Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 119 109
Rank change year-on-year +45 -10 +49
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 67 132 170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.47% 1.96% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.19% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 79 119
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £363
90th Percentile £722 £638 £670
Central London median daily rate £519 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.00% +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 2,368 6,036 6,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.44% 89.58% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,678 4,695 4,953
Median daily rate £518 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £508 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.00% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 105
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.85
90th Percentile £49.18 £55.95 £33.45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.09 £18.85
% change year-on-year +65.96% +11.88% +5.63%

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 12 July 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

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 42 (62.69%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) Finance
3 19 (28.36%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.37%) SQL
5 15 (22.39%) Java
5 15 (22.39%) TDD
6 14 (20.90%) Azure
6 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (19.40%) Scrum
7 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.91%) High Availability
9 11 (16.42%) .NET
9 11 (16.42%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (16.42%) DevOps
10 10 (14.93%) CSS
10 10 (14.93%) Asset Management
10 10 (14.93%) Node.js
11 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
11 9 (13.43%) Microservices
12 8 (11.94%) Front End Development
12 8 (11.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 8 (11.94%) Decision-Making
12 8 (11.94%) Project Delivery
12 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.94%) C#
12 8 (11.94%) Analytics
12 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
13 7 (10.45%) AWS
13 7 (10.45%) Degree
13 7 (10.45%) HTML

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 (7.46%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.97%) Confluence
2 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) InVision
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Azure
2 7 (10.45%) AWS
3 4 (5.97%) npm
4 3 (4.48%) GitHub
4 3 (4.48%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.49%) PaaS
5 1 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) SSL
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
2 2 (2.99%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.49%) DNS
3 1 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.97%) Big Data
5 3 (4.48%) Power BI
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.49%) OLAP
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.49%) Redis
7 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.46%) JIRA
3 4 (5.97%) CircleCI
3 4 (5.97%) Cypress.io
3 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.48%) JUnit
5 2 (2.99%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.99%) GitLab
5 2 (2.99%) Maven
5 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) JMeter
6 1 (1.49%) Mockito
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.49%) Selenium
6 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (32.84%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Front Office
4 3 (4.48%) Publishing
5 2 (2.99%) Police
6 1 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.49%) International Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Local Government
6 1 (1.49%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Developer
2 9 (13.43%) Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) React Developer
3 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
4 4 (5.97%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (5.97%) Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Asset Management Analyst
4 4 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (5.97%) Java Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Scrum Master
4 4 (5.97%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Applications Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Applications Project Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (4.48%) Principal Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Senior React Developer
5 3 (4.48%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
2 10 (14.93%) CSS
2 10 (14.93%) Node.js
3 7 (10.45%) HTML
4 6 (8.96%) .NET Core
4 6 (8.96%) React
4 6 (8.96%) Redux
5 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.97%) Middleware
5 4 (5.97%) RxJS
6 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.48%) HTML5
6 3 (4.48%) Jest
6 3 (4.48%) Spring
6 3 (4.48%) Spring Boot
6 3 (4.48%) XML
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Camel
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Core
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (2.99%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Blog
4 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.48%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.99%) Replication
5 2 (2.99%) Robotics
5 2 (2.99%) Tandem
5 2 (2.99%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.49%) FMCG
6 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.99%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Solaris
4 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.49%) Unix
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (62.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) TDD
3 14 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (19.40%) Scrum
5 12 (17.91%) High Availability
6 11 (16.42%) DevOps
7 10 (14.93%) Asset Management
8 9 (13.43%) Microservices
9 8 (11.94%) Analytics
9 8 (11.94%) Decision-Making
9 8 (11.94%) Front End Development
9 8 (11.94%) Project Delivery
9 8 (11.94%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 7 (10.45%) Low Latency
10 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
11 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.96%) Workflow
12 5 (7.46%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) JavaScript
2 17 (25.37%) SQL
3 15 (22.39%) Java
4 8 (11.94%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.99%) Python
5 2 (2.99%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.99%) VBA
6 1 (1.49%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.49%) C++
6 1 (1.49%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.49%) R
6 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) Degree
3 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) CCNP
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.99%) GDPR
3 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
4 1 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.49%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.99%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) Control-M
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco
4 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.48%) Tableau
5 2 (2.99%) BMC
5 2 (2.99%) Cognos
5 2 (2.99%) F5
5 2 (2.99%) Juniper
5 2 (2.99%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.49%) Cadence
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) Informatica
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.49%) SAP