Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 100 124
Rank change year-on-year +18 +24 -5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 123 90 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.49% 2.11% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.49% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 69 74
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £230 £311
90th Percentile £549 £555 £511
England median daily rate £475 £457 £440
% change year-on-year +3.94% +3.86% +8.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £25.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.45% - -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.64% - -

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 4,322 3,620 5,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.38% 85.02% 86.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,908 2,372 3,398
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £275
90th Percentile £540 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 113
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.04% -3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.25 £38.70 £42.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 August 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 August 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 0 99 £425 - 43
South Yorkshire +1 17 £463 +8.82% 13
North Yorkshire +7 4 £350 -26.32% 2
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 68 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.20%) Test Automation
3 30 (24.39%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (23.58%) Finance
4 29 (23.58%) Scrum
5 28 (22.76%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (18.70%) SQL
6 23 (18.70%) Analytics
7 18 (14.63%) Degree
8 17 (13.82%) QA
9 16 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (12.20%) C#
10 15 (12.20%) Oracle
10 15 (12.20%) Psychology
10 15 (12.20%) Market Research
10 15 (12.20%) Usability Testing
10 15 (12.20%) Mentoring
11 14 (11.38%) Decision-Making
11 14 (11.38%) Java
12 13 (10.57%) TDD
12 13 (10.57%) Strategic Thinking
13 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
13 12 (9.76%) Project Management
14 11 (8.94%) Management Information System
14 11 (8.94%) Information Security
14 11 (8.94%) Selenium
14 11 (8.94%) Kanban
14 11 (8.94%) Coaching
14 11 (8.94%) Node.js
15 10 (8.13%) Kafka

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 5 (4.07%) CMS
2 4 (3.25%) Confluence
2 4 (3.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.44%) SAS
4 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.25%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.13%) SMS
2 6 (4.88%) HTTP
3 2 (1.63%) Firewall
3 2 (1.63%) FTP
3 2 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.81%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) MySQL
2 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.07%) Redis
2 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.25%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.25%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.44%) Big Data
5 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.81%) HBase
6 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.81%) OLAP
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Selenium
2 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.07%) gulp
3 5 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.25%) JIRA
4 4 (3.25%) webpack
5 3 (2.44%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.44%) Jasmine
5 3 (2.44%) JMeter
5 3 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.81%) Ant
6 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) Gatling
6 1 (0.81%) Grunt
6 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.81%) Sublime Text
6 1 (0.81%) Subversion
6 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (23.58%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Games
3 6 (4.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.44%) Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Legal
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.51%) Analyst
2 17 (13.82%) User Researcher
3 11 (8.94%) Developer
4 10 (8.13%) Tester
5 9 (7.32%) Automation Tester
6 8 (6.50%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Architect
8 5 (4.07%) Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) IT Manager
8 5 (4.07%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (4.07%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) IT Services Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Linux Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) Product Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.94%) Node.js
2 10 (8.13%) Kafka
3 7 (5.69%) .NET
3 7 (5.69%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (4.07%) jQuery
5 5 (4.07%) React
5 5 (4.07%) RESTful
6 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.25%) HTML
6 4 (3.25%) Vue.js
7 3 (2.44%) XML
8 2 (1.63%) CSS
8 2 (1.63%) REST
9 1 (0.81%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.81%) JAX-RS
9 1 (0.81%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.94%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.13%) Blog
4 5 (4.07%) Online Games
4 5 (4.07%) User Experience
5 4 (3.25%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.44%) NHS
6 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Linux
1 8 (6.50%) Unix
2 7 (5.69%) Windows
3 4 (3.25%) AIX
3 4 (3.25%) CentOS
3 4 (3.25%) HPUX
3 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.25%) Solaris
4 3 (2.44%) Android
4 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.20%) Test Automation
3 30 (24.39%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (23.58%) Scrum
5 23 (18.70%) Analytics
6 16 (13.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (12.20%) Market Research
7 15 (12.20%) Mentoring
7 15 (12.20%) Psychology
7 15 (12.20%) Usability Testing
8 14 (11.38%) Decision-Making
9 13 (10.57%) Strategic Thinking
9 13 (10.57%) TDD
10 12 (9.76%) Project Management
11 11 (8.94%) Coaching
11 11 (8.94%) Information Security
11 11 (8.94%) Kanban
12 10 (8.13%) BDD
12 10 (8.13%) ETL
13 9 (7.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.70%) SQL
2 15 (12.20%) C#
3 14 (11.38%) Java
4 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.13%) Python
6 9 (7.32%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.50%) Ruby
8 5 (4.07%) Go
8 5 (4.07%) PHP
9 3 (2.44%) Scala
10 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.81%) Groovy
11 1 (0.81%) Haskell
11 1 (0.81%) Perl
11 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (14.63%) Degree
2 7 (5.69%) CISSP
2 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) CISMP
3 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) GCED
4 2 (1.63%) GCIA
4 2 (1.63%) GIAC
4 2 (1.63%) GSEC
4 2 (1.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.82%) QA
2 8 (6.50%) SLA
3 5 (4.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.44%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.44%) PMO
5 1 (0.81%) GDPR
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.44%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Terraform
2 2 (1.63%) Nessus
3 1 (0.81%) Grafana
3 1 (0.81%) Kibana
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (12.20%) Oracle
2 6 (4.88%) IBM
3 5 (4.07%) Cadence
4 4 (3.25%) HP
4 4 (3.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.25%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.44%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.44%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.63%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.63%) Google
6 2 (1.63%) Qualys
6 2 (1.63%) Snow
7 1 (0.81%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.81%) Ariba
7 1 (0.81%) Informatica
7 1 (0.81%) Remedy
7 1 (0.81%) SAP
7 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow