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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 43 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.42% 1.65% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.03% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Median daily rate £706 £235 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+200.21% -41.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £183 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £711 £287 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £53.41 £21.91 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +45.69%
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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
321 295 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 76.07% 81.27% 80.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 208 209
Median daily rate £420 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £252 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 29
Median hourly rate £43.00 £31.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.94% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £65.24 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 4 £706 -
Preston 0 2 - -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) People Management
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) User Experience
6 3 (17.65%) Product Management
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
7 2 (11.76%) Informatica
7 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (11.76%) JCL
7 2 (11.76%) Firewall
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.76%) Service Management
7 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.76%) Clustering
7 2 (11.76%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) HTTP
7 2 (11.76%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft

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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) FileNet
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
1 2 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (5.88%) ATM
2 1 (5.88%) BGP
2 1 (5.88%) GSM
2 1 (5.88%) IPv4
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) LTE
2 1 (5.88%) MegaStream
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.88%) SDH
2 1 (5.88%) UMTS
2 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) MagicDraw
2 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Local Government
3 1 (5.88%) Military
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Operations Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Operations Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (5.88%) PMO Lead
3 1 (5.88%) PMO Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Product Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) SAP Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum Master
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
3 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Tandem
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) People Management
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Product Management
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) DoDAF
6 1 (5.88%) MODAF
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Ektron
2 2 (11.76%) Genesys
2 2 (11.76%) Informatica
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) BT
3 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Huawei
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.88%) Nokia
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Tellabs
3 1 (5.88%) Virgin Media