Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 138 120
Rank change year-on-year -29 -18 +14
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 56 65 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 1.14% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.38% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 83
North West median daily rate £419 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +16.13% -1.59%
10th Percentile £270 £346 £275
90th Percentile £500 £588 £498
England median daily rate £450 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
North West median hourly rate £27.26 £43.00 £16.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.62% +164.13% -46.00%
10th Percentile £24.33 £33.60 £11.00
90th Percentile £30.38 £43.60 £36.92
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +15.68% -13.56% -

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 4,991 4,696 5,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.91% 82.62% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,156 3,025 3,568
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 207 169
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 11 December 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
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 11 December 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 -18 30 £400 -15.79% 25
Cheshire -1 11 £375 -16.67% 7
Lancashire -21 8 £456 -46.32% 8
Merseyside -6 6 £553 +10.50% 3
Cumbria -3 1 £425 +16.04% 1
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (23.21%) Business Analysis
4 11 (19.64%) Finance
5 10 (17.86%) Change Management
6 9 (16.07%) Six Sigma
7 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.71%) Lean Six Sigma
8 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
8 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
8 6 (10.71%) ITIL
8 6 (10.71%) Windows
8 6 (10.71%) CRM
9 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
9 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.93%) McAfee
9 5 (8.93%) Information Security
9 5 (8.93%) Project Planning
9 5 (8.93%) BDD
9 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Management
9 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (8.93%) Target Operating Model
10 4 (7.14%) SFIA
10 4 (7.14%) User Experience
10 4 (7.14%) Software Delivery
10 4 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling

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 2 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.36%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) Firewall
2 2 (3.57%) LAN
2 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.57%) VoIP
2 2 (3.57%) VPN
2 2 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (1.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
1 1 (1.79%) Selenium
1 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Analyst
2 23 (41.07%) Business Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Developer
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
4 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
4 3 (5.36%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Service Manager
4 3 (5.36%) Workday Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) CRM Business Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) IT Trainer
5 2 (3.57%) Project Officer
5 2 (3.57%) Project Support Officer
5 2 (3.57%) Security Specialist
5 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
1 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.36%) CSS
2 3 (5.36%) HTML
2 3 (5.36%) XHTML
2 3 (5.36%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Cyberattack
4 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) Life Science
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
5 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Unix
3 3 (5.36%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) AIX
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (23.21%) Business Analysis
4 10 (17.86%) Change Management
5 9 (16.07%) Six Sigma
6 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.71%) CRM
7 6 (10.71%) ITIL
7 6 (10.71%) Lean Six Sigma
7 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (8.93%) BDD
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.93%) Information Security
8 5 (8.93%) Performance Management
8 5 (8.93%) Project Planning
8 5 (8.93%) Target Operating Model
8 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) C#
2 3 (5.36%) C
3 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
1 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) CISSP
2 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) ISEB
2 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.79%) CISM
3 1 (1.79%) PMP
3 1 (1.79%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.79%) SANS
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) GDPR
1 2 (3.57%) GLP
1 2 (3.57%) ISO 13485
1 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) McAfee
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Blue Coat
2 3 (5.36%) M86 Security
2 3 (5.36%) Trustwave
2 3 (5.36%) Workday
3 2 (3.57%) AlienVault
3 2 (3.57%) Apple
3 2 (3.57%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Pega
3 2 (3.57%) Sony
3 2 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow