The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
Rank 80 92 85
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.87% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.49% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £403
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -16.00% +7.52%  

Process 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 877 1216 1005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.27% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 864 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Leeds

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Leeds

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Leeds

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) C
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) Analytics
2 5 (26.32%) Business Process Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Logistics
3 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
3 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
3 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (15.79%) Process Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) BPMN
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (15.79%) Coaching
4 3 (15.79%) User Experience
4 3 (15.79%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (10.53%) Android Development
5 2 (10.53%) iOS Development
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban

Process Improvement
Top Related 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 2 (10.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Billing
4 2 (10.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Process Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Lean Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Process Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) RESTful
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) e-Learning
3 2 (10.53%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
1 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) AIX
2 1 (5.26%) HPUX
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Solaris
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Analytics
2 5 (26.32%) Business Process Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) Logistics
3 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
3 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.79%) BPMN
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Coaching
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Process Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (10.53%) Android Development
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) iOS Development
5 2 (10.53%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C
2 2 (10.53%) Apple Swift
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCDST
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PMO
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
1 2 (10.53%) Xerox
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Progress
2 1 (5.26%) Splunk
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