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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 152 160 208
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +48
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 742 645 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.31% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.74% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 361 216
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 17
Average hourly rate £30.25 £16.74 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.75% -53.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £37.83 £53.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £15.97 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+89.41% -3.21%

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
38766 37025 32628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.08% 75.02% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24251 22404 19497
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £567 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1079 1146
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £52.30 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +12 656 £425 +6.11% 356
London -17 247 £475 +11.76% 106
South East +3 150 £400 +14.28% 71
Scotland +12 50 £388 +3.33% 8
Yorkshire +23 47 £375 +7.14% 23
Berkshire 0 47 £425 +36.00% 12
North West -17 45 £385 +6.94% 38
West Midlands +9 42 £338 -7.53% 36
City of London -6 42 £489 +8.66% 31
West Yorkshire +21 41 £375 +15.38% 16
Leeds +15 38 £375 +15.38% 13
East Midlands +11 36 £400 +14.94% 22
South West +4 34 £483 +30.54% 25
Surrey +13 33 £296 -28.18% 6
East of England +21 25 £375 -22.07% 30
Manchester -13 23 £325 +13.04% 23
Edinburgh +1 21 £450 +20.00% 5
Glasgow +13 18 £330 -18.51% 2
Hampshire -11 18 £415 +66.00% 8
North East +21 16 £399 +37.52% 3
Tyne and Wear - 15 £399 - 1
Wales +3 14 £413 +17.85% 2
Buckinghamshire -21 14 £344 +10.00% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £386 -
Derbyshire +5 12 £430 +207.14% 6
Oxfordshire -7 12 £425 - 26
Wiltshire +7 11 £496 +7.88% 4
Hertfordshire +5 11 £600 - 11
Warwickshire +4 11 £273 -0.90% 3
Guildford +3 11 £283 -19.57% 1

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 386 (26.42%) Finance
2 373 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (17.39%) ITIL
4 236 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
5 221 (15.13%) Project Management
6 187 (12.80%) Java
7 164 (11.23%) Degree
8 159 (10.88%) SQL
9 153 (10.47%) Scrum
10 148 (10.13%) QA
11 145 (9.92%) Telecoms
12 143 (9.79%) Service Delivery
13 142 (9.72%) Microsoft
14 140 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 140 (9.58%) Security Cleared
15 134 (9.17%) Service Management
16 133 (9.10%) MS Excel
17 131 (8.97%) Windows
18 129 (8.83%) Change Management
18 129 (8.83%) TDD
19 115 (7.87%) SAP
20 114 (7.80%) UNIX
21 112 (7.67%) Linux
22 108 (7.39%) Oracle
23 103 (7.05%) PRINCE2
24 101 (6.91%) Management Information System
24 101 (6.91%) HTML
25 98 (6.71%) JavaScript
25 98 (6.71%) Coaching
26 97 (6.64%) Banking

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 45 (3.08%) Apache
2 38 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 32 (2.19%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.16%) IIS
5 17 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 14 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (0.89%) Confluence
9 12 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
10 11 (0.75%) JBoss
10 11 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
11 10 (0.68%) nginx
11 10 (0.68%) Node.js
12 9 (0.62%) CMS
13 8 (0.55%) SAS
13 8 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.55%) Lync
14 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 133 (9.10%) MS Excel
2 91 (6.23%) MS Office
3 57 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (3.83%) MS Visio
5 47 (3.22%) MS Project
6 14 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.068%) DOC1
9 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.068%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.55%) SAP HR
2 8 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.48%) SAP R/3
3 7 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.48%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.41%) SAP FI-AP
4 6 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.34%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.27%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.75%) SaaS
4 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.34%) Yammer
6 4 (0.27%) GitHub
6 4 (0.27%) PaaS
7 3 (0.21%) Force.com
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.21%) IaaS
8 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.068%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.068%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.068%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.67%) DNS
2 34 (2.33%) Firewall
3 24 (1.64%) SAN
3 24 (1.64%) LDAP
4 21 (1.44%) HTTP
5 18 (1.23%) WAN
6 16 (1.10%) SSL
7 15 (1.03%) LAN
8 14 (0.96%) DHCP
8 14 (0.96%) Intranet
9 13 (0.89%) Network Security
10 12 (0.82%) Internet
11 11 (0.75%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.75%) OSPF
11 11 (0.75%) BGP
12 10 (0.68%) Wireless
13 9 (0.62%) VoIP
14 8 (0.55%) MPLS
14 8 (0.55%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.48%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.03%) MySQL
5 15 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 15 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 12 (0.82%) Big Data
6 12 (0.82%) SAP BW
6 12 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.75%) Data Mining
7 11 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.68%) MS Access
8 10 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.41%) QlikView
10 6 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 54 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 37 (2.53%) JIRA
4 36 (2.46%) Subversion
5 29 (1.98%) Maven
5 29 (1.98%) Cucumber
6 24 (1.64%) Selenium
7 21 (1.44%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.23%) Jasmine
9 16 (1.10%) Ant
9 16 (1.10%) IntelliJ
10 15 (1.03%) Capybara
11 11 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (0.68%) Introscope
12 10 (0.68%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.62%) JUnit
13 9 (0.62%) JMeter
14 8 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.48%) FitNesse
General
1 386 (26.42%) Finance
2 145 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 97 (6.64%) Banking
4 65 (4.45%) Legal
5 57 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 57 (3.90%) Retail
6 45 (3.08%) Marketing
7 41 (2.81%) Games
8 33 (2.26%) Publishing
9 26 (1.78%) Law
10 25 (1.71%) Back Office
11 21 (1.44%) Investment Banking
12 20 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 18 (1.23%) Front Office
14 10 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.62%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.55%) Automotive
17 7 (0.48%) Billing
18 6 (0.41%) Electronics
19 5 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 278 (19.03%) Analyst
2 177 (12.11%) Developer
3 102 (6.98%) Business Analyst
4 70 (4.79%) Project Manager
5 68 (4.65%) Consultant
6 64 (4.38%) Architect
7 53 (3.63%) Service Manager
8 49 (3.35%) Delivery Manager
9 46 (3.15%) ScrumMaster
10 42 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
11 35 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
12 32 (2.19%) Java Developer
12 32 (2.19%) Programme Manager
13 30 (2.05%) Administrator
14 28 (1.92%) Services Delivery Manager
14 28 (1.92%) SAP Consultant
15 25 (1.71%) Change Manager
16 24 (1.64%) Support Analyst
17 23 (1.57%) Test Manager
18 21 (1.44%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.91%) HTML
2 86 (5.89%) CSS
3 67 (4.59%) XML
3 67 (4.59%) HTML5
4 56 (3.83%) .NET
5 49 (3.35%) CSS3
6 45 (3.08%) Web Services
7 40 (2.74%) Middleware
8 31 (2.12%) JSON
9 26 (1.78%) jQuery
10 25 (1.71%) Spring
11 22 (1.51%) RESTful
12 21 (1.44%) Sass
12 21 (1.44%) AngularJS
13 19 (1.30%) REST
14 18 (1.23%) SOAP
15 17 (1.16%) JSP
16 16 (1.10%) Velocity
17 15 (1.03%) Sinatra
18 14 (0.96%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 236 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.22%) Open Source
4 35 (2.40%) User Experience
5 28 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.37%) Data Integration
7 18 (1.23%) Statistics
7 18 (1.23%) Visualisation
8 16 (1.10%) PMI
8 16 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (0.96%) FMCG
9 14 (0.96%) Equities
10 13 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.82%) Replication
11 12 (0.82%) Online Games
11 12 (0.82%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.55%) CMDB
12 8 (0.55%) NHS
12 8 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
13 7 (0.48%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 131 (8.97%) Windows
2 114 (7.80%) UNIX
3 112 (7.67%) Linux
4 29 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 11 (0.75%) Android
7 11 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.68%) Windows NT
8 10 (0.68%) AIX
8 10 (0.68%) HPUX
8 10 (0.68%) Solaris
9 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.27%) zOS
11 4 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (17.39%) ITIL
3 221 (15.13%) Project Management
4 153 (10.47%) Scrum
5 143 (9.79%) Service Delivery
6 140 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 134 (9.17%) Service Management
8 129 (8.83%) Change Management
8 129 (8.83%) TDD
9 103 (7.05%) PRINCE2
10 98 (6.71%) Coaching
11 92 (6.30%) Mentoring
12 82 (5.61%) DevOps
13 80 (5.48%) Business Analysis
13 80 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
14 74 (5.07%) Risk Management
15 71 (4.86%) Configuration Management
15 71 (4.86%) Release Management
16 67 (4.59%) Six Sigma
16 67 (4.59%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 187 (12.80%) Java
2 159 (10.88%) SQL
3 98 (6.71%) JavaScript
4 68 (4.65%) Ruby
5 58 (3.97%) Python
6 34 (2.33%) Perl
7 32 (2.19%) C#
8 24 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 22 (1.51%) Shell Script
9 22 (1.51%) C
10 19 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.10%) VBA
12 12 (0.82%) Groovy
12 12 (0.82%) PHP
13 11 (0.75%) VBScript
14 10 (0.68%) Jython
14 10 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 9 (0.62%) Scala
15 9 (0.62%) C++
16 8 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 164 (11.23%) Degree
2 140 (9.58%) Security Cleared
3 86 (5.89%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
5 40 (2.74%) VCP4
6 30 (2.05%) ISEB
6 30 (2.05%) PMI Certification
7 21 (1.44%) PMP
8 18 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 15 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 14 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 14 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 13 (0.89%) SAP Certification
12 11 (0.75%) CISSP
12 11 (0.75%) HND
13 10 (0.68%) HNC
13 10 (0.68%) CCNP
13 10 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (10.13%) QA
2 60 (4.11%) SLA
3 12 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.75%) COBIT
5 8 (0.55%) P3O
6 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.27%) GAMP
9 3 (0.21%) GMP
10 2 (0.14%) Basel II
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.068%) EFQM
11 1 (0.068%) COSO
11 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.068%) TickIT
11 1 (0.068%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.068%) GxP
System Software
1 44 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 12 (0.82%) RACF
5 11 (0.75%) Firmware
6 8 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.55%) vSphere
6 8 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.48%) XenApp
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.41%) NFS
9 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.27%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.27%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.21%) vCloud
11 3 (0.21%) Docker
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 33 (2.26%) Puppet
2 29 (1.98%) Nagios
3 21 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.96%) Graylog
4 14 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.82%) collectd
6 11 (0.75%) Opsview
6 11 (0.75%) Graphite
7 9 (0.62%) Icinga
7 9 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.41%) SCOM
8 6 (0.41%) OPNET
9 5 (0.34%) WSUS
9 5 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.34%) Ansible
10 4 (0.27%) SELinux
10 4 (0.27%) FreeIPA
10 4 (0.27%) logstash
10 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 142 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 115 (7.87%) SAP
3 108 (7.39%) Oracle
4 72 (4.93%) VMware
5 59 (4.04%) HP
6 44 (3.01%) Cisco
7 32 (2.19%) IBM
8 25 (1.71%) Akamai
9 22 (1.51%) F5
9 22 (1.51%) New Relic
10 20 (1.37%) BMC
11 17 (1.16%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.89%) Citrix
12 13 (0.89%) Tableau
12 13 (0.89%) SolarWinds
13 12 (0.82%) Adobe
13 12 (0.82%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.82%) McAfee
14 11 (0.75%) NetApp
15 10 (0.68%) AppDynamics
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Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: .
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wiltshire
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TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: £400 - £423 per day
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Hampshire
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Rate: £300 - 315 per day
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £410 per day
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