The table below looks at the statistics for Performance 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 Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 78 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 -
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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
819 637 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.56% 77.31% 77.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 317 238
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 27
Average hourly rate £20.97 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement.

1 4 (66.67%) Business Objects
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) GPRS
1 4 (66.67%) GSM
1 4 (66.67%) WCDMA
1 4 (66.67%) Nortel
1 4 (66.67%) Ericsson
1 4 (66.67%) Mapinfo
1 4 (66.67%) 3G
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) 2G
1 4 (66.67%) Network Design
1 4 (66.67%) eTOM
1 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (66.67%) Huawei
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 4 (66.67%) HSPA
1 4 (66.67%) LTE
1 4 (66.67%) Resource Management
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
1 4 (66.67%) 4G
1 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management

Performance Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) GPRS
1 4 (66.67%) GSM
1 4 (66.67%) WCDMA
1 4 (66.67%) 3G
1 4 (66.67%) 2G
1 4 (66.67%) HSPA
1 4 (66.67%) LTE
1 4 (66.67%) 4G
1 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) RF Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Network Design
1 4 (66.67%) eTOM
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 4 (66.67%) Resource Management
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Business Objects
1 4 (66.67%) Nortel
1 4 (66.67%) Ericsson
1 4 (66.67%) Mapinfo
1 4 (66.67%) Huawei
1 4 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks