The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
North West / Merseyside
Rank 32 33 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.17% 1.78% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.20% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £458 £700 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.64% +80.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 274 273 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.83% 81.01% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 185 121
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Merseyside

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +6 7 £458 -34.64%
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) Case Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
3 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (11.11%) RPG IV
3 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Coach
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Scrum Master
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum Master
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) OS/400
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Case Management
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) RPG
2 1 (11.11%) RPG IV
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCA
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
1 1 (11.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds