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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Process Improvement
Rank 128 120 124
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 9 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.22% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.30% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£368 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.88
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
2317 2001 1770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.65% 73.22% 66.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1031 941
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 98 86
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +11 6 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £335 - 3
Lancashire - - - -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (58.33%) ITIL
1 7 (58.33%) UNIX
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (33.33%) CA SiteMinder
3 4 (33.33%) Sun
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 3 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (25.00%) AIX
4 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (25.00%) Rendezvous
4 3 (25.00%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) BPMN
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 3 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Process Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Rendezvous
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) UNIX
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) BPMN
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) CA SiteMinder
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Sun
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) SAP