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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 76 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 15 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.28% 1.80% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.28% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £377 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £355 £356
% change year-on-year
+9.15% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.44 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-14.88% +44.84%
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
926 747 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.81% 78.96% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 449 412
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.60 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £19.30 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014, 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 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (31.03%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) CSS
4 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (27.59%) Business Analysis
4 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
4 8 (27.59%) CSS3
5 7 (24.14%) hybris
5 7 (24.14%) Apache Solr
5 7 (24.14%) Build Automation
5 7 (24.14%) Spring
5 7 (24.14%) MooTools
5 7 (24.14%) Spring MVC
5 7 (24.14%) jQuery
5 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) JSP
5 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
5 7 (24.14%) Web Design
5 7 (24.14%) HTML
5 7 (24.14%) MVC
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
6 5 (17.24%) Change Management
6 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) Adobe
7 4 (13.79%) Photoshop
8 3 (10.34%) Workflow
8 3 (10.34%) Subversion
8 3 (10.34%) Service Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 7 (24.14%) Apache Solr
2 3 (10.34%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (6.90%) uiautomator
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Photoshop
2 3 (10.34%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (6.90%) MS Office
4 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LTE
1 2 (6.90%) 3G
1 2 (6.90%) 2G
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Subversion
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Calabash
2 2 (6.90%) eggPlant
2 2 (6.90%) Appium
2 2 (6.90%) Hudson
3 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.45%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) UI Programmer
2 7 (24.14%) UI Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Change Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security Officer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Officer
6 2 (6.90%) Security Officer
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) CSS
1 8 (27.59%) CSS3
2 7 (24.14%) Spring
2 7 (24.14%) MooTools
2 7 (24.14%) Spring MVC
2 7 (24.14%) jQuery
2 7 (24.14%) JSP
2 7 (24.14%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
3 2 (6.90%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.45%) REST
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) JAX-RS
4 1 (3.45%) Ajax
4 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Online Games
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.90%) Streaming Video
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Android
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (27.59%) Business Analysis
3 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Build Automation
4 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
4 7 (24.14%) Web Design
4 7 (24.14%) MVC
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) Change Management
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Workflow
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (6.90%) Cyber Security
7 2 (6.90%) Line Management
7 2 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) C
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) CHFI
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) hybris
2 4 (13.79%) Adobe
3 2 (6.90%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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