The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 84 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 27 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.46% 2.40% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 3.03% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 12
Median daily rate £400 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £229 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £558 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.29 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +98.67%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1502 1417 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.28% 79.12% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 858 612
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% +124.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
Salford -9 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (19.61%) ITIL
4 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 8 (15.69%) User Experience
5 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
5 8 (15.69%) Java
6 7 (13.73%) Project Management
6 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.73%) Data Analysis
6 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.73%) Coaching
7 6 (11.76%) Change Management
7 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 6 (11.76%) PHP
7 6 (11.76%) Oracle
8 5 (9.80%) .NET
8 5 (9.80%) HTML
8 5 (9.80%) CSS
8 5 (9.80%) C
8 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.80%) Six Sigma
8 5 (9.80%) HP
8 5 (9.80%) Service Management
8 5 (9.80%) People Management
8 5 (9.80%) Node.js
8 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.80%) Test Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (7.84%) CMS
2 3 (5.88%) ArcGIS
2 3 (5.88%) Drupal
2 3 (5.88%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.96%) Magnolia
3 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) LAN
1 3 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) VoIP
2 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) GIS
1 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.96%) Grunt
4 1 (1.96%) gulp
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Business Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Operations Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Applications Consultant
4 3 (5.88%) Consultant
4 3 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Drupal Consultant
4 3 (5.88%) Process Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Web Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Asset Management Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Head of Development
5 2 (3.92%) Process Mapping Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
1 5 (9.80%) CSS
1 5 (9.80%) HTML
1 5 (9.80%) Node.js
2 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
2 4 (7.84%) CSS3
2 4 (7.84%) HTML5
3 3 (5.88%) Backbone.js
3 3 (5.88%) Ember.js
3 3 (5.88%) React
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.96%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (1.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.69%) User Experience
3 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) FMCG
4 2 (3.92%) Life Science
4 2 (3.92%) Psychology
5 1 (1.96%) CMDB
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Android
1 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
1 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
5 7 (13.73%) Coaching
5 7 (13.73%) Data Analysis
5 7 (13.73%) Project Management
5 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.76%) Change Management
7 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.80%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (9.80%) People Management
7 5 (9.80%) Service Management
7 5 (9.80%) Six Sigma
7 5 (9.80%) Test Management
7 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.84%) Defect Management
8 4 (7.84%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) Java
2 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.76%) PHP
3 5 (9.80%) C
4 4 (7.84%) SQL
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
1 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.92%) MCP
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) OCP
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (3.92%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.96%) CCNA
3 1 (1.96%) CCNP
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.96%) CISM
3 1 (1.96%) CISSP
3 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) COBIT
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) ISO27002
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) HP
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) ESRI
4 3 (5.88%) LANDesk
4 3 (5.88%) Wyse
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.92%) Siebel
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Cognos
6 1 (1.96%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.96%) Trillium