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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 79 76 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 25 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.40% 0.99% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.29% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 16
Average daily rate £405 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +78.57%
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
1470 1089 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.21% 76.85% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 661 486
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £375 - 2
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 19 (35.19%) Change Management
2 13 (24.07%) PRINCE2
2 13 (24.07%) Project Management
3 12 (22.22%) Finance
4 11 (20.37%) Service Management
4 11 (20.37%) ITIL
5 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 7 (12.96%) SLA
6 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (11.11%) Release Management
7 6 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 6 (11.11%) ISEB
7 6 (11.11%) Windows
7 6 (11.11%) SAP
7 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
8 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
8 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
8 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
8 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.26%) Process Improvement
9 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.41%) Legal
10 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
10 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.56%) Banking
10 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) CMS
1 2 (3.70%) EPiServer CMS
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Moq
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 6 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 6 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 5 (9.26%) DBA
3 5 (9.26%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (7.41%) PMO Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Process Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Change Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
5 3 (5.56%) IT Manager
5 3 (5.56%) IT Trainer
5 3 (5.56%) Legal IT Trainer
5 3 (5.56%) Report Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Trainer
6 2 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Change and Release Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) .NET
1 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.70%) CSS
1 2 (3.70%) HTML
1 2 (3.70%) WCF
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (1.85%) Ajax
2 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.85%) RESTful
2 1 (1.85%) SOAP
2 1 (1.85%) Spring
2 1 (1.85%) Velocity
2 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Change Management
2 13 (24.07%) PRINCE2
2 13 (24.07%) Project Management
3 11 (20.37%) ITIL
3 11 (20.37%) Service Management
4 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (11.11%) Release Management
6 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.26%) Process Improvement
7 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.56%) Scrum
8 3 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) C++
3 1 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) ISEB
2 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ACCA
4 1 (1.85%) CIMA
4 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) P3O
3 1 (1.85%) COBIT
3 1 (1.85%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.85%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.85%) Val IT
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) SAP
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) iManage
4 2 (3.70%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) Wyse
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