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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 74 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 42 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.02% 0.66% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 0.83% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £199 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £401 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.24% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +114.00%
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
1755 1331 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.42% 79.51% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1262 902 584
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 20 36
Average hourly rate £29.38 £15.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +7 34 £375 +23.96% 8
Bradford -10 1 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) Java
3 30 (31.91%) JavaScript
4 29 (30.85%) Web Design
5 28 (29.79%) CSS
6 27 (28.72%) CSS3
7 26 (27.66%) SQL
8 25 (26.60%) HTML
9 22 (23.40%) HTML5
10 21 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (22.34%) VMware
11 20 (21.28%) TDD
11 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
11 20 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (21.28%) Ruby
12 19 (20.21%) QA
12 19 (20.21%) Git (software)
12 19 (20.21%) Mentoring
13 18 (19.15%) User Stories
13 18 (19.15%) Responsive Web Design
13 18 (19.15%) MS Excel
13 18 (19.15%) Pair Programming
14 17 (18.09%) IntelliJ
14 17 (18.09%) Open Source
14 17 (18.09%) TeamCity
14 17 (18.09%) Sinatra
14 17 (18.09%) Cucumber
14 17 (18.09%) Akamai
14 17 (18.09%) Sass
14 17 (18.09%) Capybara

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 17 (18.09%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (10.64%) Apache Solr
3 5 (5.32%) IIS
4 3 (3.19%) Apache
4 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.13%) CICS
5 2 (2.13%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.13%) Confluence
5 2 (2.13%) Lync
6 1 (1.06%) Node.js
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.06%) SAS
6 1 (1.06%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.06%) GlassFish
Applications
1 18 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.70%) Photoshop
3 5 (5.32%) MS Office
4 3 (3.19%) MS Project
5 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) DMZ
2 2 (2.13%) LAN
2 2 (2.13%) WAN
2 2 (2.13%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.06%) LDAP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) 3G
3 1 (1.06%) Firewall
3 1 (1.06%) 2G
3 1 (1.06%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.13%) Adabas
4 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Git (software)
2 17 (18.09%) Cucumber
2 17 (18.09%) Capybara
2 17 (18.09%) TeamCity
2 17 (18.09%) IntelliJ
3 3 (3.19%) JIRA
3 3 (3.19%) JUnit
4 2 (2.13%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Publishing
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (39.36%) Developer
2 18 (19.15%) Analyst
2 18 (19.15%) Ruby Developer
3 10 (10.64%) UI Developer
3 10 (10.64%) UI Programmer
4 9 (9.57%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (6.38%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Information Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) MI Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.26%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.79%) CSS
2 27 (28.72%) CSS3
3 25 (26.60%) HTML
4 22 (23.40%) HTML5
5 17 (18.09%) Sinatra
5 17 (18.09%) Sass
6 15 (15.96%) jQuery
7 14 (14.89%) Spring
8 10 (10.64%) Spring MVC
8 10 (10.64%) JSP
8 10 (10.64%) MooTools
9 9 (9.57%) Velocity
10 6 (6.38%) XML
11 5 (5.32%) .NET
11 5 (5.32%) COM
12 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
12 4 (4.26%) SignalR
12 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (4.26%) NLog
12 4 (4.26%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) NHS
2 9 (9.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) Statistics
3 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.06%) CMDB
4 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.06%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.06%) PKI
4 1 (1.06%) W3C
4 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.06%) Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.06%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.85%) Web Design
3 20 (21.28%) TDD
3 20 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (20.21%) Mentoring
5 18 (19.15%) User Stories
5 18 (19.15%) Responsive Web Design
5 18 (19.15%) Pair Programming
6 17 (18.09%) Open Source
7 16 (17.02%) Scrum
8 15 (15.96%) Coaching
9 14 (14.89%) MVC
9 14 (14.89%) Business Analysis
10 13 (13.83%) Project Management
11 11 (11.70%) Service Management
11 11 (11.70%) Change Management
11 11 (11.70%) Configuration Management
11 11 (11.70%) PRINCE2
11 11 (11.70%) Integration Testing
12 10 (10.64%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (43.62%) Java
2 30 (31.91%) JavaScript
3 26 (27.66%) SQL
4 20 (21.28%) Ruby
5 5 (5.32%) Python
6 4 (4.26%) C#
7 3 (3.19%) Perl
7 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.13%) Scala
8 2 (2.13%) Groovy
8 2 (2.13%) C
8 2 (2.13%) JCL
8 2 (2.13%) COBOL
9 1 (1.06%) NATURAL
9 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.06%) ABAP
9 1 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Degree
2 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.06%) MCITP
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.06%) MCSE
4 1 (1.06%) ISEB
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.21%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (18.09%) Graylog
2 3 (3.19%) SCCM
3 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.06%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) VMware
2 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.09%) Akamai
3 17 (18.09%) New Relic
4 10 (10.64%) hybris
4 10 (10.64%) Adobe
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle
5 4 (4.26%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (3.19%) SAP
7 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.06%) BMC
7 1 (1.06%) NetApp
7 1 (1.06%) Splunk