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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 161 188 203
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 747 592 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.12% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.53% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 317 273
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 £223 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+22.30% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 38
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.78 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.02 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £24.71 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-23.59% +17.64%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
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 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +19 693 £405 +1.25% 260
London +36 375 £425 -3.40% 86
South East +20 97 £391 +16.79% 43
City of London +10 55 £450 +12.50% 21
North West 0 53 £366 +27.30% 21
South West -25 38 £440 +37.71% 32
East of England -26 37 £436 +16.33% 27
West Midlands +4 34 £375 +5.18% 25
Berkshire +25 28 £325 - 6
Buckinghamshire +10 27 £350 +20.68% 2
Yorkshire +9 25 £295 -26.25% 18
Scotland -16 24 £405 +12.50% 14
Manchester -9 22 £300 +4.34% 14
Hertfordshire -12 19 £478 +6.11% 5
Milton Keynes +9 17 £338 +16.37%
Hampshire -14 17 £405 -7.42% 16
North East -15 17 £400 +45.45% 2
West Yorkshire +2 16 £325 -18.75% 11
East Midlands -17 16 £475 +72.72% 5
Tyne and Wear -9 15 £400 +54.58% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 15 £400 +54.58% 2
Birmingham +7 14 £400 +150.00% 11
Leeds +4 14 £325 -25.28% 5
Cheshire -1 14 £390 +122.85% 5
Wiltshire -6 13 £320 -29.79% 9
Swindon -1 9 £320 -25.58%
Bristol -22 9 £620 +93.75% 8
Sheffield +13 8 £173 - 4
South Yorkshire +8 8 £173 - 4
Coventry -6 8 £345 -21.14% 1

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 389 (26.21%) Finance
2 283 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (17.86%) Project Management
4 236 (15.90%) Scrum
5 199 (13.41%) Java
6 197 (13.27%) Degree
7 190 (12.80%) Microsoft
8 189 (12.74%) SQL
9 187 (12.60%) ITIL
10 167 (11.25%) QA
11 166 (11.19%) MS Excel
12 162 (10.92%) Service Delivery
13 154 (10.38%) Oracle
14 147 (9.91%) Change Management
15 142 (9.57%) TDD
16 137 (9.23%) PRINCE2
17 136 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 130 (8.76%) SAP
19 127 (8.56%) HTML
20 124 (8.36%) Windows
21 121 (8.15%) .NET
22 114 (7.68%) Management Information System
23 113 (7.61%) SharePoint
24 105 (7.08%) Linux
25 102 (6.87%) JavaScript
26 101 (6.81%) Telecoms
27 98 (6.60%) Service Management
28 97 (6.54%) Security Cleared
29 95 (6.40%) SLA
30 94 (6.33%) Business Analysis

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 42 (2.83%) Apache
4 40 (2.70%) CMS
5 25 (1.68%) IIS
5 25 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 24 (1.62%) Node.js
7 20 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 20 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
9 12 (0.81%) MS Exchange
10 11 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.67%) Adobe CQ
12 9 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.61%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.54%) SAS
14 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 166 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 87 (5.86%) MS Office
3 57 (3.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 50 (3.37%) MS Project
6 14 (0.94%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.34%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.067%) SPSS
10 1 (0.067%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.067%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.94%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
4 12 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
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 SRM
8 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.34%) assyst
10 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.20%) RMDS
11 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.35%) 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%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.13%) PaaS
6 1 (0.067%) Trello
6 1 (0.067%) IaaS
6 1 (0.067%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.84%) DNS
2 46 (3.10%) Firewall
3 27 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.75%) Intranet
5 21 (1.42%) LAN
6 20 (1.35%) WAN
6 20 (1.35%) SAN
6 20 (1.35%) HTTP
7 19 (1.28%) VPN
8 18 (1.21%) DHCP
9 17 (1.15%) SSL
10 14 (0.94%) Wireless
11 13 (0.88%) SNMP
12 12 (0.81%) RNC
12 12 (0.81%) Internet
13 11 (0.74%) 3G
13 11 (0.74%) VLAN
14 10 (0.67%) iSCSI
14 10 (0.67%) Network Security
14 10 (0.67%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 33 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 19 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (1.21%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (1.08%) MySQL
9 10 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.67%) MS Access
10 9 (0.61%) Big Data
10 9 (0.61%) SAP BW
10 9 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.54%) Spotfire
11 8 (0.54%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 67 (4.51%) Git (software)
2 53 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 42 (2.83%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 25 (1.68%) Maven
6 22 (1.48%) Selenium
7 21 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.28%) JIRA
8 19 (1.28%) Subversion
9 16 (1.08%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.94%) JUnit
11 12 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (0.81%) Hudson
12 11 (0.74%) Introscope
13 10 (0.67%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.61%) SpecFlow
14 9 (0.61%) JMeter
15 8 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (0.54%) Ant
15 8 (0.54%) MSTest
General
1 389 (26.21%) Finance
2 101 (6.81%) Telecoms
3 84 (5.66%) Banking
4 63 (4.25%) Retail
5 60 (4.04%) Marketing
6 58 (3.91%) Legal
7 57 (3.84%) Manufacturing
8 42 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 38 (2.56%) Games
10 20 (1.35%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.28%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.21%) Law
13 15 (1.01%) Billing
14 14 (0.94%) Local Government
14 14 (0.94%) Back Office
14 14 (0.94%) Publishing
15 13 (0.88%) Front Office
15 13 (0.88%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.67%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 300 (20.22%) Analyst
2 216 (14.56%) Developer
3 122 (8.22%) Business Analyst
4 112 (7.55%) Project Manager
5 72 (4.85%) ScrumMaster
6 57 (3.84%) Architect
7 55 (3.71%) Consultant
8 47 (3.17%) Service Manager
9 46 (3.10%) Java Developer
10 32 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
10 32 (2.16%) Applications Support
11 30 (2.02%) Product Manager
12 29 (1.95%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (1.82%) .NET Developer
14 26 (1.75%) Senior Analyst
14 26 (1.75%) Delivery Manager
15 24 (1.62%) Agile Coach
16 23 (1.55%) C# Developer
16 23 (1.55%) SAP Consultant
17 21 (1.42%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (8.56%) HTML
2 121 (8.15%) .NET
3 88 (5.93%) Web Services
4 80 (5.39%) CSS
5 59 (3.98%) ASP.NET
5 59 (3.98%) XML
6 54 (3.64%) jQuery
7 52 (3.50%) Spring
8 44 (2.96%) .NET Framework
9 42 (2.83%) HTML5
9 42 (2.83%) CSS3
10 38 (2.56%) J2EE
10 38 (2.56%) Middleware
11 36 (2.43%) RESTful
12 34 (2.29%) JSON
13 33 (2.22%) Hibernate
14 32 (2.16%) REST
15 22 (1.48%) Ajax
15 22 (1.48%) Spring MVC
15 22 (1.48%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.68%) Management Information System
2 45 (3.03%) Open Source
3 36 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 29 (1.95%) FMCG
5 25 (1.68%) Data Integration
5 25 (1.68%) Online Games
6 18 (1.21%) PMI
7 15 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (0.88%) Statistics
9 12 (0.81%) IPTV
9 12 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 12 (0.81%) N-Tier
9 12 (0.81%) Social Media
9 12 (0.81%) Video on Demand
9 12 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.61%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.61%) Hedge funds
10 9 (0.61%) Firmware
11 8 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 124 (8.36%) Windows
2 105 (7.08%) Linux
3 55 (3.71%) UNIX
4 34 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.81%) Android
8 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.27%) CentOS
12 4 (0.27%) AIX
12 4 (0.27%) Solaris
12 4 (0.27%) SELinux
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.067%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.067%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (17.86%) Project Management
3 236 (15.90%) Scrum
4 187 (12.60%) ITIL
5 162 (10.92%) Service Delivery
6 147 (9.91%) Change Management
7 142 (9.57%) TDD
8 137 (9.23%) PRINCE2
9 136 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 98 (6.60%) Service Management
11 94 (6.33%) Business Analysis
12 89 (6.00%) Release Management
13 85 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
14 81 (5.46%) Risk Management
14 81 (5.46%) DevOps
15 74 (4.99%) E-Commerce
16 73 (4.92%) Performance Management
17 72 (4.85%) User Stories
18 71 (4.78%) Software Engineering
19 65 (4.38%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 199 (13.41%) Java
2 189 (12.74%) SQL
3 102 (6.87%) JavaScript
4 91 (6.13%) C#
5 60 (4.04%) Ruby
6 39 (2.63%) Python
7 38 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 35 (2.36%) VB
9 32 (2.16%) PHP
10 31 (2.09%) VBA
11 29 (1.95%) C
12 24 (1.62%) PL/SQL
12 24 (1.62%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.48%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.35%) Perl
15 17 (1.15%) Groovy
16 13 (0.88%) Jython
17 8 (0.54%) C++
17 8 (0.54%) VBScript
18 6 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 197 (13.27%) Degree
2 97 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.84%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.56%) ISEB
5 32 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 12 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.74%) PMP
8 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.54%) CIMA
11 8 (0.54%) ACCA
11 8 (0.54%) SAP Certification
11 8 (0.54%) APMP
12 6 (0.40%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.40%) CCNA
12 6 (0.40%) CISSP
12 6 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (11.25%) QA
2 95 (6.40%) SLA
3 20 (1.35%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.54%) P3O
6 4 (0.27%) GxP
7 3 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.20%) GAMP
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
8 2 (0.13%) WAI
8 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) GCP
8 2 (0.13%) GMP
8 2 (0.13%) EMIR
8 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 46 (3.10%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.28%) vSphere
4 14 (0.94%) vCloud
5 10 (0.67%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.67%) NFS
6 7 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.40%) XenApp
8 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.20%) NLBS
9 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.067%) RHEV
10 1 (0.067%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.067%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.067%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.067%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.067%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 30 (2.02%) Puppet
2 25 (1.68%) Tivoli
3 24 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.01%) SCCM
5 14 (0.94%) Nagios
6 10 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (0.61%) Opsview
7 9 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.47%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 6 (0.40%) Icinga
9 6 (0.40%) Ansible
10 5 (0.34%) collectd
10 5 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 190 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 154 (10.38%) Oracle
3 130 (8.76%) SAP
4 51 (3.44%) HP
5 44 (2.96%) IBM
6 43 (2.90%) VMware
7 28 (1.89%) Business Objects
8 27 (1.82%) Cisco
9 20 (1.35%) Citrix
10 18 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.01%) EMC
12 14 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 11 (0.74%) Akamai
15 10 (0.67%) Websense
15 10 (0.67%) ATG
15 10 (0.67%) Remedy
15 10 (0.67%) F5
15 10 (0.67%) Tableau
16 9 (0.61%) NetApp
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