Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 18 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 97 83
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14 +13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 44 60 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.50% 1.68% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.01% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 30
Manchester median daily rate £394 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +17.65% +4.62%
10th Percentile £142 £297 £258
90th Percentile £569 £620 £575
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +2.94% +11.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Manchester median hourly rate - £12.58 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.64% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £47.39
% change year-on-year +94.44% -62.02% +149.42%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2385 2991 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.23% 83.80% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1519 1902 1793
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 79
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -19.74% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.60 £42.10
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Manchester

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Salford +8 6 £168 - 4
Stockport +3 1 - - 2
Rochdale - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.00%) ITIL
3 11 (25.00%) Finance
4 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 8 (18.18%) Degree
5 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (15.91%) Project Management
5 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
5 7 (15.91%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (13.64%) Windows
6 6 (13.64%) Intranet
6 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
6 6 (13.64%) Service Management
6 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
6 6 (13.64%) Banking
6 6 (13.64%) Retail
6 6 (13.64%) Data Management
7 5 (11.36%) Content Management
7 5 (11.36%) Taxonomies
7 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.36%) Workflow
7 5 (11.36%) Migration
7 5 (11.36%) .NET
7 5 (11.36%) C#
7 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
7 5 (11.36%) SLA
7 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Intranet
2 3 (6.82%) DHCP
2 3 (6.82%) DNS
2 3 (6.82%) Skype
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Gradle
1 4 (9.09%) Maven
2 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) NUnit
4 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
2 6 (13.64%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Architect
3 5 (11.36%) Information Architect
4 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Lead .NET Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 3 (6.82%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) JSON
2 4 (9.09%) RESTful
2 4 (9.09%) Spring
2 4 (9.09%) Spring Boot
3 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.27%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) Taxonomies
3 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.27%) EPoS
6 1 (2.27%) FMCG
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.27%) Social Media
6 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) SUSE
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) ITIL
3 7 (15.91%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (15.91%) Project Management
3 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.64%) Data Management
4 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 6 (13.64%) Service Management
4 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Content Management
5 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
5 5 (11.36%) Data Migration
5 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
5 5 (11.36%) Information Architecture
5 5 (11.36%) Migration
5 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.36%) Task Automation
5 5 (11.36%) Workflow
6 4 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) C#
2 4 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (2.27%) CCIE
4 1 (2.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (2.27%) CCNP
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
2 3 (6.82%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.55%) PMO
4 1 (2.27%) COBIT
4 1 (2.27%) ISO 14001
4 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (6.82%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
1 3 (6.82%) WSUS
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix
3 3 (6.82%) Clearswift
3 3 (6.82%) IronPort
3 3 (6.82%) Lumension
3 3 (6.82%) McAfee
3 3 (6.82%) Micro Focus
3 3 (6.82%) MobileIron
3 3 (6.82%) NetApp
3 3 (6.82%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Ceridian
4 1 (2.27%) Facebook
4 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.27%) Sun
4 1 (2.27%) Twitter