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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
England / North West
Rank 80 107 115
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 51 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.99% 1.32% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.63% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 15
Median daily rate £463 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £340 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £469 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% -58.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £19.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.69% -15.53%

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
2102 3133 2416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 99
Median hourly rate £37.25 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 +16 26 £519 +48.21% 22
Cheshire +22 11 £500 +42.85% 5
Lancashire - 8 £335 -
Merseyside +2 3 £600 - 1
Cumbria +6 1 £180 -46.46%
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 61 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.00%) ITIL
2 30 (25.00%) Change Management
3 28 (23.33%) Finance
4 25 (20.83%) Scrum
4 25 (20.83%) DevOps
5 24 (20.00%) Oracle
6 23 (19.17%) Open Source
7 20 (16.67%) SaaS
7 20 (16.67%) PaaS
7 20 (16.67%) Oracle Database
7 20 (16.67%) IaaS
8 18 (15.00%) Project Management
8 18 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 17 (14.17%) Data Management
9 17 (14.17%) PRINCE2
10 16 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
10 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 16 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
11 15 (12.50%) Problem Management
11 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (12.50%) High Availability
12 14 (11.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 14 (11.67%) Oracle Application Server
13 13 (10.83%) QA
13 13 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 11 (9.17%) Coaching

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 14 (11.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (5.83%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.33%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.50%) IIS
5 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.67%) CMS
5 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.83%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) MS Excel
1 9 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (13.33%) Oracle EBS
1 16 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.67%) IaaS
1 20 (16.67%) PaaS
1 20 (16.67%) SaaS
2 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.50%) GitHub
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.50%) Internet
1 3 (2.50%) LAN
1 3 (2.50%) Network Security
2 2 (1.67%) Firewall
2 2 (1.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (1.67%) NFC
2 2 (1.67%) RFID
2 2 (1.67%) VLAN
2 2 (1.67%) WAN
3 1 (0.83%) DHCP
3 1 (0.83%) DNS
3 1 (0.83%) Intranet
3 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.83%) IPsec
3 1 (0.83%) SSH
3 1 (0.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) VoIP
3 1 (0.83%) VPN
3 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 14 (11.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 11 (9.17%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.17%) Big Data
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.50%) HDInsight
6 3 (2.50%) MySQL
6 3 (2.50%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.33%) JIRA
3 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.67%) Selenium
3 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.83%) Grunt
4 1 (0.83%) gulp
4 1 (0.83%) JUnit
4 1 (0.83%) Maven
4 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.83%) TestNG
General
1 28 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Marketing
3 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.50%) Electronics
4 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (16.67%) Analyst
2 16 (13.33%) DBA
3 15 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
4 13 (10.83%) Developer
5 11 (9.17%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.17%) Scrum Master
6 7 (5.83%) Architect
7 6 (5.00%) Agile Coach
7 6 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
7 6 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Operational Support Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Operations Support Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Process Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Software Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) AngularJS
2 8 (6.67%) Node.js
3 6 (5.00%) .NET
3 6 (5.00%) Velocity
4 5 (4.17%) CSS
4 5 (4.17%) HTML
5 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.50%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (1.67%) CSS3
7 2 (1.67%) HTML5
7 2 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.67%) Web Services
7 2 (1.67%) XML
8 1 (0.83%) jQuery
8 1 (0.83%) MEAN Stack
8 1 (0.83%) React
8 1 (0.83%) Sass
8 1 (0.83%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.00%) Tandem
4 5 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.67%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.67%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) AS400
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.83%) Life Science
6 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.83%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.33%) Linux
1 10 (8.33%) Windows
2 8 (6.67%) AIX
2 8 (6.67%) Unix
3 7 (5.83%) Windows 2000
3 7 (5.83%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) OS/400
5 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.00%) Change Management
2 30 (25.00%) ITIL
3 25 (20.83%) DevOps
3 25 (20.83%) Scrum
4 23 (19.17%) Open Source
5 18 (15.00%) Project Management
6 17 (14.17%) Data Management
6 17 (14.17%) PRINCE2
7 16 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (12.50%) High Availability
8 15 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 13 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.17%) Coaching
12 10 (8.33%) BDD
12 10 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.33%) Kanban
12 10 (8.33%) TDD
13 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.17%) JavaScript
1 11 (9.17%) SQL
2 9 (7.50%) Java
3 7 (5.83%) PHP
4 5 (4.17%) C#
5 4 (3.33%) Python
6 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.83%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.83%) RPG
7 1 (0.83%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.67%) Degree
3 2 (1.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.83%) CCA
4 1 (0.83%) CCNA
4 1 (0.83%) CISA
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.83%) MCSE
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) QA
2 5 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (20.00%) Oracle
2 18 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.50%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.33%) SAP
5 3 (2.50%) VMware
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco
6 2 (1.67%) Citrix
6 2 (1.67%) Google
6 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.83%) Cognos
7 1 (0.83%) F5
7 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.83%) Juniper
7 1 (0.83%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.83%) Progress
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.83%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Wyse
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