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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 70 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 35 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.23% 0.71% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 0.86% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £303 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.96% -30.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £186 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £386 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +114.00%
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
1335 933 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.03% 83.23% 78.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 664 360
Average daily rate £360 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.31 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £64.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.71%) Java
3 26 (32.91%) SQL
4 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
4 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (22.78%) User Stories
5 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
5 18 (22.78%) MS Excel
5 18 (22.78%) Web Design
6 17 (21.52%) CSS
7 16 (20.25%) Scrum
7 16 (20.25%) CSS3
8 15 (18.99%) Coaching
8 15 (18.99%) jQuery
9 14 (17.72%) Business Analysis
9 14 (17.72%) MVC
10 13 (16.46%) Spring
10 13 (16.46%) HTML
10 13 (16.46%) Project Management
11 11 (13.92%) Photoshop
11 11 (13.92%) PRINCE2
11 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
11 11 (13.92%) Service Management
11 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
11 11 (13.92%) HTML5
11 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (12.66%) Build Automation
12 10 (12.66%) hybris
12 10 (12.66%) Apache Solr
12 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 10 (12.66%) Apache Solr
2 6 (7.59%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (6.33%) IIS
4 3 (3.80%) Apache
4 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.53%) Confluence
5 2 (2.53%) Lync
5 2 (2.53%) CICS
6 1 (1.27%) Node.js
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.27%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.27%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (22.78%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.92%) Photoshop
3 5 (6.33%) MS Office
4 3 (3.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) DMZ
2 2 (2.53%) LAN
2 2 (2.53%) WAN
2 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.27%) LDAP
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.27%) 3G
3 1 (1.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.27%) 2G
3 1 (1.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) Adabas
4 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.59%) Capybara
2 6 (7.59%) TeamCity
2 6 (7.59%) IntelliJ
3 3 (3.80%) JIRA
3 3 (3.80%) JUnit
4 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Publishing
3 1 (1.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Developer
2 17 (21.52%) Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) UI Developer
3 10 (12.66%) UI Programmer
4 9 (11.39%) ScrumMaster
5 7 (8.86%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Information Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) MI Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Support Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) CSS
2 16 (20.25%) CSS3
3 15 (18.99%) jQuery
4 13 (16.46%) HTML
4 13 (16.46%) Spring
5 11 (13.92%) HTML5
6 10 (12.66%) MooTools
6 10 (12.66%) Spring MVC
6 10 (12.66%) JSP
7 9 (11.39%) Velocity
8 6 (7.59%) Sass
8 6 (7.59%) Sinatra
8 6 (7.59%) XML
9 5 (6.33%) .NET
9 5 (6.33%) COM
10 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.06%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.06%) Ninject
10 4 (5.06%) Backbone.js
10 4 (5.06%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.39%) NHS
2 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) Statistics
4 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) W3C
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (22.78%) User Stories
3 18 (22.78%) Web Design
4 16 (20.25%) Scrum
5 15 (18.99%) Coaching
6 14 (17.72%) Business Analysis
6 14 (17.72%) MVC
7 13 (16.46%) Project Management
8 11 (13.92%) Service Management
8 11 (13.92%) PRINCE2
8 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
8 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Build Automation
9 10 (12.66%) Change Management
10 9 (11.39%) TDD
11 8 (10.13%) Automated Testing
11 8 (10.13%) Mentoring
12 7 (8.86%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (8.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.71%) Java
2 26 (32.91%) SQL
3 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.39%) Ruby
5 4 (5.06%) C#
5 4 (5.06%) Python
6 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.53%) C
7 2 (2.53%) JCL
7 2 (2.53%) COBOL
7 2 (2.53%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) ABAP
8 1 (1.27%) Groovy
8 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.06%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.27%) MCITP
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.27%) MCSE
4 1 (1.27%) ISEB
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.80%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) Graylog
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Adobe
2 10 (12.66%) VMware
2 10 (12.66%) hybris
3 6 (7.59%) Akamai
3 6 (7.59%) New Relic
4 4 (5.06%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (3.80%) SAP
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle
6 1 (1.27%) Splunk
6 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.27%) BMC
6 1 (1.27%) NetApp