The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 47 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.97% 0.90% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.14% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £500 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £354
% change year-on-year
- +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.73 £22.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +104.54%
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
384 264 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 74.71% 79.04% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 170 111
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.73 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £18.36 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South Yorkshire region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -10 5 £500 +81.81%
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) QA
3 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
3 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
4 6 (46.15%) Confluence
4 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
4 6 (46.15%) Selenium
4 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (46.15%) PKI
4 6 (46.15%) JIRA
4 6 (46.15%) HP
4 6 (46.15%) HP UFT
4 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
4 6 (46.15%) SNMP
4 6 (46.15%) Mac OS X
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) JMeter
4 6 (46.15%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Release Management
6 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
6 3 (23.08%) Clustering
6 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) DevOps
6 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (46.15%) Confluence
2 2 (15.38%) nginx
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project Server
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 6 (46.15%) Cucumber
2 6 (46.15%) HP UFT
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 6 (46.15%) JMeter
2 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
2 6 (46.15%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Artifactory
3 2 (15.38%) GitLab
3 2 (15.38%) Maven
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Test Leader
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) PKI
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Mac OS X
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
3 6 (46.15%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Release Management
5 3 (23.08%) Security Patching
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) Change Control
7 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
7 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
7 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) Nagios
2 2 (15.38%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft