Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 24 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 38 71
Rank change year-on-year -2 +33 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.66% 4.17% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 5.11% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 3
Lancashire median daily rate £525 £450 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +164.71% -59.76%
North West median daily rate £445 £425 £378
% change year-on-year +4.71% +12.58% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £37.25 £53.41 £26.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.25% +105.17% -
10th Percentile £26.51 £45.31 £21.91
90th Percentile £43.00 £58.50 £38.46
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £46.80
% change year-on-year +94.44% -61.54% +146.32%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 371 528 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.26% 81.61% 83.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 351 518
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +19.21%
10th Percentile £293 £213 £271
90th Percentile £607 £556 £643
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +37.91%
10th Percentile £11.93 £11.38 £16.74
90th Percentile £60.53 £63.03 £49.07
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Lancashire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Lancashire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Lancashire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Lancashire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Lancashire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Lancashire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Lancashire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Blackpool -2 5 £525 +16.67% 1
Preston -10 3 £488 +8.33%
Blackburn - 2 - -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) SFIA
3 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) IT Governance
4 2 (16.67%) Information Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) WCF
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (16.67%) WinForms
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Business Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Developer
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Planning Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Risk Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Planner
2 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Procurement Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Lead Software Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planner
2 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Procurement Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) WCF
1 2 (16.67%) WinForms
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Velocity
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Management
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) SFIA
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 3 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Information Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) APMG
1 1 (8.33%) HNC
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Avaya