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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 97 78 92
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 61 97 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 2.19% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.67% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 56 19
Median daily rate £450 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
Median hourly rate £16.25 £47.71 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.94% +176.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £21.47 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.39 £54.00 £18.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%
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
2934 3629 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.83% 82.01% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 2274 1388
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 140 113
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.19 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -6 33 £350 +16.66% 24
Cheshire -14 9 £488 -2.50% 3
Lancashire +24 8 £450 +91.48% 1
Merseyside +9 6 £388 -6.06% 2
Cumbria -2 3 £375 +25.00%
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 43 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.48%) Finance
3 25 (19.38%) Change Management
4 23 (17.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (17.83%) Oracle
4 23 (17.83%) ITIL
5 22 (17.05%) Project Management
6 20 (15.50%) Security Cleared
6 20 (15.50%) Coaching
7 17 (13.18%) User Experience
7 17 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (12.40%) SC Cleared
8 16 (12.40%) Service Delivery
9 15 (11.63%) Java
9 15 (11.63%) Mentoring
10 14 (10.85%) QA
10 14 (10.85%) CRM
11 13 (10.08%) JavaScript
11 13 (10.08%) Test Strategy
12 12 (9.30%) SQL
12 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
12 12 (9.30%) Business Analysis
13 11 (8.53%) Open Source
13 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
14 10 (7.75%) SDLC
14 10 (7.75%) Scrum
15 9 (6.98%) PHP
15 9 (6.98%) Web Services
15 9 (6.98%) PRINCE2
15 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering

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 6 (4.65%) Oracle Application Server
2 5 (3.88%) CMS
3 3 (2.33%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.33%) Drupal
3 3 (2.33%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.65%) MS Office
3 4 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.65%) IaaS
1 6 (4.65%) PaaS
1 6 (4.65%) SaaS
2 3 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) HTTP
2 5 (3.88%) LAN
3 4 (3.10%) WAN
4 3 (2.33%) Intranet
4 3 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (0.78%) ATM
5 1 (0.78%) BGP
5 1 (0.78%) GSM
5 1 (0.78%) Internet
5 1 (0.78%) IPv4
5 1 (0.78%) LTE
5 1 (0.78%) MPLS
5 1 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.78%) SDH
5 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.78%) UMTS
5 1 (0.78%) VLAN
5 1 (0.78%) VoIP
5 1 (0.78%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.10%) Big Data
6 3 (2.33%) GIS
7 2 (1.55%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.88%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.33%) JIRA
3 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.55%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.78%) Grunt
4 1 (0.78%) gulp
4 1 (0.78%) JUnit
4 1 (0.78%) MagicDraw
4 1 (0.78%) Maven
4 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.78%) Selenium
4 1 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.78%) TestNG
General
1 29 (22.48%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.10%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.55%) Advertising
5 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Military
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (28.68%) Analyst
2 19 (14.73%) Business Analyst
3 10 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (6.20%) Test Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) DBA
6 7 (5.43%) Operations Manager
7 6 (4.65%) Developer
7 6 (4.65%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (4.65%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Architect
8 5 (3.88%) Consultant
8 5 (3.88%) Delivery Project Manager
8 5 (3.88%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Agile Scrum Master
9 4 (3.10%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.10%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Process Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) Web Services
2 7 (5.43%) HTML
3 6 (4.65%) CSS
4 5 (3.88%) .NET
4 5 (3.88%) CSS3
4 5 (3.88%) HTML5
4 5 (3.88%) Middleware
4 5 (3.88%) Node.js
5 4 (3.10%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.33%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.33%) Ember.js
6 3 (2.33%) React
6 3 (2.33%) XML
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.78%) JSON
7 1 (0.78%) Laravel
7 1 (0.78%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (0.78%) Sass
7 1 (0.78%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (13.18%) User Experience
2 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.10%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.55%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.55%) FMCG
5 2 (1.55%) Life Science
5 2 (1.55%) Psychology
6 1 (0.78%) CMDB
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.88%) Linux
2 3 (2.33%) Windows
3 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.78%) AIX
4 1 (0.78%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Solaris
4 1 (0.78%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.38%) Change Management
3 23 (17.83%) ITIL
3 23 (17.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (17.05%) Project Management
5 20 (15.50%) Coaching
6 16 (12.40%) Service Delivery
7 15 (11.63%) Mentoring
8 14 (10.85%) CRM
9 13 (10.08%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.30%) Business Analysis
11 11 (8.53%) Open Source
12 10 (7.75%) Scrum
12 10 (7.75%) SDLC
13 9 (6.98%) PRINCE2
13 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering
13 9 (6.98%) Test Scripting
13 9 (6.98%) Time Management
14 8 (6.20%) High Availability
14 8 (6.20%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.63%) Java
2 13 (10.08%) JavaScript
3 12 (9.30%) SQL
4 9 (6.98%) PHP
5 6 (4.65%) C
6 4 (3.10%) C++
7 3 (2.33%) C#
7 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.33%) Python
7 3 (2.33%) VB
8 1 (0.78%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.55%) Degree
6 2 (1.55%) ISEB
6 2 (1.55%) MCP
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.55%) OCP
6 2 (1.55%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) CISMP
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
7 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.85%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) COBIT
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.78%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) SCSM
Vendors
1 23 (17.83%) Oracle
2 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.43%) Citrix
4 6 (4.65%) ServiceNow
4 6 (4.65%) Siebel
5 5 (3.88%) HP
5 5 (3.88%) IBM
5 5 (3.88%) SAP
6 3 (2.33%) ESRI
6 3 (2.33%) LANDesk
6 3 (2.33%) VMware
6 3 (2.33%) Wyse
7 2 (1.55%) Adobe
7 2 (1.55%) Ariba
7 2 (1.55%) BT
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco
7 2 (1.55%) Progress
8 1 (0.78%) Cognos
8 1 (0.78%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.78%) Trillium
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