The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
North West / Cheshire
Rank 38 73 66
Rank change year-on-year +35 -7  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.28% 0.83% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 0.98% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
Median daily rate £525 £350 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -21.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £350 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £440 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% -5.58%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 444 813 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.25% 84.25% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 511 448
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Warrington +25 4 £525 +50.00%
Chester - 3 £625 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £263 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (34.78%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) QA
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (21.74%) OWASP
5 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
5 5 (21.74%) Node.js
5 5 (21.74%) Static Code Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
5 5 (21.74%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Change Management
6 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (13.04%) MS Project
7 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) GitHub
7 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
7 3 (13.04%) Coaching
7 3 (13.04%) Time Management
7 3 (13.04%) Kanban
8 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) PowerShell

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) GitHub
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
2 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.35%) IPsec
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) SSH
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Release Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Software Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Software Release Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Lead
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Check Point Support
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Head of Test
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support
4 1 (4.35%) IT Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Security Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum Master
4 1 (4.35%) Security Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) AngularJS
1 5 (21.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
1 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) DevOps
2 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) OWASP
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Coaching
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) Kanban
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Information Security
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) F5
2 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.35%) Juniper
2 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec
2 1 (4.35%) VMware
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