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 3 months to 27 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 125 163
Rank change year-on-year -7 +38  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 32 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 1.12% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.31% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 28
Median daily rate £500 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.35% +4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £347 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +8.91%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2912 2905 4654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.14% 85.77% 81.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2231 2377 3660
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 32 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.69%) Finance
3 15 (18.52%) Project Management
4 14 (17.28%) Scrum
4 14 (17.28%) Degree
5 13 (16.05%) Banking
6 11 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (13.58%) TDD
6 11 (13.58%) User Experience
6 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (12.35%) Jenkins
7 10 (12.35%) Service Management
7 10 (12.35%) Oracle
8 9 (11.11%) HTML
8 9 (11.11%) SQL
8 9 (11.11%) Maven
9 8 (9.88%) JIRA
9 8 (9.88%) Java
9 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
9 8 (9.88%) Change Management
9 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (8.64%) Open Source
10 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
10 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
10 7 (8.64%) Eclipse
10 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
10 7 (8.64%) Linux
10 7 (8.64%) QA
10 7 (8.64%) Marketing
11 6 (7.41%) MiFID

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 (6.17%) Confluence
2 4 (4.94%) CMS
3 3 (3.70%) EPiServer
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.47%) SAS
4 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.23%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (2.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.47%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.47%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.17%) Office 365
3 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.47%) GitHub
4 2 (2.47%) IaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Yammer
5 1 (1.23%) AdWords
5 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.23%) CloudBees
5 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) VPN
2 2 (2.47%) DNS
2 2 (2.47%) LAN
2 2 (2.47%) LDAP
2 2 (2.47%) Skype
2 2 (2.47%) WAN
3 1 (1.23%) BGP
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.23%) ICMP
3 1 (1.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.23%) Intranet
3 1 (1.23%) IPv4
3 1 (1.23%) IPv6
3 1 (1.23%) MPLS
3 1 (1.23%) Network Security
3 1 (1.23%) OSPF
3 1 (1.23%) SNMP
3 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Couchbase
2 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.11%) Maven
3 8 (9.88%) JIRA
4 7 (8.64%) Eclipse
5 6 (7.41%) Eclipse RCP
6 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.17%) Selenium
7 3 (3.70%) Bower
7 3 (3.70%) gulp
7 3 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (3.70%) Mocha
7 3 (3.70%) Protractor
7 3 (3.70%) Sinon.JS
7 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.47%) Moq
8 2 (2.47%) MSTest
8 2 (2.47%) NUnit
8 2 (2.47%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (24.69%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Marketing
4 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.94%) Legal
5 4 (4.94%) Retail
6 3 (3.70%) Advertising
6 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.47%) Back Office
7 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.23%) Automotive
8 1 (1.23%) Billing
8 1 (1.23%) Digital Economy
8 1 (1.23%) Law
8 1 (1.23%) Military
8 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) Analyst
3 10 (12.35%) Architect
4 8 (9.88%) Lead Developer
5 6 (7.41%) HTML Developer
5 6 (7.41%) UI Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Programme Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Designer
7 4 (4.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) CSS Developer
8 3 (3.70%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Lead Analyst Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) HTML
2 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
3 6 (7.41%) .NET
3 6 (7.41%) CSS
3 6 (7.41%) HTML5
3 6 (7.41%) JavaFX
4 5 (6.17%) jQuery
4 5 (6.17%) Web Services
5 3 (3.70%) Backbone.js
5 3 (3.70%) CSS3
5 3 (3.70%) D3.js
5 3 (3.70%) Ember.js
5 3 (3.70%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.70%) HTML5 Canvas
5 3 (3.70%) LESS
5 3 (3.70%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (3.70%) RESTful
5 3 (3.70%) Sass
5 3 (3.70%) SVG
5 3 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (13.58%) User Experience
2 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.70%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.70%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.70%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.70%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (2.47%) Derivative
5 2 (2.47%) Equities
5 2 (2.47%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) BYOD
6 1 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.64%) Linux
2 6 (7.41%) Windows
3 4 (4.94%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.52%) Project Management
3 14 (17.28%) Scrum
4 11 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (13.58%) TDD
5 10 (12.35%) Service Management
6 8 (9.88%) Change Management
7 7 (8.64%) Open Source
7 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.41%) BDD
8 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.41%) DevOps
8 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
8 6 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.41%) User Stories
8 6 (7.41%) Workflow
9 5 (6.17%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.17%) Kanban
9 5 (6.17%) Logistics
9 5 (6.17%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) Java
3 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.94%) Python
5 3 (3.70%) C
5 3 (3.70%) C#
6 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) Groovy
7 1 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Degree
2 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) CAPM
4 2 (2.47%) CFA
4 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.23%) CCIE
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.23%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (1.23%) RHCA
5 1 (1.23%) RHCE
5 1 (1.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) MiFID
3 5 (6.17%) PMO
4 3 (3.70%) GDPR
4 3 (3.70%) SLA
5 1 (1.23%) COBIT
5 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.23%) EFQM
5 1 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (2.47%) Puppet
2 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.23%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.23%) SCCM
3 1 (1.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Oracle
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.94%) IBM
4 3 (3.70%) Adobe
4 3 (3.70%) Citrix
4 3 (3.70%) Marketo
4 3 (3.70%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.70%) WorldPay
5 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.47%) Cadence
5 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.47%) VMware
5 2 (2.47%) Xerox
6 1 (1.23%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.23%) AppSense
6 1 (1.23%) Embarcadero
6 1 (1.23%) Google
6 1 (1.23%) Kronos
6 1 (1.23%) Remedy
6 1 (1.23%) StatPro
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Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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IntaPeople
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