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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 79 105 96
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 69 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 0.76% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.06% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 11
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £401 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £20.01
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +49.96%
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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +8 24 £390 - 23
Cumbria +5 17 £350 - 2
Cheshire -2 15 £475 +93.87% 15
Lancashire +8 6 - - 3
Merseyside -8 5 £369 +13.46% 4
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 36 (33.96%) Finance
2 28 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (25.47%) Security Cleared
4 23 (21.70%) Project Management
5 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
5 21 (19.81%) Business Analysis
6 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
6 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
7 14 (13.21%) MS Visio
7 14 (13.21%) Coaching
8 12 (11.32%) Performance Analysis
8 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (10.38%) Risk Management
9 11 (10.38%) SAP
9 11 (10.38%) Six Sigma
9 11 (10.38%) Software Engineering
10 10 (9.43%) Lean Six Sigma
10 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (9.43%) ITIL
10 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
10 10 (9.43%) Quality Management
11 9 (8.49%) Banking
11 9 (8.49%) Programme Management
11 9 (8.49%) QA
11 9 (8.49%) BPMN
11 9 (8.49%) MCTS
11 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
11 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (7.55%) Data Analysis
12 8 (7.55%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (1.89%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.94%) Node.js
3 1 (0.94%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.21%) MS Visio
3 7 (6.60%) MS Office
4 6 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.77%) MS Project
6 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Primavera
2 1 (0.94%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) Wireless
1 1 (0.94%) VoIP
1 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.94%) VPN
1 1 (0.94%) Intranet
1 1 (0.94%) Internet
1 1 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.94%) MySQL
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.94%) EDMS
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.94%) Redis
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.94%) Appium
3 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.94%) Calabash
3 1 (0.94%) Mocha
3 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (33.96%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Banking
3 8 (7.55%) Retail
4 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.72%) Military
4 5 (4.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.77%) Legal
6 3 (2.83%) Local Government
7 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.89%) Avionics
7 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (33.02%) Analyst
2 24 (22.64%) Business Analyst
3 8 (7.55%) Process Engineer
4 6 (5.66%) Architect
4 6 (5.66%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.66%) Developer
4 6 (5.66%) Consultant
5 5 (4.72%) Software Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) PMO Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Administrator
7 3 (2.83%) Wintel Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Agile Coach
8 2 (1.89%) Performance Manager
8 2 (1.89%) Head of IT
8 2 (1.89%) Portfolio Manager
8 2 (1.89%) PMO Consultant
8 2 (1.89%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (1.89%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) HTML
1 3 (2.83%) .NET
1 3 (2.83%) Web Services
2 2 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (0.94%) XHTML
3 1 (0.94%) Sass
3 1 (0.94%) HTML5
3 1 (0.94%) CSS3
3 1 (0.94%) JSON
3 1 (0.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.89%) PKI
3 2 (1.89%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.89%) Open Source
3 2 (1.89%) User Experience
3 2 (1.89%) GIS
4 1 (0.94%) Handset
4 1 (0.94%) PMI
4 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.94%) Statistics
4 1 (0.94%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.72%) Windows
2 3 (2.83%) Android
3 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (21.70%) Project Management
3 21 (19.81%) Business Analysis
4 14 (13.21%) Coaching
5 12 (11.32%) Performance Analysis
5 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.38%) Risk Management
6 11 (10.38%) Six Sigma
6 11 (10.38%) Software Engineering
7 10 (9.43%) Lean Six Sigma
7 10 (9.43%) ITIL
7 10 (9.43%) Quality Management
8 9 (8.49%) Programme Management
8 9 (8.49%) BPMN
8 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.55%) Data Analysis
9 8 (7.55%) Change Management
10 7 (6.60%) Service Management
10 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.60%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.72%) Ada
2 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.83%) VBA
4 2 (1.89%) Python
4 2 (1.89%) C++
4 2 (1.89%) SQL
5 1 (0.94%) VB
5 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (25.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (8.49%) MCTS
5 6 (5.66%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 5 (4.72%) Degree
7 4 (3.77%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.83%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.89%) PMP
10 1 (0.94%) MBA
10 1 (0.94%) CIMA
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.94%) ACCA
10 1 (0.94%) APMP
10 1 (0.94%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.94%) GMP
3 1 (0.94%) GxP
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
1 1 (0.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.38%) SAP
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle
4 2 (1.89%) HP
4 2 (1.89%) ESRI
5 1 (0.94%) NEC
5 1 (0.94%) AppSense
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco
5 1 (0.94%) Siebel
5 1 (0.94%) Compaq
5 1 (0.94%) Citrix
5 1 (0.94%) Avaya
5 1 (0.94%) CA
5 1 (0.94%) Apigee
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