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 3 September 2014 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 166 187 196
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 723 603 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.14% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.55% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 325 273
Average daily rate
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£411 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 38
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.78 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.03 £59.50 £50.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%

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
41605 38977 41393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.73% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25819 23938 23975
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1152 1089 1501
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.08% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +20 672 £410 +2.50% 271
London +32 368 £428 -3.38% 90
South East +19 94 £391 +11.78% 52
City of London +16 54 £450 +16.12% 18
North West -4 48 £368 +27.82% 29
South West -27 36 £430 +34.58% 27
West Midlands 0 35 £375 +5.18% 23
East of England -20 34 £436 +16.33% 28
Berkshire +15 27 £325 - 9
Buckinghamshire +13 27 £350 +18.64% 3
Yorkshire +12 26 £295 -21.33% 12
Scotland -12 23 £415 +12.16% 15
Manchester -11 19 £300 +4.34% 20
West Yorkshire +4 17 £325 -18.75% 8
Milton Keynes +12 16 £343 +16.10%
North East -13 16 £400 +45.45% 4
Hampshire -14 16 £408 +1.87% 18
Hertfordshire -14 16 £515 +14.44% 5
Leeds +11 15 £325 -25.28% 2
East Midlands -22 15 £425 +61.90% 6
Birmingham +9 14 £400 +150.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 14 £400 +54.58% 3
Tyne and Wear -12 14 £400 +54.58% 3
Cheshire +4 13 £395 +125.71% 7
Wiltshire -8 12 £320 -29.79% 10
Swindon -2 9 £320 -25.58% 1
Coventry -5 9 £345 -21.14% 1
Sheffield +13 8 £173 -4.16% 3
South Yorkshire +10 8 £173 -4.16% 3
Edinburgh -10 7 £405 +1.25% 7

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 395 (26.56%) Finance
2 281 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (17.82%) Project Management
4 235 (15.80%) Scrum
5 196 (13.18%) Java
6 195 (13.11%) Degree
7 191 (12.84%) SQL
8 190 (12.78%) ITIL
9 185 (12.44%) Microsoft
10 164 (11.03%) QA
11 163 (10.96%) Service Delivery
12 162 (10.89%) MS Excel
13 154 (10.36%) Oracle
14 146 (9.82%) Change Management
15 143 (9.62%) TDD
16 137 (9.21%) PRINCE2
17 136 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 129 (8.68%) SAP
19 126 (8.47%) HTML
20 124 (8.34%) Windows
21 121 (8.14%) .NET
22 113 (7.60%) SharePoint
23 111 (7.46%) Management Information System
23 111 (7.46%) Coaching
24 107 (7.20%) Linux
25 101 (6.79%) JavaScript
25 101 (6.79%) Telecoms
25 101 (6.79%) Service Management
26 99 (6.66%) Security Cleared
27 94 (6.32%) SLA

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 113 (7.60%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 43 (2.89%) Apache
4 40 (2.69%) CMS
5 26 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.68%) IIS
7 24 (1.61%) Node.js
8 20 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 20 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
10 12 (0.81%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
13 9 (0.61%) MQSeries
13 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.54%) Confluence
14 8 (0.54%) SAS
15 7 (0.47%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 162 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 86 (5.78%) MS Office
3 52 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (3.30%) MS Project
4 49 (3.30%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.94%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.067%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.067%) SPSS
9 1 (0.067%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 20 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.94%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.47%) SAP SRM
6 7 (0.47%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.34%) assyst
9 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.20%) RMDS
10 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.67%) SaaS
3 7 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.40%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.40%) Force.com
4 6 (0.40%) GitHub
4 6 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.13%) PaaS
5 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.067%) Trello
6 1 (0.067%) IaaS
6 1 (0.067%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.90%) DNS
2 45 (3.03%) Firewall
3 27 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.75%) Intranet
5 23 (1.55%) SAN
6 21 (1.41%) LAN
7 20 (1.34%) WAN
7 20 (1.34%) HTTP
8 19 (1.28%) VPN
9 18 (1.21%) DHCP
10 17 (1.14%) SSL
11 14 (0.94%) Wireless
12 13 (0.87%) SNMP
13 12 (0.81%) Internet
14 11 (0.74%) VLAN
14 11 (0.74%) 3G
15 10 (0.67%) FCoE
15 10 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (0.67%) Multicast
15 10 (0.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 33 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 19 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (1.01%) MySQL
10 10 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.67%) SAP BW
10 10 (0.67%) MS Access
11 9 (0.61%) Big Data
12 8 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.54%) Oracle Discoverer
12 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.54%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 66 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 50 (3.36%) Cucumber
3 41 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.82%) TeamCity
5 23 (1.55%) Maven
6 22 (1.48%) Selenium
7 21 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (1.34%) JIRA
9 19 (1.28%) Subversion
10 16 (1.08%) Visual Studio
11 14 (0.94%) JUnit
12 12 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.74%) Introscope
13 11 (0.74%) Hudson
14 10 (0.67%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.61%) JMeter
15 9 (0.61%) SpecFlow
16 8 (0.54%) Capybara
16 8 (0.54%) MSTest
16 8 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 395 (26.56%) Finance
2 101 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 85 (5.72%) Banking
4 64 (4.30%) Retail
5 61 (4.10%) Marketing
5 61 (4.10%) Legal
6 57 (3.83%) Manufacturing
7 42 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 40 (2.69%) Games
9 20 (1.34%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.28%) Law
11 16 (1.08%) Billing
12 14 (0.94%) Front Office
12 14 (0.94%) Back Office
12 14 (0.94%) Publishing
12 14 (0.94%) Local Government
13 13 (0.87%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.67%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 298 (20.04%) Analyst
2 215 (14.46%) Developer
3 121 (8.14%) Business Analyst
4 113 (7.60%) Project Manager
5 73 (4.91%) ScrumMaster
6 58 (3.90%) Architect
7 56 (3.77%) Consultant
8 50 (3.36%) Service Manager
9 45 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 33 (2.22%) DevOps Engineer
10 33 (2.22%) Applications Support
11 31 (2.08%) Product Manager
12 29 (1.95%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (1.82%) .NET Developer
14 26 (1.75%) Delivery Manager
15 25 (1.68%) Senior Analyst
16 24 (1.61%) Agile Coach
17 23 (1.55%) C# Developer
17 23 (1.55%) SAP Consultant
18 21 (1.41%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (8.47%) HTML
2 121 (8.14%) .NET
3 87 (5.85%) Web Services
4 80 (5.38%) CSS
5 59 (3.97%) ASP.NET
6 57 (3.83%) XML
7 54 (3.63%) jQuery
8 51 (3.43%) Spring
9 44 (2.96%) .NET Framework
10 42 (2.82%) HTML5
10 42 (2.82%) CSS3
11 38 (2.56%) J2EE
11 38 (2.56%) Middleware
12 36 (2.42%) RESTful
13 33 (2.22%) JSON
14 32 (2.15%) Hibernate
15 31 (2.08%) REST
16 22 (1.48%) Ajax
16 22 (1.48%) Spring MVC
16 22 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 46 (3.09%) Open Source
3 36 (2.42%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.02%) FMCG
5 26 (1.75%) Data Integration
6 25 (1.68%) Online Games
7 18 (1.21%) PMI
8 15 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 13 (0.87%) Statistics
10 12 (0.81%) Social Media
10 12 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 12 (0.81%) N-Tier
11 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.74%) Video on Demand
12 10 (0.67%) IPTV
13 9 (0.61%) Firmware
13 9 (0.61%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.61%) Hedge funds
13 9 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 124 (8.34%) Windows
2 107 (7.20%) Linux
3 55 (3.70%) UNIX
4 34 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.74%) Android
7 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.27%) SELinux
11 4 (0.27%) AIX
11 4 (0.27%) Solaris
11 4 (0.27%) CentOS
12 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.067%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.067%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (17.82%) Project Management
3 235 (15.80%) Scrum
4 190 (12.78%) ITIL
5 163 (10.96%) Service Delivery
6 146 (9.82%) Change Management
7 143 (9.62%) TDD
8 137 (9.21%) PRINCE2
9 136 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 111 (7.46%) Coaching
11 101 (6.79%) Service Management
12 91 (6.12%) Business Analysis
13 87 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
13 87 (5.85%) Release Management
14 85 (5.72%) Mentoring
15 83 (5.58%) Risk Management
16 82 (5.51%) DevOps
17 75 (5.04%) E-Commerce
18 74 (4.98%) Performance Management
19 73 (4.91%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 196 (13.18%) Java
2 191 (12.84%) SQL
3 101 (6.79%) JavaScript
4 91 (6.12%) C#
5 58 (3.90%) Ruby
6 40 (2.69%) Python
7 38 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 35 (2.35%) VB
9 32 (2.15%) PHP
10 31 (2.08%) C
10 31 (2.08%) VBA
11 26 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 25 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.48%) Perl
13 22 (1.48%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.08%) Groovy
15 13 (0.87%) Jython
16 8 (0.54%) VBScript
16 8 (0.54%) C++
17 6 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 195 (13.11%) Degree
2 99 (6.66%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.49%) ISEB
5 31 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 11 (0.74%) PMP
9 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.54%) APMP
12 8 (0.54%) ACCA
12 8 (0.54%) CIMA
12 8 (0.54%) SAP Certification
13 6 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 6 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.40%) CCNA
13 6 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (11.03%) QA
2 94 (6.32%) SLA
3 20 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.54%) P3O
5 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.27%) GxP
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.20%) GAMP
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.13%) EMIR
8 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.13%) GCP
8 2 (0.13%) GMP
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
8 2 (0.13%) WAI
8 2 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.28%) vSphere
4 14 (0.94%) vCloud
5 11 (0.74%) NFS
6 10 (0.67%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.40%) XenApp
9 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.20%) NLBS
11 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.067%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.067%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.067%) Xen
13 1 (0.067%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.067%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (2.02%) Puppet
2 25 (1.68%) Tivoli
3 24 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.01%) SCCM
4 15 (1.01%) Nagios
5 10 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (0.61%) Opsview
6 9 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 7 (0.47%) Icinga
8 6 (0.40%) Ansible
8 6 (0.40%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.34%) collectd
10 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.27%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.20%) WMI
11 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 185 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 154 (10.36%) Oracle
3 129 (8.68%) SAP
4 51 (3.43%) HP
5 45 (3.03%) VMware
6 44 (2.96%) IBM
7 29 (1.95%) Business Objects
8 27 (1.82%) Cisco
9 20 (1.34%) Citrix
10 18 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.01%) EMC
12 14 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.81%) Remedy
14 10 (0.67%) F5
14 10 (0.67%) Tableau
14 10 (0.67%) Akamai
14 10 (0.67%) Websense
14 10 (0.67%) ATG
15 9 (0.61%) NetApp
16 8 (0.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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