Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 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.

Continual Improvement
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 25 38
Rank change year-on-year -38 +13 +29
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.55% 6.44% 4.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 7.17% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 22
Lancashire median daily rate £600 £455 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.87% +21.33% +37.61%
10th Percentile £328 £258 £314
90th Percentile £713 £538 £562
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £26.42 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% - -
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +126.32% +11.76%

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 691 446 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 89.28% 89.74% 88.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 275 303
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -4.76%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £595 £556
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 60
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.00 £39.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.40% -6.47% +10.39%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.83 £18.52
90th Percentile £44.65 £62.93 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% -9.09% -8.79%

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 21 March 2019.

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
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 21 March 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
Blackpool -7 8 £625 +37.36% 2
Preston -10 4 £465 +12.05% 8
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Coaching
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) PMO
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
6 1 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 1 (8.33%) Commercial Awareness
6 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
6 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) Data Development
6 1 (8.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Leadership

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 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Data Lake
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Coach
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
2 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Support
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Blog
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Native
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Governance
6 1 (8.33%) Metadata Management
6 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow