Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 January 2018 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 74 112
Rank change year-on-year -2 +38 -22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 56 72 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.54% 3.00% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 3.48% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 30 27
Leeds median daily rate £425 £410 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +11.56% +13.08%
10th Percentile £150 £263 £261
90th Percentile £488 £551 £584
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £368
% change year-on-year +3.66% +11.56% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £15.50 -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,873 2,067 2,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 84.87% 86.16% 86.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,311 1,365 1,818
Leeds median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +12.60%
10th Percentile £270 £270 £275
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 58
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% -10.74% +7.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.63 £9.99
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.98 £37.04
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.36
% change year-on-year +10.34% -5.57% +5.90%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018, 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 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Scrum
3 18 (32.14%) SQL
4 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 12 (21.43%) Kanban
7 11 (19.64%) .NET
8 10 (17.86%) C#
8 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
8 10 (17.86%) Finance
8 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (17.86%) TDD
8 10 (17.86%) MongoDB
8 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
8 10 (17.86%) User Experience
9 9 (16.07%) Microservices
9 9 (16.07%) Front End Development
9 9 (16.07%) MVC
9 9 (16.07%) Sitecore
9 9 (16.07%) Degree
9 9 (16.07%) SOA
9 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
9 9 (16.07%) OOP
10 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
10 8 (14.29%) Ajax
10 8 (14.29%) QA
10 8 (14.29%) jQuery
10 8 (14.29%) CMS
10 8 (14.29%) SOLID

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 8 (14.29%) Apache Solr
1 8 (14.29%) CMS
1 8 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (5.36%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Mule
3 1 (1.79%) nginx
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Slack
1 3 (5.36%) Trello
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) SMS
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 10 (17.86%) MongoDB
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.14%) Big Data
7 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.79%) HBase
8 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.36%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) Babel
3 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.79%) webpack
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Data Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Project Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Data Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) User Researcher
6 3 (5.36%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.36%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) IT Services Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 8 (14.29%) Ajax
3 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (14.29%) jQuery
3 8 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (12.50%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 3 (5.36%) Kafka
6 2 (3.57%) CSS
6 2 (3.57%) HTML
6 2 (3.57%) Velocity
7 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.79%) JSON
7 1 (1.79%) React
7 1 (1.79%) Redux
7 1 (1.79%) RESTful
7 1 (1.79%) RxJava
7 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.86%) User Experience
3 5 (8.93%) Blog
4 1 (1.79%) Chromecast
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) IPTV
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (3.57%) CentOS
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) AIX
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) HPUX
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Solaris
3 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Scrum
3 12 (21.43%) Kanban
4 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
4 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
4 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (17.86%) TDD
5 9 (16.07%) Front End Development
5 9 (16.07%) Microservices
5 9 (16.07%) MVC
5 9 (16.07%) OOP
5 9 (16.07%) SOA
6 8 (14.29%) SOLID
7 6 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
7 6 (10.71%) Data Engineering
7 6 (10.71%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.71%) ETL
7 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 5 (8.93%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) C#
3 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL
4 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.14%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) Python
6 3 (5.36%) Scala
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.79%) APMG
4 1 (1.79%) APMP
4 1 (1.79%) CBAP
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) NEBOSH
3 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
1 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Icinga
1 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.79%) Nagios
1 1 (1.79%) Packer
1 1 (1.79%) Prometheus
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
1 1 (1.79%) Rancher
1 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Sitecore
2 5 (8.93%) Informatica
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Cadence
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) Splunk
5 1 (1.79%) VMware