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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 35 44 52
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.26% 1.11% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 1.38% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £331 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £37.88 £37.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +46.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £30.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +10.36%
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
325 362 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 73.36% 80.09% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 223 214
Median daily rate £404 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.00 £20.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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
Preston -1 3 £235 -
Lytham St Annes - 3 £338 -
Blackpool 0 2 £600 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
4 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (18.18%) JCL
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) Genesys
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) FileNet
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 2 (18.18%) Clustering
4 2 (18.18%) Tandem
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Apache
4 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 2 (18.18%) IIS
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco

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 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) FileNet
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
1 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
1 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (9.09%) ATM
2 1 (9.09%) BGP
2 1 (9.09%) GSM
2 1 (9.09%) IPv4
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) LTE
2 1 (9.09%) MegaStream
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (9.09%) SDH
2 1 (9.09%) UMTS
2 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Digital Delivery Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Operations Team Leader
1 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Designer
2 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Lead Software Developer
2 1 (9.09%) PMO Lead
2 1 (9.09%) PMO Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
2 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Designer
2 1 (9.09%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Tandem
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (18.18%) People Management
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Product Management
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Ektron
2 2 (18.18%) Genesys
2 2 (18.18%) Informatica
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) BT
3 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 1 (9.09%) Huawei
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Mapinfo
3 1 (9.09%) Nokia
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) Tellabs
3 1 (9.09%) Virgin Media