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 25 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 157 187 207
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +20
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 730 555 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.09% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.49% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 303 253
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+13.21% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.98 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £59.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.80% -22.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 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
England +33 678 £415 +3.75% 292
London +38 361 £425 -5.12% 100
South East +47 121 £398 +1.92% 60
City of London +23 58 £425 - 31
North West +5 41 £375 +29.87% 24
East of England -21 39 £450 +38.46% 22
Buckinghamshire +20 38 £331 +10.41% 3
South West -17 37 £320 +0.39% 30
West Midlands +7 33 £388 +10.71% 27
Berkshire +12 24 £325 +4.83% 16
Scotland -28 22 £388 +7.63% 13
Milton Keynes +14 19 £325 +8.33% 3
Yorkshire +8 18 £325 -13.33% 16
Hertfordshire 0 17 £525 +31.25% 8
Wiltshire +5 16 £325 -32.52% 11
North East -1 16 £426 +50.79% 4
Manchester -7 16 £350 +20.68% 14
Surrey +8 15 £400 +7.38% 11
West Yorkshire +4 14 £325 -13.33% 11
Tyne and Wear -4 14 £426 +50.79% 1
Hampshire -28 14 £410 -3.52% 16
Leeds +8 12 £325 -13.33% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 12 £426 +50.79% 1
Bristol -17 12 £313 -2.10% 6
Swindon +9 11 £325 -35.64% 3
Edinburgh -13 11 £405 -1.81% 6
East Midlands -13 11 £395 +8.96% 8
Middlesex +3 9 £463 +10.11% 1
Birmingham +4 8 £372 - 8
Lancashire -7 8 £403 - 1

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 396 (26.68%) Finance
2 301 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (19.00%) Project Management
4 255 (17.18%) Scrum
5 213 (14.35%) Degree
6 190 (12.80%) Java
7 188 (12.67%) Microsoft
8 186 (12.53%) ITIL
9 184 (12.40%) SQL
10 168 (11.32%) MS Excel
11 167 (11.25%) QA
12 162 (10.92%) Service Delivery
13 160 (10.78%) Change Management
14 152 (10.24%) SAP
15 145 (9.77%) Oracle
15 145 (9.77%) PRINCE2
15 145 (9.77%) TDD
16 141 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 139 (9.37%) Windows
18 137 (9.23%) HTML
19 121 (8.15%) SharePoint
20 113 (7.61%) JavaScript
20 113 (7.61%) SQL Server
21 112 (7.55%) Linux
22 111 (7.48%) Management Information System
23 110 (7.41%) .NET
24 108 (7.28%) Telecoms
25 107 (7.21%) Security Cleared
26 100 (6.74%) Service Management
27 98 (6.60%) Banking

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 121 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 56 (3.77%) CMS
3 47 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 44 (2.96%) Apache
5 31 (2.09%) Tomcat
6 27 (1.82%) IIS
6 27 (1.82%) Node.js
7 23 (1.55%) Umbraco
8 21 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (1.21%) MS Exchange
10 15 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.74%) nginx
14 10 (0.67%) SAS
15 9 (0.61%) MQSeries
16 8 (0.54%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
16 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 168 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 95 (6.40%) MS Office
3 55 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 47 (3.17%) MS Project
5 12 (0.81%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.067%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.067%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 19 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (1.15%) Google Analytics
3 16 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.94%) SAP HR
5 13 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.54%) SAP SD
7 8 (0.54%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.47%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.34%) assyst
11 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.27%) SAP SRM
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.81%) SaaS
3 8 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.40%) GitHub
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.20%) Force.com
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.13%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) PaaS
8 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.067%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.04%) DNS
2 41 (2.76%) Firewall
3 29 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.75%) Intranet
5 22 (1.48%) LAN
6 21 (1.42%) WAN
7 20 (1.35%) 3G
8 19 (1.28%) SAN
8 19 (1.28%) DHCP
8 19 (1.28%) 2G
9 17 (1.15%) HTTP
10 16 (1.08%) VPN
11 15 (1.01%) Wireless
12 14 (0.94%) 4G
12 14 (0.94%) GSM
13 13 (0.88%) Internet
13 13 (0.88%) SNMP
14 12 (0.81%) SSL
14 12 (0.81%) LDAP
15 11 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 27 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (1.75%) MySQL
7 19 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.74%) MS Access
12 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (0.67%) Big Data
13 8 (0.54%) SAP BW
13 8 (0.54%) Oracle Discoverer
14 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 90 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 53 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 45 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 43 (2.90%) Jenkins
5 31 (2.09%) Maven
6 23 (1.55%) Mercurial
7 20 (1.35%) Selenium
7 20 (1.35%) Subversion
8 19 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (1.15%) JUnit
9 17 (1.15%) Kiln
10 16 (1.08%) Hudson
11 15 (1.01%) Ant
12 14 (0.94%) Visual Studio
12 14 (0.94%) JIRA
13 11 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (0.67%) Mockito
14 10 (0.67%) Hamcrest
15 9 (0.61%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 396 (26.68%) Finance
2 108 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 98 (6.60%) Banking
4 64 (4.31%) Manufacturing
5 61 (4.11%) Legal
6 54 (3.64%) Marketing
7 50 (3.37%) Retail
8 35 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 30 (2.02%) Games
10 20 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.35%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.15%) Law
11 17 (1.15%) Publishing
12 15 (1.01%) Front Office
12 15 (1.01%) Local Government
13 13 (0.88%) Billing
13 13 (0.88%) Back Office
13 13 (0.88%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.67%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 302 (20.35%) Analyst
2 215 (14.49%) Developer
3 126 (8.49%) Project Manager
4 123 (8.29%) Business Analyst
5 69 (4.65%) ScrumMaster
6 55 (3.71%) Consultant
7 53 (3.57%) Architect
8 46 (3.10%) Java Developer
9 39 (2.63%) Service Manager
10 34 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
11 30 (2.02%) Applications Support
12 29 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (1.68%) .NET Developer
13 25 (1.68%) Tester
13 25 (1.68%) Front-End Developer
14 24 (1.62%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (1.55%) SAP Consultant
16 21 (1.42%) Data Analyst
16 21 (1.42%) Product Manager
17 20 (1.35%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (9.23%) HTML
2 110 (7.41%) .NET
3 89 (6.00%) CSS
4 80 (5.39%) Web Services
5 67 (4.51%) jQuery
6 66 (4.45%) XML
7 52 (3.50%) ASP.NET
8 51 (3.44%) Spring
9 50 (3.37%) HTML5
10 41 (2.76%) CSS3
10 41 (2.76%) .NET Framework
11 39 (2.63%) J2EE
12 33 (2.22%) JSON
12 33 (2.22%) RESTful
13 32 (2.16%) Middleware
14 31 (2.09%) Hibernate
15 26 (1.75%) Ajax
15 26 (1.75%) REST
16 23 (1.55%) Spring MVC
16 23 (1.55%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.48%) Management Information System
2 50 (3.37%) Open Source
3 42 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 27 (1.82%) FMCG
5 23 (1.55%) Data Integration
6 22 (1.48%) Online Games
7 20 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.21%) PMI
9 17 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (1.01%) IPTV
10 15 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.01%) Video on Demand
11 13 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.67%) Statistics
13 9 (0.61%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.54%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.54%) CMDB
14 8 (0.54%) Clustering
14 8 (0.54%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.47%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 139 (9.37%) Windows
2 112 (7.55%) Linux
3 66 (4.45%) UNIX
4 52 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.08%) Android
7 10 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.67%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.34%) Solaris
11 4 (0.27%) AIX
11 4 (0.27%) CentOS
11 4 (0.27%) SELinux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.067%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (19.00%) Project Management
3 255 (17.18%) Scrum
4 186 (12.53%) ITIL
5 162 (10.92%) Service Delivery
6 160 (10.78%) Change Management
7 145 (9.77%) PRINCE2
7 145 (9.77%) TDD
8 141 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 100 (6.74%) Service Management
10 94 (6.33%) Release Management
11 91 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (6.00%) Business Analysis
12 89 (6.00%) E-Commerce
13 79 (5.32%) DevOps
14 77 (5.19%) Kanban
15 76 (5.12%) Risk Management
16 75 (5.05%) Problem Management
17 70 (4.72%) Performance Management
18 67 (4.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 190 (12.80%) Java
2 184 (12.40%) SQL
3 113 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 97 (6.54%) C#
5 64 (4.31%) Ruby
6 37 (2.49%) PowerShell
7 33 (2.22%) PHP
8 32 (2.16%) VBA
8 32 (2.16%) Python
9 30 (2.02%) VB
10 25 (1.68%) C
11 23 (1.55%) Groovy
12 20 (1.35%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.35%) Perl
13 19 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.21%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.67%) Jython
16 7 (0.47%) C++
17 6 (0.40%) VB6
18 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 213 (14.35%) Degree
2 107 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 60 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.29%) ISEB
5 27 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (1.82%) PMI Certification
6 22 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.88%) MCSE
8 11 (0.74%) MCP
8 11 (0.74%) PMP
8 11 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (0.74%) APMP
9 10 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 10 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.61%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.54%) CIMA
11 8 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.47%) CISSP
12 7 (0.47%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (11.25%) QA
2 84 (5.66%) SLA
3 23 (1.55%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.47%) P3O
6 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.27%) COBIT
8 4 (0.27%) GxP
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.13%) GCP
10 2 (0.13%) GMP
10 2 (0.13%) WCAG
10 2 (0.13%) WAI
10 2 (0.13%) DO-254
10 2 (0.13%) EMIR
10 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.067%) AIFMD
System Software
1 45 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.01%) vSphere
4 14 (0.94%) vCloud
5 12 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.67%) NFS
7 8 (0.54%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.47%) NLBS
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.13%) XenApp
12 1 (0.067%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.067%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.067%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.067%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.067%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.067%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.067%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (2.22%) Puppet
2 28 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.68%) Tivoli
4 18 (1.21%) Nagios
5 15 (1.01%) Opsview
6 12 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 12 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.74%) SCCM
8 10 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (0.61%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.54%) collectd
10 8 (0.54%) Ansible
11 7 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 7 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 3 (0.20%) WMI
14 3 (0.20%) BladeLogic
14 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 188 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 152 (10.24%) SAP
3 145 (9.77%) Oracle
4 50 (3.37%) HP
4 50 (3.37%) VMware
5 46 (3.10%) IBM
6 27 (1.82%) Business Objects
6 27 (1.82%) Cisco
7 19 (1.28%) Citrix
7 19 (1.28%) Akamai
8 18 (1.21%) Google
9 17 (1.15%) Venda
10 14 (0.94%) Red Hat
10 14 (0.94%) EMC
11 13 (0.88%) Sun
11 13 (0.88%) McAfee
12 11 (0.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 10 (0.67%) Remedy
13 10 (0.67%) Websense
13 10 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
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