The first table below looks at the demand for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 96 72 87
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.50% 0.76% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.03% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate £325 £363 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +64.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £206 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £510 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +22.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1360 972 1309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 75.81% 73.52% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 508 708
Average daily rate £350 £330 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.93 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.30% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.66 £12.15 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -16 8 £325 +6.99% 5
Bradford -1 1 - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Scrum
3 6 (21.43%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.29%) B2C
4 4 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) Data Management
4 4 (14.29%) QA
4 4 (14.29%) Release Management
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.71%) OOP
6 2 (7.14%) XHTML
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 2 (7.14%) HTML
6 2 (7.14%) CSS
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) B2B
6 2 (7.14%) ISO 9000
6 2 (7.14%) Adobe
6 2 (7.14%) Lawson
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) Legal
6 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (7.14%) Data Security
6 2 (7.14%) Management Information System

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Lawson
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Jackrabbit
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Release Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Coach
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Procurement Officer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) XHTML
1 2 (7.14%) Velocity
1 2 (7.14%) JSR 170
1 2 (7.14%) HTML5
1 2 (7.14%) OSGi
1 2 (7.14%) CSS3
1 2 (7.14%) Sass
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Android
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Scrum
2 6 (21.43%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 4 (14.29%) B2C
3 4 (14.29%) Data Management
3 4 (14.29%) Release Management
3 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) OOP
4 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.14%) Workflow
5 2 (7.14%) Data Security
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
5 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 2 (7.14%) Process Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CIPD
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe
1 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.57%) EMC
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft