The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 28 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.

Process Improvement
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 102 99
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 12 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.90% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.62% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £335 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -16.00% +7.52%  

Process 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1139 1619 1575
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 85.13% 82.86% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 1135 1008
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 40
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in West Yorkshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in West Yorkshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in West Yorkshire

Process 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 Process Improvement in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in West Yorkshire

Process 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 Process Improvement within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Leeds +14 10 £375 +7.14% 4
Bradford +2 1 £240 -
Process Improvement
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Process Improvement.

1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) MS Office
4 5 (20.00%) C
4 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) Analytics
4 5 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (16.00%) Logistics
5 4 (16.00%) Banking
5 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
5 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) Process Management
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) SLA
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 3 (12.00%) ISEB
6 3 (12.00%) Billing
6 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt

Process 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 2 (8.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Billing
4 2 (8.00%) Military
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Back Office
5 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Process Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Lean Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Process Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Change Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) e-Learning
3 2 (8.00%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (4.00%) EPoS
4 1 (4.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) AIX
2 1 (4.00%) HPUX
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Analytics
2 5 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Logistics
3 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
3 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.00%) BPMN
4 3 (12.00%) Coaching
4 3 (12.00%) Process Management
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.00%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (8.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C
2 2 (8.00%) Apple Swift
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (8.00%) MCDST
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) PMO
3 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.00%) Xerox
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Progress
2 1 (4.00%) Sage
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.00%) Siebel
2 1 (4.00%) Splunk