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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 194 150 169
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 254 341 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.11% 1.49% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.88% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 211 190
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.24% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £45.00 £59.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% -23.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +114.00%
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
18036 18101 18346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.81% 79.00% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12847 12769 12670
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
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 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 229 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.10 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 40 £438 +2.94% 30
Paddington - 8 £450 -
Twickenham - 4 - -
Docklands, London - 3 £463 -
Uxbridge 0 2 £425 +6.25% 3
Feltham -6 1 £445 +18.66%
Canary Wharf -8 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Continuous Improvement
England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 181 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (24.48%) Finance
3 93 (17.51%) Degree
4 92 (17.33%) Project Management
5 88 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
6 86 (16.20%) Java
6 86 (16.20%) SQL
7 76 (14.31%) TDD
8 75 (14.12%) ITIL
9 74 (13.94%) Change Management
10 73 (13.75%) Scrum
11 63 (11.86%) QA
12 60 (11.30%) Banking
13 55 (10.36%) Windows
14 52 (9.79%) Retail
14 52 (9.79%) Pair Programming
15 51 (9.60%) Microsoft
16 47 (8.85%) Linux
16 47 (8.85%) Git (software)
17 45 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
18 43 (8.10%) Service Delivery
18 43 (8.10%) PRINCE2
18 43 (8.10%) MS Office
19 42 (7.91%) Six Sigma
19 42 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
20 41 (7.72%) Ruby
20 41 (7.72%) Service Management
21 40 (7.53%) MS Excel
22 37 (6.97%) SAP
23 36 (6.78%) C#

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 24 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.77%) Apache
2 20 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.01%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (2.07%) Confluence
4 11 (2.07%) IIS
5 9 (1.69%) MQSeries
5 9 (1.69%) Node.js
6 8 (1.51%) CMS
6 8 (1.51%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.32%) Lync
8 6 (1.13%) nginx
8 6 (1.13%) LiveLink
9 5 (0.94%) SAS
9 5 (0.94%) JBoss
10 4 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.75%) WorkSite
10 4 (0.75%) Jetty
Applications
1 43 (8.10%) MS Office
2 40 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.45%) MS Project
5 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.94%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.75%) SAP SRM
3 4 (0.75%) SAP QM
4 3 (0.56%) RMDS
4 3 (0.56%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.56%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.56%) SAP FI-AP
4 3 (0.56%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.38%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.38%) Eikon
5 2 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.38%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.19%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.69%) SaaS
5 7 (1.32%) Office 365
5 7 (1.32%) Yammer
6 2 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.03%) DNS
2 20 (3.77%) Firewall
3 18 (3.39%) DHCP
4 13 (2.45%) VoIP
5 10 (1.88%) SAN
6 9 (1.69%) LAN
6 9 (1.69%) LDAP
6 9 (1.69%) Unified Communications
7 8 (1.51%) SSL
7 8 (1.51%) Wireless
8 7 (1.32%) Internet
9 6 (1.13%) Intranet
9 6 (1.13%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.13%) VPN
9 6 (1.13%) HTTP
10 5 (0.94%) WLAN
10 5 (0.94%) WAN
10 5 (0.94%) VLAN
10 5 (0.94%) Network Security
10 5 (0.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.14%) MongoDB
3 17 (3.20%) Big Data
3 17 (3.20%) Hadoop
3 17 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.07%) MySQL
4 11 (2.07%) Data Mining
4 11 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Navigator
9 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.75%) Ingres
9 4 (0.75%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.95%) Subversion
3 18 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 17 (3.20%) JIRA
5 10 (1.88%) Selenium
5 10 (1.88%) PowerBuilder
5 10 (1.88%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.88%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.69%) Maven
7 7 (1.32%) NUnit
7 7 (1.32%) Ant
8 6 (1.13%) HP UFT
8 6 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.13%) Capybara
9 5 (0.94%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.75%) MSI
10 4 (0.75%) Hudson
10 4 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.56%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 130 (24.48%) Finance
2 60 (11.30%) Banking
3 52 (9.79%) Retail
4 26 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.95%) Law
6 20 (3.77%) Investment Banking
7 19 (3.58%) Legal
7 19 (3.58%) Publishing
8 17 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (3.01%) Manufacturing
9 16 (3.01%) Marketing
10 15 (2.82%) Retail Banking
11 14 (2.64%) Front Office
12 11 (2.07%) Back Office
12 11 (2.07%) Games
13 7 (1.32%) Automotive
14 5 (0.94%) Local Government
15 4 (0.75%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 95 (17.89%) Developer
2 91 (17.14%) Analyst
3 45 (8.47%) Project Manager
4 33 (6.21%) Business Analyst
4 33 (6.21%) Java Developer
5 23 (4.33%) Consultant
6 19 (3.58%) Senior Developer
6 19 (3.58%) Service Manager
7 17 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (3.01%) Architect
9 15 (2.82%) ScrumMaster
10 14 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (2.45%) Delivery Manager
12 12 (2.26%) Test Analyst
13 11 (2.07%) Web Engineer
13 11 (2.07%) SAP Manager
14 10 (1.88%) Incident Manager
14 10 (1.88%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (1.88%) Test Manager
14 10 (1.88%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.78%) HTML
2 31 (5.84%) Web Services
3 28 (5.27%) .NET
4 27 (5.08%) HTML5
5 22 (4.14%) RESTful
6 20 (3.77%) Spring
7 19 (3.58%) CSS
8 15 (2.82%) CSS3
9 14 (2.64%) Hibernate
10 12 (2.26%) XML
11 11 (2.07%) SOAP
11 11 (2.07%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.07%) WPF
12 10 (1.88%) Spring MVC
12 10 (1.88%) jQuery
12 10 (1.88%) JMS
13 9 (1.69%) Middleware
13 9 (1.69%) iBATIS
13 9 (1.69%) JAX-RS
13 9 (1.69%) Ehcache
Miscellaneous
1 88 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (2.45%) PMI
6 12 (2.26%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.26%) FMCG
7 11 (2.07%) User Experience
7 11 (2.07%) Equities
8 10 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.32%) IPTV
9 7 (1.32%) Statistics
9 7 (1.32%) iPad
10 6 (1.13%) Derivative
11 5 (0.94%) E-Learning
11 5 (0.94%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.36%) Windows
2 47 (8.85%) Linux
3 27 (5.08%) UNIX
4 16 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (2.45%) Android
7 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.56%) Debian
8 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) CentOS
10 1 (0.19%) OS/390
10 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (17.33%) Project Management
3 76 (14.31%) TDD
4 75 (14.12%) ITIL
5 74 (13.94%) Change Management
6 73 (13.75%) Scrum
7 52 (9.79%) Pair Programming
8 43 (8.10%) Service Delivery
8 43 (8.10%) PRINCE2
9 42 (7.91%) Six Sigma
9 42 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (7.72%) Service Management
11 36 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (6.78%) Kanban
12 35 (6.59%) BDD
13 34 (6.40%) Release Management
14 33 (6.21%) ERP
14 33 (6.21%) Migration
15 32 (6.03%) Lean Six Sigma
16 31 (5.84%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 86 (16.20%) Java
1 86 (16.20%) SQL
2 41 (7.72%) Ruby
3 36 (6.78%) C#
4 31 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.52%) Python
6 18 (3.39%) Groovy
7 17 (3.20%) Scala
8 16 (3.01%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.64%) C++
10 11 (2.07%) Perl
11 8 (1.51%) XAML
12 6 (1.13%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.94%) PHP
13 5 (0.94%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.94%) VBScript
14 4 (0.75%) VB
14 4 (0.75%) VBA
15 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 93 (17.51%) Degree
2 22 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.58%) PMI Certification
4 11 (2.07%) ISEB
4 11 (2.07%) SAP Certification
4 11 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.07%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 10 (1.88%) PMP
6 9 (1.69%) MBA
6 9 (1.69%) Postgraduate
7 8 (1.51%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 6 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.94%) APMP
10 4 (0.75%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 4 (0.75%) CISSP
11 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.38%) CCNP
12 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (11.86%) QA
2 16 (3.01%) SLA
3 4 (0.75%) COBIT
4 3 (0.56%) P3O
4 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.38%) GxP
5 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.38%) BS7799
5 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.38%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 30 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.13%) XenApp
3 6 (1.13%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.94%) Docker
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.56%) NFS
6 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.56%) vCloud
7 2 (0.38%) vSphere
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (3.01%) Puppet
2 15 (2.82%) Nagios
3 12 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.69%) Opsview
4 9 (1.69%) Icinga
5 8 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.32%) SCCM
7 6 (1.13%) collectd
8 5 (0.94%) Graphite
8 5 (0.94%) Graylog
9 4 (0.75%) Ansible
9 4 (0.75%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.38%) SELinux
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.38%) WSUS
10 2 (0.38%) FreeIPA
10 2 (0.38%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 51 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.97%) SAP
3 35 (6.59%) Oracle
3 35 (6.59%) VMware
4 22 (4.14%) Cisco
5 20 (3.77%) Citrix
6 12 (2.26%) Akamai
7 10 (1.88%) OpenText
8 9 (1.69%) IBM
9 7 (1.32%) HP
9 7 (1.32%) NetApp
9 7 (1.32%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.94%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.94%) Remedy
10 5 (0.94%) Splunk
10 5 (0.94%) New Relic
10 5 (0.94%) WorldPay
11 4 (0.75%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.75%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.75%) Teradata
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 12 days ago
London
ABRS
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago