Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 104 99 142
Rank change year-on-year -5 +43 +20
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 147 169 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.28% 2.44% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.76% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 118 58
City of London median daily rate £480 £503 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.53% +5.84% +18.16%
10th Percentile £363 £354 £292
90th Percentile £660 £647 £637
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
City of London median hourly rate - £18.70 £48.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.62% +224.80%
Central London median hourly rate - £18.70 £48.72
% change year-on-year - -61.62% +224.80%

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 5,733 6,130 5,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.97% 88.38% 87.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,409 4,843 4,188
City of London median daily rate £525 £501 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +0.10% +5.26%
10th Percentile £340 £334 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 95 44
City of London median hourly rate £21.32 £18.70 £18.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.02% +3.49% -9.65%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.08 £12.79
90th Percentile £56.50 £40.60 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £16.46
% change year-on-year +5.90% +21.51% -17.70%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019, 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.

1 105 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (40.14%) Finance
3 45 (30.61%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (21.09%) SQL
5 30 (20.41%) Scrum
6 26 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 23 (15.65%) Microservices
8 22 (14.97%) Test Automation
8 22 (14.97%) C#
8 22 (14.97%) Java
9 21 (14.29%) HTML
9 21 (14.29%) Degree
9 21 (14.29%) Coaching
10 20 (13.61%) DevOps
10 20 (13.61%) QA
10 20 (13.61%) .NET
10 20 (13.61%) Asset Management
11 18 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (12.24%) TDD
11 18 (12.24%) Kanban
11 18 (12.24%) Git (software)
12 17 (11.56%) User Experience
12 17 (11.56%) Mentoring
12 17 (11.56%) Banking
12 17 (11.56%) JavaScript
12 17 (11.56%) Python
12 17 (11.56%) SOA
12 17 (11.56%) Microsoft
13 16 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery

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 8 (5.44%) CMS
1 8 (5.44%) Confluence
2 3 (2.04%) Drupal
2 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.36%) Apache
3 2 (1.36%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.36%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.36%) JBoss
3 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.36%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.36%) WordPress
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) Documentum
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.04%) InVision
4 3 (2.04%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (2.04%) Sketch
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.68%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.68%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.80%) GitHub
4 7 (4.76%) Azure Functions
4 7 (4.76%) Serverless
5 5 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (2.72%) Data Lake Analytics
7 3 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.36%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.36%) npm
8 2 (1.36%) PaaS
8 2 (1.36%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.36%) SaaS
8 2 (1.36%) Slack
9 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.04%) DHCP
1 3 (2.04%) DNS
1 3 (2.04%) Skype
1 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.36%) HTTP
2 2 (1.36%) Intranet
2 2 (1.36%) LAN
2 2 (1.36%) SSL
2 2 (1.36%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.36%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) HSRP
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) OSPF
3 1 (0.68%) PBX
3 1 (0.68%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (0.68%) VLAN
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) VRRP
3 1 (0.68%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) NoSQL
1 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.08%) Big Data
4 6 (4.08%) Data Lake
4 6 (4.08%) MySQL
5 5 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.72%) CouchDB
6 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.72%) Redis
7 3 (2.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.36%) Power BI
9 1 (0.68%) OLAP
9 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.84%) JIRA
3 10 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (4.08%) SpecFlow
4 6 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.40%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.40%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (3.40%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.72%) NUnit
7 3 (2.04%) gulp
7 3 (2.04%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.04%) Mocha
7 3 (2.04%) Selenium
8 2 (1.36%) Bower
8 2 (1.36%) Moq
8 2 (1.36%) MSTest
8 2 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (1.36%) tSQLt
General
1 59 (40.14%) Finance
2 17 (11.56%) Banking
3 12 (8.16%) Retail
4 6 (4.08%) Marketing
5 5 (3.40%) Front Office
6 4 (2.72%) Legal
7 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.36%) Back Office
8 2 (1.36%) Games
8 2 (1.36%) Law
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.68%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (27.89%) Developer
2 14 (9.52%) Analyst
2 14 (9.52%) Architect
3 11 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (6.80%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.12%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.44%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.76%) Digital Architect
7 7 (4.76%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.76%) J2EE Developer
7 7 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (4.76%) Python Developer
7 7 (4.76%) QA Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Agile Coach
8 6 (4.08%) User Researcher
9 4 (2.72%) Data Scientist
9 4 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (2.72%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Scrum Master
9 4 (2.72%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.29%) HTML
2 20 (13.61%) .NET
3 12 (8.16%) CSS
4 11 (7.48%) HTML5
4 11 (7.48%) REST
5 10 (6.80%) RESTful
5 10 (6.80%) Spring
6 9 (6.12%) J2EE
6 9 (6.12%) Kafka
7 8 (5.44%) jQuery
8 7 (4.76%) DHTML
8 7 (4.76%) Ehcache
8 7 (4.76%) Java EE
8 7 (4.76%) JMS
8 7 (4.76%) Web Services
9 6 (4.08%) .NET Core
9 6 (4.08%) Django
9 6 (4.08%) Flask
9 6 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) User Experience
2 15 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.76%) Tandem
5 6 (4.08%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.08%) Blog
5 6 (4.08%) CMDB
6 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.72%) Derivative
6 4 (2.72%) Equities
7 3 (2.04%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.04%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.04%) IVR
8 2 (1.36%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.36%) Fintech
8 2 (1.36%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.36%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.72%) Unix
1 4 (2.72%) Windows
2 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.04%) Linux
3 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.61%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (20.41%) Scrum
4 23 (15.65%) Microservices
5 22 (14.97%) Test Automation
6 21 (14.29%) Coaching
7 20 (13.61%) Asset Management
7 20 (13.61%) DevOps
8 18 (12.24%) Kanban
8 18 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (12.24%) TDD
9 17 (11.56%) Mentoring
9 17 (11.56%) SOA
10 16 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (10.20%) Analytics
11 15 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (9.52%) Decision-Making
12 14 (9.52%) OO
13 13 (8.84%) Front End Development
14 12 (8.16%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.09%) SQL
2 22 (14.97%) C#
2 22 (14.97%) Java
3 17 (11.56%) JavaScript
3 17 (11.56%) Python
4 5 (3.40%) PHP
4 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.72%) C++
5 4 (2.72%) Scala
6 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.36%) ES6
7 2 (1.36%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.36%) Perl
7 2 (1.36%) R
7 2 (1.36%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.36%) U-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (14.29%) Degree
2 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.36%) SAFe Agilist
5 1 (0.68%) CCA
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.68%) HNC
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.61%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.36%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) Docker
2 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.04%) Puppet
3 2 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.68%) Ansible
4 1 (0.68%) Automic
4 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) Grafana
4 1 (0.68%) Kibana
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.76%) ServiceNow
2 7 (4.76%) Terracotta
3 5 (3.40%) Adobe
3 5 (3.40%) Citrix
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle
4 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.04%) Apple
5 3 (2.04%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.04%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.36%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.36%) Google
6 2 (1.36%) IBM
6 2 (1.36%) MobileIron
6 2 (1.36%) Pega
6 2 (1.36%) SAP
6 2 (1.36%) Symantec
6 2 (1.36%) webMethods
7 1 (0.68%) Hyland
7 1 (0.68%) OpenText