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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 150 164 153
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 51 60 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 0.84% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.10% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 53
Average daily rate
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£469 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £248 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £522 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 £59.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.52% +18.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% -1.18%
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
4405 5477 5968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.94% 76.58% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3304 4048 4398
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 92
Average hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.20 £15.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £54.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 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 17 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 43 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (28.13%) Finance
3 22 (17.19%) Java
3 22 (17.19%) Scrum
4 20 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (14.84%) SQL
5 19 (14.84%) Windows
5 19 (14.84%) Banking
6 18 (14.06%) Linux
7 17 (13.28%) Oracle
7 17 (13.28%) Project Management
7 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
7 17 (13.28%) QA
8 16 (12.50%) DevOps
9 15 (11.72%) Degree
9 15 (11.72%) Service Delivery
10 14 (10.94%) Ruby
11 13 (10.16%) TDD
11 13 (10.16%) Workflow
11 13 (10.16%) HTML
11 13 (10.16%) MS Office
11 13 (10.16%) E-Commerce
12 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
12 12 (9.38%) SharePoint
12 12 (9.38%) Web Services
12 12 (9.38%) PHP
12 12 (9.38%) .NET
12 12 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (8.59%) Online Games
13 11 (8.59%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 12 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.81%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (7.03%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.69%) MQSeries
5 5 (3.91%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.13%) Node.js
6 4 (3.13%) Apache
6 4 (3.13%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.34%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.56%) nginx
8 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.56%) CloudStack
8 2 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) MS Office
2 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.13%) MS Project
6 2 (1.56%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.56%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.78%) Magento
3 1 (0.78%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.34%) GitHub
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) Intranet
2 6 (4.69%) SAN
2 6 (4.69%) DNS
3 2 (1.56%) VLAN
3 2 (1.56%) MPLS
3 2 (1.56%) CTI
3 2 (1.56%) DHCP
3 2 (1.56%) SNMP
3 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.78%) LDAP
4 1 (0.78%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.78%) PBX
4 1 (0.78%) PSTN
4 1 (0.78%) VoIP
4 1 (0.78%) WLAN
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.34%) OLTP
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) Redis
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.56%) JSUnit
4 2 (1.56%) Selenium
4 2 (1.56%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.56%) JMeter
5 1 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.78%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.78%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.78%) MSI
5 1 (0.78%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.78%) Maven
5 1 (0.78%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.78%) Capybara
5 1 (0.78%) JIRA
5 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.78%) RSpec
General
1 36 (28.13%) Finance
2 19 (14.84%) Banking
3 11 (8.59%) Games
4 10 (7.81%) Legal
4 10 (7.81%) Marketing
5 5 (3.91%) Law
5 5 (3.91%) Billing
6 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.34%) Front Office
7 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.34%) French Language
7 3 (2.34%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.56%) Retail
8 2 (1.56%) Back Office
8 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) Developer
2 21 (16.41%) Analyst
3 7 (5.47%) Consultant
4 6 (4.69%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (3.91%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.13%) Applications Support
6 4 (3.13%) Operations Manager
6 4 (3.13%) Server Engineer
6 4 (3.13%) Programme Manager
6 4 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 3 (2.34%) Architect
7 3 (2.34%) Project Manager
7 3 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.34%) Technical Manager
7 3 (2.34%) Support Specialist
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (2.34%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.34%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.16%) HTML
2 12 (9.38%) Web Services
2 12 (9.38%) .NET
3 10 (7.81%) Middleware
4 9 (7.03%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (5.47%) jQuery
6 4 (3.13%) RESTful
6 4 (3.13%) REST
6 4 (3.13%) XML
6 4 (3.13%) CSS
6 4 (3.13%) J2EE
7 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.34%) XSD
7 3 (2.34%) XSL
7 3 (2.34%) XSLT
7 3 (2.34%) JSON
7 3 (2.34%) Memcached
8 2 (1.56%) WPF
8 2 (1.56%) Gearman
8 2 (1.56%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.59%) Online Games
3 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.91%) User Experience
4 4 (3.13%) Open Source
4 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.34%) FMCG
5 3 (2.34%) Kindle
5 3 (2.34%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.56%) Blog
6 2 (1.56%) Derivative
6 2 (1.56%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.56%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.56%) Statistics
6 2 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.84%) Windows
2 18 (14.06%) Linux
3 9 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.91%) UNIX
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) SELinux
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) CentOS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.19%) Scrum
3 17 (13.28%) Project Management
4 16 (12.50%) DevOps
5 15 (11.72%) Service Delivery
6 13 (10.16%) TDD
6 13 (10.16%) Workflow
6 13 (10.16%) E-Commerce
7 12 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (8.59%) BDD
8 11 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (7.81%) ITIL
10 9 (7.03%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.03%) Change Management
10 9 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.25%) Line Management
11 8 (6.25%) Business Analysis
12 7 (5.47%) Migration
12 7 (5.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.19%) Java
2 19 (14.84%) SQL
3 14 (10.94%) Ruby
4 12 (9.38%) PHP
5 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.81%) Python
7 8 (6.25%) C#
8 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.34%) VBA
9 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.56%) Scala
11 1 (0.78%) VB
11 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.78%) Perl
11 1 (0.78%) R
11 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (11.72%) Degree
2 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) APMP
3 2 (1.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (0.78%) HNC
4 1 (0.78%) MCSA
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.78%) GIAC
4 1 (0.78%) CISA
4 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.78%) GSEC
4 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.78%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.28%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.13%) vCloud
4 2 (1.56%) vSphere
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.78%) NFS
5 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.13%) Nagios
3 3 (2.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.34%) Ansible
4 2 (1.56%) Puppet
4 2 (1.56%) collectd
4 2 (1.56%) Opsview
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.78%) Icinga
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.78%) SCCM
5 1 (0.78%) WSUS
5 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (13.28%) Oracle
1 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (3.13%) Lotus
4 4 (3.13%) HP
4 4 (3.13%) SAP
5 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.34%) Metastorm
6 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.56%) Akamai
6 2 (1.56%) Remedy
6 2 (1.56%) IBM
6 2 (1.56%) Adobe
6 2 (1.56%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.78%) JBoss
7 1 (0.78%) BMC
7 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.78%) NetApp
7 1 (0.78%) EMC
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