The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 101 93 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 34 54 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.18% 1.85% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 2.24% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 8
Median daily rate £450 £398 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £275 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £453 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £381
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.21% -8.33%
Continuous Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2389 2413 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 83.12% 82.86% 76.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 1662 1285
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 53
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
West Yorkshire -15 29 £450 +9.75% 24
South Yorkshire -6 5 £475 +136.76% 3
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Scrum
3 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.76%) Java
5 16 (24.24%) Linux
6 13 (19.70%) Kanban
7 11 (16.67%) HTML5
7 11 (16.67%) BDD
7 11 (16.67%) CSS
7 11 (16.67%) HTML
7 11 (16.67%) Spring
7 11 (16.67%) DevOps
8 10 (15.15%) CSS3
8 10 (15.15%) JIRA
9 9 (13.64%) TDD
9 9 (13.64%) ITIL
9 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
10 8 (12.12%) Project Management
10 8 (12.12%) Hibernate
10 8 (12.12%) Software Testing
10 8 (12.12%) Selenium
10 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.12%) Confluence
10 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
10 8 (12.12%) SDLC
11 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
11 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.61%) Python
11 7 (10.61%) JSP

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in 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 8 (12.12%) Confluence
2 6 (9.09%) Node.js
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) Moodle
4 2 (3.03%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.52%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.52%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.52%) nginx
5 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Exchequer
1 2 (3.03%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.52%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
1 3 (4.55%) SNMP
2 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.52%) Firewall
3 1 (1.52%) Intranet
3 1 (1.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Redis
2 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.06%) MySQL
4 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) JIRA
2 8 (12.12%) Selenium
3 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.55%) JMeter
6 3 (4.55%) JUnit
6 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.03%) Subversion
7 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.03%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.52%) CasperJS
8 1 (1.52%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.52%) Gitweb
8 1 (1.52%) JBehave
8 1 (1.52%) Mocha
8 1 (1.52%) Mockito
8 1 (1.52%) Protractor
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Games
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Online Betting
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) iGaming
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Developer
2 7 (10.61%) Java Engineer
2 7 (10.61%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.61%) Senior Java Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.06%) Tester
6 3 (4.55%) Business Manager
6 3 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.55%) LAMP Developer
6 3 (4.55%) MongoDB Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.55%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 3 (4.55%) SAP Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) CSS
1 11 (16.67%) HTML
1 11 (16.67%) HTML5
1 11 (16.67%) Spring
2 10 (15.15%) CSS3
3 8 (12.12%) Hibernate
4 7 (10.61%) J2EE
4 7 (10.61%) JSP
5 6 (9.09%) .NET
6 4 (6.06%) LAMP
7 3 (4.55%) Ajax
7 3 (4.55%) JSON
7 3 (4.55%) REST
7 3 (4.55%) Spring MVC
8 2 (3.03%) Backbone.js
8 2 (3.03%) Django
8 2 (3.03%) Guice
8 2 (3.03%) jQuery
8 2 (3.03%) Play Framework
8 2 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (9.09%) User Experience
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
3 3 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (3.03%) CMDB
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.03%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.03%) FMCG
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) Windows
3 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.52%) CentOS
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Scrum
3 13 (19.70%) Kanban
4 11 (16.67%) BDD
4 11 (16.67%) DevOps
5 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 9 (13.64%) ITIL
5 9 (13.64%) TDD
6 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
6 8 (12.12%) Project Management
6 8 (12.12%) SDLC
6 8 (12.12%) Software Testing
6 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.09%) High Availability
8 6 (9.09%) Service Management
8 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 17 (25.76%) Java
3 7 (10.61%) C#
3 7 (10.61%) Python
4 6 (9.09%) Ruby
5 4 (6.06%) C
5 4 (6.06%) Perl
5 4 (6.06%) PHP
5 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.06%) SQL
6 1 (1.52%) ABAP
6 1 (1.52%) Groovy
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VB
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) COBIT
2 2 (3.03%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.52%) Val IT
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.52%) NFS
1 1 (1.52%) Squid
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.03%) Graphite
3 1 (1.52%) Ansible
3 1 (1.52%) Grafana
3 1 (1.52%) Graylog
3 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.52%) Icinga
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) Opsview
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
3 1 (1.52%) StatsD
3 1 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) SAP
3 4 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (3.03%) Google
4 2 (3.03%) IBM
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.52%) Brocade
5 1 (1.52%) Dell
5 1 (1.52%) F5
5 1 (1.52%) New Relic
5 1 (1.52%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
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