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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 157 186 208
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 730 555 523
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 431 296 259
Average daily rate
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£408 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 32
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.41 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +30.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.98 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £59.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
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 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +26 679 £413 +3.12% 291
London +43 360 £425 -5.34% 112
South East +39 118 £381 +1.66% 55
City of London +19 56 £425 - 31
North West +13 43 £371 +28.57% 18
South West -7 40 £320 +0.39% 33
Buckinghamshire +20 38 £325 +8.33% 3
East of England -21 37 £450 +20.00% 15
West Midlands +7 35 £388 +10.71% 29
Berkshire +8 24 £325 +4.83% 14
Scotland -30 21 £375 +4.16% 18
Milton Keynes +18 20 £313 +4.16% 3
Yorkshire +6 18 £325 -13.33% 14
Hertfordshire -3 18 £525 +23.52% 5
Wiltshire +3 17 £323 -33.04% 11
North East -3 17 £426 +64.44% 3
Manchester -7 17 £350 +20.68% 10
Tyne and Wear -4 15 £426 +64.63% 1
Hampshire -14 15 £405 -4.70% 14
Surrey +10 14 £413 +10.73% 7
West Yorkshire -2 14 £325 -13.33% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 13 £426 +64.63% 1
Bristol -13 13 £313 -2.10% 11
Leeds 0 12 £325 -13.33% 8
Birmingham +5 11 £345 - 9
Swindon +4 10 £323 -36.13% 2
Edinburgh -13 10 £415 +0.60% 9
East Midlands -15 10 £525 +44.82% 12
Cheshire +1 8 £368 +110.00% 5
Lancashire -7 8 £403 - 1

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 390 (26.19%) Finance
2 300 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (18.87%) Project Management
4 253 (16.99%) Scrum
5 215 (14.44%) Degree
6 191 (12.83%) Java
6 191 (12.83%) Microsoft
7 187 (12.56%) ITIL
8 186 (12.49%) SQL
9 169 (11.35%) MS Excel
10 168 (11.28%) QA
11 165 (11.08%) Service Delivery
12 163 (10.95%) Change Management
13 150 (10.07%) SAP
14 148 (9.94%) PRINCE2
15 144 (9.67%) Oracle
15 144 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 144 (9.67%) TDD
16 138 (9.27%) Windows
17 135 (9.07%) HTML
18 119 (7.99%) SharePoint
19 113 (7.59%) Management Information System
20 112 (7.52%) Telecoms
21 111 (7.45%) JavaScript
21 111 (7.45%) Linux
22 110 (7.39%) .NET
23 109 (7.32%) SQL Server
24 108 (7.25%) Security Cleared
25 102 (6.85%) Service Management
26 94 (6.31%) MS Office

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 119 (7.99%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.56%) CMS
3 46 (3.09%) WebSphere
4 44 (2.96%) Apache
5 31 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 27 (1.81%) IIS
6 27 (1.81%) Node.js
7 20 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (1.34%) Umbraco
8 19 (1.28%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.74%) nginx
13 10 (0.67%) SAS
14 9 (0.60%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.54%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
15 8 (0.54%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 169 (11.35%) MS Excel
2 94 (6.31%) MS Office
3 55 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (3.29%) MS Project
5 47 (3.16%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.067%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.067%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 19 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.94%) SAP HR
3 14 (0.94%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.54%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.47%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.40%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.34%) assyst
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.27%) SAP SRM
10 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.20%) RMDS
11 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%) Force.com
4 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.40%) GitHub
5 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.13%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) IaaS
8 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.067%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.03%) DNS
2 41 (2.75%) Firewall
3 29 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.75%) Intranet
5 22 (1.48%) LAN
6 21 (1.41%) WAN
7 20 (1.34%) 3G
8 19 (1.28%) 2G
8 19 (1.28%) SAN
8 19 (1.28%) DHCP
9 17 (1.14%) HTTP
9 17 (1.14%) VPN
10 15 (1.01%) Wireless
10 15 (1.01%) GSM
11 14 (0.94%) 4G
12 13 (0.87%) SNMP
13 12 (0.81%) Internet
13 12 (0.81%) SSL
13 12 (0.81%) LDAP
14 11 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 31 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.95%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 26 (1.75%) MySQL
8 19 (1.28%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.74%) Big Data
14 11 (0.74%) MS Access
15 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.54%) Oracle Discoverer
16 8 (0.54%) SAP BW
16 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 87 (5.84%) Git (software)
2 54 (3.63%) Cucumber
3 45 (3.02%) Jenkins
4 42 (2.82%) TeamCity
5 31 (2.08%) Maven
6 21 (1.41%) Selenium
7 20 (1.34%) Mercurial
7 20 (1.34%) Subversion
8 18 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (1.07%) JUnit
9 16 (1.07%) JIRA
9 16 (1.07%) Hudson
10 14 (0.94%) Ant
10 14 (0.94%) Kiln
11 13 (0.87%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.67%) Mockito
13 10 (0.67%) Hamcrest
14 9 (0.60%) SpecFlow
14 9 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 390 (26.19%) Finance
2 112 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 93 (6.25%) Banking
4 63 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 57 (3.83%) Legal
6 56 (3.76%) Marketing
7 50 (3.36%) Retail
8 35 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 30 (2.01%) Games
10 20 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 16 (1.07%) Publishing
11 16 (1.07%) Law
11 16 (1.07%) Local Government
12 15 (1.01%) Front Office
13 14 (0.94%) Billing
14 13 (0.87%) General Ledger
14 13 (0.87%) Back Office
15 10 (0.67%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 307 (20.62%) Analyst
2 214 (14.37%) Developer
3 123 (8.26%) Business Analyst
3 123 (8.26%) Project Manager
4 69 (4.63%) ScrumMaster
5 57 (3.83%) Consultant
6 55 (3.69%) Architect
7 47 (3.16%) Java Developer
8 40 (2.69%) Service Manager
9 34 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
10 30 (2.01%) Applications Support
11 28 (1.88%) Senior Analyst
12 25 (1.68%) .NET Developer
12 25 (1.68%) Solutions Architect
13 24 (1.61%) Tester
14 23 (1.54%) Front-End Developer
14 23 (1.54%) SAP Consultant
15 22 (1.48%) Data Analyst
16 21 (1.41%) Product Manager
17 20 (1.34%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (9.07%) HTML
2 110 (7.39%) .NET
3 87 (5.84%) CSS
4 79 (5.31%) Web Services
5 66 (4.43%) XML
6 64 (4.30%) jQuery
7 52 (3.49%) ASP.NET
7 52 (3.49%) Spring
8 49 (3.29%) HTML5
9 41 (2.75%) CSS3
9 41 (2.75%) .NET Framework
10 38 (2.55%) J2EE
11 34 (2.28%) JSON
12 32 (2.15%) Middleware
12 32 (2.15%) Hibernate
12 32 (2.15%) RESTful
13 28 (1.88%) REST
14 25 (1.68%) Ajax
15 24 (1.61%) Grails
16 22 (1.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 50 (3.36%) Open Source
3 42 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 26 (1.75%) FMCG
5 23 (1.54%) Data Integration
6 22 (1.48%) Online Games
7 20 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.21%) PMI
9 16 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.01%) Video on Demand
10 15 (1.01%) IPTV
11 13 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.74%) Statistics
13 9 (0.60%) Hedge funds
13 9 (0.60%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.54%) Clustering
14 8 (0.54%) CMDB
14 8 (0.54%) Social Media
14 8 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 138 (9.27%) Windows
2 111 (7.45%) Linux
3 66 (4.43%) UNIX
4 50 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.07%) Android
6 16 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.67%) Windows XP
7 10 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
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 NT
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.067%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (18.87%) Project Management
3 253 (16.99%) Scrum
4 187 (12.56%) ITIL
5 165 (11.08%) Service Delivery
6 163 (10.95%) Change Management
7 148 (9.94%) PRINCE2
8 144 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 144 (9.67%) TDD
9 102 (6.85%) Service Management
10 94 (6.31%) Release Management
11 93 (6.25%) Business Analysis
12 90 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
13 85 (5.71%) E-Commerce
14 79 (5.31%) DevOps
15 76 (5.10%) Problem Management
16 75 (5.04%) Kanban
16 75 (5.04%) Risk Management
17 71 (4.77%) Performance Management
18 67 (4.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 191 (12.83%) Java
2 186 (12.49%) SQL
3 111 (7.45%) JavaScript
4 93 (6.25%) C#
5 64 (4.30%) Ruby
6 37 (2.48%) PowerShell
7 33 (2.22%) PHP
8 32 (2.15%) Python
8 32 (2.15%) VBA
9 30 (2.01%) VB
10 26 (1.75%) C
11 23 (1.54%) Groovy
12 21 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.34%) Perl
14 19 (1.28%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.21%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.60%) Jython
17 7 (0.47%) C++
18 6 (0.40%) VB6
19 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 215 (14.44%) Degree
2 108 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 61 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.48%) ISEB
5 28 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (1.81%) PMI Certification
7 22 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (1.48%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.87%) MCSE
9 11 (0.74%) APMP
9 11 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 11 (0.74%) MCP
9 11 (0.74%) PMP
10 10 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 10 (0.67%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.54%) CIMA
11 8 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.47%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (11.28%) QA
2 88 (5.91%) SLA
3 23 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.47%) P3O
5 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) GxP
7 4 (0.27%) COBIT
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.13%) GCP
9 2 (0.13%) GMP
9 2 (0.13%) WCAG
9 2 (0.13%) WAI
9 2 (0.13%) DO-254
9 2 (0.13%) EMIR
9 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.067%) AIFMD
System Software
1 47 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.89%) 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 5 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.13%) XenApp
13 1 (0.067%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.067%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.067%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.067%) Xen
13 1 (0.067%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.067%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.067%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (2.22%) Puppet
2 28 (1.88%) 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 (0.60%) 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%) ITRS Geneos
14 3 (0.20%) WMI
14 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 191 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 150 (10.07%) SAP
3 144 (9.67%) Oracle
4 52 (3.49%) HP
5 49 (3.29%) VMware
6 44 (2.96%) IBM
7 28 (1.88%) Cisco
7 28 (1.88%) Business Objects
8 20 (1.34%) Citrix
9 19 (1.28%) Akamai
10 15 (1.01%) Google
11 14 (0.94%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.94%) EMC
11 14 (0.94%) Venda
12 13 (0.87%) Sun
12 13 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.87%) McAfee
13 11 (0.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 10 (0.67%) Remedy
14 10 (0.67%) Websense
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