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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 65 83 93
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 109 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.49% 1.68% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.26% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 25 13
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£400 £365 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.73% +26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £239 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Average hourly rate £47.71 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.10% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £24.71
% change year-on-year
+44.73% -23.09%
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
3459 2300 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.90% 74.15% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2130 1275 1052
Average daily rate £413 £366 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 102 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +2 44 £366 +22.08% 15
Cheshire +6 33 £488 +23.41% 4
Cumbria - 14 £300 - 4
Merseyside -10 6 £400 +10.04% 2
Lancashire -9 4 £235 -44.37%
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 62 (33.88%) Finance
2 43 (23.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (19.13%) Project Management
4 35 (19.13%) Microsoft
5 32 (17.49%) Risk Management
5 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
6 31 (16.94%) Coaching
7 27 (14.75%) Business Analysis
8 24 (13.11%) Service Delivery
9 23 (12.57%) PRINCE2
9 23 (12.57%) MS Excel
9 23 (12.57%) SC Cleared
10 22 (12.02%) Programme Management
11 21 (11.48%) MS Visio
12 20 (10.93%) ITIL
12 20 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (10.93%) Change Management
12 20 (10.93%) Scrum
12 20 (10.93%) Banking
13 19 (10.38%) MCTS
13 19 (10.38%) BPMN
13 19 (10.38%) Requirements Management
13 19 (10.38%) Quality Management
13 19 (10.38%) Six Sigma
14 18 (9.84%) Mentoring
15 17 (9.29%) Lean Six Sigma
16 16 (8.74%) SAP
16 16 (8.74%) Service Management
17 14 (7.65%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.73%) Node.js
3 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.09%) WorkSite
3 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 21 (11.48%) MS Visio
3 11 (6.01%) MS Office
4 6 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.64%) MS Project
6 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.64%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.19%) Intranet
2 2 (1.09%) Internet
2 2 (1.09%) WAN
2 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.09%) LAN
2 2 (1.09%) SMS
3 1 (0.55%) VoIP
3 1 (0.55%) VPN
3 1 (0.55%) DNS
3 1 (0.55%) MPLS
3 1 (0.55%) DSL
3 1 (0.55%) Wireless
3 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.55%) VLAN
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.64%) MySQL
1 3 (1.64%) MongoDB
1 3 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (1.64%) Redis
1 3 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.55%) EDMS
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.55%) QlikView
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Mocha
1 3 (1.64%) Cucumber
1 3 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (1.64%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.64%) Calabash
1 3 (1.64%) Appium
1 3 (1.64%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (33.88%) Finance
2 20 (10.93%) Banking
3 13 (7.10%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (4.37%) Retail
6 4 (2.19%) Military
6 4 (2.19%) Back Office
6 4 (2.19%) Marketing
7 3 (1.64%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Avionics
8 2 (1.09%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.55%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (26.78%) Analyst
2 34 (18.58%) Business Analyst
3 16 (8.74%) Project Manager
4 15 (8.20%) Process Engineer
5 12 (6.56%) Process Analyst
6 11 (6.01%) Developer
7 9 (4.92%) Agile Coach
8 8 (4.37%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.83%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.28%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.28%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.28%) Architect
10 6 (3.28%) PMO Analyst
11 5 (2.73%) PMO Manager
11 5 (2.73%) Consultant
11 5 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.73%) IT Project Manager
11 5 (2.73%) Product Manager
11 5 (2.73%) Risk Manager
11 5 (2.73%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.73%) .NET
1 5 (2.73%) RESTful
1 5 (2.73%) JSON
2 4 (2.19%) HTML
2 4 (2.19%) CSS
2 4 (2.19%) Web Services
3 3 (1.64%) Velocity
4 1 (0.55%) XHTML
4 1 (0.55%) HTML5
4 1 (0.55%) CSS3
4 1 (0.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.37%) User Experience
4 4 (2.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.09%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) Statistics
7 1 (0.55%) Informatics
7 1 (0.55%) Handset
7 1 (0.55%) PMI
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
7 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.01%) Windows
2 6 (3.28%) Android
3 5 (2.73%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (19.13%) Project Management
4 32 (17.49%) Risk Management
5 31 (16.94%) Coaching
6 27 (14.75%) Business Analysis
7 24 (13.11%) Service Delivery
8 23 (12.57%) PRINCE2
9 22 (12.02%) Programme Management
10 20 (10.93%) ITIL
10 20 (10.93%) Change Management
10 20 (10.93%) Scrum
11 19 (10.38%) Quality Management
11 19 (10.38%) Six Sigma
11 19 (10.38%) Requirements Management
11 19 (10.38%) BPMN
12 18 (9.84%) Mentoring
13 17 (9.29%) Lean Six Sigma
14 16 (8.74%) Service Management
15 12 (6.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.01%) JavaScript
2 7 (3.83%) SQL
3 3 (1.64%) Python
3 3 (1.64%) Ada
3 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.64%) C++
4 2 (1.09%) Java
4 2 (1.09%) PHP
4 2 (1.09%) VBA
5 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (10.38%) MCTS
5 7 (3.83%) ISEB
6 6 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.28%) Degree
7 5 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 4 (2.19%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.55%) CIMA
10 1 (0.55%) MBA
10 1 (0.55%) MCDST
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.65%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.55%) GMP
2 1 (0.55%) GxP
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) SCCM
2 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (19.13%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.74%) SAP
3 3 (1.64%) Apigee
3 3 (1.64%) HP
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle
4 2 (1.09%) Cisco
5 1 (0.55%) Compaq
5 1 (0.55%) Citrix
5 1 (0.55%) Avaya
5 1 (0.55%) CA
5 1 (0.55%) Epicor
5 1 (0.55%) VMware
5 1 (0.55%) AppSense
5 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + (is negotiable)
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago