Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 100 109
Rank change year-on-year +31 +9 +2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 73 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.53% 1.82% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.13% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 24
Manchester median daily rate £450 £369 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -10.61% +10.00%
10th Percentile £339 £135 £298
90th Percentile £614 £533 £609
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -59.30% +126.32% +11.76%

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 2,467 2,447 2,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.45% 85.47% 84.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,611 1,587 1,563
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £257
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 44
Manchester median hourly rate £19.59 £19.52 £21.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% -7.49% +12.06%
10th Percentile £12.89 £13.18 £11.40
90th Percentile £33.00 £43.40 £42.63
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% -9.09% -8.79%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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
Altrincham - 2 £413 -
Rochdale - 2 - -
Salford -7 1 £200 +19.40%
Stockport - 1 £400 - 2
Bolton - 1 £370 - 1
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 51 (69.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.29%) .NET
3 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
4 15 (20.55%) Finance
5 14 (19.18%) Java
6 13 (17.81%) C#
6 13 (17.81%) QA
7 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
7 12 (16.44%) BDD
7 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
8 11 (15.07%) Jasmine
8 11 (15.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (15.07%) WebDriver
8 11 (15.07%) Selenium
8 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
8 11 (15.07%) SDET
8 11 (15.07%) JMeter
9 10 (13.70%) Usability Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Resource Management
10 9 (12.33%) Network Security
10 9 (12.33%) Service Design
10 9 (12.33%) DevOps
10 9 (12.33%) User Experience
10 9 (12.33%) Cryptography
10 9 (12.33%) ITIL
10 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (10.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS

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 (5.48%) CMS
2 2 (2.74%) SAS
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.11%) Office 365
5 1 (1.37%) GitHub
5 1 (1.37%) PaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Serverless
5 1 (1.37%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) Network Security
2 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 2 (2.74%) DNS
3 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.74%) MySQL
1 2 (2.74%) OLAP
1 2 (2.74%) Power BI
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.07%) Jasmine
2 11 (15.07%) JMeter
2 11 (15.07%) Selenium
2 11 (15.07%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.48%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.37%) Gradle
4 1 (1.37%) Maven
4 1 (1.37%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.37%) Subversion
4 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Marketing
4 5 (6.85%) Retail
5 3 (4.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.74%) Billing
6 2 (2.74%) Law
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.70%) User Researcher
2 9 (12.33%) Design Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Security Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Developer
5 4 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Malware Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 4 (5.48%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.11%) Architect
6 3 (4.11%) AWS Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (2.74%) Angular Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Pricing Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Systems Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Systems Manager
8 1 (1.37%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.29%) .NET
2 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.11%) RESTful
2 3 (4.11%) Web Services
3 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.74%) JSON
4 1 (1.37%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.37%) COM+
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) Guice
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) LINQ
4 1 (1.37%) Node.js
4 1 (1.37%) REST
4 1 (1.37%) WCF
4 1 (1.37%) XML
4 1 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) User Experience
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Blog
5 1 (1.37%) Fintech
5 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Unix
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (69.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
3 12 (16.44%) BDD
3 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
4 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
4 11 (15.07%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (15.07%) SDET
5 10 (13.70%) Resource Management
5 10 (13.70%) Usability Testing
6 9 (12.33%) Cryptography
6 9 (12.33%) DevOps
6 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.33%) ITIL
6 9 (12.33%) Service Design
7 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 7 (9.59%) CRM
8 7 (9.59%) Kanban
8 7 (9.59%) Scrum
9 6 (8.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) C#
3 6 (8.22%) Python
4 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.74%) PHP
6 2 (2.74%) Ruby
7 1 (1.37%) SQL
7 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) CCIE
3 1 (1.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.37%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) PMO
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Puppet
2 3 (4.11%) Ansible
2 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.11%) Terraform
3 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) Google
3 2 (2.74%) Intapp
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle
3 2 (2.74%) Reuters
3 2 (2.74%) SAP
4 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.37%) Cadence
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco
4 1 (1.37%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.37%) iManage
4 1 (1.37%) New Relic
4 1 (1.37%) UiPath