Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 77 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 +12
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 7 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.59% 1.00% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.17% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £406 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +28.97% -3.08%
10th Percentile £287 £375 £164
90th Percentile £453 £447 £506
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £27.26 £21.78 £32.50
% change year-on-year +25.14% -32.98% +7.79%

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 1,018 1,111 1,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.83% 85.79% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 790 757
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +3.44% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £550 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.60 £19.25 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -7.51% +17.12%
10th Percentile £17.43 £11.13 £13.93
90th Percentile £45.50 £39.63 £44.11
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £24.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% -1.76% -17.08%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +7 3 £325 - 2
Chester +3 2 £380 - 1
Knutsford -12 2 - -
Process Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Escalation Management
2 2 (28.57%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Organisational Awareness
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Benchmarking
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) XHTML
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) SLA
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) DMAIC
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) 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 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) XHTML
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Benchmarking
2 2 (28.57%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 2 (28.57%) Escalation Management
2 2 (28.57%) Organisational Awareness
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 1 (14.29%) DMAIC
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft