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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 156 152 185
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +33
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 809 758 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.37% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.84% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 399 306
Average daily rate
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£408 £396 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% -6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 21
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.85% -27.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+9.95% -9.05%

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -10 721 £415 +3.75% 341
London -61 259 £450 +7.14% 71
South East +4 156 £400 +11.11% 75
North West +17 60 £408 +12.41% 40
Yorkshire +25 55 £418 +39.16% 19
Scotland +24 53 £350 +4.47% 17
West Yorkshire +28 48 £425 +30.76% 15
City of London -25 48 £438 +2.94% 18
South West +26 46 £450 +100.00% 59
East Midlands +35 45 £347 -32.19% 24
West Midlands -14 42 £313 -19.87% 26
Leeds +16 39 £405 +24.61% 10
Surrey +13 35 £300 -27.49% 11
Berkshire -25 35 £400 +23.07% 14
East of England +22 34 £500 +5.26% 22
Manchester +2 27 £390 +60.82% 20
Hampshire +10 26 £400 +105.12% 6
Edinburgh +2 23 £400 +1.26% 3
Glasgow +12 22 £330 +4.76% 12
Derbyshire +18 18 £388 - 5
Oxfordshire -8 18 £431 +19.79% 25
Hertfordshire +8 16 £550 - 8
Derby +7 16 £388 -
Bristol +7 15 £463 +117.64% 25
North East +6 14 £360 -12.19% 3
Wales 0 14 £395 +37.39% 2
Oxford -4 14 £438 +23.23% 11
West Sussex -12 13 £500 - 5
Wiltshire +23 12 £439 - 16
Leicestershire +18 12 £150 -79.31% 2

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 385 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (25.31%) Finance
3 254 (16.83%) ITIL
4 245 (16.24%) Project Management
5 241 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
6 186 (12.33%) Java
7 169 (11.20%) Degree
8 167 (11.07%) SQL
9 159 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 149 (9.87%) Microsoft
10 149 (9.87%) QA
10 149 (9.87%) Security Cleared
11 148 (9.81%) Service Delivery
12 147 (9.74%) Scrum
13 145 (9.61%) Change Management
14 143 (9.48%) Telecoms
15 139 (9.21%) TDD
16 132 (8.75%) MS Excel
17 126 (8.35%) Service Management
18 121 (8.02%) PRINCE2
19 119 (7.89%) Windows
20 115 (7.62%) SAP
21 109 (7.22%) Coaching
22 106 (7.02%) Banking
23 105 (6.96%) Management Information System
23 105 (6.96%) Oracle
24 97 (6.43%) JavaScript
25 96 (6.36%) Linux
26 95 (6.30%) HTML
27 94 (6.23%) MS Office

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 51 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.65%) Apache
3 33 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 31 (2.05%) WebSphere
5 20 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
6 18 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.06%) IIS
7 16 (1.06%) Confluence
8 12 (0.80%) CMS
8 12 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (0.60%) SAS
10 9 (0.60%) Node.js
10 9 (0.60%) nginx
11 7 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.46%) Lync
11 7 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 132 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 94 (6.23%) MS Office
3 54 (3.58%) MS Project
4 52 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 51 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.066%) DOC1
8 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.066%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) SAP ERP
2 8 (0.53%) SAP HR
3 7 (0.46%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.46%) SAP R/3
3 7 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.46%) Primavera
3 7 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.33%) SAP FI-AP
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle BRM
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.27%) BPCS
6 4 (0.27%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.27%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.27%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.99%) SaaS
4 13 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.27%) Yammer
7 3 (0.20%) Taleo
7 3 (0.20%) GitHub
7 3 (0.20%) Office 365
7 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.20%) PaaS
8 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.13%) IaaS
9 1 (0.066%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.066%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.52%) DNS
2 28 (1.86%) Firewall
3 22 (1.46%) HTTP
4 20 (1.33%) SSL
5 19 (1.26%) LDAP
5 19 (1.26%) Intranet
6 17 (1.13%) WAN
6 17 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.13%) Internet
7 16 (1.06%) SAN
7 16 (1.06%) DHCP
7 16 (1.06%) LAN
8 12 (0.80%) Wireless
9 10 (0.66%) VoIP
9 10 (0.66%) VPN
9 10 (0.66%) Network Security
10 8 (0.53%) Unified Communications
10 8 (0.53%) BGP
10 8 (0.53%) MPLS
10 8 (0.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 19 (1.26%) MongoDB
4 18 (1.19%) Big Data
4 18 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 17 (1.13%) MySQL
6 15 (0.99%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 15 (0.99%) RDBMS
7 13 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (0.86%) Data Mining
7 13 (0.86%) SAP BW
8 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (0.46%) MS Access
11 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 82 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 50 (3.31%) Jenkins
3 41 (2.72%) JIRA
4 36 (2.39%) Cucumber
5 33 (2.19%) Maven
6 29 (1.92%) Subversion
7 24 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 24 (1.59%) Selenium
8 22 (1.46%) Ant
9 20 (1.33%) IntelliJ
10 19 (1.26%) Capybara
11 13 (0.86%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.66%) Hudson
13 10 (0.66%) Introscope
13 10 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.66%) JUnit
13 10 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (0.66%) FitNesse
14 7 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 382 (25.31%) Finance
2 143 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 106 (7.02%) Banking
4 68 (4.51%) Retail
5 59 (3.91%) Manufacturing
6 58 (3.84%) Legal
7 40 (2.65%) Marketing
8 28 (1.86%) Publishing
9 27 (1.79%) Back Office
10 25 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 24 (1.59%) Law
12 23 (1.52%) Front Office
12 23 (1.52%) Games
13 22 (1.46%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.93%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.66%) Billing
16 8 (0.53%) Local Government
17 6 (0.40%) Electronics
17 6 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 303 (20.08%) Analyst
2 174 (11.53%) Developer
3 110 (7.29%) Business Analyst
4 87 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 71 (4.71%) Consultant
6 70 (4.64%) Architect
7 50 (3.31%) ScrumMaster
8 38 (2.52%) Delivery Manager
8 38 (2.52%) Service Manager
8 38 (2.52%) Java Developer
9 36 (2.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 34 (2.25%) Administrator
11 33 (2.19%) Programme Manager
12 31 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
13 30 (1.99%) Change Manager
14 29 (1.92%) SAP Consultant
14 29 (1.92%) Support Analyst
15 28 (1.86%) Senior Developer
16 23 (1.52%) Systems Analyst
16 23 (1.52%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (6.30%) HTML
2 78 (5.17%) CSS
3 64 (4.24%) Web Services
3 64 (4.24%) HTML5
4 62 (4.11%) XML
5 57 (3.78%) .NET
6 46 (3.05%) CSS3
7 36 (2.39%) Middleware
8 33 (2.19%) jQuery
9 31 (2.05%) Spring
9 31 (2.05%) JSON
10 28 (1.86%) RESTful
11 24 (1.59%) Sass
12 21 (1.39%) AngularJS
13 19 (1.26%) REST
13 19 (1.26%) JSP
14 18 (1.19%) SOAP
14 18 (1.19%) Sinatra
15 17 (1.13%) Spring MVC
15 17 (1.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 241 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 50 (3.31%) Open Source
4 33 (2.19%) User Experience
5 26 (1.72%) PMI
6 24 (1.59%) Statistics
7 23 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.13%) FMCG
9 16 (1.06%) Equities
9 16 (1.06%) Data Integration
10 15 (0.99%) Replication
11 13 (0.86%) NHS
12 12 (0.80%) E-Learning
12 12 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.80%) CMDB
13 11 (0.73%) Smart Meter
13 11 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.60%) Fixed Income
15 7 (0.46%) PKI
15 7 (0.46%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 119 (7.89%) Windows
2 96 (6.36%) Linux
3 92 (6.10%) UNIX
4 25 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.26%) Windows XP
7 16 (1.06%) Android
8 12 (0.80%) HPUX
9 11 (0.73%) Windows NT
9 11 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (0.66%) Solaris
10 10 (0.66%) AIX
11 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.33%) zOS
15 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (16.83%) ITIL
3 245 (16.24%) Project Management
4 159 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 148 (9.81%) Service Delivery
6 147 (9.74%) Scrum
7 145 (9.61%) Change Management
8 139 (9.21%) TDD
9 126 (8.35%) Service Management
10 121 (8.02%) PRINCE2
11 109 (7.22%) Coaching
12 91 (6.03%) Risk Management
13 90 (5.96%) Mentoring
14 89 (5.90%) Business Analysis
15 82 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
16 79 (5.24%) Change Control
17 76 (5.04%) DevOps
18 75 (4.97%) Six Sigma
19 72 (4.77%) Release Management
20 70 (4.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (12.33%) Java
2 167 (11.07%) SQL
3 97 (6.43%) JavaScript
4 70 (4.64%) Ruby
5 50 (3.31%) Python
6 33 (2.19%) C#
7 24 (1.59%) PowerShell
8 23 (1.52%) Perl
9 21 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.19%) C
11 16 (1.06%) VBA
12 15 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.80%) Groovy
14 11 (0.73%) VBScript
15 10 (0.66%) Scala
15 10 (0.66%) Jython
15 10 (0.66%) C++
16 9 (0.60%) XPath
17 7 (0.46%) PHP
17 7 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 169 (11.20%) Degree
2 149 (9.87%) Security Cleared
3 84 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.72%) PMI Certification
5 40 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (1.59%) ISEB
7 23 (1.52%) PMP
8 22 (1.46%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 16 (1.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 14 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (0.93%) HND
12 13 (0.86%) SAP Certification
12 13 (0.86%) CISSP
13 12 (0.80%) APMP
13 12 (0.80%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.66%) HNC
16 9 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (9.87%) QA
2 59 (3.91%) SLA
3 18 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 17 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.93%) COBIT
6 9 (0.60%) P3O
7 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.46%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.27%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.20%) COSO
10 3 (0.20%) GMP
10 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) Basel II
11 2 (0.13%) GAMP
11 2 (0.13%) GxP
12 1 (0.066%) BS25999
12 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 49 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.73%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.53%) vSphere
4 8 (0.53%) RACF
5 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.27%) DFS Replication
7 4 (0.27%) Firmware
7 4 (0.27%) NFS
7 4 (0.27%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.20%) vCloud
8 3 (0.20%) XenApp
8 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (0.20%) Docker
9 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.066%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 27 (1.79%) Puppet
2 24 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.46%) Nagios
4 18 (1.19%) Graylog
5 13 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (0.60%) collectd
7 8 (0.53%) Icinga
7 8 (0.53%) Opsview
7 8 (0.53%) Graphite
8 7 (0.46%) SCCM
8 7 (0.46%) SCOM
9 5 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.33%) Ansible
10 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.27%) logstash
10 4 (0.27%) SELinux
10 4 (0.27%) FreeIPA
10 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 149 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 115 (7.62%) SAP
3 105 (6.96%) Oracle
4 68 (4.51%) VMware
5 49 (3.25%) HP
6 37 (2.45%) Cisco
7 32 (2.12%) IBM
8 28 (1.86%) Akamai
9 24 (1.59%) New Relic
10 18 (1.19%) Citrix
11 16 (1.06%) F5
12 14 (0.93%) NetApp
12 14 (0.93%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.86%) Adobe
14 11 (0.73%) McAfee
15 10 (0.66%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.66%) Business Objects
16 9 (0.60%) Google
16 9 (0.60%) hybris
17 8 (0.53%) CheckPoint
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500 per day + Negotiable
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South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £400 per day
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Zenith Group
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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Bedfordshire
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Experis Ltd
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Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per annum
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