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 3 months to 28 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 114 95
Rank change year-on-year +12 -19  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 31 52 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.11% 1.29% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.58% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 25
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £700 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.29% -4.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.38 £30.35
% change year-on-year +0.43% -9.78%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2294 3299 3083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.96% 81.92% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 2042 1688
Median daily rate £400 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +4.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 95 148
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 28 April 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
Manchester +9 14 £363 -13.69% 20
Cheshire +30 9 £556 +22.58% 5
Merseyside -4 5 £440 -2.22% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.50%) Finance
3 17 (21.25%) Scrum
3 17 (21.25%) Project Management
4 16 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 16 (20.00%) DevOps
5 15 (18.75%) ITIL
6 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
7 11 (13.75%) Windows
8 10 (12.50%) Change Management
8 10 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (11.25%) TDD
9 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (10.00%) Open Source
11 7 (8.75%) BDD
11 7 (8.75%) QA
11 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
11 7 (8.75%) Linux
12 6 (7.50%) Windows 2000
12 6 (7.50%) AIX
12 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
12 6 (7.50%) Unix
12 6 (7.50%) C#
12 6 (7.50%) SQL
12 6 (7.50%) Internet

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 6 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.25%) IaaS
2 5 (6.25%) PaaS
2 5 (6.25%) SaaS
3 3 (3.75%) GitHub
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Internet
2 4 (5.00%) DNS
2 4 (5.00%) Firewall
2 4 (5.00%) Network Security
3 3 (3.75%) NFC
3 3 (3.75%) RFID
4 2 (2.50%) DHCP
4 2 (2.50%) LAN
4 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) VLAN
5 1 (1.25%) Intranet
5 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.25%) IPsec
5 1 (1.25%) Skype
5 1 (1.25%) SSH
5 1 (1.25%) SSL
5 1 (1.25%) VPN
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) Big Data
1 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.75%) HDInsight
1 3 (3.75%) Spark SQL
2 2 (2.50%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.50%) JIRA
3 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.25%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Legal
2 3 (3.75%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (2.50%) Electronics
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Analyst
2 9 (11.25%) Business Analyst
2 9 (11.25%) Scrum Master
3 6 (7.50%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.25%) Developer
4 5 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Operational Support Analyst
4 5 (6.25%) Operations Support Analyst
4 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Agile Coach
5 4 (5.00%) Architect
6 3 (3.75%) Agile Scrum Master
6 3 (3.75%) Process Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Release Manager
6 3 (3.75%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Software Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Software Release Manager
7 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (6.25%) Node.js
2 5 (6.25%) Velocity
3 3 (3.75%) HTML
3 3 (3.75%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (2.50%) .NET
4 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.25%) HTML5
5 1 (1.25%) Material Design
5 1 (1.25%) React
5 1 (1.25%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.25%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.25%) Tandem
4 4 (5.00%) Internet of Things
5 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.50%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.25%) IVR
7 1 (1.25%) Life Science
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.25%) NHS
7 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Linux
3 6 (7.50%) AIX
3 6 (7.50%) Unix
3 6 (7.50%) Windows 2000
3 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.25%) Project Management
2 17 (21.25%) Scrum
3 16 (20.00%) DevOps
3 16 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 15 (18.75%) ITIL
5 10 (12.50%) Change Management
6 9 (11.25%) TDD
7 8 (10.00%) Open Source
7 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.75%) BDD
9 6 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.50%) Information Security
9 6 (7.50%) ITSM
9 6 (7.50%) Problem Management
9 6 (7.50%) User Stories
10 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) C#
1 6 (7.50%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) Python
3 3 (3.75%) Java
3 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.25%) PHP
4 1 (1.25%) PHP 5
4 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
1 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.25%) CCA
4 1 (1.25%) CCNA
4 1 (1.25%) CIPD
4 1 (1.25%) CISA
4 1 (1.25%) CISSP
4 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.25%) HNC
4 1 (1.25%) HND
4 1 (1.25%) MCSE
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
2 5 (6.25%) PMO
2 5 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.25%) COBIT
3 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Nessus
1 1 (1.25%) Nmap
1 1 (1.25%) SCCM
1 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.75%) Cisco
3 3 (3.75%) SAP
4 2 (2.50%) Google
4 2 (2.50%) Snow
4 2 (2.50%) VMware
5 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.25%) F5
5 1 (1.25%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.25%) Juniper
5 1 (1.25%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.25%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.25%) Symantec
5 1 (1.25%) WorldPay
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