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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
England / North West
Rank 89 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 45 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 1.16% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.43% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 15
Median daily rate £388 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £451 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+52.04% -2.00%

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
2151 3145 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.16% 80.91% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1912 1460
Median daily rate £400 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 101
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +36 37 £375 -11.76% 5
Merseyside - 3 £400 - 1
Cumbria +7 1 £340 -31.65%
Cheshire +6 1 £420 +29.23% 7
Lancashire - 1 £225 -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 22 (21.57%) Finance
1 22 (21.57%) SAP
2 19 (18.63%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (17.65%) Change Management
4 16 (15.69%) Business Analysis
4 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (15.69%) Security Operations
5 15 (14.71%) Manufacturing
6 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
6 14 (13.73%) Protective Monitoring
6 14 (13.73%) Business Process Improvement
7 13 (12.75%) SC Cleared
7 13 (12.75%) Project Management
7 13 (12.75%) ITIL
8 12 (11.76%) MS Visio
9 11 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (9.80%) Migration
11 9 (8.82%) Windows
11 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Analysis
12 8 (7.84%) Defect Management
12 8 (7.84%) Feasibility Study
12 8 (7.84%) Banking
12 8 (7.84%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (7.84%) SAP MII
12 8 (7.84%) SAP PP-PI
12 8 (7.84%) Linux
12 8 (7.84%) ERP
12 8 (7.84%) SAP XI
12 8 (7.84%) Management Information System

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 1 (0.98%) CICS
1 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.90%) MS Project
4 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.84%) SAP MII
1 8 (7.84%) SAP PP
1 8 (7.84%) SAP PP-PI
2 6 (5.88%) SAP HR
3 5 (4.90%) SAP ERP
3 5 (4.90%) SAP GRC
4 3 (2.94%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.96%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) SaaS
1 5 (4.90%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Firewall
1 6 (5.88%) LAN
1 6 (5.88%) WAN
2 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.90%) VoIP
2 5 (4.90%) VPN
3 4 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (3.92%) Wireless
4 2 (1.96%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.98%) DHCP
5 1 (0.98%) DNS
5 1 (0.98%) FTP
5 1 (0.98%) IPsec
5 1 (0.98%) NAS
5 1 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) SAP BW
2 4 (3.92%) Redis
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.98%) DB2
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) JUnit
3 1 (0.98%) Maven
3 1 (0.98%) Rational Robot
3 1 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 15 (14.71%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.84%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Billing
6 1 (0.98%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (49.02%) Analyst
2 35 (34.31%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.75%) SAP Analyst
4 12 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) SAP Business Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Architect
6 8 (7.84%) SAP PP Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) SAP PP Business Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Security Operations Specialist
6 8 (7.84%) Security Specialist
6 8 (7.84%) Senior Business Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 6 (5.88%) Process Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Developer
9 5 (4.90%) SAP Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) SAP XI
2 7 (6.86%) HTML
3 5 (4.90%) CSS
3 5 (4.90%) ELK Stack
4 4 (3.92%) jQuery
4 4 (3.92%) Middleware
5 3 (2.94%) RESTful
5 3 (2.94%) Web Services
5 3 (2.94%) XML
6 2 (1.96%) .NET
6 2 (1.96%) Ajax
6 2 (1.96%) HTML5
6 2 (1.96%) JAAS
6 2 (1.96%) Java SE
6 2 (1.96%) JSON
7 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.98%) ISPF
7 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.86%) FMCG
4 5 (4.90%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.96%) PMI
5 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.98%) AS400
6 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.98%) iSeries
6 1 (0.98%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.98%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) Linux
3 6 (5.88%) Unix
4 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.98%) OS/400
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.63%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (17.65%) Change Management
2 18 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (15.69%) Business Analysis
3 16 (15.69%) Security Operations
4 14 (13.73%) Business Process Improvement
4 14 (13.73%) Protective Monitoring
5 13 (12.75%) ITIL
5 13 (12.75%) Project Management
6 11 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (9.80%) Migration
8 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 8 (7.84%) Defect Management
9 8 (7.84%) ERP
9 8 (7.84%) Feasibility Study
9 8 (7.84%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (7.84%) Service Management
10 7 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.86%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.90%) Python
2 3 (2.94%) Java
2 3 (2.94%) SQL
3 2 (1.96%) Go
3 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.96%) Perl
3 2 (1.96%) Ruby
4 1 (0.98%) C#
4 1 (0.98%) JCL
4 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.98%) RPG
4 1 (0.98%) RPG IV
4 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.86%) Degree
4 5 (4.90%) CISSP
4 5 (4.90%) ISEB
4 5 (4.90%) SANS
4 5 (4.90%) SSCP
5 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) QA
1 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.98%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) QRadar
2 4 (3.92%) Kibana
2 4 (3.92%) logstash
2 4 (3.92%) RSA enVision
3 2 (1.96%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.98%) Nessus
4 1 (0.98%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.98%) Nmap
4 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) SAP
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.90%) Apple
3 5 (4.90%) Ariba
3 5 (4.90%) Concur
3 5 (4.90%) IBM
3 5 (4.90%) Splunk
4 4 (3.92%) LogRhythm
5 3 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.98%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.98%) Axway
7 1 (0.98%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.98%) Intel
7 1 (0.98%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.98%) Lumension
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle
7 1 (0.98%) Qualys
7 1 (0.98%) Symantec
7 1 (0.98%) VMware
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