The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 84 55
Rank change year-on-year +31 -29  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 33 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.15% 1.15% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 1.33% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 26
Median daily rate £375 £358 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -12.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £133 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £483 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.31 £27.44 £31.70
% change year-on-year -4.11% -13.43%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 904 1349 1162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 86.42% 86.36% 86.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 972 798
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 13
Median hourly rate £33.63 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.71% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.20 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.64 £23.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Leeds

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Leeds

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Leeds over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Leeds

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.68%) Scrum
3 18 (30.51%) User Stories
4 16 (27.12%) CSS3
4 16 (27.12%) HTML5
4 16 (27.12%) HTML
4 16 (27.12%) CSS
5 15 (25.42%) TDD
6 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
7 13 (22.03%) jQuery
7 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
8 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
8 12 (20.34%) Java
8 12 (20.34%) MVC
9 11 (18.64%) QA
9 11 (18.64%) C#
9 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.64%) BDD
9 11 (18.64%) Git (software)
9 11 (18.64%) Front End Development
10 10 (16.95%) Scala
10 10 (16.95%) Open Source
10 10 (16.95%) Coaching
10 10 (16.95%) User Experience
10 10 (16.95%) JIRA
11 9 (15.25%) Google
11 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
11 9 (15.25%) Ajax
11 9 (15.25%) Web Design
11 9 (15.25%) Finance

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 7 (11.86%) Confluence
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 4 (6.78%) Apache Solr
3 4 (6.78%) Apache Spark
3 4 (6.78%) CMS
3 4 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.78%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (6.78%) IaaS
2 4 (6.78%) Loggly
2 4 (6.78%) Sumo Logic
3 2 (3.39%) GitHub
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.69%) Office 365
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) HTTP
2 5 (8.47%) Internet
3 4 (6.78%) DNS
4 1 (1.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
1 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.78%) HBase
2 4 (6.78%) MySQL
2 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.78%) Redis
2 4 (6.78%) Riak
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.08%) Big Data
4 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.95%) JIRA
4 8 (13.56%) Subversion
5 7 (11.86%) Grunt
5 7 (11.86%) JUnit
6 6 (10.17%) Selenium
7 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
7 4 (6.78%) Maven
7 4 (6.78%) Vagrant
8 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.39%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.39%) NUnit
9 2 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.69%) Hudson
10 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) .NET Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.78%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (6.78%) Agile Project Manager
4 4 (6.78%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (6.78%) C# Developer
4 4 (6.78%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (6.78%) PMO Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
4 4 (6.78%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.08%) Agile Scrum Master
5 3 (5.08%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (5.08%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) CSS
1 16 (27.12%) CSS3
1 16 (27.12%) HTML
1 16 (27.12%) HTML5
2 13 (22.03%) jQuery
3 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
4 9 (15.25%) Ajax
4 9 (15.25%) RESTful
5 7 (11.86%) .NET
5 7 (11.86%) REST
6 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (10.17%) Spring
7 5 (8.47%) Django
7 5 (8.47%) Guice
7 5 (8.47%) JSON
7 5 (8.47%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (8.47%) Spring MVC
7 5 (8.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) User Experience
2 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) CoreOS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.68%) Scrum
3 18 (30.51%) User Stories
4 15 (25.42%) TDD
5 12 (20.34%) MVC
6 11 (18.64%) BDD
6 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (18.64%) Front End Development
7 10 (16.95%) Coaching
7 10 (16.95%) Open Source
8 9 (15.25%) Mentoring
8 9 (15.25%) Project Management
8 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
8 9 (15.25%) Web Design
9 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
9 8 (13.56%) Kanban
9 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.86%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (10.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.34%) Java
3 11 (18.64%) C#
4 10 (16.95%) Scala
5 9 (15.25%) Python
6 6 (10.17%) PHP
7 5 (8.47%) Ruby
7 5 (8.47%) SQL
8 4 (6.78%) Groovy
8 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.39%) C
9 2 (3.39%) VBA
10 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (1.69%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) QA
2 5 (8.47%) PMO
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.69%) NEBOSH
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
1 4 (6.78%) HDFS
1 4 (6.78%) VirtualBox
1 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Ansible
1 4 (6.78%) Kubernetes
1 4 (6.78%) Nagios
1 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.78%) Puppet
1 4 (6.78%) Salt
1 4 (6.78%) ZABBIX
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) Graphite
3 1 (1.69%) Opsview
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Google
2 5 (8.47%) Splunk
3 4 (6.78%) New Relic
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Rackspace
3 4 (6.78%) SaltStack
3 4 (6.78%) Sitecore
3 4 (6.78%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) SAP
5 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.69%) Adobe
6 1 (1.69%) Avaya
6 1 (1.69%) Genesys
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.69%) Verint