Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 6 months to 21 February 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.

Process Improvement
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 61 56
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 16 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.61% 0.51% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 0.59% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Lancashire median daily rate £501 £333 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.53% -14.19% -26.19%
10th Percentile £386 £244 £361
90th Percentile £1,125 £419 £417
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.75 £44.00 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +45.94% -2.74%
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £32.50 £30.15
% change year-on-year -32.98% +7.79% -2.74%

Process 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 390 505 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 88.04% 86.62% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 355 488
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -6.43% +6.88%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £628
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 87
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +8.28% +20.69%
10th Percentile £15.28 £18.52 £21.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £53.05 £50.90
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.50 £30.15
% change year-on-year -15.74% -8.79% +48.19%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Lancashire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Lancashire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in Lancashire

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Lancashire

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Process Improvement in Lancashire

Process 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 Process Improvement within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 21 February 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 +7 6 £613 +39.20%
Preston +7 2 - - 2
Blackburn - 2 - -
Chorley - 1 - -
Process Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Business Process Improvement
3 9 (56.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (37.50%) SFIA
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) Programme Management
5 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
5 5 (31.25%) Product Management
5 5 (31.25%) Visualisation
5 5 (31.25%) Service Management
5 5 (31.25%) Service Design
5 5 (31.25%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (25.00%) User Stories
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (18.75%) Velocity
7 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
7 3 (18.75%) User Experience
7 3 (18.75%) Microservices
7 3 (18.75%) API Development
7 3 (18.75%) APMG

Process 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Product Owner
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Product Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Product Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Product Owner
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Velocity
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) WCF
2 2 (12.50%) WinForms
2 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) IVR
4 1 (6.25%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (62.50%) Business Process Improvement
2 9 (56.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (37.50%) Programme Management
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) SFIA
4 5 (31.25%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
4 5 (31.25%) Product Management
4 5 (31.25%) Service Design
4 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 5 (31.25%) Visualisation
5 4 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) User Stories
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) C++
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 2 (12.50%) R
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Ada
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) APMG
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
1 1 (6.25%) MIL-STD-498