Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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.

Continual Improvement
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 78 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 27 21 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.04% 1.43% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.66% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 26
Cheshire median daily rate £459 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.90% +8.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £322 £396 £338
90th Percentile £538 £700 £581
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +2.94% +11.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +2.86% +1.45%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £47.39
% change year-on-year +94.44% -62.02% +149.42%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1114 1262 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.08% 86.20% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 905 1168
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £275
90th Percentile £622 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +21 10 £500 -6.98% 1
Chester +13 4 £325 -23.53% 1
Knutsford -11 4 £450 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (40.74%) Finance
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) ITIL
3 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (29.63%) Collaborative Working
4 7 (25.93%) SAP
5 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 6 (22.22%) Service Management
6 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
6 5 (18.52%) DevOps
7 4 (14.81%) Bitbucket
7 4 (14.81%) SFIA
7 4 (14.81%) IT Strategy
7 4 (14.81%) Change Management
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) SAP BW
7 4 (14.81%) Banking
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
8 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 3 (11.11%) TDD
8 3 (11.11%) Content Management
8 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 3 (11.11%) IT Governance
8 3 (11.11%) Web Services
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 3 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.41%) Confluence
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) POP3
2 1 (3.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Bitbucket
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.41%) gulp
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (7.41%) Selenium
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) SAP BW Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Transition Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.41%) CRM Developer
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Planning Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Project Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Manager
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Project Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Transition Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
2 2 (7.41%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) Ajax
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) CSS3
3 1 (3.70%) DOM
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) CMDB
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) ITIL
3 8 (29.63%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 6 (22.22%) Service Management
5 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
5 5 (18.52%) DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
6 4 (14.81%) Change Management
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) IT Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) SFIA
6 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.11%) Content Management
7 3 (11.11%) IT Governance
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Capita
3 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe