Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 106 131
Rank change year-on-year +4 +25 +11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 105 174 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.11% 2.56% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.90% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 113 86
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +4.11% -8.75%
10th Percentile £306 £342 £306
90th Percentile £725 £625 £576
Central London median daily rate £506 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +6.58% +2.70% -2.63%
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 4,388 6,001 6,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.29% 88.21% 89.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,385 4,697 5,040
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £317 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -0.49% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 71 62
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% +2.94% -11.48%
10th Percentile £12.11 £13.00 £11.92
90th Percentile £52.25 £35.00 £36.68
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.38 £20.50
% change year-on-year +8.39% -5.49% +7.89%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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 +44 2 £338 -45.56%
Continuous Improvement
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 60 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.62%) Java
3 26 (24.76%) Finance
4 22 (20.95%) Scrum
5 21 (20.00%) TDD
6 20 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 20 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (15.24%) Azure
8 14 (13.33%) SQL
9 13 (12.38%) HTML
9 13 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (12.38%) QA
9 13 (12.38%) Selenium
10 12 (11.43%) Project Management
11 11 (10.48%) Front Office
11 11 (10.48%) Windows
11 11 (10.48%) BDD
11 11 (10.48%) Coaching
11 11 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (9.52%) DevOps
12 10 (9.52%) Analytics
12 10 (9.52%) Jenkins
12 10 (9.52%) Low Latency
12 10 (9.52%) HTML5
12 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
12 10 (9.52%) Kanban
12 10 (9.52%) Degree
12 10 (9.52%) Banking
13 9 (8.57%) JIRA
13 9 (8.57%) C#

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 7 (6.67%) Apache Airflow
2 6 (5.71%) Confluence
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.95%) InVision
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.95%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.24%) Azure
2 9 (8.57%) AWS
3 7 (6.67%) GCP
3 7 (6.67%) Tricentis Tosca
4 6 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (4.76%) Data Lake Analytics
5 5 (4.76%) Office 365
6 4 (3.81%) Azure Functions
6 4 (3.81%) Serverless
7 2 (1.90%) GitHub
8 1 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.95%) Boomi
8 1 (0.95%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.95%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Firewall
2 5 (4.76%) LAN
2 5 (4.76%) VPN
2 5 (4.76%) WAN
3 3 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.90%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.90%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.90%) Megaco
4 2 (1.90%) Multicast
4 2 (1.90%) Network Security
4 2 (1.90%) SMS
4 2 (1.90%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.95%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.95%) DNS
5 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.95%) Skype
5 1 (0.95%) SSL
5 1 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.67%) BigQuery
3 5 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (4.76%) Data Lake
4 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.95%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.95%) HBase
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.95%) Redis
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.95%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Selenium
2 10 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.57%) JIRA
4 7 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.71%) JConsole
5 6 (5.71%) JProfiler
5 6 (5.71%) VisualVM
6 5 (4.76%) REST Assured
7 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.90%) JUnit
7 2 (1.90%) NUnit
8 1 (0.95%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.95%) JMeter
8 1 (0.95%) Maven
8 1 (0.95%) Mockito
8 1 (0.95%) Moq
8 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (24.76%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Front Office
3 10 (9.52%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Marketing
4 4 (3.81%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) Developer
2 12 (11.43%) Analyst
3 10 (9.52%) Architect
4 8 (7.62%) Java Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (5.71%) Agile Coach
6 6 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (5.71%) Front Office Developer
6 6 (5.71%) Scrum Master
7 5 (4.76%) Azure Developer
8 4 (3.81%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Applications Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Automation Tester
8 4 (3.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (3.81%) Java Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.38%) HTML
2 10 (9.52%) HTML5
3 9 (8.57%) AngularJS
4 8 (7.62%) CSS
4 8 (7.62%) React
4 8 (7.62%) RESTful
4 8 (7.62%) Web Services
5 5 (4.76%) .NET
5 5 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.86%) Kafka
7 2 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.90%) Jest
7 2 (1.90%) Middleware
7 2 (1.90%) Redux
7 2 (1.90%) Spring
7 2 (1.90%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.90%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.90%) XML
8 1 (0.95%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.95%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.71%) User Experience
3 4 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.86%) Equities
4 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.86%) Replication
5 2 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.90%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.90%) Robotics
6 1 (0.95%) Clustering
6 1 (0.95%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.95%) FMCG
6 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.95%) PKI
6 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.48%) Windows
2 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
2 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.95%) Android
3 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.95%) Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Solaris
3 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.95%) Unix
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.95%) Scrum
3 21 (20.00%) TDD
4 20 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 12 (11.43%) Project Management
6 11 (10.48%) BDD
6 11 (10.48%) Coaching
6 11 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (9.52%) Analytics
7 10 (9.52%) DevOps
7 10 (9.52%) Kanban
7 10 (9.52%) Low Latency
8 9 (8.57%) High Availability
8 9 (8.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 8 (7.62%) ITIL
9 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.62%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Change Management
10 7 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.62%) Java
2 14 (13.33%) SQL
3 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.57%) C#
5 6 (5.71%) Scala
6 5 (4.76%) Groovy
7 2 (1.90%) C++
7 2 (1.90%) Python
7 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.95%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.95%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.90%) ISEB
3 1 (0.95%) CCIE
3 1 (0.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (0.95%) CCNP
3 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) SLA
3 3 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.90%) COBIT
4 2 (1.90%) GDPR
4 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.95%) EMIR
5 1 (0.95%) MiFID
5 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.95%) PMO
5 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.95%) Docker
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.95%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.95%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Ansible
1 8 (7.62%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.67%) Terraform
3 2 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.95%) Control-M
4 1 (0.95%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (6.67%) Cisco
1 7 (6.67%) Google
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle
3 3 (2.86%) Citrix
3 3 (2.86%) F5
4 2 (1.90%) Apple
4 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.90%) Huawei
4 2 (1.90%) Juniper
4 2 (1.90%) Nokia
4 2 (1.90%) Palo Alto
4 2 (1.90%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.90%) Solace
4 2 (1.90%) Tableau
4 2 (1.90%) VMware
5 1 (0.95%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.95%) BMC
5 1 (0.95%) Cadence