Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 August 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
England > London
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 134 150
Rank change year-on-year +17 +16 -7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 352 856 894
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.29% 2.14% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.41% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 529 585
Median daily rate £525 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% - +2.50%
10th Percentile £400 £325 £363
90th Percentile £746 £675 £675
England median daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 14
Median hourly rate £33.48 £46.09 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.36% +146.44% -18.70%
10th Percentile £28.27 £26.88 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.35 £67.18 £38.75
England median hourly rate £28.73 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -4.25% +5.26% +3.64%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,671 35,465 40,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.00% 88.67% 88.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,213 25,410 29,371
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 422 522
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +6.52% -
10th Percentile £17.28 £12.08 £14.00
90th Percentile £54.90 £55.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.66 £21.50
% change year-on-year +41.96% +14.67% -7.53%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London.

Daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London.

Hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 6 August 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
Central London +49 66 £505 +3.06% 20
West London +37 33 £535 +7.00% 6
South London +6 8 £438 -21.88% 6
East London +36 3 £550 +2.33% 1
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 189 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (30.11%) Finance
3 77 (21.88%) Java
4 73 (20.74%) SQL
5 70 (19.89%) JavaScript
5 70 (19.89%) DevOps
6 69 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
7 68 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
8 66 (18.75%) TDD
9 60 (17.05%) Scrum
10 57 (16.19%) Microsoft
11 52 (14.77%) Jenkins
12 50 (14.20%) Python
13 49 (13.92%) Security Cleared
14 47 (13.35%) AWS
14 47 (13.35%) Windows
15 44 (12.50%) .NET
15 44 (12.50%) Azure
16 42 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (11.65%) JIRA
18 40 (11.36%) Degree
18 40 (11.36%) Banking
18 40 (11.36%) SC Cleared
18 40 (11.36%) C#
19 39 (11.08%) Git (software)
20 38 (10.80%) Change Management
21 35 (9.94%) Oracle
21 35 (9.94%) Test Automation
21 35 (9.94%) SDLC
22 34 (9.66%) QA

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 24 (6.82%) Confluence
2 19 (5.40%) IIS
3 14 (3.98%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.41%) Apache
5 10 (2.84%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.70%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.42%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.14%) Anypoint
9 4 (1.14%) JBoss
9 4 (1.14%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.85%) Appian
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.57%) WildFly
12 1 (0.28%) CMS
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Aligne
2 2 (0.57%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.28%) Summit
3 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.35%) AWS
2 44 (12.50%) Azure
3 17 (4.83%) GitHub
4 12 (3.41%) SaaS
5 8 (2.27%) GCP
5 8 (2.27%) PaaS
6 6 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.70%) npm
7 5 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.42%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.42%) Slack
8 4 (1.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.57%) Serverless
9 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.28%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.28%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.28%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.83%) DNS
2 15 (4.26%) Firewall
3 12 (3.41%) SSL
4 7 (1.99%) HTTP
5 6 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.14%) DHCP
6 4 (1.14%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (1.14%) RTMP
7 3 (0.85%) SAN
8 2 (0.57%) BGP
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.57%) DMZ
8 2 (0.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.57%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.57%) NetScreen
8 2 (0.57%) OSPF
8 2 (0.57%) VLAN
9 1 (0.28%) Internet
9 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.10%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.56%) Big Data
5 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (1.99%) MySQL
7 6 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.70%) Redis
8 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.42%) Power BI
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.14%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.14%) Parquet
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.85%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 52 (14.77%) Jenkins
2 41 (11.65%) JIRA
3 39 (11.08%) Git (software)
4 16 (4.55%) GitLab
5 14 (3.98%) JUnit
5 14 (3.98%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.41%) Artifactory
7 11 (3.13%) CircleCI
8 10 (2.84%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.56%) Maven
9 9 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.70%) Cypress.io
10 6 (1.70%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.42%) Mockito
11 5 (1.42%) Selenium
12 4 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.14%) Xcode
13 3 (0.85%) JMeter
13 3 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 106 (30.11%) Finance
2 40 (11.36%) Banking
3 27 (7.67%) Front Office
4 18 (5.11%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.98%) Legal
6 13 (3.69%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.27%) Marketing
8 7 (1.99%) Publishing
9 6 (1.70%) Police
10 5 (1.42%) Law
11 4 (1.14%) Games
11 4 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.14%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.57%) Back Office
13 2 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.57%) Local Government
13 2 (0.57%) Retail
13 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (28.98%) Developer
2 40 (11.36%) Analyst
3 24 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
3 24 (6.82%) Project Manager
4 23 (6.53%) React Developer
5 20 (5.68%) C# Developer
5 20 (5.68%) Senior Developer
6 17 (4.83%) .NET Developer
7 16 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 15 (4.26%) Consultant
9 14 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (3.69%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
10 13 (3.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 12 (3.41%) Architect
11 12 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (3.41%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.13%) Senior React Developer
13 10 (2.84%) Lead Developer
13 10 (2.84%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.50%) .NET
2 26 (7.39%) Node.js
3 23 (6.53%) Spring
4 22 (6.25%) HTML
4 22 (6.25%) React
4 22 (6.25%) REST
4 22 (6.25%) Web Services
5 20 (5.68%) Spring Boot
6 19 (5.40%) .NET Framework
7 18 (5.11%) CSS
8 16 (4.55%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.55%) Redux
9 13 (3.69%) Dapper ORM
9 13 (3.69%) Entity Framework
9 13 (3.69%) NHibernate
9 13 (3.69%) RxJava
9 13 (3.69%) WebSockets
10 11 (3.13%) Kafka
10 11 (3.13%) Reactive Extensions
11 8 (2.27%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 68 (19.32%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.97%) User Experience
4 17 (4.83%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.13%) Fixed Income
6 11 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.13%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.56%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.99%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.70%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.14%) Blog
11 4 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
12 3 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.85%) Replication
13 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.35%) Windows
2 24 (6.82%) Linux
2 24 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 16 (4.55%) Android
4 11 (3.13%) Unix
5 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.85%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.57%) Solaris
8 2 (0.57%) tvOS
8 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.89%) DevOps
3 69 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (18.75%) TDD
5 60 (17.05%) Scrum
6 42 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (10.80%) Change Management
8 35 (9.94%) SDLC
8 35 (9.94%) Test Automation
9 33 (9.38%) Mentoring
10 32 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (8.24%) Microservices
12 28 (7.95%) Decision-Making
12 28 (7.95%) ITIL
12 28 (7.95%) Project Management
13 27 (7.67%) Pair Programming
13 27 (7.67%) Project Delivery
14 24 (6.82%) Analytics
14 24 (6.82%) Migration
14 24 (6.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 77 (21.88%) Java
2 73 (20.74%) SQL
3 70 (19.89%) JavaScript
4 50 (14.20%) Python
5 40 (11.36%) C#
6 22 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 16 (4.55%) Kotlin
8 15 (4.26%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.41%) Java 8
10 10 (2.84%) Scala
11 8 (2.27%) C++
12 6 (1.70%) Perl
13 5 (1.42%) Go
13 5 (1.42%) VBA
14 4 (1.14%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.14%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.14%) C
14 4 (1.14%) Ruby
15 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.36%) Degree
2 40 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.69%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.99%) ISEB
5 6 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.85%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.85%) MBA
7 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.57%) ACCA
8 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.57%) CISA
8 2 (0.57%) CISM
8 2 (0.57%) CISSP
8 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.66%) QA
2 23 (6.53%) SLA
3 15 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (3.69%) PMO
5 11 (3.13%) GDPR
6 9 (2.56%) Data Quality
7 8 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (2.27%) HIPAA
8 6 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (1.42%) RMADS
10 2 (0.57%) GxP
10 2 (0.57%) NIST
11 1 (0.28%) COBIT
11 1 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (5.68%) Docker
2 14 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (0.57%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.25%) Ansible
1 22 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (3.98%) Terraform
3 13 (3.69%) Puppet
4 9 (2.56%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.14%) SCOM
6 3 (0.85%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.85%) Kibana
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.85%) SCCM
7 2 (0.57%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.57%) logstash
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.57%) Nagios
7 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.57%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 57 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.94%) Oracle
3 18 (5.11%) Splunk
4 13 (3.69%) AppDynamics
5 12 (3.41%) SAP
6 11 (3.13%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.56%) Cisco
8 8 (2.27%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.70%) HP
10 5 (1.42%) F5
10 5 (1.42%) Tableau
11 4 (1.14%) Murex
11 4 (1.14%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.14%) Remedy
12 3 (0.85%) Delphix
12 3 (0.85%) IBM
12 3 (0.85%) NetApp
12 3 (0.85%) Sybase
12 3 (0.85%) VMware