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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 50 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 18 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.21% 1.20% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 1.56% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
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£390 £428 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +17.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £428 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £428 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.99% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.96% +33.33%
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
613 706 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.31% 76.91% 66.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 317 322
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 15
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.53 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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
Warrington -6 7 £425 -
Knutsford +3 1 £118 -72.51%
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Chester - - - -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (24.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) ERP
4 4 (16.00%) Supplier Management
4 4 (16.00%) Banking
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (12.00%) SAP
5 3 (12.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) .NET
5 3 (12.00%) Windows
5 3 (12.00%) UML
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (12.00%) VPN
5 3 (12.00%) SLA
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (8.00%) PMP
6 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (8.00%) CA
6 2 (8.00%) JD Edwards
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Wireless
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Service Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Performance Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Project Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Life Science
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
1 7 (28.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) ERP
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (16.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (12.00%) UML
4 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Product Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VB
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) PMP
3 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) Sun Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (8.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) CA
2 2 (8.00%) JD Edwards
2 2 (8.00%) Symantec
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Cognizant