Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 40 38
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +33
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 21 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.99% 2.38% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 2.88% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 27
Lancashire median daily rate £456 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +5.56% +164.71%
10th Percentile £323 £413 £313
90th Percentile £713 £538 £568
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £31.24 £43.00 £59.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.36% -27.50% +96.72%
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £39.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -55.13% +116.67% -62.27%

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 599 382 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.21% 82.51% 84.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 240 342
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £424 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.14% +13.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £270 £274 £190
90th Percentile £650 £615 £562
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 44 50
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.10 £15.14 £11.20
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £66.98
North West median hourly rate £22.29 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -17.44% +22.73% -25.98%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -6 10 £563 +18.42% 2
Preston - 6 £385 -
Blackburn -7 2 - - 1
Chorley - 2 £473 - 2
Accrington - 1 £425 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (28.57%) SAN
4 6 (28.57%) Web Services
4 6 (28.57%) UML
4 6 (28.57%) SOA
4 6 (28.57%) Firewall
4 6 (28.57%) IDEF
4 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 6 (28.57%) Network Design
4 6 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 6 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (28.57%) Data Flow Diagram
4 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (28.57%) Data Privacy
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (28.57%) Workshop Facilitation
5 5 (23.81%) Business Transformation
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (23.81%) Replication
5 5 (23.81%) BPR
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Analytics
7 3 (14.29%) Metadata Management
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
1 6 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Big Data
1 3 (14.29%) Data Lake
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Data Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Service Level Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Coach
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Agile Coach
5 1 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (23.81%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (28.57%) Data Flow Diagram
3 6 (28.57%) Data Privacy
3 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (28.57%) IDEF
3 6 (28.57%) Network Design
3 6 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 6 (28.57%) SOA
3 6 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 6 (28.57%) UML
3 6 (28.57%) Workshop Facilitation
4 5 (23.81%) BPR
4 5 (23.81%) Business Transformation
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Analytics
6 3 (14.29%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 20000