Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 106 101
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 61 26 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.00% 0.98% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.20% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 37
Manchester median daily rate £425 £369 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -18.06% +25.00%
10th Percentile £290 £235 £294
90th Percentile £563 £527 £712
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £405
% change year-on-year -5.56% +11.11% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate - - £11.50
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £28.31 £26.15
% change year-on-year +51.89% +8.26% -29.32%

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 2,638 2,171 3,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.35% 81.99% 83.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,710 1,314 1,815
Manchester median daily rate £400 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -5.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 53 51
Manchester median hourly rate £18.79 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +16.67% +24.14%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.20 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.64 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -36.35% +4.62% +30.00%

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 June 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 18 June 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
Salford +3 5 £430 - 1
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 12 (19.67%) Finance
3 12 (19.67%) Service Management
4 11 (18.03%) Degree
4 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (14.75%) DevOps
5 9 (14.75%) ITIL
5 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
6 8 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (13.11%) Network Security
7 7 (11.48%) Resource Management
7 7 (11.48%) Service Design
7 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
7 7 (11.48%) Windows
7 7 (11.48%) .NET
7 7 (11.48%) Java
7 7 (11.48%) Project Management
7 7 (11.48%) Decision-Making
7 7 (11.48%) Strategic Thinking
8 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
8 6 (9.84%) C#
8 6 (9.84%) Web Services
8 6 (9.84%) Scrum
8 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
8 6 (9.84%) Office 365
8 6 (9.84%) Analytics
8 6 (9.84%) Psychology
8 6 (9.84%) Usability Testing

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 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) Orchard CMS
3 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) Network Security
2 4 (6.56%) Skype
3 3 (4.92%) DHCP
3 3 (4.92%) DNS
3 3 (4.92%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) LAN
3 3 (4.92%) WAN
3 3 (4.92%) Wireless
4 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.28%) WLAN
5 1 (1.64%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.28%) Gradle
2 2 (3.28%) Jasmine
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) JMeter
2 2 (3.28%) Maven
2 2 (3.28%) Selenium
2 2 (3.28%) Subversion
2 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.64%) NUnit
3 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (19.67%) Banking
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) User Researcher
2 6 (9.84%) Service Manager
3 5 (8.20%) Developer
4 4 (6.56%) Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.56%) Senior User Researcher
5 3 (4.92%) Field Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Network Specialist
5 3 (4.92%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Scrum Master
5 3 (4.92%) Security Architect
6 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) .NET
2 6 (9.84%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) Velocity
4 2 (3.28%) .NET Core
4 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.28%) Drools
4 2 (3.28%) Dropwizard
4 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.28%) JSON
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
4 2 (3.28%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) RESTful
4 2 (3.28%) SOAP
4 2 (3.28%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) CSS3
5 1 (1.64%) Kafka
5 1 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.64%) LESS
5 1 (1.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) iPad
3 3 (4.92%) Robotics
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.28%) Blog
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Life Science
4 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.56%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) SUSE
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (19.67%) Service Management
4 9 (14.75%) DevOps
4 9 (14.75%) ITIL
5 8 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (11.48%) Decision-Making
6 7 (11.48%) Project Management
6 7 (11.48%) Resource Management
6 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
6 7 (11.48%) Service Design
6 7 (11.48%) Strategic Thinking
7 6 (9.84%) Analytics
7 6 (9.84%) Market Research
7 6 (9.84%) Psychology
7 6 (9.84%) Scrum
7 6 (9.84%) Usability Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Cryptography
8 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
8 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) Java
2 6 (9.84%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.28%) CCNA
4 2 (3.28%) CCNP
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.28%) MBA
4 2 (3.28%) MCTS
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) ACCA
5 1 (1.64%) APMG
5 1 (1.64%) APMP
5 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.64%) CCIE
5 1 (1.64%) CIMA
5 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) GMP
3 1 (1.64%) P3O
3 1 (1.64%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (3.28%) Kibana
1 2 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (3.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco
3 3 (4.92%) Automation Anywhere
3 3 (4.92%) Blue Prism
3 3 (4.92%) ForeScout
3 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.28%) Clearswift
4 2 (3.28%) IronPort
4 2 (3.28%) Micro Focus
4 2 (3.28%) NetApp
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe
5 1 (1.64%) Apigee
5 1 (1.64%) F5
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle