The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 67 106 84
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 60 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.17% 1.05% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 1.26% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 9
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1599 1901 1291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.38% 83.19% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 1307 797
Median daily rate £420 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.66 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Leeds +39 50 £400 -5.88% 11
Bradford +15 2 £363 +20.83% 2
Halifax +8 2 £356 -24.73%
Wakefield - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 56 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.57%) Scrum
3 29 (28.71%) User Experience
4 24 (23.76%) Finance
4 24 (23.76%) Linux
4 24 (23.76%) Open Source
5 23 (22.77%) Java
6 22 (21.78%) User Stories
7 20 (19.80%) Scala
7 20 (19.80%) Git (software)
8 19 (18.81%) Confluence
8 19 (18.81%) JIRA
8 19 (18.81%) CSS
8 19 (18.81%) Jenkins
9 18 (17.82%) RESTful
10 17 (16.83%) Kanban
10 17 (16.83%) HTML
11 16 (15.84%) MVC
11 16 (15.84%) Web Development
11 16 (15.84%) Ajax
11 16 (15.84%) Line Management
11 16 (15.84%) Front End Development
12 15 (14.85%) CSS3
12 15 (14.85%) Automated Testing
12 15 (14.85%) Degree
12 15 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (14.85%) HTML5
12 15 (14.85%) C#
12 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
13 14 (13.86%) Web Design

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 19 (18.81%) Confluence
2 8 (7.92%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.94%) Apache
3 6 (5.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (5.94%) GlassFish
3 6 (5.94%) nginx
3 6 (5.94%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.95%) CMS
4 5 (4.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (3.96%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.97%) WordPress
7 2 (1.98%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.98%) Magnolia
7 2 (1.98%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.99%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.99%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.99%) MS Project
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.99%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) IaaS
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (7.92%) PaaS
1 8 (7.92%) SaaS
2 7 (6.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.87%) DNS
2 11 (10.89%) HTTP
3 6 (5.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (5.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (5.94%) Firewall
4 3 (2.97%) LDAP
5 1 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.92%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.93%) Redis
4 6 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.96%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.97%) MySQL
8 2 (1.98%) Big Data
8 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.99%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (19.80%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.81%) Jenkins
2 19 (18.81%) JIRA
3 11 (10.89%) JUnit
3 11 (10.89%) Subversion
4 6 (5.94%) Gitweb
4 6 (5.94%) Selenium
5 4 (3.96%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.97%) Grunt
6 3 (2.97%) gulp
7 2 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.99%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.99%) Mocha
8 1 (0.99%) Protractor
8 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (23.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Banking
2 3 (2.97%) Retail
3 2 (1.98%) Legal
3 2 (1.98%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Games
4 1 (0.99%) iGaming
4 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (33.66%) Developer
2 24 (23.76%) Analyst
3 17 (16.83%) Business Analyst
4 15 (14.85%) Agile Business Analyst
4 15 (14.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Architect
7 6 (5.94%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Digital Business Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.95%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.96%) Azure Architect
9 4 (3.96%) Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) Tester
10 3 (2.97%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (2.97%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.81%) CSS
2 18 (17.82%) RESTful
3 17 (16.83%) HTML
4 16 (15.84%) Ajax
5 15 (14.85%) CSS3
5 15 (14.85%) HTML5
6 14 (13.86%) REST
7 13 (12.87%) Spring
8 12 (11.88%) Spring MVC
9 11 (10.89%) Django
9 11 (10.89%) Guice
9 11 (10.89%) JSON
9 11 (10.89%) Play Framework
9 11 (10.89%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (9.90%) Web Services
11 8 (7.92%) jQuery
12 7 (6.93%) Node.js
13 6 (5.94%) LAPP Stack
13 6 (5.94%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (3.96%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (28.71%) User Experience
2 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) PKI
4 3 (2.97%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.98%) FMCG
5 2 (1.98%) NHS
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.99%) CMDB
6 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.99%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.99%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.76%) Linux
2 6 (5.94%) CentOS
3 3 (2.97%) Unix
3 3 (2.97%) Windows
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.98%) VMS
5 1 (0.99%) Android
5 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.57%) Scrum
3 24 (23.76%) Open Source
4 22 (21.78%) User Stories
5 17 (16.83%) Kanban
6 16 (15.84%) Front End Development
6 16 (15.84%) Line Management
6 16 (15.84%) MVC
6 16 (15.84%) Web Development
7 15 (14.85%) Automated Testing
7 15 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (13.86%) DevOps
8 14 (13.86%) Mentoring
8 14 (13.86%) Responsive Web Design
8 14 (13.86%) Web Design
9 12 (11.88%) Configuration Management
9 12 (11.88%) ITIL
10 11 (10.89%) OWASP
10 11 (10.89%) TDD
11 9 (8.91%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) Java
2 20 (19.80%) Scala
3 15 (14.85%) C#
4 14 (13.86%) Ruby
5 12 (11.88%) PHP
5 12 (11.88%) Python
6 10 (9.90%) SQL
7 9 (8.91%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.95%) Groovy
9 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.97%) C++
10 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.99%) ABAP
11 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) Degree
2 3 (2.97%) CCNP
2 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.97%) MCSE
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.97%) RHCE
3 2 (1.98%) CCA
3 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.99%) HNC
4 1 (0.99%) ISEB
4 1 (0.99%) MBA
4 1 (0.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) HL7
3 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.94%) NFS
3 6 (5.94%) Squid
4 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) Graphite
1 7 (6.93%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.94%) Ansible
2 6 (5.94%) Grafana
2 6 (5.94%) Graylog
2 6 (5.94%) HAProxy
2 6 (5.94%) Icinga
2 6 (5.94%) Nagios
2 6 (5.94%) StatsD
2 6 (5.94%) Terraform
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.99%) Opsview
Vendors
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.87%) VMware
3 11 (10.89%) Google
4 9 (8.91%) Oracle
5 8 (7.92%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.93%) Dell
7 6 (5.94%) F5
7 6 (5.94%) New Relic
7 6 (5.94%) Palo Alto
8 5 (4.95%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.98%) SAP
10 1 (0.99%) Adobe
10 1 (0.99%) HP
10 1 (0.99%) ServiceNow