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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 114 111 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 44 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.92% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.20% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 26
Average daily rate £363 £385 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £215 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £359
% change year-on-year
- +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +80.00%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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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 -6 25 £405 +35.00% 17
Cheshire +2 12 £350 -10.82% 5
Merseyside -3 3 £450 +12.50% 5
Lancashire 0 2 £350 +7.69% 1
Cumbria -1 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 34 (28.57%) Finance
2 27 (22.69%) MS Excel
3 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
3 26 (21.85%) Security Cleared
4 22 (18.49%) Project Management
4 22 (18.49%) Change Management
4 22 (18.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.81%) SC Cleared
6 17 (14.29%) Change Control
6 17 (14.29%) Quality Management
7 16 (13.45%) Service Management
7 16 (13.45%) ITIL
8 15 (12.61%) PRINCE2
8 15 (12.61%) Service Delivery
9 13 (10.92%) SAP
10 12 (10.08%) MS Visio
10 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (10.08%) BPMN
10 12 (10.08%) MCTS
11 11 (9.24%) Scrum
11 11 (9.24%) Programme Management
12 10 (8.40%) Windows
12 10 (8.40%) VLAN
13 9 (7.56%) Business Analysis
13 9 (7.56%) SSH
13 9 (7.56%) Network Security
13 9 (7.56%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (7.56%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (2.52%) CMS
1 3 (2.52%) EPiServer CMS
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.84%) SAS
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (22.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.08%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.20%) MS Office
3 5 (4.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.84%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) VLAN
2 9 (7.56%) DHCP
2 9 (7.56%) DNS
2 9 (7.56%) Firewall
2 9 (7.56%) IPsec
2 9 (7.56%) LAN
2 9 (7.56%) Network Security
2 9 (7.56%) SSH
2 9 (7.56%) SSL
2 9 (7.56%) VPN
3 8 (6.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.68%) FTP
5 1 (0.84%) Internet
5 1 (0.84%) Intranet
5 1 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.68%) Hudson
1 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.68%) Maven
1 2 (1.68%) Moq
1 2 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.36%) Legal
5 3 (2.52%) Back Office
5 3 (2.52%) Games
5 3 (2.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.68%) Military
7 1 (0.84%) Retail
7 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Analyst
2 14 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 12 (10.08%) Process Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) PMO Manager
5 9 (7.56%) Service Manager
6 7 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (5.88%) Scrum Master
7 6 (5.04%) Process Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Architect
8 5 (4.20%) DBA
8 5 (4.20%) Developer
8 5 (4.20%) IT Manager
8 5 (4.20%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.36%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.36%) Report Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.52%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) Web Services
2 4 (3.36%) HTML
3 3 (2.52%) .NET
3 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.52%) CSS
3 3 (2.52%) Velocity
3 3 (2.52%) WCF
4 1 (0.84%) Ajax
4 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.84%) RESTful
4 1 (0.84%) SOAP
4 1 (0.84%) Spring
4 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.36%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.40%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.68%) Linux
3 2 (1.68%) Unix
4 1 (0.84%) Android
4 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) Change Management
1 22 (18.49%) Project Management
1 22 (18.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.29%) Change Control
3 17 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 16 (13.45%) ITIL
4 16 (13.45%) Service Management
5 15 (12.61%) PRINCE2
5 15 (12.61%) Service Delivery
6 12 (10.08%) BPMN
7 11 (9.24%) Programme Management
7 11 (9.24%) Scrum
8 9 (7.56%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.56%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (7.56%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.72%) Coaching
9 8 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.72%) User Stories
10 7 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.88%) SQL
2 6 (5.04%) Java
2 6 (5.04%) Python
3 4 (3.36%) C++
3 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.36%) Perl
4 3 (2.52%) C#
5 2 (1.68%) Groovy
6 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.84%) VBA
6 1 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (21.85%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.08%) MCTS
3 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.88%) ISEB
5 4 (3.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) Degree
7 2 (1.68%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.84%) ACCA
8 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.84%) CIMA
8 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) P3O
2 2 (1.68%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) COBIT
3 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.84%) SSAE 16
3 1 (0.84%) Val IT
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.92%) SAP
3 9 (7.56%) Palo Alto
4 5 (4.20%) Cisco
4 5 (4.20%) F5
4 5 (4.20%) Fortinet
5 3 (2.52%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.52%) IBM
5 3 (2.52%) iManage
6 2 (1.68%) HP
6 2 (1.68%) VMware
7 1 (0.84%) Citrix
7 1 (0.84%) Wyse
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