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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 92 75 105
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +30
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 67 75 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 2.02% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.61% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 18
Median daily rate £433 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% +8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £306 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £711 £600 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 1
Median hourly rate £33.50 £46.80 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.41% +70.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
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
3026 2878 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.80% 77.43% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1909 1707 1228
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 121 96
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +3 30 £400 +2.56% 17
Cheshire 0 24 £460 -3.15% 4
Merseyside +1 9 £394 -39.42% 6
Lancashire -2 9 £700 - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (24.37%) Finance
3 27 (22.69%) Project Management
4 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (15.97%) Service Delivery
5 17 (14.29%) Change Management
5 17 (14.29%) ITIL
5 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
6 12 (10.08%) Service Management
6 12 (10.08%) User Experience
6 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
7 11 (9.24%) Test Strategy
7 11 (9.24%) Java
7 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
7 11 (9.24%) Oracle
8 10 (8.40%) SQL
8 10 (8.40%) Banking
8 10 (8.40%) Test Scripting
8 10 (8.40%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.40%) Coaching
9 9 (7.56%) People Management
9 9 (7.56%) Performance Management
9 9 (7.56%) QA
9 9 (7.56%) Business Analysis
9 9 (7.56%) CRM
9 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2
9 9 (7.56%) MS Office
9 9 (7.56%) SLA
9 9 (7.56%) Microsoft

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 (4.20%) CMS
2 3 (2.52%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.52%) Drupal
2 3 (2.52%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.68%) Apache
3 2 (1.68%) FileNet
3 2 (1.68%) IIS
3 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.84%) EPiServer CMS
4 1 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.56%) MS Office
3 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) Firewall
2 7 (5.88%) DNS
2 7 (5.88%) LAN
3 6 (5.04%) Network Security
4 5 (4.20%) HTTP
4 5 (4.20%) VPN
5 4 (3.36%) DHCP
5 4 (3.36%) IPsec
5 4 (3.36%) SSH
5 4 (3.36%) SSL
5 4 (3.36%) VLAN
6 3 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.52%) WAN
7 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.68%) Intranet
7 2 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.68%) Wireless
8 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.84%) LTE
8 1 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.52%) Big Data
2 3 (2.52%) GIS
2 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.52%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (1.68%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.84%) MagicDraw
3 1 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (24.37%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Banking
3 5 (4.20%) Retail
4 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.52%) Publishing
6 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Local Government
7 1 (0.84%) Military
7 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (28.57%) Analyst
2 14 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 10 (8.40%) Project Manager
4 8 (6.72%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (5.88%) Developer
5 7 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.20%) Architect
7 5 (4.20%) Business Manager
7 5 (4.20%) Consultant
7 5 (4.20%) DBA
7 5 (4.20%) Operations Manager
7 5 (4.20%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.36%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Network Architect
9 3 (2.52%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Process Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) Web Services
2 6 (5.04%) CSS
2 6 (5.04%) HTML
3 4 (3.36%) .NET
4 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.52%) Backbone.js
4 3 (2.52%) CSS3
4 3 (2.52%) Ember.js
4 3 (2.52%) HTML5
4 3 (2.52%) Middleware
4 3 (2.52%) Node.js
4 3 (2.52%) React
4 3 (2.52%) XML
5 2 (1.68%) SOAP
5 2 (1.68%) Spring
6 1 (0.84%) Ajax
6 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.84%) Laravel
6 1 (0.84%) REST
6 1 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.08%) User Experience
3 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.20%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.52%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.68%) Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.68%) FMCG
6 2 (1.68%) Life Science
6 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.68%) Psychology
6 2 (1.68%) Tandem
7 1 (0.84%) CMDB
7 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.84%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) Informatics
7 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.52%) Windows
2 2 (1.68%) Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Android
3 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.69%) Project Management
3 19 (15.97%) Service Delivery
3 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (14.29%) Change Management
4 17 (14.29%) ITIL
5 12 (10.08%) Service Management
6 11 (9.24%) Test Strategy
7 10 (8.40%) Coaching
7 10 (8.40%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.40%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.56%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.56%) CRM
8 9 (7.56%) People Management
8 9 (7.56%) Performance Management
8 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.72%) Change Control
10 7 (5.88%) Data Analysis
10 7 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) Java
1 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
2 10 (8.40%) SQL
3 6 (5.04%) PHP
4 5 (4.20%) C
4 5 (4.20%) C++
5 4 (3.36%) C#
6 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.52%) Python
6 3 (2.52%) VB
7 2 (1.68%) JCL
8 1 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.04%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.68%) CISM
3 2 (1.68%) CISSP
3 2 (1.68%) MCP
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.68%) OCP
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.68%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.84%) ACCA
4 1 (0.84%) CCNA
4 1 (0.84%) CCNP
4 1 (0.84%) CIMA
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.84%) Degree
4 1 (0.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) QA
1 9 (7.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.68%) P3O
3 1 (0.84%) COBIT
3 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.68%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.84%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (9.24%) Oracle
2 9 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.88%) Citrix
4 6 (5.04%) Cisco
5 5 (4.20%) HP
5 5 (4.20%) SAP
5 5 (4.20%) ServiceNow
5 5 (4.20%) Siebel
6 4 (3.36%) IBM
6 4 (3.36%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.52%) ESRI
7 3 (2.52%) VMware
8 2 (1.68%) Adobe
8 2 (1.68%) Ariba
8 2 (1.68%) BT
8 2 (1.68%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.68%) Genesys
8 2 (1.68%) Informatica
8 2 (1.68%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.68%) Wyse