Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 January 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 94 124
Rank change year-on-year -17 +30 -2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 96 120 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.78% 1.99% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.35% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 86 64
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +26.32% +1.79%
10th Percentile £270 £303 £275
90th Percentile £540 £600 £546
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £18.00 £44.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -59.88% +26.38%
10th Percentile £22.02 £15.38 £12.88
90th Percentile £45.79 £22.39 £54.00
England median hourly rate £26.87 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.31% - +22.22%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,431 5,102 6,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.28% 84.53% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 3,304 4,214
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.72% +2.09% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.93 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Manchester -10 46 £350 -6.67% 62
Cheshire -1 22 £455 -9.00% 14
Lancashire +2 19 £455 +10.30% 11
Merseyside +17 10 £473 +21.94% 4
Cumbria -5 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 38 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.21%) Finance
3 18 (18.75%) Project Management
4 17 (17.71%) ITIL
5 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (16.67%) Service Management
6 14 (14.58%) Degree
7 13 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (13.54%) Process Improvement
7 13 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (13.54%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (12.50%) Analytics
8 12 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 12 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 11 (11.46%) Performance Management
9 11 (11.46%) SFIA
10 10 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 10 (10.42%) Change Management
11 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
11 9 (9.38%) SharePoint
11 9 (9.38%) C#
11 9 (9.38%) .NET
11 9 (9.38%) SAP
11 9 (9.38%) IT Strategy
12 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (8.33%) Coaching
12 8 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (8.33%) Web Services
12 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
12 8 (8.33%) Windows

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.21%) CMS
3 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.08%) Confluence
4 2 (2.08%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.17%) Office 365
2 3 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) GitHub
3 1 (1.04%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) Intranet
2 5 (5.21%) Network Security
3 4 (4.17%) DHCP
3 4 (4.17%) DNS
3 4 (4.17%) Skype
4 3 (3.13%) Internet
5 2 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.17%) Bitbucket
2 4 (4.17%) Gradle
2 4 (4.17%) JIRA
2 4 (4.17%) Maven
2 4 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.08%) gulp
4 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.08%) NUnit
4 2 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.08%) Selenium
5 1 (1.04%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 29 (30.21%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Banking
2 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) French Language
4 1 (1.04%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (16.67%) Analyst
2 15 (15.63%) Developer
3 8 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Architect
5 5 (5.21%) Consultant
5 5 (5.21%) Information Architect
5 5 (5.21%) Performance Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Support Specialist
5 5 (5.21%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (5.21%) User Researcher
6 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 4 (4.17%) Planning Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Product Owner
6 4 (4.17%) Risk Manager
6 4 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Technical Support Specialist
6 4 (4.17%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) .NET
2 8 (8.33%) Web Services
3 5 (5.21%) CSS
3 5 (5.21%) HTML
4 4 (4.17%) JSON
4 4 (4.17%) RESTful
4 4 (4.17%) Spring
4 4 (4.17%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.17%) Velocity
5 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.13%) Middleware
5 3 (3.13%) XML
6 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.08%) CSS3
6 2 (2.08%) HTML5
6 2 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.08%) SOAP
6 2 (2.08%) WCF
6 2 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.29%) User Experience
4 5 (5.21%) Taxonomies
5 4 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.08%) Blog
6 2 (2.08%) FMCG
6 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.04%) EPoS
7 1 (1.04%) IVR
7 1 (1.04%) Life Science
7 1 (1.04%) NHS
7 1 (1.04%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) SUSE
3 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.08%) Unix
5 1 (1.04%) Android
5 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.75%) Project Management
3 17 (17.71%) ITIL
4 16 (16.67%) Service Management
5 13 (13.54%) Collaborative Working
5 13 (13.54%) Process Improvement
5 13 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.50%) Analytics
6 12 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 12 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 11 (11.46%) Performance Management
7 11 (11.46%) SFIA
8 10 (10.42%) Change Management
8 10 (10.42%) Test Automation
9 9 (9.38%) IT Strategy
10 8 (8.33%) Coaching
10 8 (8.33%) Content Management
10 8 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) C#
2 8 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.21%) Java
4 3 (3.13%) SQL
4 3 (3.13%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.08%) C++
5 2 (2.08%) Ruby
6 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) APMG
3 4 (4.17%) CISSP
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) CCIE
5 1 (1.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (1.04%) CCNP
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.04%) CISM
5 1 (1.04%) HNC
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.17%) GDPR
2 4 (4.17%) SLA
3 3 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.13%) PMO
4 2 (2.08%) COBIT
4 2 (2.08%) GMP
5 1 (1.04%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (4.17%) SCCM
1 4 (4.17%) WSUS
2 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) SAP
3 5 (5.21%) Cisco
4 4 (4.17%) Citrix
4 4 (4.17%) Clearswift
4 4 (4.17%) IronPort
4 4 (4.17%) Lumension
4 4 (4.17%) McAfee
4 4 (4.17%) Micro Focus
4 4 (4.17%) MobileIron
4 4 (4.17%) NetApp
5 2 (2.08%) Capita
5 2 (2.08%) Concur
5 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.04%) Adobe
6 1 (1.04%) Avaya
6 1 (1.04%) Ceridian
6 1 (1.04%) Sun