The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Performance Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Improvement over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Performance Improvement
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 158 147
Contract jobs citing Performance Improvement 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.052% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.063% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £450 £285
% change year-on-year -5.44% +57.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

Performance 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 2125 3167 2872
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.24% 82.32% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1922 1563
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Performance Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Performance Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Improvement in the North West

Performance 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 Performance Improvement in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Performance Improvement in the North West

Performance Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Performance Improvement in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Performance Improvement in the North West

Performance Improvement
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Performance 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 Performance Improvement.

1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) 2G
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) 3D Programming
1 1 (20.00%) BDD
1 1 (20.00%) 4G
1 1 (20.00%) WebGL
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (20.00%) Android Development
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) React
1 1 (20.00%) React Native
1 1 (20.00%) ES6
1 1 (20.00%) Pixi.js
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement Process

Performance 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) 2G
1 1 (20.00%) 3G
1 1 (20.00%) 4G
1 1 (20.00%) GSM
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
1 1 (20.00%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Performance Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (20.00%) Pixi.js
1 1 (20.00%) React
1 1 (20.00%) React Native
1 1 (20.00%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) 3D Programming
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Android Development
1 1 (20.00%) BDD
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
1 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) ES6
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (20.00%) SAP