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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 142 170 153
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 56 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 0.83% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.09% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 57
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £230 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £333 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.29% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 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 £18.88 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-37.08% +42.85%
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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
4340 5599 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.05% 76.01% 75.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3227 4197 4466
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £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 71 87
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 (30.07%) Finance
2 26 (18.18%) Java
2 26 (18.18%) Oracle
3 25 (17.48%) Degree
4 24 (16.78%) Linux
5 23 (16.08%) Project Management
5 23 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (16.08%) QA
6 22 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 22 (15.38%) Scrum
7 20 (13.99%) SQL
8 18 (12.59%) Windows
8 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
9 17 (11.89%) Banking
9 17 (11.89%) DevOps
10 15 (10.49%) Ruby
10 15 (10.49%) ITIL
11 14 (9.79%) Python
11 14 (9.79%) E-Commerce
11 14 (9.79%) Software Engineering
11 14 (9.79%) Workflow
12 13 (9.09%) Games
12 13 (9.09%) TDD
12 13 (9.09%) PHP
12 13 (9.09%) Middleware
12 13 (9.09%) Jenkins
12 13 (9.09%) Oracle Database
12 13 (9.09%) Online Games
13 12 (8.39%) Computer Science
13 12 (8.39%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.99%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.99%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.20%) MQSeries
4 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.80%) Node.js
5 4 (2.80%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.10%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (2.10%) Apache
6 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.40%) nginx
7 2 (1.40%) GemFire
7 2 (1.40%) CloudStack
7 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (7.69%) MS Office
2 9 (6.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.90%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.80%) MS Project
6 2 (1.40%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.40%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.70%) Magento
4 1 (0.70%) Documaker
4 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.80%) GitHub
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) DNS
1 8 (5.59%) Intranet
2 5 (3.50%) SAN
3 2 (1.40%) CTI
3 2 (1.40%) SNMP
3 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.40%) VPN
3 2 (1.40%) DHCP
3 2 (1.40%) VLAN
4 1 (0.70%) SSH
4 1 (0.70%) Firewall
4 1 (0.70%) FTP
4 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.70%) PBX
4 1 (0.70%) PSTN
4 1 (0.70%) VoIP
4 1 (0.70%) WLAN
4 1 (0.70%) WAN
4 1 (0.70%) LDAP
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.39%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.50%) OLTP
5 5 (3.50%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.80%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.10%) MySQL
7 3 (2.10%) Big Data
7 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.40%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.80%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.40%) Selenium
4 2 (1.40%) JSUnit
4 2 (1.40%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.40%) JMeter
4 2 (1.40%) Maven
5 1 (0.70%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.70%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.70%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.70%) Calabash
5 1 (0.70%) Capybara
5 1 (0.70%) Robotium
5 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.70%) RSpec
5 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 43 (30.07%) Finance
2 17 (11.89%) Banking
3 13 (9.09%) Games
4 8 (5.59%) Marketing
4 8 (5.59%) Billing
5 7 (4.90%) Legal
6 4 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.80%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.10%) Law
7 3 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.10%) French Language
7 3 (2.10%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.40%) Front Office
8 2 (1.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.70%) Local Government
9 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (15.38%) Analyst
2 20 (13.99%) Developer
3 8 (5.59%) Consultant
4 6 (4.20%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (3.50%) Server Engineer
5 5 (3.50%) Business Analyst
6 4 (2.80%) Project Manager
6 4 (2.80%) Operations Manager
6 4 (2.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (2.80%) Applications Support
6 4 (2.80%) Technical Manager
7 3 (2.10%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.10%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (2.10%) Product Manager
7 3 (2.10%) Technical Operations Manager
7 3 (2.10%) Service Manager
7 3 (2.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (2.10%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (2.10%) Support Specialist
7 3 (2.10%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) Middleware
2 12 (8.39%) Web Services
3 10 (6.99%) .NET
3 10 (6.99%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (5.59%) HTML
5 7 (4.90%) jQuery
6 6 (4.20%) J2EE
7 5 (3.50%) XML
7 5 (3.50%) XSD
7 5 (3.50%) XSL
7 5 (3.50%) XSLT
7 5 (3.50%) Memcached
8 4 (2.80%) REST
8 4 (2.80%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (2.10%) RESTful
9 3 (2.10%) JSON
10 2 (1.40%) WPF
10 2 (1.40%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.40%) Gearman
10 2 (1.40%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Online Games
2 12 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.20%) Open Source
5 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.80%) FMCG
7 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.10%) Kindle
7 3 (2.10%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.40%) Blog
8 2 (1.40%) CMDB
8 2 (1.40%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.40%) Derivative
8 2 (1.40%) Statistics
9 1 (0.70%) PKI
9 1 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.70%) Equities
9 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.78%) Linux
2 18 (12.59%) Windows
3 10 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.90%) UNIX
5 2 (1.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) SELinux
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.70%) Android
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.08%) Project Management
1 23 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 22 (15.38%) Scrum
3 17 (11.89%) DevOps
4 15 (10.49%) ITIL
5 14 (9.79%) E-Commerce
5 14 (9.79%) Software Engineering
5 14 (9.79%) Workflow
6 13 (9.09%) TDD
7 12 (8.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.69%) BDD
9 10 (6.99%) Migration
10 9 (6.29%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.29%) Time Management
10 9 (6.29%) Data Migration
11 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (5.59%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.18%) Java
2 20 (13.99%) SQL
3 15 (10.49%) Ruby
4 14 (9.79%) Python
5 13 (9.09%) PHP
6 9 (6.29%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.59%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.90%) C#
9 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.50%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.80%) Perl
11 2 (1.40%) Scala
11 2 (1.40%) VBA
12 1 (0.70%) VB
12 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (17.48%) Degree
2 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.40%) APMP
5 2 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.70%) HNC
6 1 (0.70%) MCSA
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.08%) QA
2 8 (5.59%) SLA
3 6 (4.20%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.50%) vCloud
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.40%) vSphere
4 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.70%) NFS
4 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.70%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.50%) Nagios
3 4 (2.80%) Puppet
3 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.80%) Ansible
4 3 (2.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (1.40%) Opsview
5 2 (1.40%) collectd
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Control-M
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.70%) Icinga
6 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.70%) SCCM
6 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 26 (18.18%) Oracle
2 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.99%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.59%) VMware
5 5 (3.50%) SAP
5 5 (3.50%) HP
6 4 (2.80%) Lotus
7 3 (2.10%) IBM
7 3 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.10%) Splunk
8 2 (1.40%) Akamai
8 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.40%) New Relic
8 2 (1.40%) Remedy
8 2 (1.40%) Adobe
8 2 (1.40%) Informatica
8 2 (1.40%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.40%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.70%) Google
9 1 (0.70%) Mitel
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