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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 35 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.87% 0.73% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 0.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £235 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.97 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%
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
257 486 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.85% 88.20% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 347 185
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £63.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -41.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.27 £21.50 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £57.73 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 September 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 - 6 £494 - 1
Preston +1 1 £450 +50.00%
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) User Experience
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (20.00%) People Management
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (20.00%) Data Management
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) XML
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Product Management
6 3 (15.00%) High Availability
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (15.00%) DevOps
6 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 3 (15.00%) SaaS
6 3 (15.00%) PaaS
6 3 (15.00%) IaaS
7 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC

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 3 (15.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) IaaS
1 3 (15.00%) PaaS
1 3 (15.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) ATM
2 1 (5.00%) BGP
2 1 (5.00%) GSM
2 1 (5.00%) IPv4
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) LTE
2 1 (5.00%) MegaStream
2 1 (5.00%) MPLS
2 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.00%) SDH
2 1 (5.00%) UMTS
2 1 (5.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) MagicDraw
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) TestNG
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Military
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) DBA
1 4 (20.00%) Operations Manager
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Product Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Data Management
3 4 (20.00%) People Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) High Availability
4 3 (15.00%) Open Source
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) Product Management
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) C++
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) BT
4 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Huawei
4 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.00%) Tellabs
4 1 (5.00%) Virgin Media