Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 150 178
Rank change year-on-year +13 +28 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 116 94 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.62% 1.40% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.61% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 67 61
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +1.65%
10th Percentile £250 £320 £300
90th Percentile £625 £605 £613
Central London median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £45.02
Central London median hourly rate - - £45.02

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6308 5856 7591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.36% 87.43% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5014 4674 6040
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £317 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.58 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.54 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -9.52% +16.67%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 62 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (32.76%) Finance
3 26 (22.41%) Scrum
4 25 (21.55%) Coaching
5 21 (18.10%) TDD
6 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (13.79%) Banking
8 15 (12.93%) Windows
8 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
8 15 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (12.07%) BDD
9 14 (12.07%) HTML
9 14 (12.07%) Project Management
9 14 (12.07%) QA
10 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
11 12 (10.34%) AngularJS
11 12 (10.34%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.48%) Test Automation
12 11 (9.48%) SQL
12 11 (9.48%) CSS
12 11 (9.48%) JIRA
12 11 (9.48%) Marketing
12 11 (9.48%) Degree
13 10 (8.62%) Software Engineering
13 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (8.62%) Java
13 10 (8.62%) C#
13 10 (8.62%) SOA
13 10 (8.62%) Git (software)

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.31%) Confluence
2 4 (3.45%) CMS
3 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.72%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.86%) nginx
5 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.86%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.86%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.03%) Office 365
4 4 (3.45%) GitHub
5 2 (1.72%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.72%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 2 (1.72%) npm
6 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.86%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.86%) IaaS
6 1 (0.86%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.86%) PaaS
6 1 (0.86%) SaaS
6 1 (0.86%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Skype
1 3 (2.59%) Unified Communications
1 3 (2.59%) VPN
2 1 (0.86%) Firewall
2 1 (0.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.86%) IPsec
2 1 (0.86%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.86%) SSL
2 1 (0.86%) tcpdump
2 1 (0.86%) VoIP
2 1 (0.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.59%) Power BI
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.72%) Big Data
3 2 (1.72%) Couchbase
3 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.72%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.86%) GIS
4 1 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.86%) OrientDB
4 1 (0.86%) QlikView
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (9.48%) JIRA
2 10 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.45%) Maven
5 3 (2.59%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.59%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.59%) MSBuild
5 3 (2.59%) Selenium
5 3 (2.59%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.72%) Bower
6 2 (1.72%) gulp
6 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.72%) Mocha
6 2 (1.72%) NUnit
6 2 (1.72%) Protractor
6 2 (1.72%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (1.72%) Subversion
6 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (32.76%) Finance
2 16 (13.79%) Banking
3 11 (9.48%) Marketing
4 7 (6.03%) Front Office
5 4 (3.45%) Advertising
5 4 (3.45%) Law
6 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.72%) Billing
7 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.86%) Back Office
8 1 (0.86%) Publishing
8 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Developer
2 18 (15.52%) Analyst
3 17 (14.66%) Architect
4 9 (7.76%) Lead Developer
4 9 (7.76%) Scrum Master
4 9 (7.76%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Digital Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.17%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Administrator
7 5 (4.31%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.31%) HTML Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.45%) UI Developer
9 3 (2.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) HTML
2 12 (10.34%) AngularJS
3 11 (9.48%) CSS
4 9 (7.76%) .NET
4 9 (7.76%) HTML5
4 9 (7.76%) RESTful
5 8 (6.90%) Web Services
6 4 (3.45%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.45%) REST
6 4 (3.45%) SOAP
7 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.59%) CSS3
7 3 (2.59%) LESS
7 3 (2.59%) Node.js
7 3 (2.59%) Sass
7 3 (2.59%) Velocity
7 3 (2.59%) WPF
8 2 (1.72%) jQuery
8 2 (1.72%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.62%) User Experience
3 9 (7.76%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.45%) BYOD
6 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.45%) Social Media
7 3 (2.59%) Derivative
7 3 (2.59%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.72%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.72%) CUDA
8 2 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.72%) NHS
8 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.86%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.93%) Windows
2 8 (6.90%) Windows 10
2 8 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.17%) Unix
4 4 (3.45%) Android
4 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.45%) Linux
5 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.41%) Scrum
3 25 (21.55%) Coaching
4 21 (18.10%) TDD
5 15 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (12.07%) BDD
6 14 (12.07%) Project Management
7 12 (10.34%) Mentoring
8 11 (9.48%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.62%) Analytics
9 10 (8.62%) SOA
9 10 (8.62%) Software Engineering
9 10 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.76%) DevOps
11 8 (6.90%) Change Management
11 8 (6.90%) Kanban
11 8 (6.90%) SDLC
12 7 (6.03%) ITIL
12 7 (6.03%) Risk Management
12 7 (6.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.48%) SQL
3 10 (8.62%) C#
3 10 (8.62%) Java
4 8 (6.90%) Python
5 4 (3.45%) Perl
6 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.59%) TypeScript
6 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.72%) C
7 2 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (0.86%) Ruby
8 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.45%) MCSE
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) ISEB
4 3 (2.59%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.72%) PMP
6 1 (0.86%) CCNP
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.86%) CISSP
6 1 (0.86%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 1 (0.86%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.07%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.72%) GDPR
3 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.86%) MiFID
4 1 (0.86%) PMO
4 1 (0.86%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (3.45%) Docker
3 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.59%) KVM
3 3 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.86%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) SCCM
2 4 (3.45%) Ansible
3 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.59%) vMotion
3 3 (2.59%) vRealize
4 2 (1.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.86%) Kibana
5 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.86%) Rancher
Vendors
1 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.45%) AppSense
2 4 (3.45%) Cisco
2 4 (3.45%) Citrix
2 4 (3.45%) Tableau
3 3 (2.59%) VMware
3 3 (2.59%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.72%) Cadence
4 2 (1.72%) Facebook
4 2 (1.72%) HP
4 2 (1.72%) IBM
4 2 (1.72%) Marketo
4 2 (1.72%) Omniture
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle
4 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.72%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.72%) Twitter
5 1 (0.86%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.86%) New Relic
5 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow