The table below looks at the statistics for Business Process Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Process Improvement over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 137 122 129
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.062% 0.25% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.34% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£375 £438 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £405
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Process Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Business Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Process Improvement across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Process Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement across the North West region.

Business Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Business Process Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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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
Manchester -12 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
Business Process Improvement
England

Business Process Improvement
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Business Process 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 Business Process Improvement.

1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (33.33%) PMI
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

Business Process Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Business Process 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 Business Process Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Junior DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Transition Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Oracle DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PMI
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Information Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle