The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 67 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 35 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.15% 1.04% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.27% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £205 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.88 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+21.85% +8.91%
Continuous Improvement
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1361 869 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.75% 81.90% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 595 376
Average daily rate £375 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -65.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.76 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 38 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.14%) Java
3 24 (32.43%) SQL
4 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
5 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
5 17 (22.97%) Web Design
5 17 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (21.62%) CSS
7 15 (20.27%) Scrum
7 15 (20.27%) CSS3
7 15 (20.27%) User Stories
8 14 (18.92%) Business Analysis
8 14 (18.92%) Project Management
9 13 (17.57%) jQuery
10 12 (16.22%) Coaching
10 12 (16.22%) HTML
10 12 (16.22%) MVC
10 12 (16.22%) Spring
11 11 (14.86%) PRINCE2
11 11 (14.86%) Integration Testing
12 10 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (13.51%) HTML5
12 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (13.51%) Photoshop
12 10 (13.51%) TDD
12 10 (13.51%) VMware
12 10 (13.51%) Service Management
13 9 (12.16%) Finance
13 9 (12.16%) Management Information System

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.16%) Apache Solr
2 6 (8.11%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (6.76%) IIS
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
4 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.70%) Confluence
5 2 (2.70%) Lync
5 2 (2.70%) CICS
6 1 (1.35%) Node.js
6 1 (1.35%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.35%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.35%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.51%) Photoshop
3 5 (6.76%) MS Office
4 3 (4.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) DMZ
2 2 (2.70%) LAN
2 2 (2.70%) WAN
2 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.35%) LDAP
3 1 (1.35%) Internet
3 1 (1.35%) 3G
3 1 (1.35%) Firewall
3 1 (1.35%) 2G
3 1 (1.35%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.70%) Adabas
4 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.11%) Cucumber
2 6 (8.11%) Capybara
2 6 (8.11%) TeamCity
2 6 (8.11%) IntelliJ
3 4 (5.41%) JIRA
4 3 (4.05%) JUnit
5 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Developer
2 15 (20.27%) Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) UI Developer
3 9 (12.16%) UI Programmer
4 8 (10.81%) ScrumMaster
5 7 (9.46%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Information Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) MI Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Support Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.05%) Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.62%) CSS
2 15 (20.27%) CSS3
3 13 (17.57%) jQuery
4 12 (16.22%) HTML
4 12 (16.22%) Spring
5 10 (13.51%) HTML5
6 9 (12.16%) MooTools
6 9 (12.16%) Spring MVC
6 9 (12.16%) JSP
7 6 (8.11%) XML
7 6 (8.11%) Velocity
7 6 (8.11%) Sinatra
7 6 (8.11%) Sass
8 5 (6.76%) COM
9 4 (5.41%) .NET
10 3 (4.05%) Web Services
10 3 (4.05%) Hibernate
10 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.05%) Backbone.js
10 3 (4.05%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.81%) NHS
4 2 (2.70%) Statistics
4 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) W3C
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.35%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
5 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) Web Design
2 17 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (20.27%) User Stories
3 15 (20.27%) Scrum
4 14 (18.92%) Business Analysis
4 14 (18.92%) Project Management
5 12 (16.22%) MVC
5 12 (16.22%) Coaching
6 11 (14.86%) Integration Testing
6 11 (14.86%) PRINCE2
7 10 (13.51%) Service Management
7 10 (13.51%) TDD
8 9 (12.16%) Configuration Management
8 9 (12.16%) Build Automation
9 8 (10.81%) Change Management
10 7 (9.46%) Pair Programming
10 7 (9.46%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) Java
2 24 (32.43%) SQL
3 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.16%) Ruby
5 4 (5.41%) Python
6 3 (4.05%) C#
6 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.70%) C
7 2 (2.70%) JCL
7 2 (2.70%) COBOL
7 2 (2.70%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.35%) ABAP
8 1 (1.35%) Groovy
8 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
1 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.70%) ISEB
2 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.35%) MCITP
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.35%) MCSE
3 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.05%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Graylog
2 3 (4.05%) SCCM
3 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) VMware
3 9 (12.16%) hybris
3 9 (12.16%) Adobe
4 6 (8.11%) Akamai
4 6 (8.11%) New Relic
5 4 (5.41%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (4.05%) SAP
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle
7 1 (1.35%) NetApp
7 1 (1.35%) Splunk
7 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds