The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
North West / Cheshire
Rank 36 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.42% 1.59% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.00% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Median daily rate £500 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £350 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+52.35% -19.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
394 700 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.60% 79.46% 80.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 452 342
Median daily rate £400 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 30
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Cheshire region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Cheshire region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +15 8 £525 +50.00% 1
Chester - 2 £475 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
3 9 (36.00%) Project Management
4 8 (32.00%) Change Management
4 8 (32.00%) QA
4 8 (32.00%) DevOps
5 7 (28.00%) Coaching
6 6 (24.00%) Time Management
6 6 (24.00%) Kanban
6 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (20.00%) OWASP
7 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (20.00%) Node.js
7 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
7 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (12.00%) Network Security
8 3 (12.00%) Big Data
8 3 (12.00%) Java
8 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.00%) CRM
8 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.00%) Finance
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) Web Development
9 2 (8.00%) TDD

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) GitHub
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.00%) IPsec
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) SSH
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Scrum Master
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Scrum Master
3 3 (12.00%) Software Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Release Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Software Release Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Check Point Support
5 1 (4.00%) DBA
5 1 (4.00%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (20.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.00%) IVR
2 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (36.00%) Project Management
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) Change Management
4 8 (32.00%) DevOps
5 7 (28.00%) Coaching
6 6 (24.00%) Kanban
6 6 (24.00%) Time Management
7 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.00%) OWASP
7 5 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.00%) CRM
8 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) ERP
9 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (4.00%) F5
1 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (4.00%) Juniper
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle
1 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (4.00%) Tableau
1 1 (4.00%) Talend