The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 39 47 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 16 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.43% 0.94% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 1.20% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Median daily rate £463 £500 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +83.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £470 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 370 415 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 79.23% 78.30% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 280 218
Median daily rate £425 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.75 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.98% -5.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in South Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in South Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in South Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Sheffield +12 14 £475 -5.00% 4
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Scrum
3 12 (48.00%) Kanban
4 11 (44.00%) Service Design
5 9 (36.00%) User Experience
6 8 (32.00%) Banking
7 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) Internet
8 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) RIA
8 4 (16.00%) Coaching
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (12.00%) Open Source
9 3 (12.00%) Web Development
9 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Service Management
9 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
10 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
10 2 (8.00%) Java
10 2 (8.00%) JUnit
10 2 (8.00%) SOAP
10 2 (8.00%) Web Services
10 2 (8.00%) Legal
10 2 (8.00%) Games
10 2 (8.00%) TDD
10 2 (8.00%) NUnit
10 2 (8.00%) Retail
10 2 (8.00%) Online Games

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in South 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
1 2 (8.00%) NUnit
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) Hudson
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Games
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Online Betting
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Product Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Scrum Master
3 3 (12.00%) Digital Product Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Lean Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Development Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Content Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Content Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Development Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Finance Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Product Development Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Apache CXF
1 2 (8.00%) REST
1 2 (8.00%) SOAP
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) User Experience
2 4 (16.00%) RIA
3 2 (8.00%) Online Games
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Scrum
3 12 (48.00%) Kanban
4 11 (44.00%) Service Design
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) Coaching
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Open Source
7 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) Service Management
7 3 (12.00%) Web Development
8 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.00%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
8 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
8 2 (8.00%) TDD
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) VMware