Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 6 months to 23 June 2018 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.

Continual Improvement
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 81 119
Rank change year-on-year +3 +38 -35
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 102 70 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.01% 2.52% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 2.90% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 47 45
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £266 £328 £283
90th Percentile £498 £569 £535
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,990 2,413 3,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.12% 86.92% 86.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,025 1,623 2,361
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £297 £277 £285
90th Percentile £538 £550 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 59
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -15.52% -17.14%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.66 £24.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.31 £13.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +56.19% -17.46% -5.80%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in West Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in West Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in West Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in West Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -12 81 £400 -3.03% 21
Bradford -2 7 £425 -39.29% 4
Pudsey - 5 £500 -
Halifax +5 3 £425 +17.24%
Wakefield - 2 £175 - 1
Continuous Improvement
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 60 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 30 (29.41%) Scrum
4 26 (25.49%) SQL
5 24 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (20.59%) Finance
7 18 (17.65%) QA
8 17 (16.67%) TDD
9 16 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (15.69%) Java
9 16 (15.69%) Oracle
10 15 (14.71%) Kanban
11 14 (13.73%) Degree
11 14 (13.73%) C#
11 14 (13.73%) Kafka
11 14 (13.73%) Analytics
12 13 (12.75%) Decision-Making
13 12 (11.76%) Management Information System
13 12 (11.76%) BDD
14 11 (10.78%) Ruby
14 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
14 11 (10.78%) T-SQL
14 11 (10.78%) Python
15 10 (9.80%) Linux
15 10 (9.80%) ETL
15 10 (9.80%) Selenium
15 10 (9.80%) Node.js
15 10 (9.80%) Microservices
16 9 (8.82%) DevOps

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 6 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.90%) CMS
3 4 (3.92%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.94%) SAS
5 2 (1.96%) Mule
5 2 (1.96%) nginx
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.98%) Confluence
6 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.96%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.96%) IaaS
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) PaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.98%) GitHub
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) HTTP
2 5 (4.90%) SMS
3 1 (0.98%) AMQP
3 1 (0.98%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.98%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) FTP
3 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.98%) SAN
3 1 (0.98%) SSL
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) MySQL
2 6 (5.88%) Big Data
2 6 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.88%) Redis
2 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.98%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.98%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.98%) HBase
5 1 (0.98%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) Semantic Layer
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Selenium
2 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.92%) gulp
3 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.94%) webpack
4 2 (1.96%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.96%) JMeter
4 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.98%) Ant
5 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.98%) Gatling
5 1 (0.98%) Grunt
5 1 (0.98%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.98%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 21 (20.59%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Games
3 4 (3.92%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Analyst
2 10 (9.80%) Developer
2 10 (9.80%) Tester
3 9 (8.82%) Automation Tester
3 9 (8.82%) User Researcher
4 8 (7.84%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.90%) IT Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) IT Services Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Consultant
8 4 (3.92%) Linux Consultant
8 4 (3.92%) Scrum Master
8 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) Kafka
2 10 (9.80%) Node.js
3 8 (7.84%) .NET
4 7 (6.86%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.90%) jQuery
5 5 (4.90%) RESTful
6 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.92%) React
6 4 (3.92%) REST
6 4 (3.92%) XML
7 3 (2.94%) HTML
7 3 (2.94%) SOAP
7 3 (2.94%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 2 (1.96%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.98%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.98%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.98%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.90%) Online Games
5 4 (3.92%) Blog
5 4 (3.92%) User Experience
6 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.80%) Linux
2 9 (8.82%) Windows
3 8 (7.84%) Unix
4 6 (5.88%) AIX
4 6 (5.88%) CentOS
4 6 (5.88%) HPUX
4 6 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.88%) Solaris
5 4 (3.92%) Android
5 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 30 (29.41%) Scrum
4 24 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (16.67%) TDD
6 16 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (14.71%) Kanban
8 14 (13.73%) Analytics
9 13 (12.75%) Decision-Making
10 12 (11.76%) BDD
11 10 (9.80%) ETL
11 10 (9.80%) Microservices
12 9 (8.82%) DevOps
12 9 (8.82%) Market Research
12 9 (8.82%) Psychology
13 8 (7.84%) Information Security
13 8 (7.84%) Security Testing
13 8 (7.84%) Usability Testing
14 7 (6.86%) ITIL
14 7 (6.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) SQL
2 16 (15.69%) Java
3 14 (13.73%) C#
4 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.78%) Python
4 11 (10.78%) Ruby
4 11 (10.78%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.88%) PHP
5 6 (5.88%) Scala
6 5 (4.90%) Go
7 2 (1.96%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.98%) Groovy
8 1 (0.98%) Haskell
8 1 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) Degree
2 6 (5.88%) CISSP
2 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) CISMP
4 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) GCED
5 1 (0.98%) GCIA
5 1 (0.98%) GIAC
5 1 (0.98%) GSEC
5 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.65%) QA
2 7 (6.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (6.86%) SLA
3 4 (3.92%) PMO
4 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.98%) GDPR
4 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.94%) Docker
3 1 (0.98%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Terraform
2 1 (0.98%) Grafana
2 1 (0.98%) Kibana
2 1 (0.98%) Nessus
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Oracle
2 8 (7.84%) Cadence
2 8 (7.84%) IBM
3 6 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (3.92%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.96%) Google
6 2 (1.96%) Snow
6 2 (1.96%) Splunk
7 1 (0.98%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.98%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.98%) F5
7 1 (0.98%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.98%) Qualys
7 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com