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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 79 83 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 14 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.84% 1.11% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.48% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £257 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £466 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+13.21% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.80% -22.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1296 1145 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.47% 74.45% 73.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 614 776
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +132.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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
Leeds +8 12 £325 -13.33% 8
Bradford +5 2 £365 -33.63%
Halifax - - - - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (27.27%) Change Management
2 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) CSS3
4 3 (13.64%) Build Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Apache Solr
4 3 (13.64%) hybris
4 3 (13.64%) JSP
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) Photoshop
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Adobe
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 3 (13.64%) Web Design
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
4 3 (13.64%) jQuery
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) MooTools
5 2 (9.09%) Project Planning

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (13.64%) Apache Solr
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Photoshop
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Lawson
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) 3G
1 2 (9.09%) 2G
1 2 (9.09%) LTE
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Change Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) UI Developer
3 3 (13.64%) UI Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Tester
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Procurement Officer
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
1 4 (18.18%) CSS3
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) JSP
2 3 (13.64%) Spring
2 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
2 3 (13.64%) jQuery
2 3 (13.64%) MooTools
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XHTML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Change Management
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Build Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Web Design
5 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Data Management
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe
1 3 (13.64%) hybris
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle