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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 150 163 139
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -24
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £313 £325 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -20.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £400 £305
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +31.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £31.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.00% +67.63%
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
2953 3685 2402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.09% 81.96% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1879 2303 1381
Median daily rate £405 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +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 94 142 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Performance Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Performance Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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 -10 5 £313 -3.84% 1
Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement.

1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (20.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) C#

Performance 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft