Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 153 154
Rank change year-on-year +45 +1 +29
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 165 92 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.36% 1.34% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.73% 1.50% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 58 67
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £363 £213 £302
90th Percentile £638 £654 £623
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,053 6,122 5,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.47% 89.15% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,822 4,825 4,684
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 55 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.12% -0.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.38 £31.20 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

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 19 October 2018.

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

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the City of London region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 3 £620 -
Continuous Improvement
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 114 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.18%) Finance
3 47 (28.48%) Scrum
4 45 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (16.97%) Java
6 27 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (15.76%) TDD
7 26 (15.76%) SQL
8 24 (14.55%) Test Automation
9 23 (13.94%) Asset Management
10 22 (13.33%) .NET
10 22 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 22 (13.33%) C#
11 20 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (11.52%) BDD
12 19 (11.52%) User Stories
13 18 (10.91%) QA
14 17 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (10.30%) Microsoft
14 17 (10.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 16 (9.70%) SQL Server
15 16 (9.70%) Banking
15 16 (9.70%) Workflow
16 15 (9.09%) Decision-Making
17 14 (8.48%) Service Design
17 14 (8.48%) Retail
17 14 (8.48%) Tandem
17 14 (8.48%) Degree
17 14 (8.48%) Project Management
17 14 (8.48%) Coaching

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 4 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.21%) SAS
4 1 (0.61%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.21%) InVision
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.21%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.61%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.61%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.42%) Office 365
3 4 (2.42%) PaaS
4 3 (1.82%) GitHub
4 3 (1.82%) Runscope
5 2 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.61%) Apigee
6 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.61%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.61%) IaaS
6 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.64%) DHCP
2 4 (2.42%) Firewall
3 2 (1.21%) BGP
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.21%) Network Security
3 2 (1.21%) OSPF
3 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.21%) VLAN
3 2 (1.21%) VPN
3 2 (1.21%) VRRP
4 1 (0.61%) Broadband
4 1 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.61%) Intranet
4 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.61%) SAN
4 1 (0.61%) SMS
4 1 (0.61%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.24%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.03%) Data Lake
4 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.21%) Big Data
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.21%) Redis
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.61%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.24%) Maven
2 7 (4.24%) SpecFlow
3 6 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.64%) JIRA
3 6 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.42%) Gradle
4 4 (2.42%) JUnit
4 4 (2.42%) Selenium
5 3 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.82%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.82%) Mockito
5 3 (1.82%) NUnit
5 3 (1.82%) Subversion
5 3 (1.82%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.82%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.21%) Hudson
6 2 (1.21%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.21%) NeoLoad
6 2 (1.21%) SoapUI
General
1 63 (38.18%) Finance
2 16 (9.70%) Banking
3 14 (8.48%) Retail
4 9 (5.45%) Financial Institution
4 9 (5.45%) Front Office
5 7 (4.24%) Marketing
6 5 (3.03%) Digital Economy
7 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.82%) Legal
8 2 (1.21%) Back Office
8 2 (1.21%) Law
8 2 (1.21%) Publishing
8 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.61%) French Language
9 1 (0.61%) German Language
9 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.61%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (28.48%) Developer
2 20 (12.12%) Analyst
3 13 (7.88%) Java Developer
4 11 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 11 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 10 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.06%) User Researcher
6 8 (4.85%) .NET Developer
6 8 (4.85%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (4.85%) React Developer
7 7 (4.24%) Architect
7 7 (4.24%) Asset Management Analyst
7 7 (4.24%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (4.24%) QA Engineer
8 6 (3.64%) Scrum Master
8 6 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (3.64%) Senior User Researcher
8 6 (3.64%) Service Manager
8 6 (3.64%) Software Project Manager
9 5 (3.03%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.33%) .NET
2 12 (7.27%) HTML
3 9 (5.45%) AngularJS
3 9 (5.45%) CSS
3 9 (5.45%) Spring
4 8 (4.85%) Sass
5 7 (4.24%) Spring Boot
6 6 (3.64%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.64%) Entity Framework
6 6 (3.64%) HTML5
6 6 (3.64%) jQuery
6 6 (3.64%) React
6 6 (3.64%) WCF
6 6 (3.64%) Web Services
6 6 (3.64%) WPF
6 6 (3.64%) XML
7 5 (3.03%) CSS3
7 5 (3.03%) LINQ
8 4 (2.42%) Node.js
8 4 (2.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.48%) Blog
2 14 (8.48%) Tandem
2 14 (8.48%) User Experience
3 11 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.85%) Equities
5 7 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.64%) Robotics
7 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.03%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.42%) Derivative
8 4 (2.42%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.82%) iPad
10 2 (1.21%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.21%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.21%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.24%) Linux
1 7 (4.24%) Windows
2 4 (2.42%) Unix
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (1.21%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.61%) CentOS
4 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (28.48%) Scrum
3 45 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (15.76%) TDD
6 24 (14.55%) Test Automation
7 23 (13.94%) Asset Management
8 20 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (11.52%) BDD
9 19 (11.52%) User Stories
10 17 (10.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 16 (9.70%) Workflow
12 15 (9.09%) Decision-Making
13 14 (8.48%) Coaching
13 14 (8.48%) Project Management
13 14 (8.48%) Service Design
14 13 (7.88%) Analytics
14 13 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (6.67%) OO
15 11 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.97%) Java
2 26 (15.76%) SQL
3 22 (13.33%) C#
3 22 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.06%) Python
5 6 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.03%) Java 8
7 4 (2.42%) Ruby
7 4 (2.42%) Scala
8 3 (1.82%) VBA
9 2 (1.21%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.21%) Perl
9 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.21%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.61%) ES6
10 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (8.48%) Degree
2 6 (3.64%) PMI Certification
2 6 (3.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (2.42%) PMP
4 3 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.21%) CCNA
5 2 (1.21%) CCNP
5 2 (1.21%) CCSE
5 2 (1.21%) CCSM
5 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.21%) ISEB
5 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.21%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) HNC
6 1 (0.61%) MBA
6 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.91%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) MiFID
3 2 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.61%) EMIR
4 1 (0.61%) FATCA
4 1 (0.61%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (4.85%) Docker
2 4 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) XenApp
4 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.45%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.42%) Grafana
2 4 (2.42%) Graphite
3 3 (1.82%) Kibana
3 3 (1.82%) logstash
3 3 (1.82%) Packer
3 3 (1.82%) Prometheus
3 3 (1.82%) Puppet
3 3 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.82%) Terraform
4 2 (1.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.61%) Ansible
5 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.61%) SCOM
5 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.61%) StatsD
5 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.27%) Oracle
3 9 (5.45%) Cadence
4 6 (3.64%) Citrix
5 4 (2.42%) Apple
6 3 (1.82%) Automation Anywhere
6 3 (1.82%) Blue Prism
6 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.82%) Dynatrace
6 3 (1.82%) Tableau
6 3 (1.82%) UiPath
7 2 (1.21%) Adobe
7 2 (1.21%) AlgoSec
7 2 (1.21%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.21%) Cisco
7 2 (1.21%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.21%) Sun
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee
8 1 (0.61%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) Symantec