13 21 (1.49%) RESTful
14 18 (1.28%) Hibernate
14 18 (1.28%) AngularJS
15 17 (1.21%) Velocity
16 16 (1.14%) ASP.NET
16 16 (1.14%) SOAP
17 15 (1.06%) Sass
17 15 (1.06%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 218 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.12%) Open Source
4 39 (2.77%) User Experience
5 25 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.77%) Visualisation
6 23 (1.63%) Data Integration
7 18 (1.28%) FMCG
8 17 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.21%) Statistics
9 16 (1.14%) Online Games
10 15 (1.06%) PMI
11 13 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
12 10 (0.71%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.71%) Social Media
13 9 (0.64%) Equities
14 8 (0.57%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.57%) Replication
14 8 (0.57%) E-Learning
14 8 (0.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 126 (8.94%) Windows
2 117 (8.30%) Linux
3 107 (7.59%) UNIX
4 34 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (1.28%) Windows XP
7 13 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 12 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.71%) AIX
9 10 (0.71%) Windows NT
10 9 (0.64%) HPUX
10 9 (0.64%) Solaris
11 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.43%) Android
13 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.28%) zOS
14 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (18.03%) ITIL
3 185 (13.13%) Project Management
4 160 (11.36%) Scrum
5 138 (9.79%) Service Delivery
6 131 (9.30%) Service Management
7 125 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 123 (8.73%) TDD
9 110 (7.81%) Change Management
10 101 (7.17%) Coaching
11 96 (6.81%) PRINCE2
12 87 (6.17%) Mentoring
13 85 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
14 80 (5.68%) DevOps
15 78 (5.54%) Six Sigma
16 74 (5.25%) Risk Management
17 73 (5.18%) Line Management
17 73 (5.18%) Change Control
18 69 (4.90%) Release Management
19 67 (4.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 179 (12.70%) Java
2 161 (11.43%) SQL
3 97 (6.88%) JavaScript
4 70 (4.97%) Python
5 63 (4.47%) Ruby
6 45 (3.19%) C#
7 37 (2.63%) Perl
8 36 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 28 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 25 (1.77%) C
11 20 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.21%) Scala
13 16 (1.14%) VBA
14 14 (0.99%) Groovy
14 14 (0.99%) VBScript
14 14 (0.99%) PHP
15 13 (0.92%) Jython
15 13 (0.92%) C++
16 10 (0.71%) VB
17 9 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 151 (10.72%) Degree
2 114 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 65 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (1.70%) ISEB
6 21 (1.49%) PMI Certification
7 17 (1.21%) SAP Certification
8 16 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.99%) PMP
10 12 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 12 (0.85%) CCNA
11 11 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 11 (0.78%) CCNP
11 11 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (0.71%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (0.64%) APMP
13 9 (0.64%) HND
13 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (9.08%) QA
2 75 (5.32%) SLA
3 10 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.64%) P3O
4 9 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.50%) GAMP
5 7 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.50%) COBIT
6 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.28%) GMP
8 2 (0.14%) GxP
9 1 (0.071%) TickIT
9 1 (0.071%) GAAP
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.071%) COSO
9 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 43 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 13 (0.92%) Firmware
5 12 (0.85%) RACF
6 10 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.71%) vSphere
7 9 (0.64%) XenApp
8 7 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.35%) NFS
9 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.28%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.21%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.14%) Docker
13 1 (0.071%) vCloud
13 1 (0.071%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 29 (2.06%) Puppet
2 23 (1.63%) Nagios
3 21 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (0.57%) OPNET
6 8 (0.57%) collectd
6 8 (0.57%) Graylog2
6 8 (0.57%) Opsview
6 8 (0.57%) Graphite
7 7 (0.50%) Icinga
8 6 (0.43%) WSUS
8 6 (0.43%) SCCM
8 6 (0.43%) SCOM
9 5 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.35%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.28%) EdgeSight
10 4 (0.28%) logstash
10 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 137 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 113 (8.02%) SAP
3 111 (7.88%) Oracle
4 59 (4.19%) VMware
5 54 (3.83%) HP
6 37 (2.63%) Cisco
7 30 (2.13%) IBM
8 25 (1.77%) BMC
9 21 (1.49%) F5
10 17 (1.21%) New Relic
10 17 (1.21%) Citrix
11 16 (1.14%) Akamai
12 15 (1.06%) Tableau
13 14 (0.99%) SolarWinds
14 13 (0.92%) AppDynamics
14 13 (0.92%) CheckPoint
14 13 (0.92%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.85%) McAfee
15 12 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (0.78%) Business Objects
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £250 to £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Roc Search
Rate: Open Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - 330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The People Network
Rate: £470 - £510 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Logix Resourcing (contract)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £26.40 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago