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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 92 82 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +36
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 45 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 1.69% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.35% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 13
Average daily rate
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£379 £288 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.73% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £478 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -24 15 £300 +4.34% 13
Cheshire +8 13 £390 +122.85% 7
Merseyside +7 7 - - 3
Lancashire -20 2 £423 +20.71% 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 19 (24.36%) Service Delivery
3 14 (17.95%) Windows
3 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (16.67%) ITIL
4 13 (16.67%) SQL
4 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.38%) Supplier Management
6 11 (14.10%) Management Information System
6 11 (14.10%) Scrum
6 11 (14.10%) Kanban
7 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
7 10 (12.82%) PowerShell
7 10 (12.82%) Coaching
7 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.82%) Java
7 10 (12.82%) Web Services
8 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
8 9 (11.54%) VBA
8 9 (11.54%) .NET
8 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (11.54%) Project Management
8 9 (11.54%) Change Management
8 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
9 8 (10.26%) Release Management
9 8 (10.26%) Retail
10 7 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
10 7 (8.97%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.69%) MS Office
4 5 (6.41%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.56%) InfoPath
7 1 (1.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon S3
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) VPN
2 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.56%) LAN
2 2 (2.56%) Firewall
2 2 (2.56%) Wireless
3 1 (1.28%) WAN
3 1 (1.28%) DHCP
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
3 1 (1.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Retail
3 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.41%) Billing
5 3 (3.85%) Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.28%) Legal
7 1 (1.28%) Electronics
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Analyst
2 11 (14.10%) Developer
3 9 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Agile Coach
5 7 (8.97%) Service Manager
5 7 (8.97%) MI Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (3.85%) Lead Business Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Desktop Team Leader
9 2 (2.56%) Service Performance Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 2 (2.56%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) Web Services
2 9 (11.54%) .NET
3 2 (2.56%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.56%) REST
3 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.13%) iPad
3 4 (5.13%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.85%) PMI
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Statistics
6 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.28%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Service Delivery
2 13 (16.67%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 11 (14.10%) Scrum
4 11 (14.10%) Kanban
5 10 (12.82%) Coaching
6 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.54%) Project Management
6 9 (11.54%) Change Management
6 9 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 8 (10.26%) Release Management
8 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.97%) Performance Management
9 6 (7.69%) DevOps
9 6 (7.69%) Service Management
10 5 (6.41%) Workflow
10 5 (6.41%) Line Management
10 5 (6.41%) Product Management
10 5 (6.41%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.82%) Java
3 9 (11.54%) VBA
4 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.56%) VB
5 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) PMI Certification
2 5 (6.41%) Degree
3 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) PMP
3 4 (5.13%) ISEB
4 3 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.85%) APMP
5 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
1 2 (2.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) Citrix
2 5 (6.41%) Fujitsu
3 2 (2.56%) CA
3 2 (2.56%) Avaya
3 2 (2.56%) Symantec
3 2 (2.56%) SAP
3 2 (2.56%) Siebel
4 1 (1.28%) VMware
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) Cognizant
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