Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 127 135
Rank change year-on-year +25 +8 -37
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 130 70 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.12% 1.23% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.49% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 43 88
North West median daily rate £438 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £291 £326 £317
90th Percentile £588 £628 £711
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
North West median hourly rate £39.99 £33.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.26% -0.75% -9.46%
10th Percentile £21.63 £22.06 £10.80
90th Percentile £44.93 £57.50 £54.47
England median hourly rate £28.50 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.87% +15.00% -9.09%

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 5,210 4,692 6,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.77% 82.42% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,269 2,867 3,930
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £255 £258
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 223 210
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +27.27% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £12.88
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.50 £48.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +13.50%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +18 67 £430 +10.26% 47
Lancashire +13 30 £425 - 11
Cheshire -15 18 £410 -13.68% 12
Merseyside +19 13 £600 +36.36% 4
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (20.00%) Finance
4 25 (19.23%) Degree
5 23 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (15.38%) ITIL
7 19 (14.62%) Service Management
7 19 (14.62%) Decision-Making
8 18 (13.85%) Project Management
9 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
9 16 (12.31%) Banking
10 14 (10.77%) Java
10 14 (10.77%) Analytics
11 13 (10.00%) DevOps
11 13 (10.00%) Quantitative Research
12 12 (9.23%) Qualitative Research
12 12 (9.23%) Market Research
12 12 (9.23%) C#
12 12 (9.23%) .NET
12 12 (9.23%) PRINCE2
12 12 (9.23%) Psychology
13 11 (8.46%) Web Services
13 11 (8.46%) Network Security
13 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
13 11 (8.46%) Service Design
14 10 (7.69%) Service Delivery
15 9 (6.92%) Workflow
15 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (6.92%) QA
15 9 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery

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 5 (3.85%) CMS
2 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.54%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.54%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.77%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.77%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.77%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Office 365
2 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.54%) Taleo
5 1 (0.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.46%) Network Security
2 6 (4.62%) Firewall
3 5 (3.85%) Skype
4 4 (3.08%) LAN
4 4 (3.08%) WAN
4 4 (3.08%) Wireless
5 3 (2.31%) DHCP
5 3 (2.31%) DNS
5 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.31%) WLAN
6 2 (1.54%) RTP
6 2 (1.54%) SMS
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.77%) SAN
7 1 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.31%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.54%) Big Data
3 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.77%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.77%) GIS
4 1 (0.77%) HBase
4 1 (0.77%) MySQL
4 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) JIRA
2 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.08%) Selenium
3 3 (2.31%) Gradle
3 3 (2.31%) JMeter
3 3 (2.31%) Maven
3 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.54%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.54%) Subversion
4 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.54%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.77%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.77%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.77%) gulp
5 1 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Banking
3 6 (4.62%) Legal
3 6 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.85%) User Researcher
2 16 (12.31%) Developer
3 12 (9.23%) Analyst
4 10 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 8 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.38%) Architect
6 7 (5.38%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Senior User Researcher
8 5 (3.85%) Business Manager
8 5 (3.85%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.08%) ITIL Manager
9 4 (3.08%) ITIL Service Manager
9 4 (3.08%) Network Specialist
9 4 (3.08%) Planning Manager
10 3 (2.31%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.31%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.31%) Office 365 Engineer
10 3 (2.31%) Scrum Master
10 3 (2.31%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) .NET
2 11 (8.46%) Web Services
3 8 (6.15%) XML
4 6 (4.62%) Entity Framework
5 4 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.08%) Drools
5 4 (3.08%) WCF
5 4 (3.08%) WinForms
6 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.31%) Middleware
6 3 (2.31%) REST
6 3 (2.31%) SOAP
6 3 (2.31%) Velocity
7 2 (1.54%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.54%) CSS3
7 2 (1.54%) Dropwizard
7 2 (1.54%) HTML5
7 2 (1.54%) jQuery
7 2 (1.54%) RESTful
7 2 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) User Experience
3 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.31%) Blog
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.31%) iPad
4 3 (2.31%) Robotics
5 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.54%) Life Science
5 2 (1.54%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.77%) PMI
6 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.92%) Windows
2 6 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.85%) Linux
4 2 (1.54%) SUSE
5 1 (0.77%) CentOS
5 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Unix
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (15.38%) ITIL
4 19 (14.62%) Decision-Making
4 19 (14.62%) Service Management
5 18 (13.85%) Project Management
6 14 (10.77%) Analytics
7 13 (10.00%) DevOps
7 13 (10.00%) Quantitative Research
8 12 (9.23%) Market Research
8 12 (9.23%) PRINCE2
8 12 (9.23%) Psychology
8 12 (9.23%) Qualitative Research
9 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
9 11 (8.46%) Service Design
10 10 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 9 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.92%) Workflow
12 8 (6.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.77%) Java
2 12 (9.23%) C#
3 5 (3.85%) SQL
4 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.77%) PHP
5 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (19.23%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.08%) CISSP
6 3 (2.31%) APMP
6 3 (2.31%) CCNA
6 3 (2.31%) CCNP
6 3 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.31%) MBA
6 3 (2.31%) MCTS
6 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.54%) ACCA
7 2 (1.54%) CIMA
7 2 (1.54%) CIPD
7 2 (1.54%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.77%) CCIE
8 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) QA
2 7 (5.38%) SLA
3 5 (3.85%) PMO
4 3 (2.31%) GDPR
5 2 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.77%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.54%) Varnish
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (1.54%) Kibana
1 2 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (1.54%) Terraform
2 1 (0.77%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.15%) Cisco
3 4 (3.08%) ForeScout
3 4 (3.08%) SAP
4 3 (2.31%) Adobe
4 3 (2.31%) Automation Anywhere
4 3 (2.31%) Blue Prism
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle
4 3 (2.31%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.31%) UiPath
5 2 (1.54%) Clearswift
5 2 (1.54%) IronPort
5 2 (1.54%) Micro Focus
5 2 (1.54%) NetApp
6 1 (0.77%) Apigee
6 1 (0.77%) F5
6 1 (0.77%) Lumension
6 1 (0.77%) McAfee
6 1 (0.77%) Meraki
6 1 (0.77%) SolarWinds