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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 121 163 151
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 41 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.22% 0.77% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.96% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 35
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £39.05 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+14.13% +22.66%
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
2885 4809 4743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.89% 80.86% 80.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2355 3808 3530
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 £338 £322 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 49 49
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% -1.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 35 (41.67%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.76%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (21.43%) Project Management
6 16 (19.05%) Linux
6 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 13 (15.48%) SDLC
7 13 (15.48%) Java
8 12 (14.29%) ITIL
8 12 (14.29%) Unix
8 12 (14.29%) Banking
9 11 (13.10%) Scrum
10 10 (11.90%) Change Management
10 10 (11.90%) QA
11 9 (10.71%) Degree
11 9 (10.71%) TOGAF
11 9 (10.71%) People Management
12 8 (9.52%) Middleware
12 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
12 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
13 7 (8.33%) CRM
13 7 (8.33%) Web Services
13 7 (8.33%) Python
13 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
13 7 (8.33%) Oracle
13 7 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
13 7 (8.33%) Data Management
13 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
13 7 (8.33%) Bash Shell

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 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.57%) Apache
3 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.38%) Confluence
4 2 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) GemFire
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.19%) SAS
5 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.76%) MS Office
3 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.38%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Documaker
1 2 (2.38%) LatentZero
1 2 (2.38%) Minerva
2 1 (1.19%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.19%) Eikon
2 1 (1.19%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Force.com
4 1 (1.19%) GitHub
4 1 (1.19%) Office 365
4 1 (1.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) DNS
2 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 5 (5.95%) SSL
3 2 (2.38%) DMZ
3 2 (2.38%) Internet
3 2 (2.38%) Intranet
3 2 (2.38%) LAN
3 2 (2.38%) Network Security
3 2 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (1.19%) VPN
4 1 (1.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.19%) GIS
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.76%) JIRA
3 2 (2.38%) Capybara
3 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.38%) IntelliJ
3 2 (2.38%) Introscope
3 2 (2.38%) JUnit
3 2 (2.38%) Maven
3 2 (2.38%) RSpec
3 2 (2.38%) Selenium
3 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.38%) TestNG
3 2 (2.38%) WATIR
4 1 (1.19%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.19%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.19%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.19%) JMeter
4 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.19%) Xcode
General
1 35 (41.67%) Finance
2 12 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Law
5 3 (3.57%) Games
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
6 2 (2.38%) Back Office
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.38%) Front Office
6 2 (2.38%) Legal
6 2 (2.38%) Publishing
7 1 (1.19%) Advertising
7 1 (1.19%) French Language
7 1 (1.19%) German Language
7 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (13.10%) Architect
2 10 (11.90%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Developer
2 10 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (9.52%) IT Manager
4 5 (5.95%) Business Analyst
4 5 (5.95%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 5 (5.95%) IT Risk Manager
4 5 (5.95%) IT Security Manager
4 5 (5.95%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.95%) Risk Manager
4 5 (5.95%) Security Manager
5 4 (4.76%) .NET Architect
5 4 (4.76%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Java Architect
5 4 (4.76%) Java Solutions Architect
5 4 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Middleware
2 7 (8.33%) Web Services
3 6 (7.14%) .NET
3 6 (7.14%) CSS
3 6 (7.14%) HTML
4 5 (5.95%) CSS3
4 5 (5.95%) HTML5
4 5 (5.95%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.76%) jQuery
5 4 (4.76%) RESTful
6 3 (3.57%) Ajax
6 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.57%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.38%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.38%) LAMP
7 2 (2.38%) React
7 2 (2.38%) Sass
7 2 (2.38%) Semantic HTML
7 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.76%) Data Integration
3 4 (4.76%) Equities
3 4 (4.76%) NHS
4 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.57%) DataPower
4 3 (3.57%) Derivative
4 3 (3.57%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.57%) User Experience
5 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.38%) EPoS
5 2 (2.38%) Fintech
5 2 (2.38%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.19%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Linux
2 12 (14.29%) Unix
3 5 (5.95%) AIX
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (5.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.95%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.57%) SUSE
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.19%) Android
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.43%) Project Management
4 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 13 (15.48%) SDLC
6 12 (14.29%) ITIL
7 11 (13.10%) Scrum
8 10 (11.90%) Change Management
9 9 (10.71%) People Management
9 9 (10.71%) TOGAF
10 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.33%) CRM
11 7 (8.33%) Data Management
11 7 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
12 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
12 6 (7.14%) SOA
12 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.14%) TDD
12 6 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) Java
2 7 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.33%) Python
3 6 (7.14%) SQL
4 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.57%) PHP
5 3 (3.57%) Ruby
6 2 (2.38%) Perl
6 2 (2.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) C#
7 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Degree
2 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.38%) CCNP
3 2 (2.38%) CCSE
3 2 (2.38%) CCSP
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) CISSP
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.19%) PMP
4 1 (1.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.19%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 4 (4.76%) SDET
3 3 (3.57%) SLA
4 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.19%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Docker
1 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.19%) KVM
2 1 (1.19%) vCloud
2 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.57%) Ansible
2 3 (3.57%) Puppet
3 2 (2.38%) Control-M
3 2 (2.38%) Salt
4 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.19%) Mesos
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (5.95%) IBM
4 4 (4.76%) Adobe
5 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.57%) Software AG
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
5 3 (3.57%) webMethods
5 3 (3.57%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.38%) ATG
6 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco
6 2 (2.38%) Informatica
6 2 (2.38%) Juniper
6 2 (2.38%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.38%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix
7 1 (1.19%) HP
7 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.19%) TIBCO
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