Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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.

Process Improvement
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 125 141
Rank change year-on-year -38 +16 -1
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 55 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 1.29% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.57% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 60
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £253 £281 £272
90th Percentile £498 £539 £496
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +83.91% -50.99%
10th Percentile £25.48 £31.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.75 £42.95
England median hourly rate £29.15 £31.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.23% +41.18% -32.84%

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 4,932 4,778 6,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.69% 82.04% 84.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,113 2,936 3,928
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 199 183
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.66%
10th Percentile £11.21 £11.74 £12.19
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.60 £52.65
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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 22 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in the North West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 September 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 -33 27 £413 - 15
Lancashire - 13 £400 - 3
Cheshire -4 11 £370 -6.38% 5
Merseyside +6 1 £450 - 4
Cumbria -6 1 £425 - 2
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 8 (14.55%) Change Management
5 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (12.73%) Service Management
6 7 (12.73%) Project Management
6 7 (12.73%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (10.91%) Decision-Making
7 6 (10.91%) Windows
7 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
7 6 (10.91%) User Experience
7 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.09%) BDD
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (9.09%) User Stories
8 5 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
8 5 (9.09%) SFIA
8 5 (9.09%) Scrum
8 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
8 5 (9.09%) Linux
8 5 (9.09%) C#
8 5 (9.09%) Data Modelling
8 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.27%) XML

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 4 (7.27%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) JBoss
2 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) GitHub
2 2 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) OpenShift
2 2 (3.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) DMARC
3 1 (1.82%) DSL
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
3 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.45%) JIRA
3 2 (3.64%) GitLab
4 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.82%) Gradle
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.27%) Legal
4 3 (5.45%) Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Law
5 2 (3.64%) Military
5 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Analyst
2 19 (34.55%) Business Analyst
3 4 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (7.27%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (5.45%) Developer
5 2 (3.64%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Coordinator
5 2 (3.64%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) CRM Business Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Lead Software Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (3.64%) Project Officer
5 2 (3.64%) Project Support Officer
5 2 (3.64%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Senior Middleware Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Service Manager
5 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Entity Framework
1 4 (7.27%) WCF
1 4 (7.27%) WinForms
1 4 (7.27%) XML
2 3 (5.45%) Web Services
3 2 (3.64%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (3.64%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) RESTful
4 1 (1.82%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) User Experience
3 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.64%) PMI
6 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.82%) Life Science
6 1 (1.82%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (5.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 8 (14.55%) Change Management
4 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (12.73%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (12.73%) Project Management
5 7 (12.73%) Service Management
6 6 (10.91%) Decision-Making
6 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.09%) BDD
7 5 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 5 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (9.09%) Scrum
7 5 (9.09%) SFIA
7 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
7 5 (9.09%) User Stories
8 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C#
2 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.64%) Python
3 2 (3.64%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.64%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) APMG
5 1 (1.82%) CISM
5 1 (1.82%) CISSP
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (1.82%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) GLP
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 13485
1 2 (3.64%) PMO
1 2 (3.64%) QA
1 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) GDPR
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.64%) Docker
2 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.64%) VirtualBox
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.64%) Terraform
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat
2 3 (5.45%) M86 Security
2 3 (5.45%) McAfee
2 3 (5.45%) Trustwave
3 2 (3.64%) Google
3 2 (3.64%) IBM
3 2 (3.64%) Pega
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.64%) SAP
3 2 (3.64%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Xerox
4 1 (1.82%) Mitel
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.82%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow