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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
London / City of London
Rank 106 123 141
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +18
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 48 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.63% 0.86% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.99% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 36
Median daily rate £475 £375 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -20.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £48.72 £15.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+224.80% -67.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £15.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.74 £15.00 £49.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%

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
2494 2719 4248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.57% 86.62% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1981 2157 3315
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 47 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.86%) Finance
3 19 (20.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (19.35%) Scrum
4 18 (19.35%) Degree
5 16 (17.20%) Oracle
6 15 (16.13%) Java
6 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (13.98%) Linux
8 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
8 12 (12.90%) ITIL
8 12 (12.90%) Project Management
8 12 (12.90%) Banking
8 12 (12.90%) Open Source
9 11 (11.83%) Risk Management
9 11 (11.83%) SQL
9 11 (11.83%) HTML
9 11 (11.83%) Windows
10 10 (10.75%) Change Management
10 10 (10.75%) TDD
10 10 (10.75%) Maven
10 10 (10.75%) QA
10 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
11 9 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (9.68%) CSS
12 8 (8.60%) Unix
12 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
12 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.60%) Marketing
12 8 (8.60%) Service Management

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 4 (4.30%) Confluence
1 4 (4.30%) JBoss
1 4 (4.30%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.15%) Apache
2 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.08%) Drupal
3 1 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.23%) MS Project
3 2 (2.15%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.15%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (2.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.08%) MS Office
4 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Bank Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.38%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) IaaS
4 1 (1.08%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (1.08%) Route 53
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) Firewall
2 4 (4.30%) Internet
2 4 (4.30%) LAN
3 3 (3.23%) DHCP
3 3 (3.23%) DNS
3 3 (3.23%) HTTP
3 3 (3.23%) LDAP
3 3 (3.23%) Skype
4 2 (2.15%) DMVPN
4 2 (2.15%) MPLS
4 2 (2.15%) Network Security
4 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.15%) Wireless
5 1 (1.08%) BGP
5 1 (1.08%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.08%) ICMP
5 1 (1.08%) IPsec
5 1 (1.08%) OSPF
5 1 (1.08%) VLAN
5 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) MySQL
2 5 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.08%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.08%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
1 10 (10.75%) Maven
2 6 (6.45%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.45%) JIRA
3 5 (5.38%) Eclipse RCP
3 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.38%) Subversion
4 4 (4.30%) Ant
5 3 (3.23%) NetBeans
5 3 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.15%) Gradle
6 2 (2.15%) Selenium
6 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.15%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.08%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.08%) Hudson
7 1 (1.08%) jMock
7 1 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 38 (40.86%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Banking
3 8 (8.60%) Marketing
4 6 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Retail
6 4 (4.30%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.23%) Legal
8 2 (2.15%) Electronics
8 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.08%) Back Office
9 1 (1.08%) Billing
9 1 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (1.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (22.58%) Developer
2 10 (10.75%) Analyst
3 7 (7.53%) Architect
3 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.45%) UI Developer
5 5 (5.38%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.38%) Product Owner
6 4 (4.30%) Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Designer
6 4 (4.30%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (4.30%) HTML Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) C++ Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Integration Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Product Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Qt Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.15%) Administrator
8 2 (2.15%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) HTML
2 9 (9.68%) CSS
3 7 (7.53%) REST
3 7 (7.53%) Web Services
4 6 (6.45%) CSS3
4 6 (6.45%) XML
5 5 (5.38%) JavaFX
5 5 (5.38%) jQuery
5 5 (5.38%) React
5 5 (5.38%) SOAP
6 4 (4.30%) Ajax
6 4 (4.30%) React Native
6 4 (4.30%) Semantic HTML
6 4 (4.30%) XSLT
7 3 (3.23%) .NET
7 3 (3.23%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.23%) JAXB
7 3 (3.23%) JSP
7 3 (3.23%) SAML
7 3 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) Fintech
3 4 (4.30%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (4.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.23%) Motion Graphics
4 3 (3.23%) User Experience
5 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.15%) Equities
5 2 (2.15%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.15%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.15%) PKI
6 1 (1.08%) Animation
6 1 (1.08%) Blog
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.08%) Tandem
6 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.98%) Linux
2 11 (11.83%) Windows
3 8 (8.60%) Unix
4 4 (4.30%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) Android
6 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.08%) Debian
6 1 (1.08%) Solaris
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (19.35%) Scrum
4 12 (12.90%) ITIL
4 12 (12.90%) Open Source
4 12 (12.90%) Project Management
5 11 (11.83%) Risk Management
6 10 (10.75%) Change Management
6 10 (10.75%) TDD
7 9 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
8 8 (8.60%) Service Management
9 7 (7.53%) DevOps
9 7 (7.53%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.53%) Programme Management
10 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.45%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.38%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (5.38%) Performance Management
11 5 (5.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) Java
2 12 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.83%) SQL
4 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.23%) C#
4 3 (3.23%) C++
4 3 (3.23%) PHP
4 3 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (2.15%) Perl
5 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.15%) Ruby
6 1 (1.08%) ABAP
6 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.08%) Go
6 1 (1.08%) Groovy
6 1 (1.08%) Scala
6 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (19.35%) Degree
2 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) CISSP
5 2 (2.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.08%) CCIE
6 1 (1.08%) CEH
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CISMP
6 1 (1.08%) GIAC
6 1 (1.08%) HNC
6 1 (1.08%) ISEB
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.08%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.08%) MCSE
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.75%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.15%) GDPR
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) COBIT
3 1 (1.08%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.23%) Docker
4 2 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 3 (3.23%) Terraform
1 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (2.15%) Ansible
2 2 (2.15%) Control-M
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.15%) Puppet
2 2 (2.15%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.08%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.08%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Oracle
2 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.53%) VMware
4 6 (6.45%) Cisco
4 6 (6.45%) IBM
4 6 (6.45%) WorldPay
5 5 (5.38%) Citrix
5 5 (5.38%) SAP
6 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.15%) Adobe
7 2 (2.15%) Informatica
7 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.15%) Splunk
8 1 (1.08%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.08%) Pardot
8 1 (1.08%) PayPal
8 1 (1.08%) Sonus
8 1 (1.08%) Talend
8 1 (1.08%) Twitter
8 1 (1.08%) Verint
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Sanderson
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Posted: 4 days ago
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