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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 151 140 133
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.096% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£423 £275 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.63% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.17 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.17 - -
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
3466 2318 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.84% 74.18% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2129 1288 1045
Average daily rate £413 £373 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% +12.03%
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 134 102 103
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 £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Process Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -7 4 £423 -0.58% 3
Cheshire -8 4 - -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) DMAIC
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Statistics
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) DFSS
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) MS Office
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Process 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 Process Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Process Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Process Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Improvement Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) PMI
1 1 (6.67%) Statistics
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) DMAIC
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) DFSS
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) SAP
1 1 (6.67%) Tableau
1 1 (6.67%) Talend
1 1 (6.67%) EXASOL