Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 110 109
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 95 118 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.67% 1.81% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.15% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 81 78
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +14.09% +1.36%
10th Percentile £204 £306 £263
90th Percentile £538 £601 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 15
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £18.00 £47.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -62.27% +176.58%
10th Percentile £27.38 £11.95 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £38.28 £54.00
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 4633 5498 6982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.55% 84.23% 81.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 3550 4272
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 161 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.85 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -24.23% +72.29%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +2 45 £356 -20.83% 25
Cheshire +11 25 £468 -4.10% 7
Merseyside +9 12 £425 +9.68% 3
Lancashire -3 11 £475 +5.56% 4
Cumbria -3 3 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 29 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.37%) Finance
3 19 (20.00%) Project Management
3 19 (20.00%) ITIL
4 18 (18.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
6 14 (14.74%) Service Management
7 13 (13.68%) Risk Management
7 13 (13.68%) Degree
8 12 (12.63%) SAP
9 11 (11.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (11.58%) Collaborative Working
10 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 10 (10.53%) Process Improvement
10 10 (10.53%) C#
11 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
11 9 (9.47%) Management Information System
11 9 (9.47%) Change Management
11 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.42%) Coaching
12 8 (8.42%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (8.42%) SFIA
12 8 (8.42%) IT Strategy
12 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.42%) Windows
12 8 (8.42%) .NET
12 8 (8.42%) Content Management
12 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
13 7 (7.37%) Business Analysis

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 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.26%) CMS
3 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.11%) Confluence
4 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.21%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) Intranet
1 6 (6.32%) Network Security
2 4 (4.21%) DHCP
2 4 (4.21%) DNS
2 4 (4.21%) Skype
3 3 (3.16%) Internet
4 2 (2.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SAP BW
2 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.21%) Bitbucket
2 4 (4.21%) Gradle
2 4 (4.21%) JIRA
2 4 (4.21%) Maven
2 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.11%) gulp
4 2 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.11%) Selenium
5 1 (1.05%) NUnit
General
1 26 (27.37%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
3 6 (6.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) French Language
5 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Analyst
2 15 (15.79%) Developer
3 7 (7.37%) Consultant
4 6 (6.32%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.32%) SAP BW Consultant
4 6 (6.32%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (6.32%) Senior Manager
5 5 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Architect
5 5 (5.26%) Information Architect
5 5 (5.26%) Lead Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) Support Specialist
5 5 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 4 (4.21%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Technical Support
6 4 (4.21%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) .NET
2 6 (6.32%) Web Services
3 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (4.21%) CSS
3 4 (4.21%) HTML
3 4 (4.21%) JSON
3 4 (4.21%) RESTful
3 4 (4.21%) Spring
3 4 (4.21%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.16%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.16%) XML
5 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.11%) Middleware
5 2 (2.11%) SOAP
5 2 (2.11%) Velocity
5 2 (2.11%) WCF
5 2 (2.11%) WinForms
6 1 (1.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (9.47%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.26%) Taxonomies
2 5 (5.26%) User Experience
3 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.11%) Blog
4 2 (2.11%) FMCG
4 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.05%) EPoS
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) Social Media
5 1 (1.05%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Windows
2 5 (5.26%) Linux
3 4 (4.21%) SUSE
3 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.00%) ITIL
2 19 (20.00%) Project Management
3 18 (18.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (14.74%) Service Management
5 13 (13.68%) Risk Management
6 11 (11.58%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (11.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 10 (10.53%) Process Improvement
7 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 9 (9.47%) Change Management
9 8 (8.42%) Coaching
9 8 (8.42%) Content Management
9 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
9 8 (8.42%) IT Strategy
9 8 (8.42%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
9 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
9 8 (8.42%) SFIA
10 7 (7.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.53%) C#
2 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.21%) Java
3 4 (4.21%) SQL
4 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.11%) C++
4 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.05%) Ruby
5 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Degree
2 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.21%) CISSP
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.11%) APMG
5 2 (2.11%) ISEB
5 2 (2.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.05%) CCIE
6 1 (1.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (1.05%) CCNP
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) CISM
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) GDPR
3 3 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.11%) COBIT
4 2 (2.11%) PMO
5 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (4.21%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (4.21%) SCCM
1 4 (4.21%) WSUS
2 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.11%) Puppet
3 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.63%) SAP
3 5 (5.26%) Cisco
4 4 (4.21%) Citrix
4 4 (4.21%) Clearswift
4 4 (4.21%) IronPort
4 4 (4.21%) Lumension
4 4 (4.21%) McAfee
4 4 (4.21%) Micro Focus
4 4 (4.21%) MobileIron
4 4 (4.21%) NetApp
5 2 (2.11%) Capita
5 2 (2.11%) Concur
5 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.05%) Adobe
6 1 (1.05%) Avaya
6 1 (1.05%) Facebook
6 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.05%) Sun
6 1 (1.05%) Twitter