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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 88 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 71 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 1.29% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.63% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 25 17
Median daily rate £388 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% -7.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £479 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.93% +20.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £28.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.63% +27.51%
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
2668 3323 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.82% 79.36% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1779 2036 1487
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 128 109
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +38 49 £394 -7.35% 12
Merseyside +13 13 £350 - 1
Cheshire -6 9 £315 -3.07% 1
Cumbria +8 1 £340 -31.65%
Lancashire -3 1 - - 2
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 23 (20.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (18.75%) SAP
4 20 (17.86%) Change Management
5 19 (16.96%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (16.07%) Business Process Improvement
6 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (15.18%) Business Analysis
7 17 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (14.29%) Security Operations
9 15 (13.39%) Manufacturing
10 14 (12.50%) Project Management
10 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 14 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
11 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
11 13 (11.61%) ITIL
12 11 (9.82%) MS Visio
13 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
13 10 (8.93%) Migration
14 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
14 9 (8.04%) Defect Management
15 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Analysis
15 8 (7.14%) Mentoring
15 8 (7.14%) SAP MII
15 8 (7.14%) User Stories
15 8 (7.14%) Feasibility Study
15 8 (7.14%) ISEB
15 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
15 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
15 8 (7.14%) Windows

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 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.89%) CICS
2 1 (0.89%) CMS
2 1 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) MS Visio
2 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.46%) MS Project
4 3 (2.68%) MS Office
5 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.89%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) SAP MII
1 8 (7.14%) SAP PP
1 8 (7.14%) SAP PP-PI
2 5 (4.46%) SAP HR
3 4 (3.57%) SAP ERP
3 4 (3.57%) SAP GRC
4 3 (2.68%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.79%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.89%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) SaaS
2 4 (3.57%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.68%) PaaS
4 1 (0.89%) IaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) Firewall
1 7 (6.25%) LAN
1 7 (6.25%) WAN
2 5 (4.46%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.46%) VoIP
2 5 (4.46%) VPN
3 4 (3.57%) Wireless
4 2 (1.79%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.79%) SAN
5 1 (0.89%) DHCP
5 1 (0.89%) DNS
5 1 (0.89%) FTP
5 1 (0.89%) IPsec
5 1 (0.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) Redis
1 4 (3.57%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) DB2
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.89%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.89%) JUnit
2 1 (0.89%) Maven
2 1 (0.89%) Rational Robot
2 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 15 (13.39%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.14%) Banking
4 6 (5.36%) Legal
5 4 (3.57%) Marketing
6 2 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (47.32%) Analyst
2 35 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) SAP Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (8.04%) SAP Business Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Architect
5 8 (7.14%) SAP PP Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) SAP PP Business Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Security Operations Specialist
5 8 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 8 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Process Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 5 (4.46%) Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) SAP XI
2 6 (5.36%) HTML
3 5 (4.46%) ELK Stack
4 4 (3.57%) CSS
4 4 (3.57%) Middleware
5 3 (2.68%) jQuery
5 3 (2.68%) RESTful
5 3 (2.68%) Web Services
5 3 (2.68%) XML
6 2 (1.79%) .NET
6 2 (1.79%) Ajax
6 2 (1.79%) HTML5
6 2 (1.79%) JAAS
6 2 (1.79%) Java SE
6 2 (1.79%) JSON
7 1 (0.89%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.89%) ISPF
7 1 (0.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.25%) FMCG
4 5 (4.46%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.79%) PMI
5 2 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.89%) AS400
6 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.89%) iSeries
6 1 (0.89%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.89%) Statistics
6 1 (0.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.14%) Linux
1 8 (7.14%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.89%) OS/400
4 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (17.86%) Change Management
3 19 (16.96%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (16.07%) Business Process Improvement
5 17 (15.18%) Business Analysis
6 16 (14.29%) Security Operations
7 14 (12.50%) Project Management
7 14 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
8 13 (11.61%) ITIL
9 10 (8.93%) Migration
10 9 (8.04%) Defect Management
11 8 (7.14%) Feasibility Study
11 8 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
11 8 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.14%) Service Management
11 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Analysis
11 8 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.46%) Python
2 4 (3.57%) SQL
3 3 (2.68%) Java
4 2 (1.79%) Go
4 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.79%) Perl
4 2 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (0.89%) JCL
5 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.89%) RPG
5 1 (0.89%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.89%) VB
5 1 (0.89%) VBA
5 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) ISEB
4 6 (5.36%) CISSP
4 6 (5.36%) SANS
5 5 (4.46%) Degree
5 5 (4.46%) SSCP
6 2 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.89%) CISA
7 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.89%) ECDL
7 1 (0.89%) GSEC
7 1 (0.89%) GSLC
7 1 (0.89%) GSNA
7 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.89%) COBIT
2 1 (0.89%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) SSAE 16
2 1 (0.89%) Val IT
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) QRadar
2 4 (3.57%) Kibana
2 4 (3.57%) logstash
2 4 (3.57%) RSA enVision
3 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.89%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.89%) Nessus
4 1 (0.89%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.89%) Nmap
4 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (18.75%) SAP
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.46%) Apple
3 5 (4.46%) IBM
3 5 (4.46%) LogRhythm
3 5 (4.46%) Splunk
4 4 (3.57%) Ariba
4 4 (3.57%) Concur
5 3 (2.68%) HP
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle
6 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.89%) Axway
7 1 (0.89%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.89%) Intel
7 1 (0.89%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.89%) NetWitness
7 1 (0.89%) Qualys
7 1 (0.89%) Sage
7 1 (0.89%) Symantec
7 1 (0.89%) VMware
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