Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Process Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 117 131
Rank change year-on-year -19 +14 -1
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 63 111 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.63% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.94% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 83 52
North West median daily rate £450 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.59% +17.54%
10th Percentile £335 £285 £306
90th Percentile £538 £530 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.60% -0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £20.39 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.89% -32.37% +20.60%
England median hourly rate £23.68 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -12.29% -10.00% +17.65%

Process 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 4593 5726 6975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.84% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3694 4234
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 166 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.13 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in the North West

Process 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 Process Improvement in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in the North West

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in the North West

Process 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 Process Improvement in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in the North West

Process 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 Process Improvement within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -14 32 £450 +12.50% 11
Cheshire +1 10 £450 +42.86% 4
Merseyside -3 7 £500 +51.52%
Lancashire +14 6 £850 +97.10%
Cumbria -6 1 - - 1
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 17 (26.98%) Project Management
3 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (17.46%) Business Analysis
5 11 (17.46%) Service Delivery
6 9 (14.29%) Cisco
6 9 (14.29%) ITIL
6 9 (14.29%) User Experience
7 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (11.11%) Network Security
7 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 6 (9.52%) Analytics
9 5 (7.94%) Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
9 5 (7.94%) Linux
9 5 (7.94%) VPN
9 5 (7.94%) CCIE
9 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (7.94%) Concur
9 5 (7.94%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
9 5 (7.94%) Resource Allocation
9 5 (7.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (6.35%) Business Process Modelling
10 4 (6.35%) Six Sigma
10 4 (6.35%) CCSP
10 4 (6.35%) CCNA
10 4 (6.35%) MS Visio

Process 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 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.59%) Maximo
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.59%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.76%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Network Security
2 5 (7.94%) VPN
3 3 (4.76%) Firewall
3 3 (4.76%) LAN
3 3 (4.76%) WAN
4 2 (3.17%) HTTP
4 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.17%) VoIP
5 1 (1.59%) BGP
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.59%) DHCP
5 1 (1.59%) DNS
5 1 (1.59%) Multicast
5 1 (1.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Base SAS
1 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (3.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (3.17%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) GitLab
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.17%) ProC
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) NUnit
2 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Local Government
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 5 (7.94%) Digital Analyst
3 5 (7.94%) Network Security Specialist
3 5 (7.94%) Network Specialist
3 5 (7.94%) Security Specialist
4 4 (6.35%) Administrator
4 4 (6.35%) Business Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Programme Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Consultant
5 3 (4.76%) Digital Business Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Process Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Digital Transformation
6 2 (3.17%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.17%) Middleware
1 2 (3.17%) WCF
1 2 (3.17%) WinForms
1 2 (3.17%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) Spring
2 1 (1.59%) Spring Boot
2 1 (1.59%) Velocity
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) User Experience
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.59%) Fintech
4 1 (1.59%) FMCG
4 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) PMI
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Unix
3 3 (4.76%) SUSE
3 3 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.76%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Project Management
2 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (17.46%) Business Analysis
4 11 (17.46%) Service Delivery
5 9 (14.29%) ITIL
6 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.52%) Analytics
7 6 (9.52%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.94%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
8 5 (7.94%) Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (7.94%) Resource Allocation
8 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Business Process Improvement
9 4 (6.35%) Business Process Modelling
9 4 (6.35%) IT Governance
9 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.35%) Six Sigma
9 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) C
2 2 (3.17%) C#
2 2 (3.17%) C++
2 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.17%) PROC SQL
2 2 (3.17%) R
2 2 (3.17%) SAS Macro
2 2 (3.17%) VBA
3 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) CCIE
1 5 (7.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) CCNA
2 4 (6.35%) CCSP
3 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) CISSP
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.17%) SANS
4 2 (3.17%) SSCP
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB
5 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.59%) PMP
5 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.59%) SAS Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) PMO
2 2 (3.17%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Ansible
1 2 (3.17%) Nessus
1 2 (3.17%) Nexpose
1 2 (3.17%) Nmap
1 2 (3.17%) QRadar
1 2 (3.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Cisco
2 5 (7.94%) Concur
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) SAP
3 4 (6.35%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) Apple
4 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.17%) Intel
4 2 (3.17%) McAfee
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) NetWitness
4 2 (3.17%) Qualys
4 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.17%) Snow
4 2 (3.17%) Splunk
5 1 (1.59%) Ariba
5 1 (1.59%) Epicor
5 1 (1.59%) IFS
5 1 (1.59%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com