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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 107 64 91
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +27
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 44 105 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 2.47% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 3.06% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 54 26
Median daily rate £400 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Median hourly rate £12.58 £47.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.63% +151.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £21.47 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.39 £54.00 £25.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +72.18%
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
2798 3429 2390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.31% 80.51% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 2090 1329
Median daily rate £400 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 137 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -16 27 £400 +16.36% 22
Merseyside +8 5 £388 -3.12% 2
Cheshire -18 5 £438 -7.89% 5
Lancashire +17 3 £313 +32.97% 1
Cumbria +8 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.12%) Finance
3 22 (19.47%) Project Management
4 20 (17.70%) Change Management
4 20 (17.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (16.81%) Service Delivery
5 19 (16.81%) ITIL
6 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (14.16%) Oracle
7 16 (14.16%) Coaching
7 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
8 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
8 13 (11.50%) User Experience
8 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
8 13 (11.50%) Test Strategy
8 13 (11.50%) Java
8 13 (11.50%) JavaScript
9 12 (10.62%) QA
10 11 (9.73%) SQL
10 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
10 11 (9.73%) Data Analysis
11 10 (8.85%) Business Analysis
11 10 (8.85%) CRM
12 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
12 9 (7.96%) PHP
12 9 (7.96%) Test Scripting
12 9 (7.96%) SDLC
13 8 (7.08%) People Management
13 8 (7.08%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (7.08%) Performance 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 5 (4.42%) CMS
2 3 (2.65%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.65%) Drupal
2 3 (2.65%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.77%) Apache
3 2 (1.77%) FileNet
3 2 (1.77%) IIS
3 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.88%) GitHub
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) HTTP
1 6 (5.31%) LAN
2 5 (4.42%) WAN
3 3 (2.65%) DNS
3 3 (2.65%) Firewall
3 3 (2.65%) Network Security
3 3 (2.65%) Wireless
4 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.77%) Intranet
4 2 (1.77%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.88%) ATM
5 1 (0.88%) GSM
5 1 (0.88%) MPLS
5 1 (0.88%) SDH
5 1 (0.88%) SMS
5 1 (0.88%) UMTS
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
5 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.54%) Big Data
4 3 (2.65%) GIS
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.42%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.77%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) Grunt
4 1 (0.88%) gulp
4 1 (0.88%) JIRA
4 1 (0.88%) JUnit
4 1 (0.88%) MagicDraw
4 1 (0.88%) Maven
4 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.88%) Selenium
4 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.88%) TestNG
General
1 25 (22.12%) Finance
2 7 (6.19%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.77%) Advertising
5 2 (1.77%) Local Government
5 2 (1.77%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Military
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Analyst
2 17 (15.04%) Business Analyst
3 9 (7.96%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (7.96%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.08%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.19%) Developer
6 6 (5.31%) Operations Manager
6 6 (5.31%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
7 5 (4.42%) Performance Test Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.54%) Delivery Project Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.54%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Process Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Test Leader
9 3 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Lead
9 3 (2.65%) Drupal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) Web Services
2 7 (6.19%) HTML
3 6 (5.31%) .NET
3 6 (5.31%) CSS
4 5 (4.42%) Middleware
4 5 (4.42%) Node.js
5 4 (3.54%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.54%) CSS3
5 4 (3.54%) HTML5
6 3 (2.65%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.65%) Ember.js
6 3 (2.65%) React
6 3 (2.65%) XML
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
7 1 (0.88%) Laravel
7 1 (0.88%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (0.88%) REST
7 1 (0.88%) Sass
7 1 (0.88%) Spring
7 1 (0.88%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.50%) User Experience
3 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.65%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.77%) Clustering
5 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.77%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.77%) FMCG
5 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 2 (1.77%) Psychology
5 2 (1.77%) Tandem
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Windows
2 4 (3.54%) Linux
3 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.88%) AIX
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
4 1 (0.88%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.47%) Project Management
3 20 (17.70%) Change Management
3 20 (17.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (16.81%) ITIL
4 19 (16.81%) Service Delivery
5 16 (14.16%) Coaching
6 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
6 13 (11.50%) Test Strategy
7 11 (9.73%) Data Analysis
8 10 (8.85%) Business Analysis
8 10 (8.85%) CRM
9 9 (7.96%) SDLC
9 9 (7.96%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.08%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (7.08%) People Management
10 8 (7.08%) Performance Management
10 8 (7.08%) PRINCE2
10 8 (7.08%) Service Management
10 8 (7.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.50%) Java
1 13 (11.50%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.73%) SQL
3 9 (7.96%) PHP
4 6 (5.31%) C
5 4 (3.54%) C#
5 4 (3.54%) C++
6 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.65%) Python
6 3 (2.65%) VB
7 2 (1.77%) JCL
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.77%) ISEB
6 2 (1.77%) MCP
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.77%) OCP
6 2 (1.77%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CCNA
7 1 (0.88%) CCNP
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CISM
7 1 (0.88%) CISMP
7 1 (0.88%) CISSP
7 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.62%) QA
2 4 (3.54%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.88%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.88%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) SCSM
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Oracle
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.08%) Citrix
4 6 (5.31%) IBM
4 6 (5.31%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.31%) Siebel
5 5 (4.42%) HP
5 5 (4.42%) SAP
6 4 (3.54%) Cisco
6 4 (3.54%) VMware
7 3 (2.65%) ESRI
7 3 (2.65%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.65%) Wyse
8 2 (1.77%) Adobe
8 2 (1.77%) Ariba
8 2 (1.77%) BT
8 2 (1.77%) Ektron
8 2 (1.77%) Genesys
8 2 (1.77%) Informatica
8 2 (1.77%) Progress
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