Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 105 147
Rank change year-on-year -30 +42 -25
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 73 101 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.25% 1.84% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.23% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 74 40
North West median daily rate £413 £375 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.50% +4.57%
10th Percentile £273 £269 £313
90th Percentile £548 £500 £625
England median daily rate £428 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +0.59% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% +2.99% -44.89%
10th Percentile £18.14 £19.00 £14.46
90th Percentile £43.00 £23.00 £40.45
England median hourly rate £24.50 £24.75 £22.45
% change year-on-year -1.01% +10.24% -25.17%

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 5,014 4,530 6,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.61% 82.60% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,152 2,768 3,935
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 209 216
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £32.56 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.74% +0.17% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £53.00 £50.63
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -38 39 £425 +23.19% 8
Lancashire +2 16 £398 +76.67% 4
Cheshire -11 13 £400 +6.67% 8
Cumbria - 1 £413 -
Process Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) Finance
3 25 (34.25%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (17.81%) Acceptance Criteria
6 13 (17.81%) Linux
6 13 (17.81%) Business Analysis
7 12 (16.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (16.44%) Scrum
8 11 (15.07%) Project Management
8 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
8 11 (15.07%) Decision-Making
9 10 (13.70%) Test Scripting
9 10 (13.70%) Apache
9 10 (13.70%) Tomcat
10 9 (12.33%) Service Management
10 9 (12.33%) Mentoring
11 8 (10.96%) User Stories
11 8 (10.96%) Business Process Improvement
11 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.96%) Product Management
11 8 (10.96%) SFIA
12 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (9.59%) User Experience
12 7 (9.59%) DevOps
12 7 (9.59%) Performance Management
12 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
12 7 (9.59%) Validation
12 7 (9.59%) Data 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 10 (13.70%) Apache
1 10 (13.70%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.85%) JBoss
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (6.85%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (2.74%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) Elite 3E
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.37%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.85%) OpenShift
2 5 (6.85%) PaaS
3 2 (2.74%) GitHub
3 2 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.74%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) FTP
2 3 (4.11%) SMS
3 2 (2.74%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) DMARC
4 1 (1.37%) DSL
4 1 (1.37%) Firewall
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) MS Access
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.85%) JIRA
2 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.74%) GitLab
4 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.37%) Gradle
4 1 (1.37%) JUnit
4 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.37%) Selenium
4 1 (1.37%) Subversion
4 1 (1.37%) TestNG
4 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (36.99%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.48%) Legal
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Law
5 2 (2.74%) Military
6 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.37%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Analyst
2 25 (34.25%) Business Analyst
3 5 (6.85%) Test Leader
4 4 (5.48%) Coordinator
4 4 (5.48%) Middleware Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Product Owner
4 4 (5.48%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Developer
5 3 (4.11%) Lead Product Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Product Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Business Improvement Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Data Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Scrum Master
6 2 (2.74%) Service Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) Web Services
2 5 (6.85%) Middleware
3 4 (5.48%) Entity Framework
3 4 (5.48%) Velocity
3 4 (5.48%) WCF
3 4 (5.48%) WinForms
3 4 (5.48%) XML
4 3 (4.11%) Ajax
4 3 (4.11%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (4.11%) jQuery
4 3 (4.11%) JSON
5 1 (1.37%) .NET
5 1 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) User Experience
3 5 (6.85%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) Clustering
5 2 (2.74%) PMI
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.37%) IVR
6 1 (1.37%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.37%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.81%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) HPUX
2 5 (6.85%) SUSE
3 4 (5.48%) Windows
4 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (19.18%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (17.81%) Acceptance Criteria
4 13 (17.81%) Business Analysis
5 12 (16.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (16.44%) Scrum
6 11 (15.07%) Decision-Making
6 11 (15.07%) Project Management
7 10 (13.70%) Test Scripting
8 9 (12.33%) Mentoring
8 9 (12.33%) Service Management
9 8 (10.96%) Business Process Improvement
9 8 (10.96%) Product Management
9 8 (10.96%) SFIA
9 8 (10.96%) User Stories
10 7 (9.59%) DevOps
10 7 (9.59%) Performance Management
10 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
10 7 (9.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 5 (6.85%) Ruby
1 5 (6.85%) VB
2 4 (5.48%) C#
3 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.11%) Go
3 3 (4.11%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.11%) Perl
3 3 (4.11%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) Ada
5 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) ISEB
4 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.48%) APMG
5 4 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.37%) Degree
7 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) GAAP
2 1 (1.37%) MIL-STD-498
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.74%) VirtualBox
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.85%) HP ALM
2 5 (6.85%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.74%) Terraform
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) HP
3 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.85%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.11%) IBM
4 3 (4.11%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) Google
5 2 (2.74%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Xerox
6 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.37%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.37%) M86 Security
6 1 (1.37%) McAfee
6 1 (1.37%) Mitel
6 1 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.37%) Trustwave