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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 59 78 62
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 50 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.43% 1.76% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 2.08% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 7
Median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £313 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £558 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
- +45.69%
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
1263 1442 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.57% 84.82% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1047 554
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +53.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £9.40 £8.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) Scrum
3 25 (33.78%) User Experience
4 22 (29.73%) Linux
4 22 (29.73%) Open Source
5 19 (25.68%) CSS
6 18 (24.32%) Java
6 18 (24.32%) Git (software)
7 17 (22.97%) JIRA
7 17 (22.97%) Confluence
7 17 (22.97%) Jenkins
7 17 (22.97%) HTML
8 16 (21.62%) User Stories
8 16 (21.62%) HTML5
8 16 (21.62%) CSS3
9 15 (20.27%) Ajax
9 15 (20.27%) MVC
9 15 (20.27%) Front End Development
10 14 (18.92%) Spring
10 14 (18.92%) C#
10 14 (18.92%) Web Development
10 14 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (18.92%) Scala
10 14 (18.92%) Kanban
11 13 (17.57%) RESTful
11 13 (17.57%) REST
11 13 (17.57%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (17.57%) Ruby
11 13 (17.57%) Web Design
11 13 (17.57%) Finance

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 17 (22.97%) Confluence
2 7 (9.46%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.76%) Apache
3 5 (6.76%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (6.76%) CMS
3 5 (6.76%) GlassFish
3 5 (6.76%) nginx
3 5 (6.76%) OpenStack
3 5 (6.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.05%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.05%) WordPress
5 2 (2.70%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.70%) Magnolia
5 2 (2.70%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.35%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.35%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.35%) MS Project
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Exchequer
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.35%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.35%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) IaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) PaaS
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) HTTP
2 6 (8.11%) DNS
3 5 (6.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (6.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (6.76%) Firewall
4 3 (4.05%) LDAP
5 1 (1.35%) Intranet
5 1 (1.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.46%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.11%) Redis
4 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.05%) MySQL
7 2 (2.70%) Big Data
7 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 18 (24.32%) Git (software)
2 17 (22.97%) Jenkins
2 17 (22.97%) JIRA
3 10 (13.51%) JUnit
3 10 (13.51%) Subversion
4 5 (6.76%) Gitweb
5 3 (4.05%) Grunt
5 3 (4.05%) gulp
6 2 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.70%) Selenium
6 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.35%) Mocha
7 1 (1.35%) Protractor
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Legal
2 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) iGaming
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (40.54%) Developer
2 19 (25.68%) Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (17.57%) Business Analyst
5 12 (16.22%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Digital Business Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Process Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Scala Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (4.05%) HTML Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.05%) SDLC Business Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.70%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) CSS
2 17 (22.97%) HTML
3 16 (21.62%) CSS3
3 16 (21.62%) HTML5
4 15 (20.27%) Ajax
5 14 (18.92%) Spring
6 13 (17.57%) REST
6 13 (17.57%) RESTful
7 11 (14.86%) Spring MVC
8 10 (13.51%) Django
8 10 (13.51%) Guice
8 10 (13.51%) JSON
8 10 (13.51%) Play Framework
8 10 (13.51%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (10.81%) jQuery
10 6 (8.11%) Node.js
10 6 (8.11%) Web Services
11 5 (6.76%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (6.76%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) User Experience
2 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) PKI
3 3 (4.05%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) CentOS
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Unix
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) Scrum
3 22 (29.73%) Open Source
4 16 (21.62%) User Stories
5 15 (20.27%) Front End Development
5 15 (20.27%) MVC
6 14 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (18.92%) Kanban
6 14 (18.92%) Web Development
7 13 (17.57%) Mentoring
7 13 (17.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (17.57%) Web Design
8 12 (16.22%) Configuration Management
8 12 (16.22%) Line Management
9 11 (14.86%) Automated Testing
10 10 (13.51%) DevOps
10 10 (13.51%) OWASP
10 10 (13.51%) TDD
11 9 (12.16%) ITIL
12 8 (10.81%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) Java
2 14 (18.92%) C#
2 14 (18.92%) Scala
3 13 (17.57%) Ruby
4 11 (14.86%) PHP
4 11 (14.86%) Python
5 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.81%) SQL
7 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.05%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.35%) ABAP
9 1 (1.35%) Groovy
9 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.35%) VB
9 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) CCNP
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.05%) MCSE
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.05%) RHCE
3 2 (2.70%) CCA
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.35%) ISEB
4 1 (1.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) HL7
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) NFS
1 5 (6.76%) Squid
1 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Graphite
1 6 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.76%) Ansible
2 5 (6.76%) Grafana
2 5 (6.76%) Graylog
2 5 (6.76%) HAProxy
2 5 (6.76%) Icinga
2 5 (6.76%) Nagios
2 5 (6.76%) StatsD
2 5 (6.76%) Terraform
3 2 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Google
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.76%) F5
4 5 (6.76%) New Relic
4 5 (6.76%) Palo Alto
4 5 (6.76%) Sitecore
4 5 (6.76%) VMware
5 3 (4.05%) SAP
6 2 (2.70%) IBM
6 2 (2.70%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.35%) Brocade
7 1 (1.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow