The first table below looks at the demand for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 110 95 106
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 19 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.72% 0.81% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.13% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 7
Average daily rate £300 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £510 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +12.30%
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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1887 1503 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 71.86% 71.30% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1215 785 944
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +31.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.50 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £41.60 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 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
West Yorkshire -15 12 £325 -10.34% 7
South Yorkshire +3 5 £158 -56.84% 2
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.45%) Project Management
4 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
4 7 (15.91%) Java
4 7 (15.91%) QA
5 6 (13.64%) Scrum
5 6 (13.64%) SQL
6 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.36%) Change Management
6 5 (11.36%) Release Management
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.09%) HTML5
7 4 (9.09%) CSS3
7 4 (9.09%) B2C
7 4 (9.09%) CSS
7 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.09%) HTML
7 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
7 4 (9.09%) Data Management
7 4 (9.09%) Degree
7 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Retail
8 3 (6.82%) Korn
8 3 (6.82%) Workflow
8 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
8 3 (6.82%) Selenium
8 3 (6.82%) Process Management
8 3 (6.82%) Risk Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (6.82%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Lawson
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Jackrabbit
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
1 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Developer
1 8 (18.18%) Analyst
1 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 3 (6.82%) QA Manager
2 3 (6.82%) Business Analyst
2 3 (6.82%) Administrator
2 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
2 3 (6.82%) Consultant
3 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
3 2 (4.55%) Applications Support
3 2 (4.55%) Release Manager
3 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
3 2 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (2.27%) PMO Manager
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Procurement Officer
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) HTML5
1 4 (9.09%) CSS3
1 4 (9.09%) CSS
1 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (4.55%) Sass
2 2 (4.55%) OSGi
2 2 (4.55%) XHTML
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) LAMP
2 2 (4.55%) Velocity
2 2 (4.55%) JSR 170
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
3 1 (2.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) UNIX
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Android
2 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) Project Management
3 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
4 6 (13.64%) Scrum
5 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
5 5 (11.36%) Change Management
5 5 (11.36%) Release Management
6 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.09%) B2C
6 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.09%) Data Management
6 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.82%) Workflow
7 3 (6.82%) Process Management
7 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.82%) OOP
7 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.82%) B2B
7 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Java
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) Korn
4 3 (6.82%) Perl
4 3 (6.82%) Python
4 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) CIPD
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) ISO 9000
3 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) IBM
2 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) EMC
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) MicroStrategy