The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 125 152 128
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -24
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 41 49 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.17% 0.88% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.09% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 39
Median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £580 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £30.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +10.36%
Continuous Improvement
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2961 4513 5057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.77% 80.59% 79.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2401 3524 3723
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 49
Median hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.16 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the City of London region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the City of London region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 22 (32.35%) Finance
1 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (23.53%) Project Management
3 15 (22.06%) Linux
4 14 (20.59%) Java
5 13 (19.12%) Oracle
5 13 (19.12%) ITIL
6 11 (16.18%) Unix
6 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (16.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (16.18%) SDLC
7 10 (14.71%) Scrum
8 9 (13.24%) SQL
8 9 (13.24%) WebSphere
8 9 (13.24%) Degree
8 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
9 8 (11.76%) People Management
9 8 (11.76%) Banking
9 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
10 7 (10.29%) Change Management
10 7 (10.29%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (10.29%) .NET
10 7 (10.29%) WebLogic
10 7 (10.29%) Python
10 7 (10.29%) TDD
10 7 (10.29%) JIRA
10 7 (10.29%) Open Source
10 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
11 6 (8.82%) DevOps

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (13.24%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.29%) WebLogic
3 5 (7.35%) Apache
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.47%) CMS
7 1 (1.47%) GemFire
7 1 (1.47%) IIS
7 1 (1.47%) Node.js
7 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Documaker
2 1 (1.47%) Eikon
2 1 (1.47%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.47%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.47%) Minerva
2 1 (1.47%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.47%) Force.com
4 1 (1.47%) GitHub
4 1 (1.47%) IaaS
4 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.47%) PaaS
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) DNS
2 5 (7.35%) SSL
3 3 (4.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) HTTP
4 1 (1.47%) Intranet
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) DB2
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.35%) Maven
3 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.41%) Ant
4 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.41%) Gerrit
4 3 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (4.41%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.94%) Appium
5 2 (2.94%) Calabash
5 2 (2.94%) Capybara
5 2 (2.94%) Introscope
5 2 (2.94%) JBehave
5 2 (2.94%) RSpec
5 2 (2.94%) Selenium
5 2 (2.94%) WATIR
5 2 (2.94%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
General
1 22 (32.35%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.94%) Games
4 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.47%) Front Office
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (13.24%) Developer
2 8 (11.76%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) IT Manager
4 6 (8.82%) Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.88%) .NET Architect
6 4 (5.88%) .NET Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Java Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Java Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 3 (4.41%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.41%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Risk Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.41%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) .NET
1 7 (10.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (8.82%) Middleware
3 4 (5.88%) CSS
3 4 (5.88%) CSS3
3 4 (5.88%) HTML
3 4 (5.88%) HTML5
3 4 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (5.88%) LAMP
3 4 (5.88%) Web Services
4 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.41%) Backbone.js
4 3 (4.41%) RESTful
5 2 (2.94%) Ember.js
5 2 (2.94%) jQuery
5 2 (2.94%) React
5 2 (2.94%) Sass
5 2 (2.94%) Velocity
5 2 (2.94%) WebCenter
5 2 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) DataPower
2 3 (4.41%) Derivative
2 3 (4.41%) Equities
2 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
2 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.94%) Fintech
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Social Media
4 1 (1.47%) Tandem
4 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) Linux
2 11 (16.18%) Unix
3 5 (7.35%) AIX
3 5 (7.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (7.35%) Windows
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (4.41%) SUSE
6 2 (2.94%) Android
6 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.53%) Project Management
3 13 (19.12%) ITIL
4 11 (16.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (16.18%) SDLC
4 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (14.71%) Scrum
6 8 (11.76%) People Management
6 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.29%) Change Management
7 7 (10.29%) Open Source
7 7 (10.29%) TDD
8 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.82%) DevOps
8 6 (8.82%) SOA
8 6 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (7.35%) Coaching
9 5 (7.35%) ETL
9 5 (7.35%) OO
9 5 (7.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) Java
2 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
2 9 (13.24%) SQL
3 7 (10.29%) Python
4 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.88%) PHP
6 3 (4.41%) C#
6 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.41%) Ruby
7 2 (2.94%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) Perl
7 2 (2.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 2 (2.94%) SDET
4 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) vCloud
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) KVM
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.94%) Ansible
2 2 (2.94%) Control-M
3 1 (1.47%) CFEngine
3 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.47%) Mesos
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) VMware
3 4 (5.88%) IBM
3 4 (5.88%) WorldPay
4 3 (4.41%) Google
4 3 (4.41%) Software AG
4 3 (4.41%) webMethods
5 2 (2.94%) Adobe
5 2 (2.94%) ATG
5 2 (2.94%) HP
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.47%) Informatica
6 1 (1.47%) RedDot
6 1 (1.47%) Reuters
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Siebel
6 1 (1.47%) Vignette