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 3 September 2014 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 145 161 152
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 54 65 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.93% 0.90% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.17% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 57
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £236 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £519 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £34.50 £59.00 £50.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.52% +17.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
Continuous Improvement
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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
4401 5539 5904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.77% 76.36% 75.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3278 4123 4379
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 69 89
Average hourly rate £22.38 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £13.97 £15.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £57.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.08% -

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 3 September 2014.

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 3 September 2014, 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 39 (28.89%) Finance
2 25 (18.52%) Java
3 22 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.30%) QA
4 21 (15.56%) Scrum
4 21 (15.56%) Oracle
5 20 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 19 (14.07%) Degree
6 19 (14.07%) Linux
7 18 (13.33%) SQL
7 18 (13.33%) Project Management
8 17 (12.59%) Windows
8 17 (12.59%) Banking
8 17 (12.59%) DevOps
9 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
10 14 (10.37%) E-Commerce
10 14 (10.37%) ITIL
10 14 (10.37%) Ruby
11 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
11 13 (9.63%) Workflow
11 13 (9.63%) Games
11 13 (9.63%) TDD
11 13 (9.63%) PHP
11 13 (9.63%) SharePoint
11 13 (9.63%) Online Games
12 12 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (8.89%) Jenkins
12 12 (8.89%) Oracle Database
12 12 (8.89%) Web Services
12 12 (8.89%) Middleware

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, 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 13 (9.63%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.44%) MQSeries
5 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.96%) Node.js
6 4 (2.96%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.22%) Apache
7 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.22%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.48%) CloudStack
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.48%) nginx
8 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (8.15%) MS Office
2 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.96%) MS Project
6 2 (1.48%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.48%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.48%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.96%) GitHub
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) Intranet
2 7 (5.19%) DNS
3 6 (4.44%) SAN
4 2 (1.48%) VLAN
4 2 (1.48%) MPLS
4 2 (1.48%) CTI
4 2 (1.48%) DHCP
4 2 (1.48%) SNMP
4 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.48%) VPN
5 1 (0.74%) FTP
5 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.74%) LDAP
5 1 (0.74%) PBX
5 1 (0.74%) PSTN
5 1 (0.74%) VoIP
5 1 (0.74%) WLAN
5 1 (0.74%) WAN
5 1 (0.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.74%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.96%) OLTP
5 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.48%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.74%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.96%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.48%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.48%) JSUnit
4 2 (1.48%) Selenium
4 2 (1.48%) Maven
4 2 (1.48%) JMeter
5 1 (0.74%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.74%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.74%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.74%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.74%) RSpec
5 1 (0.74%) Capybara
General
1 39 (28.89%) Finance
2 17 (12.59%) Banking
3 13 (9.63%) Games
4 10 (7.41%) Legal
5 9 (6.67%) Marketing
6 7 (5.19%) Billing
7 5 (3.70%) Law
8 4 (2.96%) Investment Banking
9 3 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.22%) French Language
9 3 (2.22%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.48%) Front Office
10 2 (1.48%) Back Office
10 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.74%) Local Government
11 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (16.30%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Developer
3 7 (5.19%) Consultant
4 6 (4.44%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 5 (3.70%) Operations Manager
5 5 (3.70%) Server Engineer
6 4 (2.96%) Technical Manager
6 4 (2.96%) Programme Manager
6 4 (2.96%) Project Manager
6 4 (2.96%) Support Engineer
6 4 (2.96%) Applications Support
7 3 (2.22%) Support Specialist
7 3 (2.22%) Web Developer
7 3 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.22%) Architect
7 3 (2.22%) Technical Operations Manager
7 3 (2.22%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (2.22%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.22%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.89%) Web Services
1 12 (8.89%) Middleware
2 11 (8.15%) .NET
3 9 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (6.67%) HTML
4 8 (5.93%) jQuery
5 6 (4.44%) J2EE
6 4 (2.96%) REST
6 4 (2.96%) XML
6 4 (2.96%) XSD
6 4 (2.96%) XSL
6 4 (2.96%) XSLT
7 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.22%) JSON
7 3 (2.22%) RESTful
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.22%) Memcached
8 2 (1.48%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.48%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.48%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Online Games
2 7 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.96%) FMCG
5 3 (2.22%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.22%) Kindle
5 3 (2.22%) Open Source
6 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.48%) Blog
6 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.48%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.48%) Derivative
6 2 (1.48%) Statistics
6 2 (1.48%) CMDB
6 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.74%) Equities
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.07%) Linux
2 17 (12.59%) Windows
3 9 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.22%) UNIX
5 2 (1.48%) CentOS
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.74%) SELinux
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.56%) Scrum
3 20 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 18 (13.33%) Project Management
5 17 (12.59%) DevOps
6 14 (10.37%) E-Commerce
6 14 (10.37%) ITIL
7 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
7 13 (9.63%) Workflow
7 13 (9.63%) TDD
8 12 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (8.15%) BDD
10 9 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.93%) Time Management
11 8 (5.93%) Migration
11 8 (5.93%) Change Management
12 7 (5.19%) Service Management
12 7 (5.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.52%) Java
2 18 (13.33%) SQL
3 14 (10.37%) Ruby
4 13 (9.63%) PHP
5 10 (7.41%) Python
6 9 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.93%) C#
8 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.96%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.48%) Scala
10 2 (1.48%) VBA
11 1 (0.74%) VB
11 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (14.07%) Degree
2 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.48%) APMP
4 2 (1.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) MCSA
5 1 (0.74%) HNC
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.74%) CISA
5 1 (0.74%) GSEC
5 1 (0.74%) GIAC
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.74%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.30%) QA
2 6 (4.44%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.22%) SLA
3 3 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.70%) vCloud
3 2 (1.48%) vSphere
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.74%) NFS
4 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.70%) Nagios
3 4 (2.96%) Puppet
3 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.96%) Ansible
4 3 (2.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (1.48%) collectd
5 2 (1.48%) Opsview
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.74%) Control-M
6 1 (0.74%) Icinga
6 1 (0.74%) SCCM
6 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 21 (15.56%) Oracle
2 16 (11.85%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (3.70%) HP
5 4 (2.96%) Lotus
5 4 (2.96%) SAP
6 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.48%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.48%) Akamai
7 2 (1.48%) New Relic
7 2 (1.48%) Metastorm
7 2 (1.48%) Remedy
7 2 (1.48%) Adobe
7 2 (1.48%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.48%) IBM
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco
8 1 (0.74%) EMC
8 1 (0.74%) BMC
8 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
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