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 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 170 167 181
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 755 698 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.32% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.73% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 401 322
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £386 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 12 16
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.38 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £44.60 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +114.00%

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -4 694 £405 -2.40% 358
London -50 255 £450 +5.88% 106
South East -1 130 £400 +3.89% 84
North West +28 80 £400 +8.84% 28
Yorkshire +14 50 £400 +32.23% 16
West Midlands +7 48 £325 -23.52% 28
South West +4 46 £360 +12.50% 46
West Yorkshire +14 43 £400 +23.07% 12
Scotland +23 41 £330 -6.04% 19
City of London -30 39 £438 +2.94% 34
East of England -2 38 £413 -13.15% 28
Berkshire +29 37 £400 +14.28% 11
East Midlands +16 36 £325 -28.37% 15
Leeds +2 35 £375 +23.96% 8
Manchester +9 28 £390 +30.00% 18
Hampshire +17 26 £350 -13.58% 11
Surrey 0 21 £375 +36.36% 7
Glasgow +9 19 £330 +2.32% 5
Essex +2 19 £413 -8.33% 2
Derbyshire +10 18 £340 -13.92% 1
Cheshire +7 18 £425 +12.21% 6
Cumbria - 18 £350 - 1
Edinburgh +8 16 £340 -16.04% 11
Derby +7 16 £410 +3.79% 1
Wiltshire -1 14 £388 +19.23% 12
Buckinghamshire -23 14 £450 +33.33% 3
Bristol +1 13 £350 +11.73% 14
Hertfordshire -17 13 £525 - 7
Birmingham -6 11 £288 -32.23% 10
Barrow-in-Furness - 11 £325 -

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 427 (26.74%) Finance
2 381 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (18.53%) Project Management
4 281 (17.60%) ITIL
5 259 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
6 219 (13.71%) Degree
7 199 (12.46%) Microsoft
8 186 (11.65%) SQL
9 183 (11.46%) Java
10 177 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 172 (10.77%) Change Management
12 171 (10.71%) Security Cleared
13 170 (10.64%) MS Excel
14 155 (9.71%) Scrum
15 154 (9.64%) PRINCE2
16 153 (9.58%) QA
17 151 (9.46%) Service Delivery
18 146 (9.14%) TDD
19 139 (8.70%) Service Management
20 134 (8.39%) Windows
21 127 (7.95%) Telecoms
22 126 (7.89%) Management Information System
23 120 (7.51%) Coaching
24 111 (6.95%) Banking
24 111 (6.95%) Business Analysis
25 107 (6.70%) Risk Management
26 106 (6.64%) SAP
26 106 (6.64%) Oracle
27 104 (6.51%) SC Cleared
28 103 (6.45%) MS Office

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 69 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.32%) Apache
3 33 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
4 31 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.57%) IIS
6 23 (1.44%) CMS
7 21 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.00%) Confluence
9 15 (0.94%) Lync
9 15 (0.94%) MS Exchange
10 12 (0.75%) SAS
10 12 (0.75%) Apache Solr
10 12 (0.75%) Node.js
11 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.56%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.50%) JBoss
14 7 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 170 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 103 (6.45%) MS Office
3 61 (3.82%) MS Project
4 60 (3.76%) MS Visio
5 39 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.063%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.063%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.063%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 10 (0.63%) SAP ERP
2 8 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
4 6 (0.38%) Primavera
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.38%) BPCS
4 6 (0.38%) SAP R/3
4 6 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.31%) SAP SRM
5 5 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle BRM
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.25%) SAP QM
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 61 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.94%) SaaS
4 15 (0.94%) Office 365
5 7 (0.44%) Yammer
6 3 (0.19%) IaaS
6 3 (0.19%) PaaS
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.19%) Taleo
6 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.063%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.76%) DNS
2 35 (2.19%) Firewall
3 28 (1.75%) DHCP
4 23 (1.44%) LAN
5 21 (1.31%) Internet
6 19 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.19%) WAN
7 18 (1.13%) SAN
7 18 (1.13%) Wireless
7 18 (1.13%) Intranet
8 17 (1.06%) HTTP
9 15 (0.94%) VoIP
9 15 (0.94%) SSL
10 14 (0.88%) VPN
11 11 (0.69%) LDAP
11 11 (0.69%) Unified Communications
12 10 (0.63%) Network Security
13 8 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (0.44%) NAS
15 6 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (2.57%) Relational Database
4 27 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 23 (1.44%) MySQL
6 21 (1.31%) Hadoop
6 21 (1.31%) Big Data
7 19 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 17 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.81%) Data Mining
10 13 (0.81%) SAP BW
11 12 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.56%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 82 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 36 (2.25%) JIRA
4 34 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 29 (1.82%) Subversion
6 28 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 25 (1.57%) IntelliJ
8 24 (1.50%) Selenium
9 23 (1.44%) Maven
9 23 (1.44%) Capybara
10 18 (1.13%) Ant
11 12 (0.75%) JUnit
12 11 (0.69%) PowerBuilder
12 11 (0.69%) Hudson
13 10 (0.63%) FitNesse
14 9 (0.56%) HP UFT
14 9 (0.56%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.44%) Gradle
16 7 (0.44%) NUnit
General
1 427 (26.74%) Finance
2 127 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 111 (6.95%) Banking
4 99 (6.20%) Retail
5 70 (4.38%) Manufacturing
6 64 (4.01%) Legal
7 46 (2.88%) Marketing
8 32 (2.00%) Law
9 30 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (1.82%) Publishing
11 26 (1.63%) Investment Banking
12 21 (1.31%) Back Office
13 18 (1.13%) Front Office
13 18 (1.13%) Retail Banking
14 16 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 16 (1.00%) Games
15 15 (0.94%) Automotive
16 13 (0.81%) Billing
17 11 (0.69%) Local Government
18 6 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 330 (20.66%) Analyst
2 193 (12.09%) Developer
3 128 (8.02%) Project Manager
4 124 (7.76%) Business Analyst
5 76 (4.76%) Consultant
6 63 (3.94%) Architect
7 50 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
8 43 (2.69%) Service Manager
8 43 (2.69%) Java Developer
9 34 (2.13%) Support Analyst
9 34 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
10 31 (1.94%) Change Manager
10 31 (1.94%) Administrator
11 29 (1.82%) Senior Developer
12 28 (1.75%) Programme Manager
13 26 (1.63%) Ruby Developer
14 25 (1.57%) Solutions Architect
15 24 (1.50%) Test Analyst
16 23 (1.44%) Test Manager
16 23 (1.44%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (6.01%) HTML
2 71 (4.45%) CSS
3 65 (4.07%) XML
4 61 (3.82%) HTML5
5 59 (3.69%) Web Services
6 54 (3.38%) .NET
7 46 (2.88%) Spring
8 45 (2.82%) CSS3
9 36 (2.25%) RESTful
10 34 (2.13%) jQuery
11 29 (1.82%) Middleware
12 28 (1.75%) JSON
13 26 (1.63%) Hibernate
13 26 (1.63%) Spring MVC
13 26 (1.63%) Sass
14 25 (1.57%) J2EE
15 22 (1.38%) Sinatra
16 20 (1.25%) SOAP
17 19 (1.19%) REST
18 18 (1.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 259 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 42 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 30 (1.88%) PMI
5 27 (1.69%) User Experience
6 25 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.38%) Statistics
8 17 (1.06%) NHS
9 15 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (0.88%) PKI
11 13 (0.81%) Equities
11 13 (0.81%) FMCG
12 12 (0.75%) Social Media
12 12 (0.75%) CMDB
12 12 (0.75%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.69%) E-Learning
13 11 (0.69%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.63%) Smart Meter
15 9 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
16 8 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 134 (8.39%) Windows
2 86 (5.39%) UNIX
3 83 (5.20%) Linux
4 31 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (1.44%) Windows XP
6 21 (1.31%) Android
7 19 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.50%) HPUX
8 8 (0.50%) Solaris
9 7 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.31%) AIX
11 5 (0.31%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.19%) Debian
14 2 (0.13%) zOS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (18.53%) Project Management
3 281 (17.60%) ITIL
4 177 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 172 (10.77%) Change Management
6 155 (9.71%) Scrum
7 154 (9.64%) PRINCE2
8 151 (9.46%) Service Delivery
9 146 (9.14%) TDD
10 139 (8.70%) Service Management
11 120 (7.51%) Coaching
12 111 (6.95%) Business Analysis
13 107 (6.70%) Risk Management
14 98 (6.14%) Mentoring
15 94 (5.89%) Six Sigma
16 92 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
17 83 (5.20%) Change Control
18 80 (5.01%) Configuration Management
19 74 (4.63%) Migration
20 73 (4.57%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 186 (11.65%) SQL
2 183 (11.46%) Java
3 100 (6.26%) JavaScript
4 64 (4.01%) Ruby
5 46 (2.88%) C#
6 38 (2.38%) Python
7 30 (1.88%) PowerShell
8 23 (1.44%) Perl
9 20 (1.25%) C++
9 20 (1.25%) C
9 20 (1.25%) Scala
9 20 (1.25%) Groovy
10 18 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 15 (0.94%) PHP
13 11 (0.69%) VBA
14 8 (0.50%) XAML
15 7 (0.44%) VBScript
15 7 (0.44%) VB
15 7 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 219 (13.71%) Degree
2 171 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 104 (6.51%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.69%) PMI Certification
5 37 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
6 35 (2.19%) ISEB
7 26 (1.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 23 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.19%) CISSP
9 19 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 18 (1.13%) ISTQB
11 17 (1.06%) PMP
11 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (1.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 14 (0.88%) HND
14 13 (0.81%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
15 12 (0.75%) MCTS
16 11 (0.69%) APMP
16 11 (0.69%) SAP Certification
16 11 (0.69%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (9.58%) QA
2 69 (4.32%) SLA
3 21 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.94%) COBIT
5 13 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.44%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.38%) P3O
8 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.31%) Basel II
9 4 (0.25%) COSO
9 4 (0.25%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.19%) GxP
11 2 (0.13%) BS7799
11 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.063%) COREP
12 1 (0.063%) FINREP
12 1 (0.063%) Solvency II
System Software
1 71 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 53 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.19%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.50%) vSphere
5 7 (0.44%) RACF
5 7 (0.44%) XenApp
6 6 (0.38%) Docker
7 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.25%) vCloud
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 3 (0.19%) NFS
9 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.13%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.063%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.063%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (1.38%) Graylog
2 19 (1.19%) Puppet
3 17 (1.06%) Nagios
4 14 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.75%) SCCM
7 9 (0.56%) Opsview
7 9 (0.56%) Icinga
8 6 (0.38%) WSUS
8 6 (0.38%) collectd
8 6 (0.38%) Ansible
9 5 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.31%) SCOM
9 5 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.31%) Graphite
10 4 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 199 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 106 (6.64%) Oracle
2 106 (6.64%) SAP
3 82 (5.13%) VMware
4 41 (2.57%) Cisco
5 40 (2.50%) HP
6 30 (1.88%) IBM
7 29 (1.82%) Akamai
8 28 (1.75%) Citrix
9 22 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 22 (1.38%) New Relic
10 17 (1.06%) Business Objects
11 15 (0.94%) Adobe
12 14 (0.88%) hybris
13 13 (0.81%) OpenText
14 12 (0.75%) NetApp
14 12 (0.75%) Google
15 9 (0.56%) Remedy
16 8 (0.50%) CheckPoint
16 8 (0.50%) Ariba
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