Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 98 95
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3 -10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 75 37 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.39% 1.29% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 1.56% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 29 38
Manchester median daily rate £425 £363 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -21.62% +26.28%
10th Percentile £325 £135 £263
90th Percentile £588 £587 £711
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Manchester median hourly rate £22.37 - £12.58
10th Percentile £17.51 - £10.70
90th Percentile £26.94 - £16.70
North West median hourly rate £24.88 £35.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -28.92% +115.38% -65.71%

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 2,567 2,365 3,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.91% 82.66% 84.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,626 1,485 1,929
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 81 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -15.27%
10th Percentile £11.99 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.86% -29.34%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -1 2 - - 4
Salford -4 1 £575 +325.93% 3
Bolton - 1 £330 - 1
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) DevOps
3 17 (22.67%) Degree
4 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (18.67%) Java
5 14 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (17.33%) Windows
6 13 (17.33%) Office 365
7 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (14.67%) .NET
8 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
8 11 (14.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (14.67%) Finance
9 10 (13.33%) C#
9 10 (13.33%) ITIL
9 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 10 (13.33%) QA
9 10 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (12.00%) BDD
10 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
10 9 (12.00%) Service Management
11 8 (10.67%) TDD
11 8 (10.67%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
12 7 (9.33%) Integration Testing
12 7 (9.33%) Selenium
12 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
12 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
12 7 (9.33%) Sass
12 7 (9.33%) Jasmine

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 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.33%) SAS
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Office 365
2 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) npm
3 1 (1.33%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) Network Security
2 5 (6.67%) Skype
3 4 (5.33%) Firewall
4 3 (4.00%) LAN
4 3 (4.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (4.00%) WAN
4 3 (4.00%) Wireless
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.67%) VoIP
5 2 (2.67%) WLAN
6 1 (1.33%) DHCP
6 1 (1.33%) DNS
6 1 (1.33%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.00%) Big Data
3 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) HBase
4 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.33%) Jasmine
2 7 (9.33%) Selenium
3 6 (8.00%) JMeter
3 6 (8.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (6.67%) Gradle
4 5 (6.67%) Maven
5 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.00%) JIRA
6 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.33%) Bower
7 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.33%) gulp
7 1 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.33%) MSI
7 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.33%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
5 1 (1.33%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Developer
2 9 (12.00%) Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) User Researcher
5 4 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (4.00%) Network Specialist
6 3 (4.00%) Scrum Master
6 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (2.67%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
2 7 (9.33%) Sass
3 6 (8.00%) Aurelia
3 6 (8.00%) LESS
4 5 (6.67%) CSS
4 5 (6.67%) HTML
4 5 (6.67%) JSON
4 5 (6.67%) RESTful
5 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.33%) Dropwizard
5 4 (5.33%) React
5 4 (5.33%) Spring
6 3 (4.00%) Drools
6 3 (4.00%) Durandal
6 3 (4.00%) Spring Boot
6 3 (4.00%) Vue.js
7 2 (2.67%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) Robotics
4 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.00%) Blog
4 3 (4.00%) iPad
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Fintech
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.33%) Unix
4 3 (4.00%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) CentOS
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) DevOps
3 14 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (14.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (13.33%) ITIL
6 9 (12.00%) BDD
6 9 (12.00%) Service Management
7 8 (10.67%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.67%) TDD
7 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.33%) Integration Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
8 7 (9.33%) SOLID
8 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.00%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (8.00%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (8.00%) SDET
9 6 (8.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) Java
2 10 (13.33%) C#
3 7 (9.33%) TypeScript
4 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) SQL
5 1 (1.33%) ES6
5 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) Degree
2 10 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.00%) CCNA
5 3 (4.00%) CCNP
5 3 (4.00%) MBA
6 2 (2.67%) ISEB
6 2 (2.67%) MCITP
6 2 (2.67%) MCSE
6 2 (2.67%) MCTS
6 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) CCIE
7 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.33%) Cisco
3 4 (5.33%) Blue Prism
4 3 (4.00%) Adobe
4 3 (4.00%) Automation Anywhere
4 3 (4.00%) ForeScout
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle
4 3 (4.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.00%) UiPath
5 2 (2.67%) Citrix
5 2 (2.67%) hybris
5 2 (2.67%) Lumension
5 2 (2.67%) McAfee
5 2 (2.67%) Meraki
6 1 (1.33%) Clearswift
6 1 (1.33%) Informatica
6 1 (1.33%) Intapp
6 1 (1.33%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.33%) New Relic
6 1 (1.33%) Reuters