The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 27 April 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.

Continual Improvement
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 27 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 +23  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.26% 3.96% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 4.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 2
Median daily rate £359 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.31% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £350 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £29.00
% change year-on-year +1.93% -6.97%  

Continuous 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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 324 332 385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 81.20% 87.60% 82.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 248 255
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Median hourly rate £187.50 £22.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +724.17% +19.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Northamptonshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Northamptonshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Northamptonshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Northamptonshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Northampton -11 5 £236 -40.93% 1
Kettering -2 2 £375 -
Corby - 1 £440 -
Continuous Improvement
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 4 (33.33%) Automotive
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) Customer Segmentation
3 2 (16.67%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (16.67%) PMI
3 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Automotive Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business IT Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Campaign Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Campaign Marketing Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) IT Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Governance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) HR Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Lean Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum Master
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Coaching
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Customer Segmentation
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (8.33%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft