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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 54 61
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 7 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.10% 2.70% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 3.22% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 8
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £711 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +8.91%  

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 535 776 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.99% 83.71% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 565 491
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 30
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +9 3 £360 -31.42% 1
Knutsford +3 1 £450 - 2
Chester - 1 £750 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) QA
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (16.67%) GitHub
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Coaching
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Static Code Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (11.11%) OWASP
5 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation

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 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) GitHub
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
1 1 (5.56%) POP3
1 1 (5.56%) SMTP
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Release Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Software Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Software Release Manager
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) CMDB
1 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security
5 2 (11.11%) ITSM
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
5 2 (11.11%) OWASP
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec
3 1 (5.56%) VMware