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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 169 172 179
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 716 644 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.25% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.69% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 406 298
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.32% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 28
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.44 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% +15.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £8.87 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £32.09 £44.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.80% +9.09%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 647 £450 +12.50% 288
London +16 327 £500 +13.63% 79
South East +26 134 £386 +10.35% 87
City of London +21 75 £450 +9.42% 26
Berkshire +35 53 £331 -27.59% 9
Scotland +16 47 £375 +13.63% 15
North West -4 35 £375 +4.89% 17
East of England -17 34 £475 +35.71% 15
West Midlands -19 33 £373 -17.22% 25
Buckinghamshire +9 27 £350 +14.28% 6
East Midlands -14 24 £350 +150.00% 16
South West -23 23 £467 +55.50% 31
Hertfordshire +5 21 £375 -16.66% 2
Edinburgh -3 21 £423 +32.03% 5
Yorkshire -17 21 £350 -9.38% 16
Milton Keynes +2 18 £350 +7.69% 3
Glasgow +6 17 £301 +15.76% 1
Reading +25 16 £338 -45.45% 2
Manchester -11 16 £338 +64.63% 6
West Yorkshire -14 16 £338 -13.46% 14
Surrey -6 14 £381 +30.34% 7
Leeds -8 14 £338 -13.46% 8
Tyne and Wear -16 14 £413 +10.00%
North East -16 14 £413 +25.00% 1
Coventry +1 13 £405 -19.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 13 £413 +10.00%
Cheshire +16 12 £389 -16.39% 6
Nottinghamshire +12 12 £388 +22.04% 1
Oxfordshire -20 11 £475 +8.57% 36
Hampshire -29 11 £390 +25.80% 16

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 403 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (27.30%) Finance
3 248 (17.32%) ITIL
4 215 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
5 211 (14.73%) Project Management
6 195 (13.62%) Scrum
7 194 (13.55%) Java
8 171 (11.94%) SQL
9 166 (11.59%) Degree
10 148 (10.34%) TDD
11 144 (10.06%) Windows
12 142 (9.92%) Service Delivery
13 139 (9.71%) Microsoft
14 137 (9.57%) QA
15 133 (9.29%) MS Excel
15 133 (9.29%) Service Management
16 130 (9.08%) HTML
17 127 (8.87%) Oracle
18 124 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 123 (8.59%) Change Management
20 120 (8.38%) Security Cleared
21 115 (8.03%) JavaScript
21 115 (8.03%) CSS
22 114 (7.96%) PRINCE2
23 113 (7.89%) Telecoms
24 112 (7.82%) Linux
25 105 (7.33%) UNIX
26 103 (7.19%) SAP
27 102 (7.12%) Coaching
28 97 (6.77%) Management Information System

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 47 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.72%) WebSphere
3 35 (2.44%) Apache
4 23 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.40%) IIS
6 19 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 18 (1.26%) CMS
8 17 (1.19%) Node.js
9 15 (1.05%) MS Exchange
10 13 (0.91%) Adobe CQ
11 12 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
12 11 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (0.77%) Confluence
13 9 (0.63%) MS Project Server
13 9 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.56%) JBoss
14 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.49%) nginx
15 7 (0.49%) Documentum
Applications
1 133 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 71 (4.96%) MS Office
3 59 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.35%) MS Visio
5 45 (3.14%) MS Project
6 17 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.070%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.49%) SAP SRM
3 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.35%) Agresso
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.28%) CA Clarity
7 3 (0.21%) Cordys
7 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.42%) SaaS
4 6 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (0.42%) Force.com
4 6 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.35%) GitHub
6 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.070%) Trello
8 1 (0.070%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.070%) Office 365
8 1 (0.070%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.42%) Firewall
2 48 (3.35%) DNS
3 29 (2.03%) SAN
4 23 (1.61%) HTTP
5 22 (1.54%) WAN
6 20 (1.40%) LDAP
7 19 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.26%) DHCP
8 18 (1.26%) LAN
8 18 (1.26%) Network Security
9 17 (1.19%) Internet
10 15 (1.05%) SSL
11 14 (0.98%) Intranet
12 12 (0.84%) VPN
12 12 (0.84%) LTE
13 10 (0.70%) 3G
13 10 (0.70%) SNMP
14 9 (0.63%) OSPF
14 9 (0.63%) BGP
14 9 (0.63%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.37%) Oracle Database
3 33 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 22 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.70%) MySQL
11 9 (0.63%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.63%) SAP BW
11 9 (0.63%) MS Access
12 8 (0.56%) Big Data
12 8 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.42%) RavenDB
14 6 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 81 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 54 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.30%) JIRA
4 29 (2.03%) Subversion
5 27 (1.89%) Cucumber
6 24 (1.68%) Selenium
7 22 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 21 (1.47%) Maven
9 19 (1.33%) Jasmine
10 15 (1.05%) JMeter
11 14 (0.98%) WebDriver
12 13 (0.91%) JUnit
13 11 (0.77%) Introscope
13 11 (0.77%) Visual Studio
13 11 (0.77%) Capybara
13 11 (0.77%) Hudson
14 9 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (0.56%) MSI
16 7 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 391 (27.30%) Finance
2 113 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 82 (5.73%) Banking
4 73 (5.10%) Retail
5 65 (4.54%) Legal
6 57 (3.98%) Manufacturing
7 53 (3.70%) Games
7 53 (3.70%) Marketing
8 39 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 24 (1.68%) Publishing
10 21 (1.47%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.33%) Law
12 18 (1.26%) Back Office
13 15 (1.05%) Front Office
14 11 (0.77%) Billing
15 9 (0.63%) Local Government
15 9 (0.63%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.63%) Automotive
16 8 (0.56%) Advertising
16 8 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 232 (16.20%) Analyst
2 214 (14.94%) Developer
3 86 (6.01%) Project Manager
4 84 (5.87%) Business Analyst
5 70 (4.89%) Service Manager
6 65 (4.54%) Architect
7 60 (4.19%) Delivery Manager
8 56 (3.91%) ScrumMaster
9 54 (3.77%) Consultant
10 42 (2.93%) Java Developer
11 40 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 38 (2.65%) Services Delivery Manager
13 28 (1.96%) Business Manager
14 27 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
15 23 (1.61%) Programme Manager
15 23 (1.61%) Applications Support
15 23 (1.61%) Product Manager
16 22 (1.54%) Change Manager
16 22 (1.54%) Web Developer
17 21 (1.47%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (9.08%) HTML
2 115 (8.03%) CSS
3 85 (5.94%) .NET
4 62 (4.33%) HTML5
5 60 (4.19%) Web Services
6 54 (3.77%) CSS3
7 46 (3.21%) XML
8 39 (2.72%) JSON
9 38 (2.65%) Spring
10 36 (2.51%) REST
11 34 (2.37%) Middleware
12 31 (2.16%) jQuery
13 26 (1.82%) ASP.NET
14 25 (1.75%) Hibernate
15 23 (1.61%) AngularJS
16 22 (1.54%) RESTful
17 21 (1.47%) .NET Framework
17 21 (1.47%) J2EE
18 20 (1.40%) Spring MVC
19 19 (1.33%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 215 (15.01%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 50 (3.49%) Open Source
4 44 (3.07%) User Experience
5 27 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.89%) Visualisation
6 21 (1.47%) FMCG
6 21 (1.47%) Data Integration
7 20 (1.40%) Online Games
8 19 (1.33%) PMI
9 16 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
10 14 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (0.84%) Social Media
12 11 (0.77%) Statistics
13 10 (0.70%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.63%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.63%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.56%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 144 (10.06%) Windows
2 112 (7.82%) Linux
3 105 (7.33%) UNIX
4 45 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.19%) Windows XP
7 12 (0.84%) AIX
8 11 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.77%) Solaris
8 11 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.49%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.28%) Android
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (17.32%) ITIL
3 211 (14.73%) Project Management
4 195 (13.62%) Scrum
5 148 (10.34%) TDD
6 142 (9.92%) Service Delivery
7 133 (9.29%) Service Management
8 124 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 123 (8.59%) Change Management
10 114 (7.96%) PRINCE2
11 102 (7.12%) Coaching
12 96 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
13 94 (6.56%) Mentoring
14 92 (6.42%) DevOps
15 75 (5.24%) Six Sigma
16 72 (5.03%) Business Analysis
16 72 (5.03%) Release Management
16 72 (5.03%) Change Control
17 71 (4.96%) Performance Management
17 71 (4.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (13.55%) Java
2 171 (11.94%) SQL
3 115 (8.03%) JavaScript
4 70 (4.89%) Python
5 61 (4.26%) Ruby
6 54 (3.77%) C#
7 36 (2.51%) Perl
8 35 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 32 (2.23%) C
10 28 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 22 (1.54%) PL/SQL
12 20 (1.40%) PHP
13 17 (1.19%) Groovy
13 17 (1.19%) VBA
14 16 (1.12%) Scala
15 15 (1.05%) VB
16 14 (0.98%) VBScript
17 11 (0.77%) Jython
18 10 (0.70%) R
18 10 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 166 (11.59%) Degree
2 120 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 66 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 26 (1.82%) ISEB
6 20 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.19%) CCNA
8 13 (0.91%) SAP Certification
8 13 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (0.84%) PMP
9 12 (0.84%) CCNP
10 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 9 (0.63%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 8 (0.56%) APMP
12 8 (0.56%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (9.57%) QA
2 68 (4.75%) SLA
3 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.56%) P3O
5 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.49%) GAMP
7 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.42%) COBIT
8 5 (0.35%) GMP
9 4 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.14%) GxP
11 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.070%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.070%) TickIT
11 1 (0.070%) GAAP
11 1 (0.070%) GCP
11 1 (0.070%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 53 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.05%) VMware ESX
4 14 (0.98%) Firmware
5 11 (0.77%) vSphere
6 10 (0.70%) XenApp
7 9 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.63%) RACF
8 8 (0.56%) NFS
9 7 (0.49%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.35%) vCloud
11 4 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.28%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.21%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.14%) Docker
14 1 (0.070%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 27 (1.89%) Puppet
2 20 (1.40%) Nagios
2 20 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.98%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (0.56%) Opsview
5 8 (0.56%) OPNET
5 8 (0.56%) SCCM
5 8 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.49%) SCOM
6 7 (0.49%) collectd
6 7 (0.49%) Graphite
7 6 (0.42%) Icinga
7 6 (0.42%) WSUS
8 5 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (0.35%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.35%) Graylog2
8 5 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 139 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 127 (8.87%) Oracle
3 103 (7.19%) SAP
4 60 (4.19%) HP
5 59 (4.12%) VMware
6 39 (2.72%) Cisco
7 33 (2.30%) IBM
8 28 (1.96%) BMC
9 20 (1.40%) F5
10 16 (1.12%) Citrix
10 16 (1.12%) EMC
11 15 (1.05%) Tableau
12 14 (0.98%) New Relic
12 14 (0.98%) Business Objects
12 14 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 14 (0.98%) SolarWinds
13 13 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.91%) CheckPoint
14 12 (0.84%) Akamai
15 11 (0.77%) NetApp
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Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £350 - 500 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rullion IT Plus
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Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 per day
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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