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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 96 90 116
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +26
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 40 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.48% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.00% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 8
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£350 £403 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +8.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £135 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £357 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.34% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.44 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.96% +29.90%
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
2327 2045 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.04% 74.04% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1004 997
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 119 84
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.94 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.07% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.90 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £66.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -17 18 £325 +42.85% 9
Cheshire +16 10 £390 -16.12% 10
Merseyside 0 7 £339 -
Lancashire -28 1 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 40 (43.96%) Finance
2 17 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (17.58%) Project Management
4 14 (15.38%) SQL
4 14 (15.38%) ITIL
5 13 (14.29%) Change Management
5 13 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 12 (13.19%) Service Delivery
6 12 (13.19%) Windows
6 12 (13.19%) .NET
7 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.09%) Coaching
8 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
8 10 (10.99%) Retail
8 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
9 9 (9.89%) Web Services
9 9 (9.89%) Management Information System
9 9 (9.89%) Performance Management
9 9 (9.89%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (8.79%) Supplier Management
10 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
10 8 (8.79%) VBA
10 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (7.69%) T-SQL
11 7 (7.69%) MS Office
11 7 (7.69%) Risk Management
11 7 (7.69%) Workflow
11 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (7.69%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (7.69%) MS Office
4 6 (6.59%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.10%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon S3
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) VPN
2 1 (1.10%) Network Security
2 1 (1.10%) LAN
2 1 (1.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.10%) Ant
General
1 40 (43.96%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Retail
2 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.59%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Billing
4 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Analyst
2 15 (16.48%) Business Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) Developer
4 7 (7.69%) MI Developer
5 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.59%) Service Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.30%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Lead Business Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) PMO Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Desktop Team Leader
9 2 (2.20%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (2.20%) Excel Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Cisco Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.20%) REST
3 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.20%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.40%) iPad
4 3 (3.30%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (2.20%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) Life Science
6 1 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.58%) Project Management
2 14 (15.38%) ITIL
3 13 (14.29%) Change Management
3 13 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 12 (13.19%) Service Delivery
5 11 (12.09%) Coaching
6 9 (9.89%) Performance Management
7 8 (8.79%) Supplier Management
7 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.69%) Workflow
9 6 (6.59%) ERP
9 6 (6.59%) Operations Management
9 6 (6.59%) DevOps
10 5 (5.49%) Line Management
10 5 (5.49%) Six Sigma
11 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.40%) UML
11 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) SQL
2 8 (8.79%) VBA
2 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.59%) Java
5 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.10%) ISEB
3 1 (1.10%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) SLA
3 2 (2.20%) COBIT
4 1 (1.10%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Fujitsu
3 5 (5.49%) Citrix
4 4 (4.40%) SAP
5 3 (3.30%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.20%) IronPort
6 2 (2.20%) Capita
6 2 (2.20%) Siebel
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco
6 2 (2.20%) IBM
6 2 (2.20%) Avaya
6 2 (2.20%) HP
7 1 (1.10%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.10%) VMware
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