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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 127 135 148
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 26 53 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 1.03% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.27% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 38 33
Average daily rate £350 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.39% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £215 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £625 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £359
% change year-on-year
- +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.48% +42.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +80.00%
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 24 (31.58%) Finance
2 22 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (23.68%) SQL
4 17 (22.37%) Oracle
5 16 (21.05%) Java
5 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (19.74%) QA
6 15 (19.74%) ITIL
7 14 (18.42%) Service Delivery
8 13 (17.11%) Project Management
9 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 11 (14.47%) Scrum
10 11 (14.47%) Degree
11 10 (13.16%) Linux
12 9 (11.84%) ETL
13 8 (10.53%) Windows
13 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (10.53%) WebLogic
13 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
13 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (10.53%) Mobile App
13 8 (10.53%) WorldPay
14 7 (9.21%) Appium
14 7 (9.21%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
14 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
14 7 (9.21%) Data Analysis
14 7 (9.21%) Maven

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.95%) Apache
5 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.63%) Node.js
7 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.32%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) JBoss
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Office
2 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.63%) MS Project
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Documaker
2 1 (1.32%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.32%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.63%) IaaS
2 2 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) SAN
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.58%) PerformancePoint
6 4 (5.26%) MySQL
6 4 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.32%) DB2
9 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Appium
1 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
1 7 (9.21%) Maven
1 7 (9.21%) Selenium
2 6 (7.89%) JIRA
3 5 (6.58%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.95%) Ant
4 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.95%) Gerrit
4 3 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.63%) Calabash
5 2 (2.63%) JBehave
5 2 (2.63%) JUnit
5 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.63%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.32%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (31.58%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Financial Institution
3 6 (7.89%) Law
3 6 (7.89%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Analyst
1 14 (18.42%) Developer
2 6 (7.89%) QA Engineer
2 6 (7.89%) Service Manager
3 5 (6.58%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 5 (6.58%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.26%) Consultant
5 3 (3.95%) Applications Consultant
5 3 (3.95%) DBA
5 3 (3.95%) IT Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Production DBA
5 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
5 3 (3.95%) SQL DBA
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Production DBA
5 3 (3.95%) Transition Manager
5 3 (3.95%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (6.58%) WebCenter
1 5 (6.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (5.26%) Spring
3 3 (3.95%) LAMP
3 3 (3.95%) Middleware
3 3 (3.95%) Servlets
3 3 (3.95%) Spring Batch
3 3 (3.95%) Spring Integration
3 3 (3.95%) XML
4 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.63%) JRules
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.63%) RESTful
4 2 (2.63%) SOAP
4 2 (2.63%) Velocity
5 1 (1.32%) Ajax
5 1 (1.32%) Grails
5 1 (1.32%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (1.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.58%) Data Extraction
4 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.95%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.95%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.63%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.32%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.32%) Equities
7 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.32%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.32%) SCORM
7 1 (1.32%) Social Media
7 1 (1.32%) Tandem
7 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) Windows
3 6 (7.89%) Android
3 6 (7.89%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.58%) Unix
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.74%) ITIL
3 14 (18.42%) Service Delivery
4 13 (17.11%) Project Management
5 11 (14.47%) Scrum
6 9 (11.84%) ETL
7 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (9.21%) Data Analysis
8 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2
8 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
9 6 (7.89%) DevOps
9 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (7.89%) Information Security
9 6 (7.89%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.58%) Dimensional Modelling
10 5 (6.58%) SOA
10 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) SQL
2 16 (21.05%) Java
3 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 6 (7.89%) Python
5 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.63%) C#
7 2 (2.63%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) Ruby
7 2 (2.63%) VB
7 2 (2.63%) VBA
8 1 (1.32%) Groovy
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) ISEB
3 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) PMP
4 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.74%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) vCloud
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Docker
3 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) XenApp
3 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Control-M
2 1 (1.32%) CFEngine
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Nagios
2 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.32%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Oracle
2 8 (10.53%) WorldPay
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.58%) VMware
5 4 (5.26%) SAP
6 3 (3.95%) Informatica
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.95%) Vignette
7 2 (2.63%) Google
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) Adobe
8 1 (1.32%) BMC
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco
8 1 (1.32%) Cognos
8 1 (1.32%) Dell
8 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.32%) Siebel
8 1 (1.32%) SimCorp