The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 150 188 215
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +27
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 772 519 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.09% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.50% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 291 282
Average daily rate £400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 28
Average hourly rate £25.25 £36.40 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.63% +45.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +22.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +17 708 £400 -5.32% 257
London +51 406 £420 -5.35% 97
South East +12 141 £361 -4.30% 46
City of London +22 94 £425 +6.25% 29
Berkshire +1 56 £325 +8.33% 6
West Midlands 0 41 £390 +23.80% 19
Scotland +4 34 £335 -6.94% 16
East of England -14 34 £475 +15.15% 20
Reading +7 28 £313 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 28 £306 -8.23% 5
North West -8 28 £400 - 18
Surrey -2 23 £420 -9.18% 12
Edinburgh -5 23 £395 -12.22% 5
South West -19 23 £225 -39.18% 29
Coventry +2 14 £476 +102.65% 3
East Midlands -2 14 £475 +5.55% 14
Hertfordshire -10 14 - - 8
Bristol -7 13 £213 -50.00% 15
Yorkshire -21 13 £300 -17.24% 10
Birmingham +1 12 £450 +140.00% 8
Uxbridge -1 12 £385 -8.33% 1
Manchester -15 12 £243 -39.37% 10
Middlesex +3 11 £390 +4.00%
Cheshire -3 11 £425 - 2
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £518 - 5
Milton Keynes -10 9 £275 -4.34% 2
West Yorkshire -20 8 £325 -10.34% 7
Glasgow +8 7 £315 -13.69% 9
Hampshire -2 7 £175 -58.33% 14
South Wales -11 7 £288 +4.54% 4

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 353 (25.69%) Finance
2 270 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (18.49%) Project Management
4 237 (17.25%) Scrum
5 209 (15.21%) Degree
6 190 (13.83%) ITIL
7 183 (13.32%) Service Delivery
8 172 (12.52%) Java
8 172 (12.52%) SQL
9 159 (11.57%) MS Excel
10 148 (10.77%) Microsoft
11 134 (9.75%) QA
12 130 (9.46%) PRINCE2
13 128 (9.32%) TDD
14 127 (9.24%) Linux
15 126 (9.17%) SAP
16 124 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 119 (8.66%) Windows
18 117 (8.52%) Oracle
19 114 (8.30%) Change Management
20 110 (8.01%) MS Office
21 109 (7.93%) SQL Server
21 109 (7.93%) HTML
22 107 (7.79%) Telecoms
23 105 (7.64%) Web Services
24 97 (7.06%) Service Management
25 94 (6.84%) Security Cleared
26 93 (6.77%) Banking
27 92 (6.70%) Management Information System
28 89 (6.48%) SLA

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 87 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.13%) CMS
3 36 (2.62%) WebSphere
3 36 (2.62%) Apache
4 35 (2.55%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.82%) Umbraco
6 22 (1.60%) Node.js
7 20 (1.46%) IIS
8 17 (1.24%) Liferay
8 17 (1.24%) nginx
9 15 (1.09%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.66%) CloudStack
11 9 (0.66%) SAS
12 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.51%) Lync
13 7 (0.51%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.44%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 159 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 110 (8.01%) MS Office
3 43 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 28 (2.04%) MS Project
6 8 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.89%) Google Analytics
2 13 (0.95%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.87%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.44%) SAP WM
5 6 (0.44%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.36%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.22%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.66%) SaaS
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.29%) GitHub
5 2 (0.15%) PaaS
5 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.073%) IaaS
6 1 (0.073%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.073%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.073%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.06%) DNS
2 18 (1.31%) HTTP
3 16 (1.16%) SAN
3 16 (1.16%) Intranet
3 16 (1.16%) Internet
3 16 (1.16%) 4G
4 15 (1.09%) RNC
4 15 (1.09%) 3G
5 14 (1.02%) GSM
5 14 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.02%) 2G
6 12 (0.87%) Firewall
7 10 (0.73%) SSL
7 10 (0.73%) DHCP
7 10 (0.73%) Ethernet
8 9 (0.66%) Wireless
9 8 (0.58%) WAN
10 7 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.51%) LAN
10 7 (0.51%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.98%) MongoDB
3 40 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (2.77%) Relational Database
5 37 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (2.47%) MySQL
7 31 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 25 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 24 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (1.24%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.87%) MS Access
11 12 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.73%) DB2
12 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.66%) Big Data
14 8 (0.58%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 75 (5.46%) Git (software)
2 49 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 43 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 41 (2.98%) TeamCity
5 33 (2.40%) Maven
6 25 (1.82%) Mercurial
7 24 (1.75%) Hudson
8 23 (1.67%) Ant
9 22 (1.60%) Subversion
10 19 (1.38%) JUnit
11 16 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
12 11 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.73%) Selenium
14 9 (0.66%) JIRA
15 8 (0.58%) MSTest
15 8 (0.58%) SpecFlow
15 8 (0.58%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.58%) Mockito
15 8 (0.58%) Hamcrest
16 6 (0.44%) TestDirector
General
1 353 (25.69%) Finance
2 107 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 93 (6.77%) Banking
4 54 (3.93%) Manufacturing
5 52 (3.78%) Retail
6 46 (3.35%) Marketing
7 45 (3.28%) Legal
8 29 (2.11%) Publishing
8 29 (2.11%) Games
9 23 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.24%) Front Office
11 14 (1.02%) Law
11 14 (1.02%) Billing
12 13 (0.95%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.80%) Back Office
14 9 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.58%) Local Government
15 8 (0.58%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 259 (18.85%) Analyst
2 200 (14.56%) Developer
3 111 (8.08%) Project Manager
4 92 (6.70%) Business Analyst
5 57 (4.15%) ScrumMaster
6 53 (3.86%) Service Manager
7 52 (3.78%) Java Developer
8 50 (3.64%) Consultant
9 44 (3.20%) Architect
10 34 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
11 32 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
12 28 (2.04%) Service Analyst
13 23 (1.67%) Incident Manager
13 23 (1.67%) Support Engineer
13 23 (1.67%) Senior Developer
13 23 (1.67%) Services Delivery Manager
13 23 (1.67%) Tester
14 22 (1.60%) Release Manager
14 22 (1.60%) SAP Consultant
14 22 (1.60%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (7.93%) HTML
2 105 (7.64%) Web Services
3 80 (5.82%) XML
4 72 (5.24%) CSS
5 64 (4.66%) .NET
5 64 (4.66%) HTML5
6 52 (3.78%) Spring
7 48 (3.49%) jQuery
7 48 (3.49%) RESTful
8 45 (3.28%) CSS3
9 40 (2.91%) JSON
10 39 (2.84%) J2EE
10 39 (2.84%) Hibernate
11 34 (2.47%) SOAP
12 30 (2.18%) REST
13 28 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (1.89%) ASP.NET
15 25 (1.82%) Java EE
15 25 (1.82%) LESS
15 25 (1.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.70%) Management Information System
2 59 (4.29%) Open Source
3 43 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 18 (1.31%) Online Games
4 18 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (1.24%) Mobile App
5 17 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (1.09%) FMCG
7 11 (0.80%) CMDB
7 11 (0.80%) Video on Demand
8 10 (0.73%) IPTV
9 9 (0.66%) Derivative
9 9 (0.66%) Equities
10 8 (0.58%) PMI
10 8 (0.58%) Clustering
10 8 (0.58%) PKI
10 8 (0.58%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
11 7 (0.51%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 127 (9.24%) Linux
2 119 (8.66%) Windows
3 77 (5.60%) UNIX
4 48 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (1.02%) Solaris
7 13 (0.95%) Android
8 11 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.36%) CentOS
13 5 (0.36%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.29%) NetWare
14 4 (0.29%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.29%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (18.49%) Project Management
3 237 (17.25%) Scrum
4 190 (13.83%) ITIL
5 183 (13.32%) Service Delivery
6 130 (9.46%) PRINCE2
7 128 (9.32%) TDD
8 124 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 114 (8.30%) Change Management
10 97 (7.06%) Service Management
11 85 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (6.11%) Release Management
13 81 (5.90%) E-Commerce
14 80 (5.82%) Risk Management
15 71 (5.17%) Waterfall
16 68 (4.95%) Migration
17 66 (4.80%) Business Analysis
18 64 (4.66%) Change Control
19 62 (4.51%) Incident Management
19 62 (4.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (12.52%) Java
1 172 (12.52%) SQL
2 84 (6.11%) C#
3 83 (6.04%) JavaScript
4 53 (3.86%) Ruby
5 29 (2.11%) Python
5 29 (2.11%) Perl
6 28 (2.04%) PHP
7 27 (1.97%) PowerShell
8 21 (1.53%) VBA
8 21 (1.53%) C++
9 20 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.46%) Shell Script
10 19 (1.38%) Groovy
11 18 (1.31%) VB
12 14 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.87%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.80%) C
15 7 (0.51%) VB6
16 6 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 209 (15.21%) Degree
2 94 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 61 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
5 22 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.38%) ISEB
7 18 (1.31%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 13 (0.95%) CISSP
11 11 (0.80%) MCSE
12 10 (0.73%) PMP
12 10 (0.73%) MCP
13 9 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.58%) APMP
15 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
16 5 (0.36%) CIPD
16 5 (0.36%) CISA
16 5 (0.36%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (9.75%) QA
2 89 (6.48%) SLA
3 19 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.51%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.44%) GxP
7 6 (0.44%) SNOMED CT
8 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.29%) COBIT
9 4 (0.29%) P3O
10 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.22%) Basel II
11 1 (0.073%) DO-254
11 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.073%) EMIR
11 1 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.073%) BS25999
11 1 (0.073%) TickIT
System Software
1 30 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.44%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.44%) NLBS
5 4 (0.29%) vCloud
5 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.22%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.073%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.073%) XenApp
8 1 (0.073%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.073%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.073%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 35 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (2.33%) Puppet
3 18 (1.31%) Nagios
4 15 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
5 13 (0.95%) Vagrant
6 10 (0.73%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.66%) collectd
7 9 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.36%) Ansible
8 5 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.15%) Control-M
10 2 (0.15%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.073%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.073%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.073%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 148 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 126 (9.17%) SAP
3 117 (8.52%) Oracle
4 44 (3.20%) HP
5 43 (3.13%) IBM
6 31 (2.26%) VMware
7 28 (2.04%) Google
8 25 (1.82%) Venda
9 19 (1.38%) Akamai
9 19 (1.38%) Cisco
10 17 (1.24%) Sun
11 16 (1.16%) Foundry
11 16 (1.16%) Talend
12 15 (1.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 14 (1.02%) Business Objects
13 14 (1.02%) Citrix
14 12 (0.87%) Adobe
14 12 (0.87%) TIBCO
15 11 (0.80%) McAfee
16 10 (0.73%) Ericsson
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The 100 Company
Rate: TBC
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Rate: £330.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitve Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Engineering
Rate: £20.00 - £22.00 per hour + Holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Greythorn
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £25 - £30 per annum + 28 days holiday, onsite gym, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kite Consulting Group Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago