Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 131 95
Rank change year-on-year +2 -36 +36
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 72 113 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.48% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.80% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 90 73
North West median daily rate £431 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +1.25% +5.96%
10th Percentile £328 £318 £247
90th Percentile £622 £711 £588
England median daily rate £450 £445 £414
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.49% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 23
North West median hourly rate £33.25 £26.15 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.15% -29.32% +46.53%
10th Percentile £22.06 £10.85 £21.91
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.67 £47.71
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +8.91%

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 4642 6291 6132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.71% 82.19% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2854 3887 3470
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 204 274
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.82% +23.94%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
% change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 -4 29 £390 -33.62% 26
Cheshire +17 18 £485 -7.62% 5
Merseyside -7 12 £433 +8.13% 1
Lancashire +6 5 £488 -28.73% 2
Cumbria +7 4 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (26.39%) Project Management
2 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.83%) Finance
4 14 (19.44%) ITIL
5 12 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (15.28%) Business Analysis
7 9 (12.50%) Banking
8 8 (11.11%) Scrum
8 8 (11.11%) Service Management
8 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 8 (11.11%) Degree
8 8 (11.11%) Coaching
9 7 (9.72%) Process Improvement
9 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
9 7 (9.72%) SAP
9 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
9 7 (9.72%) Information Security
10 6 (8.33%) Six Sigma
10 6 (8.33%) Matrix Management
10 6 (8.33%) Network Security
10 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.94%) Virtual Team Management
11 5 (6.94%) Virtual Team
11 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
11 5 (6.94%) Requirements Management
11 5 (6.94%) Line Management
11 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 2 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.39%) CMS
2 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.39%) GitHub
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
1 1 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) Network Security
2 4 (5.56%) Internet
3 3 (4.17%) DNS
4 2 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) DHCP
5 1 (1.39%) Intranet
5 1 (1.39%) NFC
5 1 (1.39%) POP3
5 1 (1.39%) RFID
5 1 (1.39%) SMTP
5 1 (1.39%) VLAN
5 1 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.39%) NUnit
General
1 15 (20.83%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Analyst
2 8 (11.11%) Developer
3 7 (9.72%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) .NET Developer
4 5 (6.94%) Consultant
4 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.94%) Security Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 4 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (5.56%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) ITIL Manager
6 3 (4.17%) SAP BW Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Applications Support Manager
7 2 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.78%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.78%) IT Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Mortgage Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) CSS
5 1 (1.39%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.39%) HTML5
5 1 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.39%) Material Design
5 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.94%) Virtual Team
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.39%) Life Science
4 1 (1.39%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Android
2 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Project Management
2 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.44%) ITIL
4 12 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (15.28%) Business Analysis
6 8 (11.11%) Coaching
6 8 (11.11%) Scrum
6 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 8 (11.11%) Service Management
7 7 (9.72%) Information Security
7 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.72%) Process Improvement
7 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
8 6 (8.33%) Matrix Management
8 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.33%) Six Sigma
9 5 (6.94%) Change Management
9 5 (6.94%) Line Management
9 5 (6.94%) TDD
9 5 (6.94%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) C#
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
3 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.39%) Ruby
5 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) CISSP
4 2 (2.78%) HNC
4 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.39%) CIPD
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) HND
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) PMO
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) QA
3 2 (2.78%) GDPR
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.39%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.39%) COBIT
4 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Nessus
1 1 (1.39%) Nmap
1 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.39%) Puppet
1 1 (1.39%) SCCM
1 1 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) SAP
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco
3 2 (2.78%) Concur
3 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) Facebook
4 1 (1.39%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.39%) Symantec
4 1 (1.39%) Twitter
4 1 (1.39%) WorldPay
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