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 27 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.

Process Improvement
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 120 99
Rank change year-on-year +46 -21  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 60 38 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.32% 0.99% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.20% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 17 21
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £435 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -21.00% +7.52%  

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 2127 3164 2871
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.38% 82.44% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1916 1562
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £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 109 122 130
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 £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +29 31 £320 -8.57% 6
Cheshire +34 13 £375 +7.14% 2
Merseyside - 9 £455 -
Lancashire +7 1 £225 -45.28%
Process Improvement
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 24 (20.17%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (18.49%) Project Management
3 22 (18.49%) Change Management
3 22 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (15.13%) Business Analysis
5 18 (15.13%) SAP
6 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 16 (13.45%) ITIL
8 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
9 13 (10.92%) Manufacturing
9 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
9 13 (10.92%) Business Process Improvement
9 13 (10.92%) Security Operations
9 13 (10.92%) Business Process Modelling
10 12 (10.08%) Protective Monitoring
10 12 (10.08%) Workflow
10 12 (10.08%) Service Management
11 11 (9.24%) MS Excel
12 10 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (8.40%) SQL
12 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.40%) Management Information System
13 9 (7.56%) Migration
13 9 (7.56%) HTML
13 9 (7.56%) MS Visio
13 9 (7.56%) CRM
13 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2

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 (0.84%) SAS
1 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.56%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.20%) MS Project
4 4 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.72%) SAP MII
2 8 (6.72%) SAP PP
2 8 (6.72%) SAP PP-PI
3 5 (4.20%) SAP ERP
3 5 (4.20%) SAP GRC
3 5 (4.20%) SAP HR
4 3 (2.52%) SAP SD
5 2 (1.68%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) SaaS
1 5 (4.20%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (3.36%) PaaS
3 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) Firewall
2 4 (3.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (3.36%) Kerberos
2 4 (3.36%) LAN
2 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.36%) VoIP
2 4 (3.36%) VPN
2 4 (3.36%) WAN
2 4 (3.36%) Wireless
3 3 (2.52%) Broadband
4 1 (0.84%) DHCP
4 1 (0.84%) DNS
4 1 (0.84%) IPsec
4 1 (0.84%) NAS
4 1 (0.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.20%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.52%) Big Data
3 3 (2.52%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.52%) Redis
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.68%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.84%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.84%) DB2
5 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.84%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.72%) JIRA
2 3 (2.52%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.84%) JUnit
3 1 (0.84%) Maven
3 1 (0.84%) ProC
3 1 (0.84%) Subversion
3 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.72%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.52%) Legal
5 3 (2.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Billing
6 1 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (47.90%) Analyst
2 40 (33.61%) Business Analyst
3 14 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.24%) SAP Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Security Specialist
5 10 (8.40%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Developer
6 9 (7.56%) Senior Business Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) SAP Business Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) SAP PP Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) SAP PP Business Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) Architect
8 6 (5.04%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) SAP Architect
9 5 (4.20%) SAP Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) HTML
2 8 (6.72%) SAP XI
3 6 (5.04%) jQuery
4 5 (4.20%) CSS
5 4 (3.36%) Ajax
5 4 (3.36%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (3.36%) HTML5
5 4 (3.36%) JAAS
5 4 (3.36%) Java SE
5 4 (3.36%) JSON
5 4 (3.36%) Middleware
5 4 (3.36%) Web Services
6 3 (2.52%) RESTful
6 3 (2.52%) XML
7 2 (1.68%) .NET
8 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.40%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (4.20%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.20%) FMCG
4 5 (4.20%) IVR
5 4 (3.36%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.68%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.68%) PMI
7 1 (0.84%) AS400
7 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.72%) Linux
2 6 (5.04%) Windows
3 5 (4.20%) Unix
4 4 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.84%) OS/400
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (18.49%) Change Management
1 22 (18.49%) Project Management
2 19 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (15.13%) Business Analysis
4 16 (13.45%) ITIL
5 13 (10.92%) Business Process Improvement
5 13 (10.92%) Business Process Modelling
5 13 (10.92%) Security Operations
5 13 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.08%) Protective Monitoring
6 12 (10.08%) Service Management
6 12 (10.08%) Workflow
7 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (7.56%) Case Management
8 9 (7.56%) CRM
8 9 (7.56%) Migration
8 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2
8 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 8 (6.72%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) Python
3 5 (4.20%) Java
4 4 (3.36%) Go
4 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.36%) Perl
4 4 (3.36%) Ruby
5 1 (0.84%) C#
5 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.84%) PROC SQL
5 1 (0.84%) RPG
5 1 (0.84%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.84%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.84%) VBA
5 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.88%) ISEB
4 6 (5.04%) Degree
5 4 (3.36%) CISSP
5 4 (3.36%) SANS
5 4 (3.36%) SSCP
6 2 (1.68%) APMP
6 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.84%) CCIE
7 1 (0.84%) CCNP
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.84%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) PMO
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.36%) QRadar
1 4 (3.36%) RSA enVision
2 3 (2.52%) Kibana
2 3 (2.52%) logstash
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.84%) Nessus
3 1 (0.84%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.84%) Nmap
3 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) SAP
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.20%) Ariba
3 5 (4.20%) Concur
4 4 (3.36%) Apple
4 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.36%) Splunk
5 3 (2.52%) IBM
5 3 (2.52%) LogRhythm
5 3 (2.52%) Talend
6 1 (0.84%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco
6 1 (0.84%) HP
6 1 (0.84%) Intel
6 1 (0.84%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.84%) Lumension
6 1 (0.84%) NetWitness
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle
6 1 (0.84%) Snow
6 1 (0.84%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
Transition Partners
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