The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Process Improvement (BPI)
Rank 132 127 140
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Business Process Improvement 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.037% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.052% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£213 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £381
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2130 1940 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.34% 70.91% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 973 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 109
Average hourly rate £27.17 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Business Process Improvement
England

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 1 August 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 - 3 £213 - 1
Business Process Improvement
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (40.00%) PMI
2 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (40.00%) BPR
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Qualitative Research
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Junior DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Junior Oracle DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Junior Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Junior
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) BPR
3 1 (20.00%) Qualitative Research
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix