The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 97 61 97
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +36
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 61 97 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 2.56% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 3.28% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 21
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £711 £575 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 2
Median hourly rate £12.58 £47.39 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.45% +103.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £21.91 £19.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.59 £47.71 £26.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
- +45.69%
Continuous 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
2970 2957 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.13% 78.08% 74.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1761 1226
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 94
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Continuous 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 Continuous Improvement across the North West region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Manchester -10 32 £438 +25.89% 31
Cheshire -6 16 £493 -1.50% 2
Merseyside +3 11 £388 -40.38% 4
Lancashire -5 6 £706 +200.21% 3
Cumbria -2 1 - - 3
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 32 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.66%) Project Management
3 26 (23.01%) Finance
4 21 (18.58%) Change Management
5 19 (16.81%) Service Delivery
5 19 (16.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (16.81%) ITIL
6 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
7 15 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (11.50%) Oracle
8 13 (11.50%) Coaching
8 13 (11.50%) User Experience
8 13 (11.50%) Test Strategy
9 12 (10.62%) Mentoring
10 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
11 10 (8.85%) Java
11 10 (8.85%) JavaScript
11 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
11 10 (8.85%) Data Analysis
11 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
11 10 (8.85%) QA
12 9 (7.96%) Performance Management
12 9 (7.96%) People Management
12 9 (7.96%) SDLC
12 9 (7.96%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.96%) SQL
12 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
12 9 (7.96%) CRM
12 9 (7.96%) PRINCE2
13 8 (7.08%) Citrix

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.42%) CMS
2 3 (2.65%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.65%) Drupal
2 3 (2.65%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.77%) Apache
3 2 (1.77%) FileNet
3 2 (1.77%) IIS
3 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.19%) MS Office
3 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) HTTP
2 5 (4.42%) LAN
3 4 (3.54%) Firewall
3 4 (3.54%) WAN
4 3 (2.65%) DNS
5 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.77%) Intranet
5 2 (1.77%) Network Security
5 2 (1.77%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.77%) Wireless
6 1 (0.88%) BGP
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.88%) Internet
6 1 (0.88%) LTE
6 1 (0.88%) MegaStream
6 1 (0.88%) MPLS
6 1 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.88%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.65%) Big Data
2 3 (2.65%) GIS
2 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.77%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) JIRA
4 1 (0.88%) MagicDraw
4 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (23.01%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.65%) Publishing
5 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Local Government
6 1 (0.88%) Military
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Analyst
2 14 (12.39%) Business Analyst
3 11 (9.73%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.96%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (7.96%) Test Analyst
5 6 (5.31%) Operations Manager
5 6 (5.31%) Service Analyst
5 6 (5.31%) Team Leader
6 5 (4.42%) Consultant
6 5 (4.42%) Developer
6 5 (4.42%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Test Leader
7 4 (3.54%) Business Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Delivery Project Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.54%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Process Analyst
7 4 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.65%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) Web Services
2 5 (4.42%) .NET
2 5 (4.42%) CSS
2 5 (4.42%) HTML
2 5 (4.42%) Middleware
3 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.65%) Backbone.js
3 3 (2.65%) CSS3
3 3 (2.65%) Ember.js
3 3 (2.65%) HTML5
3 3 (2.65%) Node.js
3 3 (2.65%) React
4 2 (1.77%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.88%) Laravel
5 1 (0.88%) REST
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) Spring
5 1 (0.88%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.50%) User Experience
3 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.65%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.77%) Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.77%) FMCG
5 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.77%) Psychology
5 2 (1.77%) Tandem
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Informatics
6 1 (0.88%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Windows
2 3 (2.65%) Linux
3 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.66%) Project Management
3 21 (18.58%) Change Management
4 19 (16.81%) ITIL
4 19 (16.81%) Service Delivery
4 19 (16.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (11.50%) Coaching
5 13 (11.50%) Test Strategy
6 12 (10.62%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.85%) Data Analysis
7 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.96%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.96%) CRM
8 9 (7.96%) People Management
8 9 (7.96%) Performance Management
8 9 (7.96%) PRINCE2
8 9 (7.96%) SDLC
9 8 (7.08%) Service Management
10 7 (6.19%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.85%) Java
1 10 (8.85%) JavaScript
2 9 (7.96%) SQL
3 6 (5.31%) C
3 6 (5.31%) PHP
4 4 (3.54%) C#
4 4 (3.54%) C++
5 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.65%) VB
6 2 (1.77%) JCL
6 2 (1.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.77%) CISM
4 2 (1.77%) CISSP
4 2 (1.77%) MCP
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.77%) OCP
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.77%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CCNA
5 1 (0.88%) CCNP
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CISMP
5 1 (0.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) P3O
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.88%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.88%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) SCSM
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) Oracle
2 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.08%) Citrix
4 6 (5.31%) IBM
4 6 (5.31%) Siebel
5 5 (4.42%) HP
5 5 (4.42%) SAP
5 5 (4.42%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.54%) Cisco
7 3 (2.65%) ESRI
7 3 (2.65%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.65%) VMware
7 3 (2.65%) Wyse
8 2 (1.77%) Adobe
8 2 (1.77%) Ariba
8 2 (1.77%) BT
8 2 (1.77%) Ektron
8 2 (1.77%) Genesys
8 2 (1.77%) Informatica
8 2 (1.77%) Progress
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