The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Performance Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Performance Improvement
North West / Cheshire
Rank - - 67
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £450 £285
% change year-on-year -5.44% +57.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

Performance 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 454 816 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.54% 84.04% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 511 436
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
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 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Improvement in Cheshire

Performance Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Improvement in Cheshire

Performance Improvement
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement.

1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) 2G
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement Process
1 1 (33.33%) GSM
1 1 (33.33%) UMTS
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Performance 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 2G
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
1 1 (33.33%) GSM
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
1 1 (33.33%) UMTS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Performance Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Process Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement Process
1 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com