The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
North West / Lancashire
Rank 40 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.39% 0.46% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.60% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
222 331 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 86.05% 76.62% 80.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 224 214
Median daily rate £375 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 16
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £35.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £56.90 £60.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Blackpool - 1 £375 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
1 16 (66.67%) Open Source
1 16 (66.67%) SaaS
1 16 (66.67%) PaaS
1 16 (66.67%) IaaS
2 15 (62.50%) DevOps
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Data Management
2 15 (62.50%) Change Management
3 14 (58.33%) Problem Management
4 13 (54.17%) PRINCE2
5 12 (50.00%) Oracle
5 12 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 12 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 10 (41.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 10 (41.67%) Oracle Application Server
6 10 (41.67%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (37.50%) High Availability
8 8 (33.33%) Linux
9 7 (29.17%) Windows 2000
9 7 (29.17%) Unix
9 7 (29.17%) Windows
9 7 (29.17%) AIX
9 7 (29.17%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
9 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
9 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
9 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 10 (41.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
1 7 (29.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (66.67%) IaaS
1 16 (66.67%) PaaS
1 16 (66.67%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (29.17%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) DBA
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Operational Support Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Operations Support Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Administrator
5 3 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Tandem
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) AIX
2 7 (29.17%) Unix
2 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 2000
2 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
1 16 (66.67%) Open Source
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Change Management
2 15 (62.50%) Data Management
2 15 (62.50%) DevOps
3 14 (58.33%) Problem Management
4 13 (54.17%) PRINCE2
5 12 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 9 (37.50%) High Availability
6 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (25.00%) Data Analysis
7 6 (25.00%) ITSM
7 6 (25.00%) Release Management
7 6 (25.00%) Service Management
8 4 (16.67%) Resource Management
8 4 (16.67%) SFIA
9 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.33%) Software Architecture
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat