Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 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.

Process Improvement
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 79 88
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +16
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 11 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.85% 0.96% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.16% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 14
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +6.76% -15.36%
10th Percentile £264 £341 £237
90th Percentile £438 £438 £634
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £20.39
% change year-on-year +4.00% +83.91% -50.99%

Process 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 1,133 1,031 1,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.15% 82.41% 86.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 719 1,072
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £543 £526 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -26.67% +37.93% -26.82%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Cheshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Cheshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in Cheshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Cheshire

Process 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 Process Improvement within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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
Chester -5 3 £285 -30.91% 1
Knutsford -5 2 £365 -
Warrington -5 1 - - 2
Widnes - 1 £425 -
Process Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Process Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Decision-Making
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (18.18%) GitLab
4 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
4 2 (18.18%) OpenShift
4 2 (18.18%) Docker
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) GitHub
4 2 (18.18%) VirtualBox
4 2 (18.18%) Confluence
4 2 (18.18%) PaaS
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Product Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 2 (18.18%) Google
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning

Process 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 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
1 2 (18.18%) JBoss
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) GitHub
2 2 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (18.18%) OpenShift
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) DSL
2 1 (9.09%) SSH
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) GitLab
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Project Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Middleware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Officer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Lean Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Decision-Making
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) Kanban
2 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (18.18%) Product Management
2 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (18.18%) VirtualBox
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
3 1 (9.09%) Ansible
3 1 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Google
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Mitel
2 1 (9.09%) Rackspace