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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 71 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 13 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.17% 1.60% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 2.02% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £381 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £555 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.23% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £28.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-16.96% +69.69%
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
854 741 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.01% 78.83% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 426 423
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 13
Average hourly rate £14.18 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.48% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £15.00 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £74.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 October 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 31 October 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 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Business Analysis
3 8 (32.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) CSS
4 7 (28.00%) JSP
4 7 (28.00%) Spring
4 7 (28.00%) Web Design
4 7 (28.00%) MVC
4 7 (28.00%) Spring MVC
4 7 (28.00%) jQuery
4 7 (28.00%) MooTools
4 7 (28.00%) Apache Solr
4 7 (28.00%) hybris
4 7 (28.00%) CSS3
4 7 (28.00%) Build Automation
5 6 (24.00%) HTML
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Change Management
6 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
7 4 (16.00%) Adobe
8 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) Service Management
8 3 (12.00%) Adobe CQ

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (28.00%) Apache Solr
2 3 (12.00%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (4.00%) uiautomator
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) 3G
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) 2G
1 2 (8.00%) LTE
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) Hudson
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Calabash
2 1 (4.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (4.00%) Appium
2 1 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) UI Developer
2 7 (28.00%) UI Programmer
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Change Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.00%) PMO Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) CSS
1 7 (28.00%) JSP
1 7 (28.00%) Spring
1 7 (28.00%) Spring MVC
1 7 (28.00%) jQuery
1 7 (28.00%) MooTools
1 7 (28.00%) CSS3
2 6 (24.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.00%) Android SDK
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (4.00%) Online Games
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (32.00%) Business Analysis
3 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Build Automation
4 7 (28.00%) MVC
4 7 (28.00%) Web Design
4 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) Cyber Security
7 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) Information Security
7 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (8.00%) SIEM
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CHFI
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) hybris
2 4 (16.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft