Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 118 108
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10 -23
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 143 91 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.43% 1.62% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 1.97% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 60 101
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £211 £313
90th Percentile £660 £538 £700
England median daily rate £475 £460 £447
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.85% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 8
North West median hourly rate £24.88 £35.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% +115.38% -65.71%
10th Percentile £17.00 £22.97 £10.85
90th Percentile £43.00 £57.50 £53.67
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -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 4,888 4,613 6,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.16% 82.23% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,076 2,921 3,910
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £571
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 195 190
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.86% -29.33%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.03 £51.43
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +22 73 £425 +17.24% 48
Cheshire 0 27 £415 -7.78% 13
Lancashire -8 23 £456 -13.10% 7
Merseyside +10 10 £440 +3.53% 11
Cumbria -5 2 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 69 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.17%) Microsoft
3 29 (20.28%) Degree
4 28 (19.58%) DevOps
5 26 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (16.78%) Finance
6 24 (16.78%) C#
7 23 (16.08%) .NET
8 21 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (13.99%) Web Services
10 19 (13.29%) Office 365
11 18 (12.59%) Test Automation
11 18 (12.59%) Windows
11 18 (12.59%) TDD
12 17 (11.89%) Java
12 17 (11.89%) Active Directory
12 17 (11.89%) AngularJS
13 16 (11.19%) Selenium
14 15 (10.49%) Scrum
14 15 (10.49%) Analytics
15 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (9.09%) Workflow
16 13 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
17 12 (8.39%) TeamCity
17 12 (8.39%) Project Management
17 12 (8.39%) ITIL
18 11 (7.69%) CRM
18 11 (7.69%) SharePoint

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 11 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.99%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (6.99%) CMS
2 10 (6.99%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.20%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (2.10%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.70%) SAS
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.10%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.40%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.40%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.70%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.29%) Office 365
2 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.50%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.70%) npm
5 1 (0.70%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (0.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.99%) Firewall
2 6 (4.20%) Network Security
2 6 (4.20%) Reverse Proxy
2 6 (4.20%) SAN
3 5 (3.50%) Skype
4 3 (2.10%) LAN
4 3 (2.10%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.10%) WAN
4 3 (2.10%) Wireless
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.40%) VoIP
5 2 (1.40%) WLAN
6 1 (0.70%) DHCP
6 1 (0.70%) DNS
6 1 (0.70%) HTTP
6 1 (0.70%) RTP
6 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) Big Data
3 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.10%) Data Lake
4 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.70%) HBase
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (11.19%) Selenium
2 12 (8.39%) TeamCity
3 11 (7.69%) gulp
3 11 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (6.99%) Bitbucket
4 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.99%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.59%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.20%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.50%) Gradle
7 5 (3.50%) JMeter
7 5 (3.50%) Maven
7 5 (3.50%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.80%) JIRA
9 3 (2.10%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.70%) MSI
10 1 (0.70%) PhantomJS
10 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (16.78%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Banking
3 8 (5.59%) Marketing
4 7 (4.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.80%) Legal
5 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.10%) Retail
7 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.70%) Automotive
8 1 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (25.87%) Developer
2 14 (9.79%) Analyst
3 13 (9.09%) User Researcher
4 10 (6.99%) Architect
5 9 (6.29%) CRM Developer
5 9 (6.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 8 (5.59%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.59%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.59%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.20%) Service Manager
8 5 (3.50%) Field Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Office 365 Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.80%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (2.80%) Messaging Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) Scrum Master
9 4 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.10%) Design Engineer
10 3 (2.10%) Security Manager
10 3 (2.10%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.08%) .NET
2 20 (13.99%) Web Services
3 17 (11.89%) AngularJS
4 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (6.99%) SOAP
5 7 (4.90%) Sass
6 6 (4.20%) Aurelia
6 6 (4.20%) LESS
7 5 (3.50%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.50%) CSS
7 5 (3.50%) HTML
7 5 (3.50%) JSON
7 5 (3.50%) RESTful
7 5 (3.50%) WCF
8 4 (2.80%) Dropwizard
8 4 (2.80%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.80%) React
8 4 (2.80%) Spring
8 4 (2.80%) WinForms
8 4 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.78%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.99%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.59%) Blog
4 7 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.50%) Replication
6 4 (2.80%) iPad
6 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.80%) Robotics
7 3 (2.10%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.10%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) Fintech
8 1 (0.70%) FMCG
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.59%) Windows
2 8 (5.59%) Windows 10
3 6 (4.20%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.50%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.50%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.80%) Unix
6 3 (2.10%) Linux
7 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.40%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.70%) CentOS
8 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.58%) DevOps
3 26 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (12.59%) TDD
5 18 (12.59%) Test Automation
6 15 (10.49%) Analytics
6 15 (10.49%) Scrum
7 13 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (9.09%) Workflow
8 12 (8.39%) ITIL
8 12 (8.39%) Project Management
9 11 (7.69%) Business Transformation
9 11 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (7.69%) CRM
9 11 (7.69%) Service Management
9 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (6.99%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.78%) C#
2 17 (11.89%) Java
3 11 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.59%) SQL
5 7 (4.90%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.70%) ES6
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
6 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (20.28%) Degree
2 10 (6.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.80%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.10%) CCNA
7 3 (2.10%) CCNP
7 3 (2.10%) MBA
7 3 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.40%) CISSP
8 2 (1.40%) CSSLP
8 2 (1.40%) HNC
8 2 (1.40%) ISEB
8 2 (1.40%) MCITP
8 2 (1.40%) MCSE
8 2 (1.40%) MCTS
8 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.29%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.70%) GDPR
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.70%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.70%) PMO
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (11.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) SCCM
1 6 (4.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.70%) Ansible
3 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.59%) ServiceNow
3 7 (4.90%) Cisco
4 5 (3.50%) Apple
5 4 (2.80%) Blue Prism
5 4 (2.80%) SAP
6 3 (2.10%) Adobe
6 3 (2.10%) Automation Anywhere
6 3 (2.10%) Citrix
6 3 (2.10%) ForeScout
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle
6 3 (2.10%) UiPath
7 2 (1.40%) hybris
7 2 (1.40%) Lumension
7 2 (1.40%) McAfee
7 2 (1.40%) Meraki
8 1 (0.70%) F5
8 1 (0.70%) IronPort
8 1 (0.70%) New Relic
8 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds