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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 45 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 33 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.02% 1.71% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 2.28% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 3
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£488 £390 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +122.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.88 £24.71
% change year-on-year
+72.18% -23.59%
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
903 615 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.62% 74.91% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 332 292
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Warrington +2 18 £525 +18.64% 2
Macclesfield +1 6 £425 +15.64%
Chester - 3 £375 -
Crewe - 2 £160 - 1
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Coaching
3 13 (27.08%) Mentoring
4 12 (25.00%) Scrum
4 12 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 10 (20.83%) Programme Management
6 9 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.50%) Six Sigma
8 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.50%) Process Management
8 6 (12.50%) QA
9 5 (10.42%) JSON
9 5 (10.42%) Requirements Management
9 5 (10.42%) TDD
9 5 (10.42%) Pair Programming
9 5 (10.42%) Finance
9 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
9 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
9 5 (10.42%) Project Management
9 5 (10.42%) ITIL
9 5 (10.42%) Node.js
9 5 (10.42%) RESTful
9 5 (10.42%) SDLC
10 4 (8.33%) User Experience
10 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (8.33%) Android
10 4 (8.33%) Windows
10 4 (8.33%) Marketing

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (10.42%) Node.js
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) Wireless
2 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.08%) VLAN
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.08%) VPN
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) Intranet
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) VoIP
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (6.25%) Redis
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.08%) EDMS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 3 (6.25%) Mocha
1 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.25%) Calabash
1 3 (6.25%) Appium
General
1 9 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Agile Coach
2 6 (12.50%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (8.33%) Consultant
3 4 (8.33%) Product Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Wintel Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Process Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.08%) IT Trainer
6 1 (2.08%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) JSON
1 5 (10.42%) RESTful
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Informatics
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
1 4 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Coaching
3 13 (27.08%) Mentoring
4 12 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 12 (25.00%) Scrum
5 10 (20.83%) Programme Management
6 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 6 (12.50%) Six Sigma
6 6 (12.50%) Process Management
7 5 (10.42%) TDD
7 5 (10.42%) Pair Programming
7 5 (10.42%) Requirements Management
7 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 5 (10.42%) ITIL
7 5 (10.42%) SDLC
8 4 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (8.33%) Lean Manufacturing
8 4 (8.33%) Time Management
9 3 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.17%) C++
2 2 (4.17%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.08%) MCDST
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.08%) GMP
2 1 (2.08%) GxP
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Apigee
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) Citrix
3 1 (2.08%) Avaya
3 1 (2.08%) CA
3 1 (2.08%) Epicor
3 1 (2.08%) AppSense
3 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow