Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 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 > Manchester
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 95 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 73 45 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.28% 1.55% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.88% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 27
Manchester median daily rate £450 £356 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -20.83% +32.35%
10th Percentile £325 £138 £298
90th Percentile £534 £629 £618
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £431
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.45% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Manchester median hourly rate £22.37 - £13.54
10th Percentile £17.51 - £11.47
90th Percentile £26.94 - £17.03
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 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 2,618 2,398 2,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.89% 82.83% 85.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,675 1,556 1,838
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 85 62
Manchester median hourly rate £18.59 £19.50 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.68% +26.83% -21.15%
10th Percentile £12.73 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.13 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 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
Bury - 6 £363 - 1
Rochdale 0 2 - - 5
Stockport +4 1 £400 - 6
Salford -9 1 £575 +243.28% 3
Bolton - 1 £330 - 4
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 10 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 43 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.29%) Java
2 17 (23.29%) .NET
3 16 (21.92%) Degree
4 14 (19.18%) DevOps
4 14 (19.18%) C#
5 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
5 13 (17.81%) BDD
5 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (16.44%) QA
6 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
7 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.07%) Finance
8 10 (13.70%) Windows
8 10 (13.70%) Integration Testing
8 10 (13.70%) Computer Science
8 10 (13.70%) Selenium
8 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
8 10 (13.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (13.70%) Jasmine
8 10 (13.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (12.33%) SDET
9 9 (12.33%) Office 365
9 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
9 9 (12.33%) JMeter
9 9 (12.33%) TDD
10 8 (10.96%) ITIL
10 8 (10.96%) AngularJS
10 8 (10.96%) Technical Leadership

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 3 (4.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) SAS
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.11%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Elite 3E
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.33%) Office 365
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.37%) GitHub
4 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.37%) npm
4 1 (1.37%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) Network Security
2 3 (4.11%) Skype
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.74%) Firewall
3 2 (2.74%) VoIP
4 1 (1.37%) LAN
4 1 (1.37%) RTP
4 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.37%) WAN
4 1 (1.37%) Wireless
4 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.11%) Big Data
3 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) HBase
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.70%) Jasmine
2 10 (13.70%) Selenium
3 9 (12.33%) JMeter
3 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
4 5 (6.85%) Gradle
4 5 (6.85%) Maven
5 4 (5.48%) JIRA
6 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.37%) Bower
7 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.37%) gulp
7 1 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.37%) MSI
7 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.37%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Legal
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Billing
4 2 (2.74%) Law
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Developer
2 9 (12.33%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.59%) User Researcher
4 5 (6.85%) Design Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Malware Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (2.74%) Administrator
7 2 (2.74%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.74%) IT Trainer
7 2 (2.74%) Security Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.29%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) AngularJS
3 7 (9.59%) RESTful
3 7 (9.59%) Sass
4 6 (8.22%) Aurelia
4 6 (8.22%) CSS
4 6 (8.22%) HTML
4 6 (8.22%) LESS
5 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.85%) JSON
6 4 (5.48%) Dropwizard
6 4 (5.48%) React
6 4 (5.48%) Spring
7 3 (4.11%) Durandal
7 3 (4.11%) Spring Boot
7 3 (4.11%) Vue.js
8 2 (2.74%) Drools
8 2 (2.74%) Play Framework
8 2 (2.74%) Web Services
9 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) User Experience
3 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) Blog
3 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Fintech
4 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.37%) Robotics
4 1 (1.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Unix
3 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.74%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) CentOS
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.18%) DevOps
3 13 (17.81%) BDD
4 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
5 10 (13.70%) Computer Science
5 10 (13.70%) Integration Testing
5 10 (13.70%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
6 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (12.33%) SDET
6 9 (12.33%) TDD
7 8 (10.96%) ITIL
7 8 (10.96%) Technical Leadership
8 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.59%) SOLID
8 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (8.22%) OOD
9 6 (8.22%) Resource Management
9 6 (8.22%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) Java
2 14 (19.18%) C#
3 7 (9.59%) TypeScript
4 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.74%) Python
5 2 (2.74%) SQL
6 1 (1.37%) ES6
6 1 (1.37%) PHP
6 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Degree
2 10 (13.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) CCNA
4 2 (2.74%) CCNP
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB
4 2 (2.74%) MCITP
4 2 (2.74%) MCSE
4 2 (2.74%) MCTS
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) MBA
5 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) Adobe
4 2 (2.74%) Citrix
4 2 (2.74%) Google
4 2 (2.74%) hybris
4 2 (2.74%) Intapp
4 2 (2.74%) Lumension
4 2 (2.74%) McAfee
4 2 (2.74%) Meraki
4 2 (2.74%) Reuters
4 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.37%) Cadence
5 1 (1.37%) ForeScout
5 1 (1.37%) New Relic
5 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.37%) UiPath
5 1 (1.37%) VMware