Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 115 105
Rank change year-on-year +27 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 135 95 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.38% 1.74% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.09% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 71 87
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £333 £270 £304
90th Percentile £553 £540 £600
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £39.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.13% +116.67% -59.88%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.18 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.17% -1.15% -

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 4,736 4,554 5,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.66% 83.44% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,987 2,953 3,403
North West median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £261 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 208 160
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -2.87% -25.63%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.18 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.80 £51.84
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 68 £450 +26.32% 47
Cheshire +7 25 £410 -9.89% 14
Lancashire -21 15 £470 +3.30% 5
Merseyside -5 12 £413 -2.94% 9
Cumbria +3 5 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 84 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.19%) .NET
2 34 (25.19%) Microsoft
3 30 (22.22%) C#
4 27 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 25 (18.52%) Selenium
5 25 (18.52%) DevOps
6 24 (17.78%) Finance
7 23 (17.04%) Degree
8 21 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (15.56%) TDD
8 21 (15.56%) Web Services
8 21 (15.56%) AngularJS
9 20 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (14.07%) Java
11 18 (13.33%) Scrum
12 17 (12.59%) Workflow
12 17 (12.59%) JavaScript
12 17 (12.59%) CRM
12 17 (12.59%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (11.11%) BDD
14 15 (11.11%) Analytics
14 15 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
14 15 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (11.11%) SharePoint
15 14 (10.37%) Visual Studio
15 14 (10.37%) E-Commerce
15 14 (10.37%) CMS
15 14 (10.37%) Content Management

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 15 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.37%) CMS
3 13 (9.63%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (8.15%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.48%) SAS
6 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (10.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.48%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.74%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.74%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.89%) Office 365
3 9 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.70%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.74%) GitHub
7 1 (0.74%) npm
7 1 (0.74%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) Firewall
1 5 (3.70%) Network Security
1 5 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
1 5 (3.70%) SAN
2 2 (1.48%) Skype
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) VoIP
3 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) Big Data
2 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.22%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (18.52%) Selenium
2 14 (10.37%) gulp
2 14 (10.37%) Octopus Deploy
2 14 (10.37%) TeamCity
2 14 (10.37%) Visual Studio
3 13 (9.63%) Bitbucket
3 13 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.63%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.89%) Jasmine
5 11 (8.15%) JMeter
5 11 (8.15%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.70%) Gradle
6 5 (3.70%) Maven
7 4 (2.96%) JIRA
8 1 (0.74%) Bower
8 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.74%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (17.78%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Banking
2 10 (7.41%) Retail
3 9 (6.67%) Marketing
4 4 (2.96%) Wholesale Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Law
5 3 (2.22%) Legal
6 2 (1.48%) Billing
6 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Automotive
7 1 (0.74%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (25.19%) Developer
2 16 (11.85%) User Researcher
3 13 (9.63%) Analyst
3 13 (9.63%) CRM Developer
3 13 (9.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 10 (7.41%) Architect
4 10 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.93%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (3.70%) Design Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) Security Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (2.96%) IT Manager
8 4 (2.96%) Malware Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Security Manager
8 4 (2.96%) Senior Manager
9 3 (2.22%) Senior Architect
9 3 (2.22%) Senior Data Architect
9 3 (2.22%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.19%) .NET
2 21 (15.56%) AngularJS
2 21 (15.56%) Web Services
3 13 (9.63%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (9.63%) SOAP
4 8 (5.93%) CSS
4 8 (5.93%) HTML
4 8 (5.93%) RESTful
5 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.19%) Sass
6 6 (4.44%) Aurelia
6 6 (4.44%) LESS
7 5 (3.70%) JSON
8 4 (2.96%) Dropwizard
8 4 (2.96%) React
8 4 (2.96%) Spring
9 3 (2.22%) Durandal
9 3 (2.22%) Spring Boot
9 3 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (2.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.15%) User Experience
3 7 (5.19%) Blog
3 7 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.70%) Replication
5 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.74%) Fintech
7 1 (0.74%) FMCG
7 1 (0.74%) iPad
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) Robotics
7 1 (0.74%) Social Media
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.74%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.89%) Windows
2 7 (5.19%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.70%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.96%) Unix
5 1 (0.74%) Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 25 (18.52%) DevOps
4 21 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (15.56%) TDD
5 18 (13.33%) Scrum
6 17 (12.59%) CRM
6 17 (12.59%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 17 (12.59%) Workflow
7 15 (11.11%) Analytics
7 15 (11.11%) BDD
7 15 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
7 15 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (10.37%) Content Management
8 14 (10.37%) E-Commerce
9 13 (9.63%) Deployment Automation
9 13 (9.63%) Mentoring
9 13 (9.63%) Project Management
9 13 (9.63%) Refactoring
9 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.22%) C#
2 19 (14.07%) Java
3 17 (12.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.19%) TypeScript
5 5 (3.70%) SQL
6 4 (2.96%) Python
7 2 (1.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.74%) ES6
8 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.74%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (17.04%) Degree
2 10 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.96%) A+ Certification
4 4 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.22%) ISEB
6 2 (1.48%) HNC
6 2 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.74%) CCNA
7 1 (0.74%) CCNP
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.74%) HND
7 1 (0.74%) MCSE
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.74%) PMP
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.63%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.48%) GDPR
3 2 (1.48%) PMO
3 2 (1.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.70%) SCCM
3 2 (1.48%) Puppet
4 1 (0.74%) Ansible
4 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (25.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.70%) Apple
2 5 (3.70%) ServiceNow
3 4 (2.96%) Adobe
3 4 (2.96%) SAP
4 3 (2.22%) Citrix
4 3 (2.22%) Google
5 2 (1.48%) hybris
5 2 (1.48%) Intapp
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle
5 2 (1.48%) Reuters
6 1 (0.74%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.74%) Cadence
6 1 (0.74%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.74%) Lumension
6 1 (0.74%) McAfee
6 1 (0.74%) Meraki
6 1 (0.74%) New Relic
6 1 (0.74%) UiPath