Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 18 February 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 88 149
Rank change year-on-year 0 +61 -17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 114 106 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.51% 2.29% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.76% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 55 43
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £282
90th Percentile £538 £545 £526
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £15.50 -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,810 3,842 4,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.90% 83.00% 83.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,493 2,489 3,326
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £263
90th Percentile £539 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 115 172
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £14.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.14% -0.90% -3.92%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.69 £9.99
90th Percentile £41.40 £32.10 £28.34
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Yorkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement 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 6 months to 18 February 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
West Yorkshire -10 73 £425 +3.66% 48
South Yorkshire +10 26 £494 +9.78% 16
North Yorkshire +3 4 £494 +44.79% 10
East Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
Humberside - 1 £220 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 89 (78.07%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.33%) Scrum
3 29 (25.44%) Finance
3 29 (25.44%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (20.18%) Mentoring
5 21 (18.42%) Degree
5 21 (18.42%) Kanban
6 20 (17.54%) SQL
7 19 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (15.79%) Analytics
9 17 (14.91%) SOA
10 16 (14.04%) Coaching
10 16 (14.04%) User Experience
11 15 (13.16%) Java
12 14 (12.28%) TDD
12 14 (12.28%) Psychology
12 14 (12.28%) Market Research
13 13 (11.40%) Blog
13 13 (11.40%) Usability Testing
13 13 (11.40%) User Stories
13 13 (11.40%) Prototyping
14 12 (10.53%) E-Commerce
14 12 (10.53%) QA
14 12 (10.53%) BDD
14 12 (10.53%) NoSQL
15 11 (9.65%) Web Analytics
15 11 (9.65%) .NET
15 11 (9.65%) Oracle
15 11 (9.65%) Web Design
15 11 (9.65%) Acceptance Criteria

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 (7.02%) Confluence
2 7 (6.14%) Apache Solr
2 7 (6.14%) CMS
2 7 (6.14%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (6.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.51%) Apache ServiceMix
3 4 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.75%) Mule
4 2 (1.75%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Slack
1 5 (4.39%) Trello
2 2 (1.75%) IaaS
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) SMS
2 1 (0.88%) AMQP
2 1 (0.88%) ATM
2 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.88%) DWDM
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Frame Relay
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) SAN
2 1 (0.88%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 10 (8.77%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.51%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.63%) Big Data
7 2 (1.75%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.88%) HBase
8 1 (0.88%) MySQL
8 1 (0.88%) Redis
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.02%) JIRA
3 7 (6.14%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.51%) JUnit
4 4 (3.51%) Maven
5 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.63%) Selenium
5 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.88%) Babel
6 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.88%) webpack
General
1 29 (25.44%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Games
4 3 (2.63%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Online Betting
5 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) German Language
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (14.91%) Developer
2 15 (13.16%) User Researcher
3 13 (11.40%) Analyst
4 11 (9.65%) Architect
5 10 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Digital Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.14%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Agile Project Manager
8 6 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (5.26%) Digital User Researcher
8 6 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Scrum Master
9 5 (4.39%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Financial Services Project Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.65%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET
2 8 (7.02%) RESTful
3 7 (6.14%) Ajax
3 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (6.14%) jQuery
3 7 (6.14%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (5.26%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 5 (4.39%) Kafka
6 4 (3.51%) Apache Camel
6 4 (3.51%) REST
6 4 (3.51%) Spring
7 3 (2.63%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.63%) iOS SDK
7 3 (2.63%) SOAP
7 3 (2.63%) XML
8 2 (1.75%) CSS
8 2 (1.75%) HTML
8 2 (1.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.44%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.04%) User Experience
3 13 (11.40%) Blog
4 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Chromecast
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) IPTV
7 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.88%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.26%) Unix
2 5 (4.39%) Android
3 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.51%) Linux
4 3 (2.63%) CentOS
4 3 (2.63%) Windows
5 2 (1.75%) AIX
5 2 (1.75%) HPUX
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (78.07%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.33%) Scrum
3 23 (20.18%) Mentoring
4 21 (18.42%) Kanban
5 19 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (15.79%) Analytics
7 17 (14.91%) SOA
8 16 (14.04%) Coaching
9 14 (12.28%) Market Research
9 14 (12.28%) Psychology
9 14 (12.28%) TDD
10 13 (11.40%) Prototyping
10 13 (11.40%) Usability Testing
10 13 (11.40%) User Stories
11 12 (10.53%) BDD
11 12 (10.53%) E-Commerce
12 11 (9.65%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (9.65%) SOLID
12 11 (9.65%) Web Analytics
12 11 (9.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.54%) SQL
2 15 (13.16%) Java
3 9 (7.89%) C#
3 9 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.14%) Scala
5 4 (3.51%) Python
6 3 (2.63%) Groovy
6 3 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.63%) Ruby
6 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (18.42%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) APMG
3 1 (0.88%) APMP
3 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) SLA
3 2 (1.75%) PMO
3 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Varnish
2 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) CSIRT
1 1 (0.88%) Icinga
1 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.88%) Nagios
1 1 (0.88%) Packer
1 1 (0.88%) Prometheus
1 1 (0.88%) Puppet
1 1 (0.88%) QRadar
1 1 (0.88%) Rancher
1 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (9.65%) Oracle
2 8 (7.02%) Sitecore
3 4 (3.51%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.63%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.63%) Cadence
4 3 (2.63%) Informatica
4 3 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.75%) HP
5 2 (1.75%) IBM
5 2 (1.75%) Splunk
6 1 (0.88%) Ariba
6 1 (0.88%) BT
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco
6 1 (0.88%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.88%) F5
6 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.88%) Sun
6 1 (0.88%) VMware