The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Process Improvement
Rank 122 125 125
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 7 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.11% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.16% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Process Improvement
England

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
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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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 -2 3 £538 +26.47% 5
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
2 2 (22.22%) BPMN
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
2 2 (22.22%) BPR
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Change Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Process Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Payroll Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Process Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
2 2 (22.22%) BPMN
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
2 2 (22.22%) BPR
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CISM
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Siebel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) VMware