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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Process Improvement
Rank 136 134 127
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 31 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.62% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.79% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 7
Average daily rate £425 £588 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% +38.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £265 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £689 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £398
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +105.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.80% +50.13%
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
3276 3033 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.47% 78.13% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1668 1228
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 131
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -11 8 £414 -9.31% 6
Cheshire - 8 £600 - 1
Cumbria - 7 - -
Lancashire -2 6 £425 -
Process Improvement
England

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 13 (20.63%) Finance
3 12 (19.05%) Business Analysis
3 12 (19.05%) Change Management
3 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
5 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
6 9 (14.29%) MS Office
6 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 7 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 7 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (9.52%) Service Desk Management
8 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 6 (9.52%) Quality Management
8 6 (9.52%) Windows
8 6 (9.52%) Project Management
9 5 (7.94%) Firmware
9 5 (7.94%) Six Sigma
9 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.94%) Degree
9 5 (7.94%) Visualisation
9 5 (7.94%) Data Visualisation

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Google Apps
1 2 (3.17%) IaaS
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.17%) PaaS
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Extranet
1 2 (3.17%) FTP
1 2 (3.17%) Intranet
1 2 (3.17%) LDAP
1 2 (3.17%) WebEx
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.59%) RequisitePro
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Analyst
2 15 (23.81%) Business Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 8 (12.70%) Senior Network Specialist
3 8 (12.70%) Service Manager
4 7 (11.11%) Backup Specialist
5 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Service Desk Manager
6 5 (7.94%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.94%) IT Services Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Process Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Process Improvement Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Report Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Incident Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Major Incident Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) EDI
1 2 (3.17%) EDIFACT
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
1 2 (3.17%) XML
1 2 (3.17%) XSL
1 2 (3.17%) XSLT
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
2 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.17%) Social Media
4 2 (3.17%) Wiki
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
1 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 12 (19.05%) Business Analysis
2 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (19.05%) Change Management
3 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 7 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (9.52%) Project Management
6 6 (9.52%) Quality Management
6 6 (9.52%) Service Desk Management
7 5 (7.94%) Analytics
7 5 (7.94%) Capacity Management
7 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
7 5 (7.94%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.94%) Six Sigma
7 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) ActionScript
1 2 (3.17%) ActionScript 2.0
1 2 (3.17%) XPath
2 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.59%) C#
2 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.59%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.59%) ACCA
5 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.59%) CCIE
5 1 (1.59%) CIMA
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) ECDL
5 1 (1.59%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.59%) COBIT
2 1 (1.59%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.59%) SSAE 16
2 1 (1.59%) Val IT
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Firmware
2 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Dynatrace
2 5 (7.94%) ServiceNow
3 4 (6.35%) EXASOL
3 4 (6.35%) Tableau
3 4 (6.35%) Talend
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (3.17%) Google
5 2 (3.17%) IBM
5 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) Siebel
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