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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
North West / Merseyside
Rank 32 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.55% 0.32% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.39% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £253
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+45.42% -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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
198 258 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 76.74% 83.23% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 146 95
Median daily rate £478 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.37% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £212 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £503 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 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
Liverpool +2 3 £600 -
Southport - 1 £350 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 2 (25.00%) SLA
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (12.50%) RPG
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (12.50%) e-Learning

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 1 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Coach
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Scrum Master
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) HR Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) e-Learning
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) OS/400
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) RPG
1 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Progress
1 1 (12.50%) Siebel
1 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds