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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 85 115 93
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 65 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 0.64% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.88% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £245 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -38.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £121 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £358 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £25.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.35 £27.83 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+9.06% -2.35%
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +14 27 £390 +218.36% 24
Cheshire 0 13 £475 +93.87% 9
Cumbria +1 8 £350 - 5
Merseyside -5 7 £375 +15.38% 2
Lancashire +8 6 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 29 (30.85%) Finance
2 22 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (21.28%) Project Management
3 20 (21.28%) Security Cleared
4 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
4 16 (17.02%) Business Analysis
5 14 (14.89%) Coaching
6 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
7 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
8 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (10.64%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.64%) ITIL
8 10 (10.64%) Risk Management
8 10 (10.64%) Management Information System
9 9 (9.57%) Change Management
9 9 (9.57%) Programme Management
9 9 (9.57%) MS Visio
9 9 (9.57%) Data Analysis
9 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
9 9 (9.57%) QA
10 7 (7.45%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.45%) MS Office
10 7 (7.45%) Six Sigma
10 7 (7.45%) Banking
11 6 (6.38%) Retail
11 6 (6.38%) Service Delivery
11 6 (6.38%) Service Management
11 6 (6.38%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.06%) Node.js
3 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.57%) MS Visio
3 7 (7.45%) MS Office
4 6 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.26%) MS Project
6 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Primavera
2 1 (1.06%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (1.06%) VoIP
1 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.06%) VPN
1 1 (1.06%) Intranet
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
1 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.06%) Redis
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.06%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.06%) Calabash
3 1 (1.06%) Appium
3 1 (1.06%) Mocha
3 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (30.85%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Retail
4 5 (5.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.32%) Military
5 4 (4.26%) Legal
5 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.19%) Local Government
6 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.13%) Avionics
7 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Analyst
2 17 (18.09%) Business Analyst
3 6 (6.38%) Architect
3 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.32%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (5.32%) Software Engineer
4 5 (5.32%) Developer
5 4 (4.26%) Consultant
5 4 (4.26%) Process Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (3.19%) Agile Coach
6 3 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (3.19%) Administrator
6 3 (3.19%) Change Analyst
7 2 (2.13%) Information Analyst
7 2 (2.13%) GIS Developer
7 2 (2.13%) Risk Manager
7 2 (2.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (2.13%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.13%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Web Services
2 2 (2.13%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (1.06%) JSON
3 1 (1.06%) RESTful
3 1 (1.06%) HTML5
3 1 (1.06%) CSS3
3 1 (1.06%) Sass
3 1 (1.06%) XHTML
3 1 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.13%) GIS
2 2 (2.13%) Open Source
2 2 (2.13%) User Experience
2 2 (2.13%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.06%) Statistics
3 1 (1.06%) Informatics
3 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.06%) PMI
3 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.06%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (21.28%) Project Management
3 16 (17.02%) Business Analysis
4 14 (14.89%) Coaching
5 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
7 10 (10.64%) Mentoring
7 10 (10.64%) ITIL
7 10 (10.64%) Risk Management
8 9 (9.57%) Change Management
8 9 (9.57%) Programme Management
8 9 (9.57%) Data Analysis
9 7 (7.45%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.45%) Six Sigma
10 6 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.38%) Service Management
10 6 (6.38%) Scrum
10 6 (6.38%) Benchmarking
10 6 (6.38%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.32%) Ada
2 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.19%) VBA
4 2 (2.13%) Python
4 2 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) Degree
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.26%) MCTS
5 3 (3.19%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.13%) PMP
6 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) MCDST
7 1 (1.06%) APMP
7 1 (1.06%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.06%) ACCA
7 1 (1.06%) MBA
7 1 (1.06%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) COBIT
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.06%) GMP
3 1 (1.06%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) SCCM
1 1 (1.06%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) SAP
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) ESRI
4 2 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (1.06%) Capita
5 1 (1.06%) Apigee
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco
5 1 (1.06%) IBM
5 1 (1.06%) Siebel
5 1 (1.06%) Compaq
5 1 (1.06%) Citrix
5 1 (1.06%) Avaya
5 1 (1.06%) NEC
5 1 (1.06%) AppSense
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