The table below looks at the statistics for Process 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 Process Improvement over the 3 months to 26 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 130 119 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 24 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.95% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.22% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 25
Median daily rate £385 £405 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.99% +25.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £688 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £20.39 £49.17 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.53% +96.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.39 £31.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-35.14% +14.32%
Process 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
2964 2948 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.01% 78.05% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1854 1736 1227
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 126 94
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Process Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Process Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Process 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 Process Improvement across the North West region.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Process Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Process Improvement across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Process Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Process 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 Process Improvement across the North West region.

Process Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Process 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 Process Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 July 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 12 £425 +3.54% 6
Cheshire +7 7 £550 - 2
Cumbria +11 3 £338 -15.62% 3
Lancashire -6 1 - -
Merseyside -7 1 £300 +20.00% 3
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (28.57%) Finance
3 13 (23.21%) Change Management
4 12 (21.43%) ITIL
5 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.07%) MS Office
6 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
6 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
7 8 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 8 (14.29%) Project Management
7 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 7 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
8 7 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (10.71%) ServiceNow
9 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
9 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.93%) Firmware
10 5 (8.93%) Six Sigma
10 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
10 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
10 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.93%) Dynatrace
10 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (8.93%) Capacity Management
10 5 (8.93%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (8.93%) Visualisation

Process 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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
3 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Google Apps
1 2 (3.57%) IaaS
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.57%) PaaS
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Intranet
1 2 (3.57%) LDAP
1 2 (3.57%) WebEx
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.79%) LAN
2 1 (1.79%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Legal
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Process Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Backup Specialist
3 7 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 7 (12.50%) Senior Network Specialist
4 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Process Improvement Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Business Process Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Architect
7 2 (3.57%) CRM Architect
7 2 (3.57%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Major Incident Manager
7 2 (3.57%) PMO Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
1 5 (8.93%) Visualisation
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Social Media
3 2 (3.57%) Statistics
3 2 (3.57%) Wiki
4 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
1 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (23.21%) Change Management
3 12 (21.43%) ITIL
4 8 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 8 (14.29%) Project Management
4 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
5 7 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
7 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.93%) Capacity Management
7 5 (8.93%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.93%) Six Sigma
7 5 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (7.14%) Coaching
8 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
1 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.79%) CISA
4 1 (1.79%) CISSP
4 1 (1.79%) ECDL
4 1 (1.79%) GSEC
4 1 (1.79%) GSLC
4 1 (1.79%) GSNA
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) SANS
4 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) COBIT
2 1 (1.79%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.79%) P3O
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) SSAE 16
2 1 (1.79%) Val IT
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Firmware
2 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) ServiceNow
3 5 (8.93%) Dynatrace
4 3 (5.36%) VMware
5 2 (3.57%) Google
5 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) EXASOL
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Tableau
6 1 (1.79%) Talend