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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 103 95 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 36 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.20% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.64% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 7
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £135 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+44.64% -15.15%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -16 17 £338 +22.72% 7
Cheshire +14 12 £389 -16.39% 3
Merseyside -4 2 £339 - 2
Lancashire -22 2 - - 3
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 37 (45.68%) Finance
2 16 (19.75%) Project Management
3 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.05%) ITIL
4 13 (16.05%) Business Analysis
5 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (14.81%) .NET
5 12 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 12 (14.81%) Change Management
6 11 (13.58%) Windows
6 11 (13.58%) Coaching
7 10 (12.35%) Web Services
7 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
7 10 (12.35%) Retail
8 9 (11.11%) SQL
9 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
9 8 (9.88%) Supplier Management
9 8 (9.88%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
10 7 (8.64%) Performance Management
10 7 (8.64%) QA
10 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
10 7 (8.64%) Workflow
10 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (8.64%) MS Office
11 6 (7.41%) ERP
11 6 (7.41%) Banking
11 6 (7.41%) Billing
11 6 (7.41%) Fujitsu

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.23%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
1 8 (9.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (8.64%) MS Office
3 6 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (6.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.23%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.23%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon S3
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) VPN
2 1 (1.23%) Network Security
2 1 (1.23%) LAN
2 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.23%) Ant
General
1 37 (45.68%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.35%) Retail
3 6 (7.41%) Billing
3 6 (7.41%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Military
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Local Government
5 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Analyst
2 14 (17.28%) Business Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Developer
4 6 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 5 (6.17%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.17%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) MI Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Team Leader
6 4 (4.94%) Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Desktop Team Leader
8 2 (2.47%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Cisco Administrator
8 2 (2.47%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 2 (2.47%) PMO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.81%) .NET
2 10 (12.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.47%) REST
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.94%) iPad
4 3 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (2.47%) User Experience
5 2 (2.47%) Statistics
5 2 (2.47%) Open Source
6 1 (1.23%) Life Science
6 1 (1.23%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Windows
2 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 1 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) Project Management
2 13 (16.05%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Business Analysis
3 12 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 12 (14.81%) Change Management
4 11 (13.58%) Coaching
5 8 (9.88%) Supplier Management
6 7 (8.64%) Performance Management
6 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.64%) Workflow
6 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.41%) ERP
7 6 (7.41%) Operations Management
7 6 (7.41%) DevOps
8 5 (6.17%) UML
9 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.94%) Six Sigma
9 4 (4.94%) Line Management
9 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.17%) VBA
4 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.94%) Java
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) C#
7 1 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) Python
7 1 (1.23%) Ada
Qualifications
1 15 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 5 (6.17%) SLA
3 2 (2.47%) COBIT
4 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.23%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.41%) Fujitsu
3 5 (6.17%) SAP
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix
5 3 (3.70%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.47%) Capita
6 2 (2.47%) IronPort
6 2 (2.47%) Avaya
6 2 (2.47%) Siebel
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.23%) HP
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle
7 1 (1.23%) ESRI
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