Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 124 137
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 108 83 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.87% 1.53% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.83% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 61 52
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.48% -0.97%
10th Percentile £289 £263 £313
90th Percentile £588 £613 £698
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £19.00 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.32% +1.06% -46.67%
10th Percentile £27.50 £18.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.41 £20.70 £46.95
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.45%

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 4,919 4,533 6,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.19% 83.45% 82.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,115 2,835 3,916
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 186 241
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.29% - +59.09%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.91 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +11.90%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -3 54 £425 +13.33% 50
Lancashire +20 34 £455 +35.82% 11
Merseyside +17 11 £588 +28.42% 8
Cheshire -26 11 £455 -9.00% 17
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 52 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (24.07%) Decision-Making
4 25 (23.15%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (23.15%) Finance
5 23 (21.30%) Service Management
6 22 (20.37%) Degree
7 20 (18.52%) Analytics
8 19 (17.59%) ITIL
9 16 (14.81%) Project Management
10 15 (13.89%) Psychology
10 15 (13.89%) Market Research
11 14 (12.96%) Service Delivery
11 14 (12.96%) SFIA
12 13 (12.04%) Qualitative Research
12 13 (12.04%) Quantitative Research
12 13 (12.04%) Performance Management
13 12 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
13 12 (11.11%) Process Improvement
14 11 (10.19%) Service Design
14 11 (10.19%) Mentoring
14 11 (10.19%) Collaborative Working
14 11 (10.19%) Usability Testing
14 11 (10.19%) PRINCE2
14 11 (10.19%) Microsoft
15 10 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (9.26%) Web Services
15 10 (9.26%) Risk Management
15 10 (9.26%) Business Continuity
15 10 (9.26%) Banking

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 (5.56%) CMS
2 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.85%) Orchard CMS
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.93%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.63%) Office 365
3 4 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.85%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) Network Security
2 6 (5.56%) DHCP
2 6 (5.56%) DNS
2 6 (5.56%) Skype
3 2 (1.85%) HTTP
3 2 (1.85%) SMS
4 1 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) Intranet
4 1 (0.93%) LAN
4 1 (0.93%) RTP
4 1 (0.93%) WAN
4 1 (0.93%) Wireless
4 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.85%) Big Data
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) GIS
4 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.70%) Gradle
1 4 (3.70%) Maven
2 2 (1.85%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.85%) JIRA
2 2 (1.85%) JMeter
2 2 (1.85%) Selenium
2 2 (1.85%) Subversion
2 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.93%) Gatling
3 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.93%) NUnit
3 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (23.15%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Retail
4 3 (2.78%) Legal
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (15.74%) User Researcher
2 14 (12.96%) Analyst
3 11 (10.19%) Developer
4 9 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Senior User Researcher
6 6 (5.56%) Architect
6 6 (5.56%) Service Manager
6 6 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
7 5 (4.63%) Planning Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Product Owner
7 5 (4.63%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
8 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 4 (3.70%) ITIL Service Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Support
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.26%) Web Services
2 8 (7.41%) .NET
3 7 (6.48%) Velocity
3 7 (6.48%) XML
4 4 (3.70%) CSS
4 4 (3.70%) CSS3
4 4 (3.70%) HTML
4 4 (3.70%) HTML5
5 3 (2.78%) Ajax
5 3 (2.78%) DOM
5 3 (2.78%) jQuery
5 3 (2.78%) JSON
5 3 (2.78%) Middleware
5 3 (2.78%) REST
5 3 (2.78%) RESTful
5 3 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.78%) XHTML
6 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.85%) SOAP
6 2 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) User Experience
3 7 (6.48%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.63%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.78%) Blog
7 3 (2.78%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.85%) Life Science
9 1 (0.93%) IVR
9 1 (0.93%) NHS
9 1 (0.93%) PMI
9 1 (0.93%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.48%) Linux
1 7 (6.48%) Windows
2 6 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.63%) SUSE
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (24.07%) Decision-Making
4 23 (21.30%) Service Management
5 20 (18.52%) Analytics
6 19 (17.59%) ITIL
7 16 (14.81%) Project Management
8 15 (13.89%) Market Research
8 15 (13.89%) Psychology
9 14 (12.96%) Service Delivery
9 14 (12.96%) SFIA
10 13 (12.04%) Performance Management
10 13 (12.04%) Qualitative Research
10 13 (12.04%) Quantitative Research
11 12 (11.11%) Process Improvement
11 12 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
12 11 (10.19%) Collaborative Working
12 11 (10.19%) Mentoring
12 11 (10.19%) Service Design
12 11 (10.19%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.41%) Java
2 7 (6.48%) C#
3 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.70%) SQL
5 2 (1.85%) C++
5 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.93%) Ruby
6 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (20.37%) Degree
2 10 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.63%) APMG
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.78%) APMP
5 3 (2.78%) CISSP
5 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.85%) ACCA
6 2 (1.85%) CIMA
6 2 (1.85%) CIPD
6 2 (1.85%) MCTS
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.93%) CCNP
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.93%) HNC
7 1 (0.93%) ISEB
7 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) PMO
2 5 (4.63%) QA
2 5 (4.63%) SLA
3 4 (3.70%) GDPR
4 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.85%) GMP
6 1 (0.93%) COBIT
6 1 (0.93%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.85%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.70%) SCCM
2 4 (3.70%) WSUS
3 2 (1.85%) Kibana
3 2 (1.85%) Terraform
4 1 (0.93%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) Cisco
3 5 (4.63%) Clearswift
3 5 (4.63%) IronPort
3 5 (4.63%) Micro Focus
3 5 (4.63%) NetApp
4 4 (3.70%) Adobe
4 4 (3.70%) Citrix
4 4 (3.70%) Lumension
4 4 (3.70%) McAfee
4 4 (3.70%) MobileIron
5 3 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Apigee
6 1 (0.93%) ForeScout
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle
6 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow