Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 72 117
Rank change year-on-year +15 +45 -15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 143 47 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.90% 2.64% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 2.96% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 22 75
10th Percentile £425 £415 £318
25th Percentile £475 £453 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £498 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.55% +4.74% -5.00%
75th Percentile £688 £564 £538
90th Percentile £695 £691 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £491 £475
% change year-on-year +11.96% +3.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.70 - -
Central London median hourly rate £32.40 - -

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 3,319 1,587 5,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.58% 89.06% 90.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,465 1,165 4,485
10th Percentile £363 £314 £338
25th Percentile £461 £419 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +4.90%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 66
10th Percentile £11.15 £13.28 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.81 £17.13 £12.04
Median hourly rate £27.75 £34.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.57% +109.09% -11.76%
75th Percentile £38.50 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £63.25 £51.08 £45.82
Central London median hourly rate £25.25 £33.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.63% +76.32% +1.60%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 99 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (37.76%) Finance
3 36 (25.17%) TDD
4 32 (22.38%) Azure
4 32 (22.38%) DevOps
4 32 (22.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 31 (21.68%) BDD
6 30 (20.98%) Social Skills
7 28 (19.58%) Mobile App
8 25 (17.48%) Java
9 24 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (16.78%) User Stories
10 23 (16.08%) Analytics
11 19 (13.29%) Microsoft
11 19 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (12.59%) Project Delivery
13 17 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (11.89%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (11.89%) Low Latency
13 17 (11.89%) Coaching
13 17 (11.89%) SQL
13 17 (11.89%) Multithreading
13 17 (11.89%) Test Automation
13 17 (11.89%) TOGAF
14 16 (11.19%) Electronic Trading
14 16 (11.19%) .NET
14 16 (11.19%) Front Office
14 16 (11.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (11.19%) Mentoring
14 16 (11.19%) Garbage Collection

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 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.40%) Confluence
2 2 (1.40%) JBoss
2 2 (1.40%) TPMS
3 1 (0.70%) Apache
3 1 (0.70%) Appian
3 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.70%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Cloudability
2 2 (1.40%) HFM
2 2 (1.40%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.38%) Azure
2 14 (9.79%) AWS
3 7 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (4.90%) Serverless
4 6 (4.20%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (4.20%) Power Platform
5 5 (3.50%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.10%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (2.10%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.10%) AWS Fargate
6 3 (2.10%) Azure Functions
6 3 (2.10%) CloudFront
6 3 (2.10%) PaaS
7 2 (1.40%) Azure App Service
7 2 (1.40%) Azure Key Vault
7 2 (1.40%) Azure Service Fabric
8 1 (0.70%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.70%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.70%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) DNS
2 3 (2.10%) DHCP
2 3 (2.10%) Internet
2 3 (2.10%) VPN
3 2 (1.40%) SAN
4 1 (0.70%) Firewall
4 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.70%) LAN
4 1 (0.70%) SD-WAN
4 1 (0.70%) SSH
4 1 (0.70%) WAN
4 1 (0.70%) WebEx
4 1 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.29%) Tableau
1 9 (6.29%) Tableau Desktop
1 9 (6.29%) Tableau Server
2 5 (3.50%) Power BI
3 4 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.40%) Big Data
4 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.40%) Essbase
4 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.40%) Redis
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 12 (8.39%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.80%) JIRA
5 2 (1.40%) GitLab
5 2 (1.40%) Maven
6 1 (0.70%) Appium
6 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.70%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.70%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.70%) Mockito
6 1 (0.70%) Postman
6 1 (0.70%) Redmine
6 1 (0.70%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.70%) Selenium
6 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.70%) Subversion
6 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (37.76%) Finance
2 30 (20.98%) Social Skills
3 16 (11.19%) Front Office
4 13 (9.09%) Legal
5 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.69%) Retail
6 8 (5.59%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (4.20%) Billing
7 6 (4.20%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (3.50%) Banking
9 3 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.10%) Law
9 3 (2.10%) Marketing
10 2 (1.40%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.70%) Games
11 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 39 (27.27%) Developer
2 19 (13.29%) Architect
3 18 (12.59%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (11.89%) Java Developer
5 16 (11.19%) Digital Architect
5 16 (11.19%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 14 (9.79%) User Researcher
7 11 (7.69%) Analyst
8 9 (6.29%) Mobile Developer
8 9 (6.29%) React Developer
9 8 (5.59%) SQL Developer
10 7 (4.90%) Consultant
10 7 (4.90%) Engineering Manager
11 6 (4.20%) E-Commerce Architect
11 6 (4.20%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
12 4 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
12 4 (2.80%) Cloud Engineer
12 4 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (2.80%) Senior Consultant
12 4 (2.80%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.19%) .NET
2 9 (6.29%) React Native
3 5 (3.50%) AngularJS
3 5 (3.50%) React
4 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET Core
5 3 (2.10%) .NET Core
5 3 (2.10%) Web Services
6 2 (1.40%) ARM Templates
6 2 (1.40%) CSS
6 2 (1.40%) HTML
6 2 (1.40%) Java EE
6 2 (1.40%) RESTful
6 2 (1.40%) SOAP
6 2 (1.40%) Spring
6 2 (1.40%) XML
7 1 (0.70%) Ajax
7 1 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.58%) Mobile App
2 17 (11.89%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (11.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (7.69%) User Experience
5 10 (6.99%) Fixed Income
6 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.20%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.50%) EPoS
9 4 (2.80%) CMDB
9 4 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (2.10%) Hedge funds
10 3 (2.10%) Legacy Applications
11 2 (1.40%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.40%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.70%) Blog
12 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.70%) NHS
12 1 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Apple iOS
2 10 (6.99%) Android
3 8 (5.59%) Windows
4 4 (2.80%) Linux
5 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.70%) Unix
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (25.17%) TDD
3 32 (22.38%) DevOps
3 32 (22.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 31 (21.68%) BDD
5 24 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (16.78%) User Stories
6 23 (16.08%) Analytics
7 19 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (12.59%) Project Delivery
9 17 (11.89%) Coaching
9 17 (11.89%) Low Latency
9 17 (11.89%) Multithreading
9 17 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (11.89%) Test Automation
9 17 (11.89%) TOGAF
10 16 (11.19%) Electronic Trading
10 16 (11.19%) Garbage Collection
10 16 (11.19%) Mentoring
11 15 (10.49%) User Research
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.48%) Java
2 17 (11.89%) SQL
3 16 (11.19%) Java 11
4 15 (10.49%) PowerShell
5 11 (7.69%) Apple Swift
6 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.20%) C#
8 5 (3.50%) Python
8 5 (3.50%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.70%) C
10 1 (0.70%) C++
10 1 (0.70%) Go
10 1 (0.70%) Java 8
10 1 (0.70%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.70%) Scala
10 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) Degree
2 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.70%) GCFA
4 1 (0.70%) GCFE
4 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.70%) MCT
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.70%) MOS
4 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.39%) QA
2 11 (7.69%) GDPR
3 7 (4.90%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.59%) Docker
3 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.90%) Terraform
3 2 (1.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.70%) EnCase
4 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.20%) ServiceNow
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle
4 2 (1.40%) Databricks
4 2 (1.40%) Hyperion
4 2 (1.40%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.40%) Splunk
4 2 (1.40%) VMware
4 2 (1.40%) Workday
5 1 (0.70%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.70%) BT
5 1 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.70%) Intapp
5 1 (0.70%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.70%) Qualys
5 1 (0.70%) Remedy
5 1 (0.70%) Spotify
5 1 (0.70%) Xamarin