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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
England / North West
Rank 82 116 103
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 56 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.16% 1.15% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 1.39% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 16
Median daily rate £375 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £425 £694
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +17.52%

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
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +26 35 £345 -8.00% 7
Merseyside - 9 £455 - 2
Cheshire +30 7 £363 +11.53% 5
Lancashire +8 1 £225 -40.00%
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 31 (24.22%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (19.53%) Security Operations
2 25 (19.53%) Finance
3 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
4 21 (16.41%) Business Analysis
4 21 (16.41%) Project Management
5 20 (15.63%) Change Management
5 20 (15.63%) SAP
5 20 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.63%) Protective Monitoring
6 18 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
8 15 (11.72%) ITIL
9 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
9 14 (10.94%) Management Information System
9 14 (10.94%) Manufacturing
10 13 (10.16%) Case Management
11 12 (9.38%) Business Process Improvement
11 12 (9.38%) Service Management
11 12 (9.38%) Information Security
11 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (8.59%) Open Source
12 11 (8.59%) Security Monitoring
13 10 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (7.81%) Migration
13 10 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (7.81%) Windows
13 10 (7.81%) Linux
13 10 (7.81%) MS Visio
14 9 (7.03%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Visio
2 9 (7.03%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.91%) MS Project
4 4 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.25%) SAP MII
2 8 (6.25%) SAP PP
2 8 (6.25%) SAP PP-PI
3 6 (4.69%) SAP HR
4 5 (3.91%) SAP ERP
4 5 (3.91%) SAP GRC
5 3 (2.34%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.56%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) SaaS
1 5 (3.91%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) Firewall
2 8 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (6.25%) LAN
2 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.25%) VoIP
2 8 (6.25%) VPN
2 8 (6.25%) WAN
2 8 (6.25%) Wireless
3 2 (1.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
4 1 (0.78%) DNS
4 1 (0.78%) IPsec
4 1 (0.78%) NAS
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (5.47%) Redis
2 5 (3.91%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.34%) Big Data
3 3 (2.34%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.56%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.78%) DB2
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) JIRA
2 3 (2.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.78%) JUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Maven
4 1 (0.78%) Rational Robot
4 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 25 (19.53%) Finance
2 14 (10.94%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.03%) Banking
4 3 (2.34%) Legal
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (49.22%) Analyst
2 43 (33.59%) Business Analyst
3 18 (14.06%) Security Specialist
4 14 (10.94%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (10.16%) Project Manager
5 13 (10.16%) SAP Analyst
6 11 (8.59%) Security Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) SAP Business Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) Senior Business Analyst
8 8 (6.25%) SAP PP Analyst
8 8 (6.25%) SAP PP Business Analyst
8 8 (6.25%) Security Operations Specialist
8 8 (6.25%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 7 (5.47%) Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Architect
10 6 (4.69%) Digital Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Digital Business Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (6.25%) SAP XI
2 7 (5.47%) HTML
2 7 (5.47%) Web Services
3 6 (4.69%) RESTful
4 5 (3.91%) CSS
5 4 (3.13%) jQuery
6 3 (2.34%) XML
7 2 (1.56%) .NET
7 2 (1.56%) Ajax
7 2 (1.56%) HTML5
7 2 (1.56%) JAAS
7 2 (1.56%) Java SE
7 2 (1.56%) JSON
7 2 (1.56%) Middleware
8 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.94%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.25%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (4.69%) FMCG
4 6 (4.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.34%) IVR
6 2 (1.56%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.56%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.56%) PMI
7 1 (0.78%) AS400
7 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.81%) Linux
1 10 (7.81%) Windows
2 8 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.78%) OS/400
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.22%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (19.53%) Security Operations
3 21 (16.41%) Business Analysis
3 21 (16.41%) Project Management
4 20 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.63%) Change Management
4 20 (15.63%) Protective Monitoring
5 15 (11.72%) ITIL
6 13 (10.16%) Case Management
7 12 (9.38%) Business Process Improvement
7 12 (9.38%) Information Security
7 12 (9.38%) Service Management
7 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (8.59%) Open Source
8 11 (8.59%) Security Monitoring
9 10 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.81%) Migration
9 10 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (7.03%) CRM
10 9 (7.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.25%) Python
2 6 (4.69%) SQL
3 3 (2.34%) Java
4 2 (1.56%) Go
4 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.56%) Perl
4 2 (1.56%) Ruby
5 1 (0.78%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.78%) RPG
5 1 (0.78%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) CISSP
3 8 (6.25%) SANS
3 8 (6.25%) SSCP
4 7 (5.47%) ISEB
5 5 (3.91%) Degree
6 2 (1.56%) APMP
6 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) PMO
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) QRadar
1 8 (6.25%) RSA enVision
2 7 (5.47%) Kibana
2 7 (5.47%) logstash
3 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Nessus
4 1 (0.78%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.78%) Nmap
4 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (15.63%) SAP
2 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.25%) Apple
3 8 (6.25%) Splunk
4 7 (5.47%) IBM
4 7 (5.47%) LogRhythm
5 5 (3.91%) Ariba
5 5 (3.91%) Concur
6 3 (2.34%) Talend
7 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.78%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.78%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) Intel
8 1 (0.78%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.78%) Lumension
8 1 (0.78%) NetWitness
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle
8 1 (0.78%) Qualys
8 1 (0.78%) Symantec
8 1 (0.78%) VMware
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