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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 106 88 98
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 39 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 1.56% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.16% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £462 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £15.97 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+114.46% -3.21%
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
2501 1993 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.06% 72.16% 69.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 1014 884
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 118 95
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £12.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 February 2015.

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
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 Continuous Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 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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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 -16 20 £325 +13.04% 22
Merseyside - 9 £388 - 2
Cheshire -2 4 £393 -10.28% 6
Lancashire -12 3 £325 -7.14%
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Continuous 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 Continuous Improvement.

1 35 (44.87%) Finance
2 21 (26.92%) Project Management
3 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 14 (17.95%) Business Analysis
5 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.82%) Change Management
6 10 (12.82%) Telecoms
6 10 (12.82%) Retail
7 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 9 (11.54%) QA
7 9 (11.54%) Coaching
8 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.97%) Banking
9 7 (8.97%) Data Analysis
9 7 (8.97%) Service Delivery
9 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
9 7 (8.97%) ITIL
9 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2
9 7 (8.97%) Performance Management
10 6 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (7.69%) ERP
10 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
10 6 (7.69%) Workflow
10 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
11 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
11 5 (6.41%) Billing
11 5 (6.41%) Windows

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Continuous 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 Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.56%) ArcGIS
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (1.28%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (5.13%) MS Office
5 2 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.28%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) VPN
1 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) Ant
General
1 35 (44.87%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Retail
2 10 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.97%) Banking
4 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (6.41%) Billing
6 4 (5.13%) Legal
7 3 (3.85%) Local Government
8 2 (2.56%) Military
9 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (38.46%) Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Business Analyst
3 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
3 5 (6.41%) Administrator
3 5 (6.41%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (5.13%) Consultant
5 3 (3.85%) Information Analyst
5 3 (3.85%) Developer
5 3 (3.85%) PMO Consultant
6 2 (2.56%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (2.56%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco Administrator
6 2 (2.56%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (2.56%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (2.56%) Programme Manager
6 2 (2.56%) Junior
6 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.56%) GIS Developer
6 2 (2.56%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (2.56%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) GIS
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.56%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.56%) Open Source
3 2 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.28%) iPad
4 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) Project Management
2 14 (17.95%) Business Analysis
3 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (12.82%) Change Management
5 9 (11.54%) Coaching
6 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
6 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.97%) Data Analysis
7 7 (8.97%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.97%) ITIL
7 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2
7 7 (8.97%) Performance Management
8 6 (7.69%) ERP
8 6 (7.69%) Workflow
9 5 (6.41%) UML
9 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.41%) Operations Management
10 4 (5.13%) User Stories
10 4 (5.13%) PRINCE
10 4 (5.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) Java
2 3 (3.85%) SQL
3 2 (2.56%) VBA
3 2 (2.56%) Python
3 2 (2.56%) Ada
3 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.56%) PMP
4 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ACCA
5 1 (1.28%) CIMA
5 1 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) COBIT
3 2 (2.56%) SLA
4 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) SAP
2 5 (6.41%) Fujitsu
3 3 (3.85%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.56%) ESRI
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) Capita
4 2 (2.56%) IronPort
4 2 (2.56%) Siebel
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco
4 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) Citrix
5 1 (1.28%) Avaya
5 1 (1.28%) NEC
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