The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 89 93 127
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +34
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 42 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 1.33% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.87% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 9
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £289 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -9.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £147 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £461 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.25 - £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2109 1921 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.97% 70.89% 64.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 960 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 £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.75 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Continuous Improvement
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 17 £350 +20.68% 9
Lancashire -6 8 £403 - 1
Cheshire -3 7 £379 +116.42% 5
Merseyside - 3 £364 - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 14 (23.73%) Service Delivery
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Scrum
2 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.34%) Management Information System
3 12 (20.34%) SQL
3 12 (20.34%) Kanban
4 10 (16.95%) Java
4 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.95%) Project Management
4 10 (16.95%) Change Management
5 9 (15.25%) ITIL
6 8 (13.56%) Windows
6 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
6 8 (13.56%) VBA
6 8 (13.56%) Service Management
6 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
6 8 (13.56%) Degree
6 8 (13.56%) Release Management
7 7 (11.86%) Supplier Management
7 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
9 5 (8.47%) Product Management
9 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
9 5 (8.47%) Web Services
9 5 (8.47%) MS Office
9 5 (8.47%) PMI Certification
10 4 (6.78%) PMP

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
3 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.39%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.69%) Pro/ENGINEER
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) VPN
2 2 (3.39%) LAN
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) Wireless
2 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
4 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.69%) French Language
4 1 (1.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Agile Coach
2 8 (13.56%) Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) MI Developer
5 3 (5.08%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Planning Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Product Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Systems Support
6 2 (3.39%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Performance Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Mechanical Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Excel Developer
7 1 (1.69%) Service Level Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) Web Services
2 3 (5.08%) .NET
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.69%) HTML5
4 1 (1.69%) REST
4 1 (1.69%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) Microformats
4 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.08%) PMI
3 2 (3.39%) Statistics
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) CMDB
3 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Life Science
4 1 (1.69%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.69%) Ontologies
4 1 (1.69%) Informatics
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Service Delivery
2 13 (22.03%) Scrum
2 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.34%) Kanban
4 10 (16.95%) Change Management
4 10 (16.95%) Project Management
5 9 (15.25%) ITIL
6 8 (13.56%) Service Management
6 8 (13.56%) Release Management
6 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
7 7 (11.86%) Supplier Management
7 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.47%) Product Management
10 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.78%) ITSM
10 4 (6.78%) Performance Management
11 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
11 3 (5.08%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) Java
3 8 (13.56%) VBA
4 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.39%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) PMI Certification
3 4 (6.78%) ISEB
3 4 (6.78%) PMP
4 3 (5.08%) APMP
4 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.69%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.69%) GCP
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
1 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) CA
2 2 (3.39%) Symantec
2 2 (3.39%) Citrix
3 1 (1.69%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.69%) Primavera
3 1 (1.69%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Macclesfield
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 22 days ago