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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 119 97
Rank change year-on-year +24 -22  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 42 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 1.09% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.33% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 26
Median daily rate £369 £425 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.23% +27.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £415
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £20.39 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +91.01% -25.83%  

Process 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 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 26 £363 -15.15% 6
Merseyside - 6 £400 - 1
Cheshire +16 4 £340 -43.33% 2
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 31 (30.69%) Finance
2 22 (21.78%) Project Management
3 21 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
5 16 (15.84%) Business Analysis
6 14 (13.86%) Workflow
7 13 (12.87%) Service Delivery
7 13 (12.87%) SQL
7 13 (12.87%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
7 13 (12.87%) Resource Allocation
8 12 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (11.88%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (9.90%) IT Governance
9 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
10 9 (8.91%) Waterfall
10 9 (8.91%) Management Information System
10 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.91%) Security Operations
10 9 (8.91%) Case Management
11 8 (7.92%) Business Process Analysis
11 8 (7.92%) Change Management
11 8 (7.92%) Service Management
11 8 (7.92%) Linux
11 8 (7.92%) CRM
11 8 (7.92%) Oracle
11 8 (7.92%) ITIL
11 8 (7.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.92%) Analytics
11 8 (7.92%) JIRA

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 1 (0.99%) SAS
1 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.99%) SAP AFS
4 1 (0.99%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.99%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) PaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) VPN
2 5 (4.95%) Broadband
3 4 (3.96%) Firewall
3 4 (3.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (3.96%) Wireless
4 3 (2.97%) LAN
4 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.97%) VoIP
4 3 (2.97%) WAN
5 2 (1.98%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.97%) Big Data
2 3 (2.97%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.97%) MySQL
2 3 (2.97%) MySQL Workbench
2 3 (2.97%) Redis
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.98%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.99%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.99%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) ERwin
2 3 (2.97%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.98%) GitLab
3 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.99%) ProC
4 1 (0.99%) Subversion
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (30.69%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Banking
2 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
4 1 (0.99%) Local Government
4 1 (0.99%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (49.50%) Analyst
2 32 (31.68%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.87%) Project Manager
4 11 (10.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 10 (9.90%) Security Specialist
6 7 (6.93%) Portfolio Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Functional Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Oracle Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Functional Business Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Oracle Business Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Oracle HRMS Business Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Project Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Security Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) Web Services
2 3 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.97%) HTML
2 3 (2.97%) jQuery
2 3 (2.97%) RESTful
3 2 (1.98%) Ajax
3 2 (1.98%) HTML5
3 2 (1.98%) JAAS
3 2 (1.98%) Java SE
3 2 (1.98%) JSON
3 2 (1.98%) Middleware
4 1 (0.99%) .NET
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.91%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.95%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.95%) IVR
4 4 (3.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.97%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (2.97%) User Experience
6 2 (1.98%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.92%) Linux
2 4 (3.96%) Unix
2 4 (3.96%) Windows
3 3 (2.97%) SUSE
3 3 (2.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.97%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.78%) Project Management
2 21 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.84%) Business Analysis
4 14 (13.86%) Workflow
5 13 (12.87%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 13 (12.87%) Resource Allocation
5 13 (12.87%) Service Delivery
6 12 (11.88%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (9.90%) IT Governance
8 9 (8.91%) Case Management
8 9 (8.91%) Security Operations
8 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (8.91%) Waterfall
9 8 (7.92%) Analytics
9 8 (7.92%) Business Process Analysis
9 8 (7.92%) Change Management
9 8 (7.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (7.92%) CRM
9 8 (7.92%) ITIL
9 8 (7.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) Python
3 4 (3.96%) Java
4 2 (1.98%) Go
4 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.98%) Perl
4 2 (1.98%) Ruby
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) PROC SQL
5 1 (0.99%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) CISSP
3 3 (2.97%) Degree
3 3 (2.97%) ISEB
3 3 (2.97%) SANS
3 3 (2.97%) SSCP
4 2 (1.98%) APMP
4 2 (1.98%) CCIE
4 2 (1.98%) CCNP
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.99%) CIPD
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.99%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.99%) PMO
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.97%) vSphere
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) RSA enVision
2 3 (2.97%) Kibana
2 3 (2.97%) logstash
2 3 (2.97%) QRadar
3 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle
3 5 (4.95%) Cisco
4 3 (2.97%) Apple
4 3 (2.97%) IBM
4 3 (2.97%) LogRhythm
4 3 (2.97%) SAP
4 3 (2.97%) Splunk
4 3 (2.97%) Talend
4 3 (2.97%) VMware
5 2 (1.98%) Concur
5 2 (1.98%) Pegasus
5 2 (1.98%) Red Hat