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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 143 132 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.064% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.089% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£300 £419 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.40% +23.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £450 £415
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.43%
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
2770 2245 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.67% 72.28% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 1179 849
Average daily rate £393 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 113 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.16 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Process Improvement across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Business Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 2015. 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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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
Manchester -2 5 £300 -28.40%
Merseyside - 2 £250 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Business Process Improvement
England

Business Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Information Management
2 3 (30.00%) BPR
2 3 (30.00%) Qualitative Research
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) HND
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PMP
4 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Business Process Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Process Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Process Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Process Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Director
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Process Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Information Management
2 3 (30.00%) BPR
2 3 (30.00%) Qualitative Research
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) BPMN
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V2
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP