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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
North West / Lancashire
Rank 33 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.02% - 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% - 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Median daily rate £335 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.40% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+52.35% -19.77%

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
226 316 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 85.28% 82.29% 81.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 228 243
Median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 22
Median hourly rate £49.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £37.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £64.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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 - 8 £335 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 17 (65.38%) ITIL
2 16 (61.54%) Open Source
2 16 (61.54%) SaaS
2 16 (61.54%) PaaS
2 16 (61.54%) IaaS
3 15 (57.69%) DevOps
3 15 (57.69%) Change Management
3 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (57.69%) Data Management
4 14 (53.85%) Problem Management
5 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 13 (50.00%) Oracle
6 12 (46.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (46.15%) Oracle Database
6 12 (46.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 10 (38.46%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (38.46%) Oracle Application Server
7 10 (38.46%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
8 9 (34.62%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (34.62%) High Availability
9 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (30.77%) Linux
10 7 (26.92%) Windows 2000
10 7 (26.92%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
10 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
10 7 (26.92%) Unix
10 7 (26.92%) Windows
10 7 (26.92%) AIX

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 (38.46%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
1 7 (26.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (61.54%) IaaS
1 16 (61.54%) PaaS
1 16 (61.54%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle Database
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JUnit
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
1 1 (3.85%) TestNG
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) DBA
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle DBA
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Operational Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Operations Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) AIX Support
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Operations Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Tandem
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) AIX
2 7 (26.92%) Unix
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows 2000
2 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) ITIL
2 16 (61.54%) Open Source
3 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (57.69%) Change Management
3 15 (57.69%) Data Management
3 15 (57.69%) DevOps
4 14 (53.85%) Problem Management
5 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 12 (46.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 9 (34.62%) High Availability
7 9 (34.62%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (26.92%) Service Management
9 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
9 6 (23.08%) ITSM
9 6 (23.08%) Release Management
10 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
10 4 (15.38%) SFIA
11 2 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 2 (7.69%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow