The table below looks at the statistics for Performance 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 Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Improvement
Rank 158 132 133
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.097% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£325 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -55.29%
Performance 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
3460 2292 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.82% 74.27% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1268 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
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 135 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
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 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Performance 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 Performance Improvement across the North West region.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Performance Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Performance Improvement across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Performance Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Performance 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 Performance Improvement across the North West region.

Performance Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Performance 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 Performance Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -13 6 £325 +8.33% 1
Merseyside - 1 £400 - 1
Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement.

1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Banking
3 6 (50.00%) E-Learning
4 5 (41.67%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Workflow
7 1 (8.33%) MBA
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (8.33%) CRM
7 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (8.33%) ERP
7 1 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
7 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
7 1 (8.33%) McAfee
7 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (8.33%) Network Security
7 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (8.33%) Workflow Management
7 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Training Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Change Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Training Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Change Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) E-Learning
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Time Management
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MBA
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Citrix
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee
1 1 (8.33%) Splunk