Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 104 85
Rank change year-on-year +41 -19 +29
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 69 90 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.83% 1.84% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 2.20% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 61 99
Median daily rate £500 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £336
90th Percentile £575 £638 £590
England median daily rate £486 £469 £475
% change year-on-year +3.62% -1.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
Median hourly rate £9.03 £39.52 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -77.16% +125.83% -55.13%
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.50 £27.38
% change year-on-year - -6.86% +1.91%

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 2,024 4,095 4,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.88% 83.90% 84.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,374 2,673 3,011
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £200 £258 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 192 260
Median hourly rate £17.43 £23.28 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.11% +5.80% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.04 £12.83
90th Percentile £50.75 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.88 £20.50 £21.76
% change year-on-year +31.13% -5.79% -1.09%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North West over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North West

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North West.

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 6 months to 20 January 2021. 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 +12 19 £450 +12.50% 40
Merseyside +21 16 £533 -3.18% 1
Cheshire +44 13 £438 +9.38% 6
Lancashire +14 8 £388 +19.23% 6
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 North West region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (24.64%) Analytics
4 15 (21.74%) User Experience
5 13 (18.84%) Finance
6 12 (17.39%) Change Management
7 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
7 11 (15.94%) Legal
7 11 (15.94%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 11 (15.94%) Public Sector
8 10 (14.49%) GDPR
9 9 (13.04%) Wireframes
9 9 (13.04%) Decision-Making
9 9 (13.04%) Quantitative Research
9 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (13.04%) Qualitative Research
10 8 (11.59%) Coaching
10 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (11.59%) Degree
10 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (11.59%) Business Case
11 7 (10.14%) Project Delivery
11 7 (10.14%) Analytical Thinking
11 7 (10.14%) Diary Studies
11 7 (10.14%) Actionable Insight
11 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
11 7 (10.14%) ITIL
11 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
11 7 (10.14%) Data Modelling
11 7 (10.14%) Process Improvement

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 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) JBoss
3 2 (2.90%) nginx
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) AWS
2 4 (5.80%) Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Power Platform
3 3 (4.35%) GCP
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.90%) GitHub
4 2 (2.90%) npm
4 2 (2.90%) Yarn
5 1 (1.45%) Apigee
5 1 (1.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) PaaS
5 1 (1.45%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) SSL
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Big Data
1 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.80%) Power BI
3 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.90%) BigQuery
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.45%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.45%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.35%) webpack
3 2 (2.90%) JIRA
3 2 (2.90%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.90%) Sourcetree
4 1 (1.45%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.45%) Cypress.io
4 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.45%) Gradle
4 1 (1.45%) Grunt
4 1 (1.45%) gulp
4 1 (1.45%) Maven
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.45%) Xcode
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Legal
2 11 (15.94%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.35%) Law
3 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Local Government
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) User Researcher
3 8 (11.59%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Data Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Process Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Author
7 3 (4.35%) Designer
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL Process Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Product Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Author
7 3 (4.35%) UX Designer
8 2 (2.90%) Business Improvement Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Data Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Digital User Researcher
8 2 (2.90%) IT Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Middleware Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) CSS
2 4 (5.80%) HTML
2 4 (5.80%) Spring Boot
2 4 (5.80%) Vue.js
3 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.35%) CSS3
4 2 (2.90%) HTML5
4 2 (2.90%) JSON
4 2 (2.90%) Middleware
4 2 (2.90%) Node.js
4 2 (2.90%) RESTful
5 1 (1.45%) Akka
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.45%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.45%) Kafka
5 1 (1.45%) Sass
5 1 (1.45%) Spring
5 1 (1.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.45%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (21.74%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) EFT
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Blog
5 1 (1.45%) CMDB
5 1 (1.45%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
1 2 (2.90%) Solaris
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.64%) Analytics
3 12 (17.39%) Change Management
4 11 (15.94%) Mentoring
4 11 (15.94%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (13.04%) Decision-Making
5 9 (13.04%) Qualitative Research
5 9 (13.04%) Quantitative Research
5 9 (13.04%) Wireframes
6 8 (11.59%) Business Case
6 8 (11.59%) Coaching
6 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (10.14%) Actionable Insight
7 7 (10.14%) Analytical Thinking
7 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.14%) DevOps
7 7 (10.14%) Diary Studies
7 7 (10.14%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) Java
1 6 (8.70%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) VBA
3 3 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.90%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (2.90%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (1.45%) CISM
4 1 (1.45%) CISSP
4 1 (1.45%) CRISC
4 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) GDPR
2 5 (7.25%) PMO
3 4 (5.80%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) Databricks
2 2 (2.90%) IBM
2 2 (2.90%) Remedy
2 2 (2.90%) ServiceNow
2 2 (2.90%) Talend
2 2 (2.90%) Vertica
3 1 (1.45%) Cadence
3 1 (1.45%) GoldenSource
3 1 (1.45%) Google
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Progress
3 1 (1.45%) SAP
3 1 (1.45%) TIBCO