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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
North West / Lancashire
Rank 32 45 36
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.48% 1.40% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.82% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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 178 330 301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.76% 77.10% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 202 183
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 27
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.90% +5.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.50 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Blackpool - 1 £375 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (77.78%) Open Source
1 14 (77.78%) SaaS
1 14 (77.78%) PaaS
1 14 (77.78%) IaaS
2 13 (72.22%) Data Management
2 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 13 (72.22%) PRINCE2
2 13 (72.22%) Change Management
3 12 (66.67%) Problem Management
3 12 (66.67%) DevOps
4 10 (55.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 9 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (50.00%) Oracle
6 8 (44.44%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (44.44%) Oracle Application Server
6 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
7 7 (38.89%) High Availability
7 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) Unix
7 7 (38.89%) Windows
7 7 (38.89%) AIX
7 7 (38.89%) Linux

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle Application Server
2 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
1 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (77.78%) IaaS
1 14 (77.78%) PaaS
1 14 (77.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) DBA
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Operational Support Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Operations Support Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Support
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Support
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (33.33%) Tandem
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) AIX
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
1 7 (38.89%) Unix
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Windows 2000
1 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (77.78%) Open Source
2 13 (72.22%) Change Management
2 13 (72.22%) Data Management
2 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 13 (72.22%) PRINCE2
3 12 (66.67%) DevOps
3 12 (66.67%) Problem Management
4 10 (55.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (38.89%) High Availability
5 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
6 6 (33.33%) ITSM
6 6 (33.33%) Release Management
6 6 (33.33%) Service Management
7 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
7 4 (22.22%) SFIA
8 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
9 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
9 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft