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 22 June 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.

Continual Improvement
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 33 35
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.20% 2.71% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 3.27% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Median daily rate £500 £394 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -39.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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 269 275 272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.02% 82.83% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 161 131
Median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 June 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 -8 3 £419 +6.34%
Continuous Improvement
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum Master
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Coach
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Scrum Master
3 2 (18.18%) Lean Practitioner
3 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Process Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Case Management
5 1 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) COBIT
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nessus
1 1 (9.09%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com