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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.47% 2.70% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 3.64% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Median daily rate £488 £668 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.02% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £28.31 £44.88 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.91% +78.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.76 £36.13 £21.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.86 £55.77 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

Continuous 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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 297 330 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 87.10% 74.16% 82.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 206 209
Median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £289 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £640 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 32
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +19.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.01 £19.60 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £53.00 £50.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -18 4 £488 +77.27%
Blackburn - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Release Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) BPR
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) PMO

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 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planner
2 1 (16.67%) Project Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Planner
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Release Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) BPR
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
1 1 (16.67%) SLA