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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 37 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.92% 1.41% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.18% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£450 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -33.33%
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
246 229 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 75.69% 64.69% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 107 105
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £183 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 20
Average hourly rate £15.73 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £35.00 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -4 2 £275 -31.25% 1
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) SLA
1 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) FMCG
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) IIS
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Logistics
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
5 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) PBX
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) QlikView
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Storage Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Project Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) FMCG
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) BPMN
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Brocade
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Sun
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (10.00%) Cognos