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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Improvement
Rank 153 159 134
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.072% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.090% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £525 £193 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+171.40% -48.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £134 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £209 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.93% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.05 -
% change year-on-year
+70.06% -
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
2696 3326 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 79.44% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 2033 1489
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 129 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 - 2 £481 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £525 - 1
Performance Improvement
England

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Cognos
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (11.11%) GSM
3 1 (11.11%) UMTS
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) 2G
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management

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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 2G
1 1 (11.11%) 3G
1 1 (11.11%) 4G
1 1 (11.11%) GSM
1 1 (11.11%) LTE
1 1 (11.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Games
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (11.11%) Pixi.js
1 1 (11.11%) React
1 1 (11.11%) React Native
1 1 (11.11%) WebGL
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) 3D Programming
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Android Development
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) ES6
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cognos
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP