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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 109 102 126
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +24
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 57 60 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.53% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.96% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 4
Median daily rate £416 £400 £224
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% +78.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £327 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £560 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
Median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +38.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.74 £16.83 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £75.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £30.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.78% +10.36%
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
3289 3054 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.55% 78.09% 75.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 1685 1253
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 145 136
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 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 -11 20 £388 -0.64% 18
Cheshire -15 11 £454 -4.47% 4
Lancashire +9 10 £331 - 1
Merseyside +7 10 £431 +15.00% 6
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 24 (24.00%) Project Management
2 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.00%) Change Management
3 18 (18.00%) Finance
4 16 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (13.00%) Firewall
7 12 (12.00%) ITIL
7 12 (12.00%) DNS
7 12 (12.00%) Change Control
8 11 (11.00%) Network Security
8 11 (11.00%) MS Excel
9 10 (10.00%) LAN
9 10 (10.00%) VPN
10 9 (9.00%) Service Management
10 9 (9.00%) DHCP
10 9 (9.00%) SSL
10 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (9.00%) Cisco
10 9 (9.00%) IPsec
10 9 (9.00%) SSH
10 9 (9.00%) VLAN
10 9 (9.00%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (9.00%) Palo Alto
11 8 (8.00%) Test Strategy
11 8 (8.00%) QA
11 8 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (8.00%) Risk Management
11 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management

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 3 (3.00%) CMS
2 2 (2.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.00%) FileNet
2 2 (2.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.00%) Drupal
3 1 (1.00%) EPiServer CMS
3 1 (1.00%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.00%) Node.js
3 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.00%) MS Office
3 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.00%) MS Project
5 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.00%) Firewall
2 12 (12.00%) DNS
3 11 (11.00%) Network Security
4 10 (10.00%) LAN
4 10 (10.00%) VPN
5 9 (9.00%) DHCP
5 9 (9.00%) IPsec
5 9 (9.00%) SSH
5 9 (9.00%) SSL
5 9 (9.00%) VLAN
6 8 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.00%) HTTP
8 2 (2.00%) FTP
8 2 (2.00%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.00%) Wireless
9 1 (1.00%) ATM
9 1 (1.00%) IPv4
9 1 (1.00%) MegaStream
9 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.00%) Big Data
3 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.00%) GIS
4 1 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (2.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) Moq
2 1 (1.00%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Local Government
6 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (7.00%) Developer
4 6 (6.00%) Architect
4 6 (6.00%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (6.00%) Security Engineer
4 6 (6.00%) Team Leader
5 5 (5.00%) DBA
5 5 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (5.00%) Process Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.00%) Business Manager
6 4 (4.00%) Consultant
6 4 (4.00%) Designer
6 4 (4.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 3 (3.00%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) Web Services
2 5 (5.00%) HTML
3 4 (4.00%) CSS
4 3 (3.00%) XML
5 2 (2.00%) .NET
5 2 (2.00%) SOAP
5 2 (2.00%) Spring
6 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.00%) Ajax
6 1 (1.00%) CSS3
6 1 (1.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.00%) HTML5
6 1 (1.00%) JSON
6 1 (1.00%) Laravel
6 1 (1.00%) Middleware
6 1 (1.00%) React
6 1 (1.00%) REST
6 1 (1.00%) RESTful
6 1 (1.00%) Symfony
6 1 (1.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.00%) User Experience
3 5 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.00%) FMCG
4 2 (2.00%) Psychology
4 2 (2.00%) Tandem
5 1 (1.00%) CMDB
5 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) Informatics
5 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.00%) Project Management
2 19 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.00%) Change Management
4 16 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 12 (12.00%) Change Control
5 12 (12.00%) ITIL
6 9 (9.00%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (9.00%) Service Management
7 8 (8.00%) Information Security
7 8 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.00%) Test Strategy
8 7 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (6.00%) Business Analysis
9 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.00%) People Management
9 6 (6.00%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (8.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) Java
3 4 (4.00%) C#
3 4 (4.00%) C++
3 4 (4.00%) PHP
4 2 (2.00%) C
4 2 (2.00%) JCL
4 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.00%) Python
4 2 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.00%) ISEB
5 2 (2.00%) MCP
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.00%) OCP
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.00%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.00%) ACCA
6 1 (1.00%) CCNA
6 1 (1.00%) CCNP
6 1 (1.00%) CIMA
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.00%) CISM
6 1 (1.00%) CISMP
6 1 (1.00%) CISSP
6 1 (1.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
1 8 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) COBIT
2 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.00%) P3O
2 2 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.00%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.00%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (1.00%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.00%) Val IT
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.00%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (9.00%) Cisco
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (9.00%) Palo Alto
2 8 (8.00%) Oracle
3 5 (5.00%) F5
3 5 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 5 (5.00%) SAP
4 3 (3.00%) Citrix
4 3 (3.00%) HP
4 3 (3.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.00%) Ariba
5 2 (2.00%) BT
5 2 (2.00%) Ektron
5 2 (2.00%) Genesys
5 2 (2.00%) IBM
5 2 (2.00%) Informatica
5 2 (2.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.00%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.00%) Tellabs
6 1 (1.00%) Virgin Media
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