Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 102 101
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 -17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 70 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.14% 1.19% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.44% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 35
Manchester median daily rate £430 £400 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -38.46% +79.31%
10th Percentile £316 £230 £253
90th Percentile £588 £605 £712
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate £17.49 - £12.00
10th Percentile £16.50 - £10.60
90th Percentile £18.49 - £12.92
North West median hourly rate £39.49 £35.00 £26.15
% change year-on-year +12.81% +33.84% -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 2,768 2,363 3,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.52% 82.39% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,797 1,447 1,891
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +9.97%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 57
Manchester median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +24.59% -1.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £10.80
90th Percentile £41.60 £45.00 £40.60
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -32.43% +34.62% -5.45%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 - 5 £430 - 3
Bolton - 1 £330 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.00%) Degree
4 13 (18.57%) DevOps
5 12 (17.14%) Finance
6 11 (15.71%) Service Management
6 11 (15.71%) ITIL
6 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (14.29%) Windows
7 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 10 (14.29%) Banking
7 10 (14.29%) Office 365
8 9 (12.86%) Network Security
8 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (11.43%) Cisco
9 8 (11.43%) Java
10 7 (10.00%) .NET
10 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (10.00%) QA
10 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
11 6 (8.57%) Service Design
11 6 (8.57%) Resource Management
11 6 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (8.57%) Project Management
11 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (8.57%) C#
11 6 (8.57%) Linux
11 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (8.57%) Scrum

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 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.86%) CMS
3 2 (2.86%) Orchard CMS
3 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Office 365
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) Network Security
2 5 (7.14%) Firewall
2 5 (7.14%) Skype
3 4 (5.71%) LAN
3 4 (5.71%) WAN
3 4 (5.71%) Wireless
4 3 (4.29%) DHCP
4 3 (4.29%) DNS
4 3 (4.29%) Unified Communications
4 3 (4.29%) WLAN
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.86%) RTP
5 2 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.86%) Big Data
3 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) GIS
4 1 (1.43%) HBase
4 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
1 4 (5.71%) JIRA
2 3 (4.29%) Jasmine
2 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.29%) Selenium
3 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.86%) Gradle
3 2 (2.86%) JMeter
3 2 (2.86%) Maven
3 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.43%) gulp
4 1 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.43%) MSI
4 1 (1.43%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.43%) Subversion
4 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.29%) Developer
2 7 (10.00%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) User Researcher
3 6 (8.57%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Field Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Network Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) Scrum Master
6 3 (4.29%) Security Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (7.14%) Web Services
3 4 (5.71%) Drools
4 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.29%) Velocity
5 2 (2.86%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.86%) Dropwizard
5 2 (2.86%) JSON
5 2 (2.86%) Play Framework
5 2 (2.86%) REST
5 2 (2.86%) RESTful
5 2 (2.86%) Spring
5 2 (2.86%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.86%) Vue.js
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.43%) CSS
6 1 (1.43%) HTML
6 1 (1.43%) SOAP
6 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.71%) Blog
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.29%) iPad
4 3 (4.29%) Robotics
5 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) PMI
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.43%) Social Media
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.57%) Linux
4 2 (2.86%) SUSE
4 2 (2.86%) Unix
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) CentOS
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (18.57%) DevOps
4 11 (15.71%) ITIL
4 11 (15.71%) Service Management
5 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.57%) Project Management
6 6 (8.57%) Resource Management
6 6 (8.57%) Scrum
6 6 (8.57%) Service Design
7 5 (7.14%) Analytics
7 5 (7.14%) BDD
7 5 (7.14%) Coaching
7 5 (7.14%) Decision-Making
7 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) Java
2 6 (8.57%) C#
3 2 (2.86%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) ES6
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.29%) CCNA
4 3 (4.29%) CCNP
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.29%) MBA
4 3 (4.29%) MCTS
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.86%) MCITP
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
5 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) APMG
6 1 (1.43%) APMP
6 1 (1.43%) CCIE
6 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) P3O
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.86%) Varnish
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (2.86%) Kibana
1 2 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (2.86%) Terraform
2 1 (1.43%) Ansible
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Cisco
3 4 (5.71%) ForeScout
4 3 (4.29%) Automation Anywhere
4 3 (4.29%) Blue Prism
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.29%) UiPath
5 2 (2.86%) Adobe
5 2 (2.86%) Clearswift
5 2 (2.86%) hybris
5 2 (2.86%) IronPort
5 2 (2.86%) Meraki
5 2 (2.86%) Micro Focus
5 2 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) McAfee
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) VMware