Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 46 61
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15 +4
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.33% 1.34% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.61% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Lancashire median daily rate £456 £850 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.32% +97.10% +7.81%
10th Percentile £376 £459 £414
90th Percentile £488 £1,125 £439
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Lancashire median hourly rate £27.25 £43.00 £12.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.63% +253.33% -59.64%
10th Percentile £24.28 £43.00 £10.83
90th Percentile £30.43 £43.00 £37.63
North West median hourly rate £27.26 £43.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year -36.62% +110.89% -32.37%

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 579 372 544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.65% 83.04% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 238 360
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -11.93%
10th Percentile £264 £300 £213
90th Percentile £575 £604 £556
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 44 57
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 £11.00 £15.14 £11.90
90th Percentile £52.30 £65.89 £62.29
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%

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 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
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 19 November 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 -12 6 £456 -56.55%
Preston - 2 - - 3
Blackburn -4 1 - -
Process Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
1 5 (55.56%) Change Management
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Requirements Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) User Stories
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Use Case
2 4 (44.44%) User Experience
2 4 (44.44%) Software Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Target Operating Model
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) SFIA
2 4 (44.44%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Identification
4 2 (22.22%) Decision-Making
4 2 (22.22%) GDPR
4 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (22.22%) GLP
4 2 (22.22%) ISO 13485
4 2 (22.22%) People Management

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 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) XHTML
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Change Management
1 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
2 4 (44.44%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 4 (44.44%) Requirements Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) SFIA
2 4 (44.44%) Software Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Target Operating Model
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Use Case
2 4 (44.44%) User Stories
3 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Identification
4 2 (22.22%) Decision-Making
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GDPR
1 2 (22.22%) GLP
1 2 (22.22%) ISO 13485
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft