Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 107 114
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7 +11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 99 163 160
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.36% 2.42% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.71% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 106 114
Median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £350
90th Percentile £763 £631 £660
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £18.70
Central London median hourly rate - - £18.70

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 3,657 6,020 6,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.13% 89.24% 89.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 4,650 5,039
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +3.54%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 89
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.91% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.86 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.61 £46.08
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.88% - +13.16%

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 2 April 2020.

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

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 2 April 2020. 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 - 2 £338 -
Continuous Improvement
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 63 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.27%) Java
3 25 (25.25%) TDD
4 22 (22.22%) SQL
5 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
5 20 (20.20%) Finance
6 15 (15.15%) HTML
6 15 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (14.14%) Analytics
7 14 (14.14%) Scrum
7 14 (14.14%) Azure
8 13 (13.13%) React
9 12 (12.12%) Low Latency
9 12 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 11 (11.11%) Coaching
10 11 (11.11%) HTML5
10 11 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 10 (10.10%) CSS
11 10 (10.10%) C#
11 10 (10.10%) Front Office
11 10 (10.10%) BDD
11 10 (10.10%) Test Automation
11 10 (10.10%) High Availability
12 9 (9.09%) AngularJS
12 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (9.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 9 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management

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 3 (3.03%) Apache Airflow
1 3 (3.03%) Confluence
1 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.01%) Apache
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.01%) InVision
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.14%) Azure
2 7 (7.07%) AWS
3 5 (5.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.04%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (4.04%) Data Lake Analytics
5 3 (3.03%) Azure Functions
5 3 (3.03%) GCP
5 3 (3.03%) GitHub
5 3 (3.03%) Office 365
5 3 (3.03%) Serverless
5 3 (3.03%) Tricentis Tosca
6 1 (1.01%) PaaS
6 1 (1.01%) Responsys
6 1 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Firewall
2 2 (2.02%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.02%) LAN
2 2 (2.02%) Network Security
2 2 (2.02%) VPN
2 2 (2.02%) WAN
2 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.01%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.01%) SMS
3 1 (1.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.05%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (4.04%) Big Data
5 4 (4.04%) Data Lake
6 3 (3.03%) BigQuery
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.01%) MySQL
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.01%) Redis
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.01%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.07%) JIRA
3 5 (5.05%) JConsole
3 5 (5.05%) JProfiler
3 5 (5.05%) Selenium
3 5 (5.05%) VisualVM
4 4 (4.04%) CircleCI
5 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.02%) JUnit
6 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.01%) JMeter
7 1 (1.01%) Maven
7 1 (1.01%) Mockito
7 1 (1.01%) Moq
7 1 (1.01%) NUnit
7 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (20.20%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Front Office
3 6 (6.06%) Banking
4 5 (5.05%) Publishing
5 3 (3.03%) Marketing
6 2 (2.02%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Retail
7 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (30.30%) Developer
2 9 (9.09%) Analyst
2 9 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
3 7 (7.07%) C# Developer
3 7 (7.07%) Java Engineer
3 7 (7.07%) Scrum Master
3 7 (7.07%) Senior Java Engineer
4 6 (6.06%) Architect
5 5 (5.05%) Agile Coach
5 5 (5.05%) Front Office Developer
5 5 (5.05%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.04%) Applications Developer
6 4 (4.04%) Azure Developer
6 4 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (4.04%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.03%) Agile Scrum Master
7 3 (3.03%) C# Application Developer
7 3 (3.03%) Consultant
7 3 (3.03%) User Researcher
8 2 (2.02%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) HTML
2 13 (13.13%) React
3 11 (11.11%) HTML5
4 10 (10.10%) CSS
5 9 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.07%) .NET
7 6 (6.06%) Node.js
8 4 (4.04%) Spring
8 4 (4.04%) Spring Boot
9 3 (3.03%) Jest
9 3 (3.03%) Middleware
9 3 (3.03%) RESTful
9 3 (3.03%) Web Services
10 2 (2.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (2.02%) Redux
10 2 (2.02%) REST
10 2 (2.02%) Vue.js
10 2 (2.02%) XML
11 1 (1.01%) Material Design
11 1 (1.01%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (5.05%) User Experience
4 4 (4.04%) Robotics
5 3 (3.03%) Blog
5 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.03%) Replication
6 2 (2.02%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.02%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.02%) FMCG
6 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.01%) Clustering
7 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.01%) PKI
7 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Android
2 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.02%) Linux
2 2 (2.02%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Solaris
3 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.01%) Unix
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.25%) TDD
3 14 (14.14%) Analytics
3 14 (14.14%) Scrum
4 12 (12.12%) Low Latency
4 12 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (11.11%) Coaching
6 10 (10.10%) BDD
6 10 (10.10%) High Availability
6 10 (10.10%) Test Automation
7 9 (9.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 8 (8.08%) Electronic Trading
8 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.07%) DevOps
9 7 (7.07%) Microservices
9 7 (7.07%) Project Management
10 6 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (6.06%) Decision-Making
10 6 (6.06%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.06%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.27%) Java
2 22 (22.22%) SQL
3 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.10%) C#
5 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.02%) Python
5 2 (2.02%) Scala
5 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.01%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.01%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.01%) C++
6 1 (1.01%) Groovy
6 1 (1.01%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.01%) R
6 1 (1.01%) VB
6 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Degree
2 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.01%) CCNP
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.01%) ISEB
4 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (3.03%) SLA
3 2 (2.02%) COBIT
3 2 (2.02%) GDPR
4 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.02%) Docker
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.05%) Ansible
3 3 (3.03%) Terraform
4 2 (2.02%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.01%) Control-M
5 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.07%) Oracle
3 4 (4.04%) Cisco
4 3 (3.03%) Google
4 3 (3.03%) Tableau
5 2 (2.02%) BMC
5 2 (2.02%) CrowdStrike
5 2 (2.02%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.01%) Apple
6 1 (1.01%) Cognos
6 1 (1.01%) F5
6 1 (1.01%) HP
6 1 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (1.01%) Informatica
6 1 (1.01%) Juniper
6 1 (1.01%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.01%) SAP
6 1 (1.01%) Typemock