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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 169 179 197
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +18
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 736 632 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.20% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.61% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 348 286
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 £564 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.37% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 43
Average hourly rate £23.25 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £14.27 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £59.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% -1.18%

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 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 16 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 16 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 +15 680 £405 +1.25% 291
London +26 355 £425 -5.55% 100
South East +25 99 £395 +8.21% 63
City of London +16 54 £469 +25.00% 24
North West -3 47 £379 +31.16% 27
West Midlands 0 43 £375 +5.18% 19
East of England -28 36 £450 +20.00% 28
South West -15 35 £463 +44.75% 30
Buckinghamshire +18 32 £350 +25.00% 6
Scotland -8 29 £425 +14.86% 14
Berkshire +24 26 £325 - 9
Yorkshire +4 25 £310 -27.05% 9
North East -21 21 £379 +37.81% 5
Milton Keynes +13 19 £324 +15.62% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 19 £383 +48.11% 4
Tyne and Wear -15 19 £383 +48.11% 4
Hertfordshire -13 18 £600 +33.33% 6
East Midlands -18 18 £400 +73.91% 11
West Yorkshire +2 17 £325 -25.28% 5
Hampshire -8 17 £400 +6.66% 20
Manchester -17 17 £300 +3.89% 16
Leeds +8 15 £325 -25.28% 5
Birmingham +3 15 £400 +150.00% 4
Cheshire +8 13 £395 +125.71% 5
Coventry -1 11 £345 -5.47% 1
Wiltshire -8 11 £320 -25.58% 15
Edinburgh -5 10 £375 -6.25% 7
Swindon 0 8 £320 -25.58% 4
Shropshire - 8 £450 - 1
Merseyside +7 7 - - 4

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 439 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (26.46%) Finance
3 253 (17.21%) Project Management
4 238 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
5 226 (15.37%) Scrum
6 201 (13.67%) ITIL
7 200 (13.61%) Java
8 187 (12.72%) Degree
9 185 (12.59%) SQL
10 180 (12.24%) Microsoft
11 157 (10.68%) MS Excel
12 156 (10.61%) QA
13 154 (10.48%) Service Delivery
14 151 (10.27%) Oracle
15 146 (9.93%) Change Management
16 136 (9.25%) HTML
17 135 (9.18%) TDD
18 134 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
19 133 (9.05%) PRINCE2
19 133 (9.05%) Windows
20 123 (8.37%) SAP
21 115 (7.82%) Linux
21 115 (7.82%) Coaching
22 113 (7.69%) .NET
23 112 (7.62%) JavaScript
24 105 (7.14%) Security Cleared
25 104 (7.07%) Service Management
25 104 (7.07%) Management Information System
26 102 (6.94%) SharePoint
27 97 (6.60%) Telecoms

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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
1 102 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.20%) WebSphere
3 46 (3.13%) Apache
4 30 (2.04%) CMS
5 28 (1.90%) IIS
6 25 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.50%) Node.js
8 21 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 19 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 19 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
10 13 (0.88%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
11 12 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.61%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.54%) SAS
13 8 (0.54%) Confluence
13 8 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 157 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 79 (5.37%) MS Office
3 53 (3.61%) MS Project
4 50 (3.40%) MS Visio
5 48 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.34%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.068%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.068%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.88%) SAP HR
4 12 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.48%) SAP SRM
8 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (0.41%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.34%) assyst
10 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.20%) RMDS
11 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.20%) CA Clarity
11 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.68%) SaaS
3 8 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
4 7 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (0.41%) GitHub
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.41%) Force.com
6 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.068%) Office 365
7 1 (0.068%) IaaS
7 1 (0.068%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.95%) DNS
2 50 (3.40%) Firewall
3 28 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.70%) Intranet
5 24 (1.63%) HTTP
5 24 (1.63%) SAN
6 22 (1.50%) LAN
7 21 (1.43%) WAN
8 20 (1.36%) VPN
9 18 (1.22%) SSL
10 17 (1.16%) DHCP
11 13 (0.88%) Internet
11 13 (0.88%) Wireless
11 13 (0.88%) SNMP
12 11 (0.75%) VLAN
13 10 (0.68%) iSCSI
13 10 (0.68%) FCoE
13 10 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (0.68%) LTE
13 10 (0.68%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 36 (2.45%) Relational Database
4 27 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 18 (1.22%) MySQL
6 18 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.68%) SAP BW
10 9 (0.61%) MS Access
11 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.54%) Spotfire
11 8 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.54%) Oracle Discoverer
12 7 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 71 (4.83%) Git (software)
2 41 (2.79%) Cucumber
3 37 (2.52%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.84%) TeamCity
5 23 (1.56%) Subversion
6 20 (1.36%) Maven
6 20 (1.36%) JIRA
6 20 (1.36%) Selenium
6 20 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.02%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.82%) JUnit
8 12 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (0.82%) Introscope
9 11 (0.75%) Capybara
10 10 (0.68%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.61%) JMeter
11 9 (0.61%) Hudson
12 8 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (0.41%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.34%) FitNesse
General
1 389 (26.46%) Finance
2 97 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 86 (5.85%) Banking
4 66 (4.49%) Retail
5 62 (4.22%) Marketing
6 60 (4.08%) Manufacturing
7 57 (3.88%) Legal
8 40 (2.72%) Games
9 39 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 20 (1.36%) Law
10 20 (1.36%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.22%) Financial Institution
12 16 (1.09%) Billing
13 15 (1.02%) Front Office
13 15 (1.02%) Back Office
14 14 (0.95%) Publishing
14 14 (0.95%) Local Government
15 13 (0.88%) General Ledger
16 10 (0.68%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 290 (19.73%) Analyst
2 219 (14.90%) Developer
3 118 (8.03%) Business Analyst
4 107 (7.28%) Project Manager
5 72 (4.90%) ScrumMaster
6 56 (3.81%) Consultant
7 54 (3.67%) Architect
8 50 (3.40%) Service Manager
9 44 (2.99%) Java Developer
10 33 (2.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 32 (2.18%) Applications Support
12 31 (2.11%) Product Manager
13 29 (1.97%) Delivery Manager
14 27 (1.84%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (1.70%) Senior Analyst
16 22 (1.50%) SAP Consultant
16 22 (1.50%) Agile Coach
17 21 (1.43%) Data Analyst
17 21 (1.43%) C# Developer
18 20 (1.36%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (9.25%) HTML
2 113 (7.69%) .NET
3 95 (6.46%) CSS
4 75 (5.10%) Web Services
5 56 (3.81%) XML
6 52 (3.54%) ASP.NET
7 51 (3.47%) Spring
8 47 (3.20%) CSS3
9 46 (3.13%) jQuery
9 46 (3.13%) HTML5
10 43 (2.93%) Middleware
11 39 (2.65%) J2EE
11 39 (2.65%) JSON
12 37 (2.52%) .NET Framework
13 35 (2.38%) REST
14 34 (2.31%) RESTful
15 30 (2.04%) Hibernate
16 24 (1.63%) Spring MVC
17 21 (1.43%) Ajax
18 18 (1.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 238 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 50 (3.40%) Open Source
3 50 (3.40%) User Experience
4 38 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 28 (1.90%) FMCG
6 24 (1.63%) Online Games
7 22 (1.50%) Data Integration
8 19 (1.29%) Visualisation
8 19 (1.29%) PMI
9 16 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.88%) Social Media
12 12 (0.82%) N-Tier
12 12 (0.82%) Statistics
13 11 (0.75%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.75%) Video on Demand
13 11 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.61%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.61%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 133 (9.05%) Windows
2 115 (7.82%) Linux
3 69 (4.69%) UNIX
4 34 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 11 (0.75%) Android
8 11 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.27%) AIX
12 4 (0.27%) Solaris
12 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.27%) SELinux
13 3 (0.20%) CentOS
13 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (17.21%) Project Management
3 226 (15.37%) Scrum
4 201 (13.67%) ITIL
5 154 (10.48%) Service Delivery
6 146 (9.93%) Change Management
7 135 (9.18%) TDD
8 134 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 133 (9.05%) PRINCE2
10 115 (7.82%) Coaching
11 104 (7.07%) Service Management
12 93 (6.33%) Mentoring
13 89 (6.05%) Business Analysis
14 88 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (5.85%) Risk Management
16 80 (5.44%) DevOps
17 79 (5.37%) Release Management
18 76 (5.17%) Performance Management
19 75 (5.10%) E-Commerce
20 72 (4.90%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (13.61%) Java
2 185 (12.59%) SQL
3 112 (7.62%) JavaScript
4 88 (5.99%) C#
5 66 (4.49%) Ruby
6 51 (3.47%) Python
7 39 (2.65%) PowerShell
8 34 (2.31%) VB
9 32 (2.18%) C
9 32 (2.18%) PHP
10 31 (2.11%) VBA
11 26 (1.77%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.77%) Perl
12 24 (1.63%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.95%) Jython
13 14 (0.95%) Groovy
14 12 (0.82%) Scala
15 10 (0.68%) C++
16 7 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 187 (12.72%) Degree
2 105 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 61 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.38%) ISEB
5 29 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (1.84%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.88%) CCNA
8 12 (0.82%) PMP
8 12 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 11 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.61%) CCNP
10 9 (0.61%) APMP
10 9 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.54%) SAP Certification
11 8 (0.54%) ACCA
11 8 (0.54%) CIMA
12 6 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (10.61%) QA
2 94 (6.39%) SLA
3 17 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.61%) P3O
5 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.27%) GAMP
9 3 (0.20%) COBIT
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.14%) EMIR
10 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.14%) WCAG
10 2 (0.14%) WAI
10 2 (0.14%) GMP
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.068%) GCP
11 1 (0.068%) Basel II
System Software
1 50 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.29%) vSphere
4 14 (0.95%) vCloud
4 14 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 12 (0.82%) NFS
6 8 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.41%) XenApp
7 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.20%) NLBS
9 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.068%) Xen
11 1 (0.068%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.068%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.068%) RHEV
11 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 27 (1.84%) Puppet
2 25 (1.70%) Tivoli
3 22 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.09%) Nagios
5 15 (1.02%) SCCM
6 10 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.54%) Opsview
8 8 (0.54%) Icinga
9 7 (0.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 6 (0.41%) OPNET
10 6 (0.41%) Ansible
11 5 (0.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 5 (0.34%) collectd
11 5 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.27%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.27%) Graylog2
12 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 180 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 151 (10.27%) Oracle
3 123 (8.37%) SAP
4 55 (3.74%) HP
5 52 (3.54%) VMware
6 46 (3.13%) IBM
7 34 (2.31%) Cisco
8 30 (2.04%) Business Objects
9 19 (1.29%) Citrix
10 18 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.02%) BMC
11 15 (1.02%) EMC
12 14 (0.95%) F5
13 12 (0.82%) Tableau
13 12 (0.82%) Akamai
14 11 (0.75%) Remedy
14 11 (0.75%) CheckPoint
14 11 (0.75%) ATG
15 10 (0.68%) Websense
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