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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 83 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 77 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.37% 1.26% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.58% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 24 22
Median daily rate £450 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £552 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £23.58 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £19.96 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+31.51% -6.61%
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
2729 3288 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.84% 79.42% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1820 2012 1489
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 129 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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
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 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 37 £450 +32.35% 27
Lancashire +16 23 £506 - 1
Cheshire +18 12 £494 +41.07% 5
Merseyside +6 3 £340 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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 52 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.35%) ITIL
3 31 (26.50%) Change Management
4 24 (20.51%) Finance
4 24 (20.51%) Oracle
4 24 (20.51%) Open Source
5 22 (18.80%) Security Cleared
6 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 21 (17.95%) Scrum
7 20 (17.09%) SaaS
7 20 (17.09%) PaaS
7 20 (17.09%) IaaS
7 20 (17.09%) Oracle Database
8 19 (16.24%) DevOps
8 19 (16.24%) SC Cleared
9 18 (15.38%) Data Management
9 18 (15.38%) PRINCE2
10 17 (14.53%) Project Management
11 16 (13.68%) Oracle EBS
11 16 (13.68%) Oracle EBS R12
12 15 (12.82%) High Availability
12 15 (12.82%) Coaching
12 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (12.82%) Problem Management
13 14 (11.97%) Oracle Application Server
13 14 (11.97%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (11.11%) Data Analysis
14 13 (11.11%) Windows

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 (11.97%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (5.98%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.42%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.56%) IIS
5 2 (1.71%) CMS
5 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) Apache
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.85%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (13.68%) Oracle EBS
1 16 (13.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.09%) IaaS
1 20 (17.09%) PaaS
1 20 (17.09%) SaaS
2 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.71%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.85%) GitHub
5 1 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) LAN
2 5 (4.27%) WAN
3 2 (1.71%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.71%) Network Security
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) Intranet
4 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) VLAN
4 1 (0.85%) VoIP
4 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.09%) Oracle Database
2 14 (11.97%) Oracle Database 12c
3 11 (9.40%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.27%) Big Data
5 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.56%) HDInsight
6 3 (2.56%) MySQL
6 3 (2.56%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.71%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) JIRA
2 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.71%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.85%) Grunt
4 1 (0.85%) gulp
4 1 (0.85%) JUnit
4 1 (0.85%) Maven
4 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.85%) TestNG
General
1 24 (20.51%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.27%) Marketing
4 3 (2.56%) Electronics
4 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.71%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Legal
5 2 (1.71%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (21.37%) Analyst
2 16 (13.68%) DBA
3 15 (12.82%) Oracle DBA
4 13 (11.11%) Developer
5 10 (8.55%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.98%) Scrum Master
8 6 (5.13%) Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Agile Scrum Master
9 5 (4.27%) Operational Support Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Operations Support Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Administrator
10 4 (3.42%) Agile Coach
10 4 (3.42%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.42%) Operations Engineer
11 3 (2.56%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.56%) Support Engineer
11 3 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (2.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) .NET
2 5 (4.27%) CSS
2 5 (4.27%) HTML
2 5 (4.27%) Velocity
3 4 (3.42%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.42%) Web Services
4 3 (2.56%) Node.js
4 3 (2.56%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (1.71%) CSS3
5 2 (1.71%) HTML5
5 2 (1.71%) Middleware
5 2 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.71%) XML
6 1 (0.85%) jQuery
6 1 (0.85%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (0.85%) React
6 1 (0.85%) Sass
6 1 (0.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.98%) User Experience
4 6 (5.13%) Tandem
5 4 (3.42%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.56%) Life Science
7 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) PKI
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.85%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.11%) Windows
2 10 (8.55%) Linux
3 9 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.84%) AIX
4 8 (6.84%) Unix
5 7 (5.98%) Windows 2000
6 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.85%) Android
8 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.85%) OS/400
8 1 (0.85%) Solaris
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.35%) ITIL
3 31 (26.50%) Change Management
4 24 (20.51%) Open Source
5 21 (17.95%) Scrum
6 19 (16.24%) DevOps
7 18 (15.38%) Data Management
7 18 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 17 (14.53%) Project Management
9 15 (12.82%) Coaching
9 15 (12.82%) High Availability
9 15 (12.82%) Problem Management
9 15 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (11.11%) Data Analysis
10 13 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 11 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (9.40%) Kanban
12 11 (9.40%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
1 11 (9.40%) SQL
2 9 (7.69%) Java
3 7 (5.98%) PHP
4 4 (3.42%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) C#
5 1 (0.85%) PHP 5
5 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.85%) RPG
5 1 (0.85%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.24%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.71%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) CCA
4 1 (0.85%) CCNA
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.85%) CISM
4 1 (0.85%) CISSP
4 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.85%) ISEB
4 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.85%) MCSE
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.26%) QA
2 7 (5.98%) SLA
3 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.85%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 24 (20.51%) Oracle
2 21 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.98%) ServiceNow
4 5 (4.27%) Citrix
5 4 (3.42%) SAP
5 4 (3.42%) Wyse
6 3 (2.56%) LANDesk
6 3 (2.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.71%) Cisco
7 2 (1.71%) Google
7 2 (1.71%) IBM
8 1 (0.85%) Assembla
8 1 (0.85%) Cognos
8 1 (0.85%) Progress
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.85%) Siebel
8 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.85%) Tableau
8 1 (0.85%) Talend
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