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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 66 55 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 29 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.95% 2.55% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.94% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 5
Average daily rate £365 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £313 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £428 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £359
% change year-on-year
- +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +80.00%
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
1245 985 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.78% 86.48% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 707 476
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £29.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 13 (29.55%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) Scrum
4 10 (22.73%) Finance
4 10 (22.73%) TDD
5 9 (20.45%) Linux
6 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.91%) Kanban
7 7 (15.91%) MongoDB
7 7 (15.91%) High Availability
7 7 (15.91%) Games
8 6 (13.64%) LAMP
8 6 (13.64%) Banking
8 6 (13.64%) Spring
8 6 (13.64%) ITIL
8 6 (13.64%) CSS
8 6 (13.64%) JSP
8 6 (13.64%) MySQL
8 6 (13.64%) CSS3
8 6 (13.64%) Node.js
8 6 (13.64%) Redis
8 6 (13.64%) DevOps
9 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
9 5 (11.36%) BDD
9 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 5 (11.36%) PHP

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (13.64%) Node.js
2 5 (11.36%) Apache
3 3 (6.82%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.55%) Confluence
4 2 (4.55%) Moodle
5 1 (2.27%) nginx
5 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.64%) MySQL
2 6 (13.64%) Redis
3 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
1 4 (9.09%) Selenium
2 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.55%) JMeter
3 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.27%) GitLab
4 1 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) Mockito
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Games
3 6 (13.64%) Banking
4 5 (11.36%) Online Betting
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (11.36%) Node.js Developer
2 5 (11.36%) PHP Developer
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (9.09%) LAMP Developer
3 4 (9.09%) MongoDB Developer
3 4 (9.09%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.82%) Business Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Java Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Process Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Tester
4 3 (6.82%) UI Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) CSS
1 6 (13.64%) CSS3
1 6 (13.64%) JSP
1 6 (13.64%) LAMP
1 6 (13.64%) Spring
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) HTML5
3 3 (6.82%) Hibernate
3 3 (6.82%) J2EE
3 3 (6.82%) jQuery
3 3 (6.82%) MooTools
3 3 (6.82%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.27%) Java EE
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (6.82%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.55%) PKI
3 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.27%) CMDB
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) Scrum
3 10 (22.73%) TDD
4 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (15.91%) High Availability
5 7 (15.91%) Kanban
6 6 (13.64%) DevOps
6 6 (13.64%) ITIL
7 5 (11.36%) BDD
7 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
7 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.09%) Coaching
8 4 (9.09%) Investment Management
8 4 (9.09%) Line Management
8 4 (9.09%) SDLC
8 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
2 13 (29.55%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) PHP
4 3 (6.82%) C
4 3 (6.82%) C#
4 3 (6.82%) Perl
4 3 (6.82%) Python
4 3 (6.82%) Ruby
4 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) COBIT
2 2 (4.55%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.55%) SSAE 16
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) Val IT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Nagios
1 1 (2.27%) Opsview
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Adobe
1 3 (6.82%) hybris
2 2 (4.55%) HP
2 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) VMware