Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 74 108
Rank change year-on-year +34 +34 -2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 130 92 151
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.78% 2.62% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.27% 3.02% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 67 94
10th Percentile £451 £348 £363
25th Percentile £506 £469 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £480
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58% -4.00%
75th Percentile £688 £663 £550
90th Percentile £700 £763 £675
Central London median daily rate £556 £525 £478
% change year-on-year +5.95% +9.95% -4.50%

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 2,466 3,051 5,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.76% 87.02% 89.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,806 2,269 4,532
10th Percentile £339 £331 £325
25th Percentile £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £518 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +4.95%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £505 £525
% change year-on-year +3.96% -3.81% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 52 50
10th Percentile £9.05 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.28 £14.28 £13.61
Median hourly rate £20.48 £24.06 £20.57
Median % change year-on-year -14.90% +16.95% +9.14%
75th Percentile £28.94 £38.88 £37.50
90th Percentile £41.28 £52.25 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.12 £20.65
% change year-on-year -17.08% +16.83% +3.23%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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.

1 101 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (50.77%) TDD
3 60 (46.15%) Azure
4 59 (45.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 56 (43.08%) DevOps
6 51 (39.23%) Finance
7 49 (37.69%) Analytics
8 47 (36.15%) Social Skills
8 47 (36.15%) .NET
9 44 (33.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (30.77%) Microsoft
11 38 (29.23%) JavaScript
11 38 (29.23%) BDD
12 36 (27.69%) Mentoring
13 35 (26.92%) AngularJS
13 35 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (24.62%) PowerShell
15 31 (23.85%) SQL Server
15 31 (23.85%) Active Directory
16 30 (23.08%) QA
16 30 (23.08%) Software Engineering
17 29 (22.31%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (22.31%) SharePoint
17 29 (22.31%) C#
17 29 (22.31%) Power BI
17 29 (22.31%) Power Platform
18 28 (21.54%) React
18 28 (21.54%) Java
19 27 (20.77%) TypeScript
20 26 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory

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 29 (22.31%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.15%) Apache
3 7 (5.38%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (2.31%) IIS
5 2 (1.54%) Confluence
5 2 (1.54%) JBoss
6 1 (0.77%) Appian
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.77%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.77%) HFM
1 1 (0.77%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (0.77%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 60 (46.15%) Azure
2 29 (22.31%) Power Platform
3 26 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.85%) AWS
5 3 (2.31%) GitHub
5 3 (2.31%) PaaS
5 3 (2.31%) SaaS
6 2 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.54%) Azure Stack
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.77%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.77%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.77%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.77%) GCP
7 1 (0.77%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) DNS
1 4 (3.08%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) Firewall
2 1 (0.77%) SAN
2 1 (0.77%) Skype
2 1 (0.77%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.85%) SQL Server
2 29 (22.31%) Power BI
3 19 (14.62%) Tableau
4 18 (13.85%) Tableau Desktop
4 18 (13.85%) Tableau Server
5 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.77%) Big Data
6 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.77%) Essbase
6 1 (0.77%) MySQL
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (33.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 20 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.31%) JIRA
4 3 (2.31%) Subversion
5 2 (1.54%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.54%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.54%) Liquibase
5 2 (1.54%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.54%) VisualSVN
6 1 (0.77%) Appium
6 1 (0.77%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.77%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.77%) Protractor
6 1 (0.77%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.77%) Selenium
6 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (39.23%) Finance
2 47 (36.15%) Social Skills
3 18 (13.85%) Front Office
4 13 (10.00%) Banking
5 10 (7.69%) Legal
6 9 (6.92%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.85%) Billing
9 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.31%) Retail
10 2 (1.54%) Marketing
11 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.77%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Developer
2 22 (16.92%) Analyst
3 21 (16.15%) Technical Leader
4 20 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 18 (13.85%) Analyst Developer
5 18 (13.85%) Architect
6 17 (13.08%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (7.69%) Digital Architect
7 10 (7.69%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.92%) Asset Management Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) Java Architect
9 7 (5.38%) Java Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.38%) Principal Developer
9 7 (5.38%) Risk Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Consultant
10 6 (4.62%) Risk Management Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) Active Directory Specialist
11 4 (3.08%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.15%) .NET
2 35 (26.92%) AngularJS
3 28 (21.54%) React
4 26 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 26 (20.00%) ASP.NET Core
5 10 (7.69%) HTML
5 10 (7.69%) REST
6 9 (6.92%) Spring
7 8 (6.15%) Ajax
7 8 (6.15%) Hibernate
7 8 (6.15%) HTML5
7 8 (6.15%) jQuery
7 8 (6.15%) OSGi
8 7 (5.38%) Apache Camel
8 7 (5.38%) GWT
8 7 (5.38%) JDBC
8 7 (5.38%) JMS
8 7 (5.38%) JSF
8 7 (5.38%) Middleware
9 3 (2.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (14.62%) Fixed Income
4 18 (13.85%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (13.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (8.46%) Mobile App
7 7 (5.38%) Clustering
8 3 (2.31%) CMDB
8 3 (2.31%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.31%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.77%) Blog
9 1 (0.77%) Life Science
9 1 (0.77%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.77%) User Experience
9 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (2.31%) Windows
3 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.77%) Android
4 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.77%) Unix
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (50.77%) TDD
3 59 (45.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 56 (43.08%) DevOps
5 49 (37.69%) Analytics
6 38 (29.23%) BDD
7 36 (27.69%) Mentoring
8 35 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (23.08%) Software Engineering
10 29 (22.31%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (18.46%) User Stories
12 23 (17.69%) Data Analysis
12 23 (17.69%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (16.92%) Deployment Automation
13 22 (16.92%) SDLC
13 22 (16.92%) Test Automation
14 19 (14.62%) Critical Thinking
14 19 (14.62%) Data Integration
15 18 (13.85%) Data Visualisation
15 18 (13.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.23%) JavaScript
2 32 (24.62%) PowerShell
3 29 (22.31%) C#
4 28 (21.54%) Java
5 27 (20.77%) TypeScript
6 22 (16.92%) SQL
7 7 (5.38%) Java 8
8 2 (1.54%) Groovy
8 2 (1.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.77%) C++
9 1 (0.77%) ES6
9 1 (0.77%) Python
9 1 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.77%) MCT
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) MOS
3 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.77%) PMP
3 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (23.08%) QA
2 11 (8.46%) GDPR
3 8 (6.15%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.85%) PMO
5 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.77%) SLA
5 1 (0.77%) UCITS
System Software
1 31 (23.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.08%) Docker
3 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.54%) Terraform
3 1 (0.77%) Ansible
3 1 (0.77%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 40 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.46%) Oracle
3 3 (2.31%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.54%) Cadence
4 2 (1.54%) Databricks
4 2 (1.54%) HP
4 2 (1.54%) Micro Focus
4 2 (1.54%) RedGate
4 2 (1.54%) SAP
4 2 (1.54%) Spotify
5 1 (0.77%) BT
5 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco
5 1 (0.77%) Citrix
5 1 (0.77%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.77%) NetApp
5 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.77%) Qualys
5 1 (0.77%) VMware