The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 198 132 153
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +21
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 230 362 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.04% 1.60% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 2.05% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 222 196
Average daily rate
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£438 £424 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -5.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £36.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.31% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £20.01
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +49.96%
Continuous Improvement
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in London

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the London region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in London

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in London

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the London region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in London

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -25 45 £438 +4.16% 22
Canary Wharf - 5 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 - - 3
Brentford -7 4 £450 -6.49%
Paddington - 4 £450 -
Uxbridge -3 3 £400 +3.89%
Bromley - 2 - -
Osterley 0 1 £530 -
Feltham -9 1 £375 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 169 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (23.27%) Finance
3 88 (17.36%) Project Management
4 79 (15.58%) ITIL
5 77 (15.19%) Java
6 76 (14.99%) Degree
7 75 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
8 73 (14.40%) SQL
9 70 (13.81%) Change Management
10 65 (12.82%) TDD
11 57 (11.24%) Scrum
12 56 (11.05%) Banking
13 54 (10.65%) QA
14 48 (9.47%) Linux
15 46 (9.07%) Windows
16 45 (8.88%) DevOps
17 43 (8.48%) Service Delivery
17 43 (8.48%) Six Sigma
17 43 (8.48%) Pair Programming
17 43 (8.48%) Ruby
18 42 (8.28%) Service Management
18 42 (8.28%) MS Excel
19 41 (8.09%) Microsoft
20 40 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
20 40 (7.89%) Git (software)
21 39 (7.69%) MS Office
22 38 (7.50%) PRINCE2
23 37 (7.30%) UNIX
23 37 (7.30%) SAP
24 36 (7.10%) ERP

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (4.34%) Apache
2 20 (3.94%) Tomcat
2 20 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.76%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.37%) Confluence
5 9 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.58%) Node.js
7 7 (1.38%) SAS
7 7 (1.38%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.18%) nginx
9 5 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.99%) CMS
9 5 (0.99%) WorkSite
10 4 (0.79%) Jetty
10 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.79%) Lync
10 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 42 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.69%) MS Office
3 22 (4.34%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.76%) MS Project
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.99%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.99%) SAP FI-AP
3 4 (0.79%) ResourceLink
3 4 (0.79%) SAP QM
4 3 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.59%) RMDS
4 3 (0.59%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.59%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.39%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.39%) Eikon
5 2 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.20%) Maximo
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.78%) SaaS
5 6 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.18%) Yammer
6 1 (0.20%) GitHub
6 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.13%) DNS
2 12 (2.37%) LDAP
3 11 (2.17%) DHCP
4 10 (1.97%) SAN
4 10 (1.97%) Firewall
5 9 (1.78%) VoIP
5 9 (1.78%) LAN
5 9 (1.78%) SSL
5 9 (1.78%) Unified Communications
6 8 (1.58%) WAN
7 6 (1.18%) VLAN
7 6 (1.18%) WLAN
7 6 (1.18%) VPN
8 5 (0.99%) Wireless
8 5 (0.99%) HTTP
8 5 (0.99%) NAS
9 4 (0.79%) Network Security
9 4 (0.79%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.79%) SNMP
9 4 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.76%) Hadoop
3 14 (2.76%) Big Data
4 12 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.17%) Data Mining
5 11 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.78%) MySQL
7 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.99%) SQL Navigator
8 5 (0.99%) MS Access
8 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.59%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.59%) Ingres
10 3 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 40 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.35%) JIRA
4 14 (2.76%) Subversion
5 10 (1.97%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.97%) Maven
6 9 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.78%) Selenium
7 8 (1.58%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (1.38%) Ant
8 7 (1.38%) NUnit
9 6 (1.18%) Capybara
10 5 (0.99%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.79%) Hudson
11 4 (0.79%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.79%) Introscope
11 4 (0.79%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (0.79%) MSI
12 3 (0.59%) Spock
General
1 118 (23.27%) Finance
2 56 (11.05%) Banking
3 35 (6.90%) Retail
4 20 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.94%) Legal
5 19 (3.75%) Law
6 18 (3.55%) Publishing
7 17 (3.35%) Investment Banking
7 17 (3.35%) Marketing
8 15 (2.96%) Back Office
8 15 (2.96%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.56%) Front Office
10 12 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (2.17%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.97%) Games
13 4 (0.79%) Local Government
13 4 (0.79%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.59%) Billing
14 3 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 81 (15.98%) Developer
2 77 (15.19%) Analyst
3 37 (7.30%) Project Manager
4 29 (5.72%) Business Analyst
5 27 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (5.13%) Consultant
7 25 (4.93%) Java Developer
8 19 (3.75%) Senior Developer
9 17 (3.35%) Architect
10 16 (3.16%) Service Manager
11 15 (2.96%) ScrumMaster
12 14 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
13 13 (2.56%) Programme Manager
14 12 (2.37%) SAP Consultant
15 11 (2.17%) .NET Developer
16 10 (1.97%) Administrator
17 9 (1.78%) Test Manager
17 9 (1.78%) SAP Manager
18 8 (1.58%) Business Manager
18 8 (1.58%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.71%) Web Services
1 34 (6.71%) HTML
2 30 (5.92%) .NET
3 24 (4.73%) HTML5
4 20 (3.94%) CSS
5 14 (2.76%) RESTful
6 13 (2.56%) Middleware
6 13 (2.56%) CSS3
7 11 (2.17%) XML
7 11 (2.17%) Spring
7 11 (2.17%) WPF
8 10 (1.97%) SOAP
9 9 (1.78%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.78%) jQuery
10 7 (1.38%) Reactive Extensions
10 7 (1.38%) Silverlight
11 6 (1.18%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.99%) JSP
12 5 (0.99%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.11%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.55%) Open Source
4 13 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (2.56%) FMCG
5 12 (2.37%) PMI
6 11 (2.17%) User Experience
7 10 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.97%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.78%) Equities
9 7 (1.38%) Statistics
10 6 (1.18%) E-Learning
11 5 (0.99%) Derivative
11 5 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.79%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.79%) NHS
13 3 (0.59%) DTV
13 3 (0.59%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.47%) Linux
2 46 (9.07%) Windows
3 37 (7.30%) UNIX
4 15 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.78%) Android
7 8 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.99%) AIX
9 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.79%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.59%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.59%) Debian
10 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (17.36%) Project Management
3 79 (15.58%) ITIL
4 70 (13.81%) Change Management
5 65 (12.82%) TDD
6 57 (11.24%) Scrum
7 45 (8.88%) DevOps
8 43 (8.48%) Service Delivery
8 43 (8.48%) Six Sigma
8 43 (8.48%) Pair Programming
9 42 (8.28%) Service Management
10 40 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (7.50%) PRINCE2
12 36 (7.10%) ERP
13 32 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (6.11%) Lean Six Sigma
15 29 (5.72%) Risk Management
15 29 (5.72%) Release Management
16 28 (5.52%) Mentoring
16 28 (5.52%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (15.19%) Java
2 73 (14.40%) SQL
3 43 (8.48%) Ruby
4 30 (5.92%) Python
5 28 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 26 (5.13%) C#
7 11 (2.17%) Perl
8 10 (1.97%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.97%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.78%) Scala
10 7 (1.38%) XAML
10 7 (1.38%) Groovy
11 6 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.18%) VBA
11 6 (1.18%) VBScript
12 5 (0.99%) VB
12 5 (0.99%) PHP
12 5 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.79%) Jython
13 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (14.99%) Degree
2 18 (3.55%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.55%) PMI Certification
3 12 (2.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 12 (2.37%) SAP Certification
3 12 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (2.17%) PMP
4 11 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.38%) APMP
6 6 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 5 (0.99%) ISEB
8 4 (0.79%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 4 (0.79%) MBA
8 4 (0.79%) CISSP
8 4 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.59%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.65%) QA
2 13 (2.56%) SLA
3 5 (0.99%) P3O
4 3 (0.59%) COBIT
4 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.39%) BS7799
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) GAMP
6 1 (0.20%) GMP
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.38%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.99%) Docker
5 4 (0.79%) VMware Server
5 4 (0.79%) vSphere
5 4 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.59%) NFS
6 3 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.59%) XenApp
6 3 (0.59%) DFS Replication
6 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (4.14%) Puppet
2 20 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.16%) Nagios
4 10 (1.97%) Icinga
5 8 (1.58%) Opsview
6 6 (1.18%) SCCM
6 6 (1.18%) collectd
7 5 (0.99%) Graphite
7 5 (0.99%) Graylog
7 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (0.79%) SELinux
8 4 (0.79%) FreeIPA
9 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.59%) Ansible
9 3 (0.59%) logstash
9 3 (0.59%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 41 (8.09%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.30%) SAP
3 36 (7.10%) VMware
4 33 (6.51%) Oracle
5 21 (4.14%) Cisco
6 13 (2.56%) Citrix
7 12 (2.37%) Akamai
8 11 (2.17%) HP
9 10 (1.97%) NetApp
10 8 (1.58%) New Relic
11 6 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.99%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.99%) IBM
12 5 (0.99%) Teradata
12 5 (0.99%) ATG
12 5 (0.99%) WorldPay
13 4 (0.79%) Tableau
13 4 (0.79%) Rackspace
13 4 (0.79%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.79%) AppDynamics
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 200 - 275
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £425 - £475 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 11 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 23 days ago