The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 32 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 6 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.92% 1.32% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.71% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £388 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.85 - -
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
247 292 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 78.91% 77.04% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 162 108
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.12% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.31 £135.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 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
Liverpool +12 5 £388 -6.06% 4
Southport - 1 £388 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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

1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
2 5 (33.33%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 5 (33.33%) Middleware
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) Siebel
3 4 (26.67%) HTTP
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
5 2 (13.33%) Business Performance Management
5 2 (13.33%) e-Learning
5 2 (13.33%) Content Management
5 2 (13.33%) Progress
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) CRM

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Training Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Middleware
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Laravel
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 5 (33.33%) SDLC
1 5 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
1 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Management
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Business Performance Management
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Content Management
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Siebel
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Progress
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft