Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 137 146
Rank change year-on-year +34 +9 +27
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 179 122 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.51% 1.69% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.89% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 80 70
City of London median daily rate £475 £471 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% -0.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £332 £248 £302
90th Percentile £623 £588 £601
Central London median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £17.44
Central London median hourly rate - - £17.44

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 6,223 6,457 5,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.24% 89.58% 88.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,915 5,144 4,607
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.45% +5.32% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £688 £670
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 60 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.15 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.00 £31.05 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% +6.58% -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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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.

1 120 (67.04%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (41.34%) Finance
3 42 (23.46%) Scrum
4 41 (22.91%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (20.11%) Java
5 36 (20.11%) SQL
6 33 (18.44%) TDD
7 30 (16.76%) Asset Management
8 29 (16.20%) Banking
9 28 (15.64%) HTML
10 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
10 25 (13.97%) .NET
11 24 (13.41%) C#
12 23 (12.85%) Test Automation
13 22 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (11.17%) Spring
14 20 (11.17%) SQL Server
15 19 (10.61%) OO
15 19 (10.61%) Tandem
15 19 (10.61%) User Experience
16 18 (10.06%) Front End Development
16 18 (10.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 18 (10.06%) Microsoft
16 18 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (10.06%) Degree
16 18 (10.06%) Jenkins
16 18 (10.06%) DevOps
17 17 (9.50%) QA
17 17 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (8.94%) BDD

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 6 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.12%) Alfresco
3 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.12%) CMS
3 2 (1.12%) Confluence
3 2 (1.12%) IIS
3 2 (1.12%) SAS
3 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.56%) Content Management Server
4 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.56%) OnBase
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (8.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) InVision
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.12%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.56%) InDesign
4 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.91%) PaaS
4 5 (2.79%) GitHub
5 4 (2.23%) Office 365
6 3 (1.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.68%) Runscope
7 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.12%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.56%) Apigee
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.56%) IaaS
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) DHCP
2 4 (2.23%) Firewall
3 2 (1.12%) BGP
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.12%) Network Security
3 2 (1.12%) OSPF
3 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.12%) VLAN
3 2 (1.12%) VoIP
3 2 (1.12%) VPN
3 2 (1.12%) VRRP
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) SAN
4 1 (0.56%) Skype
4 1 (0.56%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (5.59%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.35%) Redis
6 5 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (2.79%) CouchDB
6 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.23%) Blockchain
7 4 (2.23%) Data Lake
7 4 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.68%) Big Data
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.06%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.15%) Maven
3 9 (5.03%) JIRA
3 9 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.91%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.91%) Gradle
4 7 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (3.35%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.35%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.79%) Selenium
6 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.23%) IntelliJ
7 4 (2.23%) JMeter
7 4 (2.23%) JUnit
7 4 (2.23%) Mocha
7 4 (2.23%) NeoLoad
7 4 (2.23%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.23%) Subversion
8 3 (1.68%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.68%) Hudson
General
1 74 (41.34%) Finance
2 29 (16.20%) Banking
3 11 (6.15%) Front Office
4 10 (5.59%) Retail
5 6 (3.35%) Marketing
6 5 (2.79%) Digital Economy
6 5 (2.79%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.12%) Back Office
8 2 (1.12%) Law
8 2 (1.12%) Publishing
8 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (32.40%) Developer
2 32 (17.88%) Analyst
3 23 (12.85%) Java Developer
4 15 (8.38%) Business Analyst
5 13 (7.26%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.15%) J2EE Developer
6 11 (6.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 9 (5.03%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (4.47%) Asset Management Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.47%) User Researcher
9 7 (3.91%) Architect
9 7 (3.91%) Senior User Researcher
10 6 (3.35%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.35%) Asset Management Business Analyst
10 6 (3.35%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (3.35%) Product Manager
11 5 (2.79%) Digital Product Manager
11 5 (2.79%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.64%) HTML
2 25 (13.97%) .NET
3 20 (11.17%) Spring
4 16 (8.94%) REST
5 15 (8.38%) JMS
6 14 (7.82%) CSS
7 13 (7.26%) Web Services
8 11 (6.15%) DHTML
8 11 (6.15%) Ehcache
8 11 (6.15%) J2EE
8 11 (6.15%) Java EE
9 10 (5.59%) HTML5
10 9 (5.03%) Sass
10 9 (5.03%) Spring Boot
10 9 (5.03%) XML
11 8 (4.47%) .NET Core
11 8 (4.47%) AngularJS
11 8 (4.47%) React
12 5 (2.79%) Kafka
12 5 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.61%) Tandem
1 19 (10.61%) User Experience
2 16 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.94%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (6.15%) Blog
4 9 (5.03%) Fixed Income
5 8 (4.47%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.91%) Reference Data
6 7 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.35%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.79%) Derivative
8 5 (2.79%) Fintech
9 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.23%) Equities
9 4 (2.23%) Robotics
10 3 (1.68%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.68%) Clustering
10 3 (1.68%) Graphic Design
11 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.12%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.47%) Windows
2 6 (3.35%) Linux
3 5 (2.79%) Unix
4 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) CentOS
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (67.04%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.46%) Scrum
3 41 (22.91%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (18.44%) TDD
5 30 (16.76%) Asset Management
6 23 (12.85%) Test Automation
7 22 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (10.61%) OO
9 18 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (10.06%) DevOps
9 18 (10.06%) Front End Development
9 18 (10.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 16 (8.94%) BDD
10 16 (8.94%) Microservices
10 16 (8.94%) Workflow
11 15 (8.38%) Analytics
11 15 (8.38%) Decision-Making
11 15 (8.38%) Kanban
12 14 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (7.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.11%) Java
1 36 (20.11%) SQL
2 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
3 24 (13.41%) C#
4 13 (7.26%) Python
5 10 (5.59%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.23%) Ruby
6 4 (2.23%) VBA
7 3 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.12%) Java 8
8 2 (1.12%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.12%) Perl
8 2 (1.12%) Scala
8 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) C
9 1 (0.56%) Korn
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (10.06%) Degree
2 6 (3.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 5 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) CCNA
5 2 (1.12%) CCNP
5 2 (1.12%) CCSE
5 2 (1.12%) CCSM
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.12%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) HNC
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PMP
6 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.50%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.12%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.56%) EMIR
3 1 (0.56%) FATCA
3 1 (0.56%) MiFID
3 1 (0.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 14 (7.82%) Docker
2 8 (4.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.56%) XenApp
4 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.79%) Kibana
2 5 (2.79%) logstash
3 4 (2.23%) Grafana
3 4 (2.23%) Graphite
4 3 (1.68%) Packer
4 3 (1.68%) Prometheus
4 3 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.68%) Terraform
5 2 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.12%) Puppet
5 2 (1.12%) SCCM
5 2 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.56%) StatsD
Vendors
1 18 (10.06%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.70%) Oracle
3 11 (6.15%) Terracotta
4 10 (5.59%) Cadence
5 6 (3.35%) Citrix
6 4 (2.23%) Adobe
6 4 (2.23%) Apple
7 3 (1.68%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.68%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.68%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.68%) Tableau
7 3 (1.68%) VMware
8 2 (1.12%) AlgoSec
8 2 (1.12%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.12%) Google
8 2 (1.12%) Pega
8 2 (1.12%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.12%) Symantec