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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 67 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 1.53% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.90% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
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£445 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.63 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+34.10% -28.21%
Continuous Improvement
North West

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
666 632 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.26% 80.51% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 298 221
Average daily rate £408 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 55 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.82 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington -8 3 £475 -1.80% 3
Chester +8 1 - - 2
Macclesfield - 1 £415 - 1
Crewe - - - - 3
Knutsford - - - -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region 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 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) ERP
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Data Management
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) JD Edwards
6 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
6 2 (13.33%) GIS
6 2 (13.33%) ESRI
6 2 (13.33%) ArcGIS
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) UML
6 2 (13.33%) DSDM
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) VBA
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region 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 2 (13.33%) ArcGIS
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) GIS Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Coach
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) GIS
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) PMI
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Handset
3 1 (6.67%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) User Stories
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) ERP
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) DSDM
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (13.33%) VBA
1 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (6.67%) GMP
1 1 (6.67%) GxP
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
1 2 (13.33%) JD Edwards
1 2 (13.33%) ESRI
2 1 (6.67%) AppSense
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Avaya
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