Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 147 146
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +52
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 914 862 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.00% 1.91% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.17% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 628 586
London median daily rate £520 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +6.32% +2.70%
10th Percentile £347 £335 £300
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £460 £447
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.85% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
London median hourly rate £24.63 £22.00 £23.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.93% -5.11% +4.20%
10th Percentile £13.85 £20.00 £18.12
90th Percentile £38.75 £25.05 £27.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

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 40,032 39,667 38,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.51% 88.03% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,904 28,710 27,958
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.99% +2.89%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £642
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 362 408
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +5.75% +7.85%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.02 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in London

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor 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 21 October 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
Central London +46 212 £500 +11.11% 76
West London -17 94 £463 -7.96% 40
South London +15 55 £547 +12.17% 16
East London -15 13 £538 -3.63% 15
North London -6 2 £450 -25.00%
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 541 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (27.24%) Finance
3 224 (24.51%) Scrum
4 186 (20.35%) TDD
5 185 (20.24%) Problem-Solving
6 158 (17.29%) Java
7 156 (17.07%) DevOps
8 144 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
9 133 (14.55%) SQL
10 130 (14.22%) JavaScript
11 122 (13.35%) Test Automation
12 119 (13.02%) BDD
13 114 (12.47%) Jenkins
14 111 (12.14%) Git (software)
15 110 (12.04%) Coaching
16 98 (10.72%) Security Cleared
16 98 (10.72%) Oracle
17 94 (10.28%) Windows
17 94 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
18 93 (10.18%) User Stories
18 93 (10.18%) .NET
19 91 (9.96%) Banking
20 90 (9.85%) QA
20 90 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
21 89 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
21 89 (9.74%) Microsoft
22 88 (9.63%) Degree
23 87 (9.52%) ITIL
24 82 (8.97%) HTML
25 81 (8.86%) Linux

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 36 (3.94%) IIS
2 35 (3.83%) Confluence
3 17 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.75%) Apache
5 15 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.53%) CMS
6 14 (1.53%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.66%) JBoss
8 6 (0.66%) SAS
9 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.33%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.22%) Mule
12 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.22%) HipChat
6 2 (0.22%) InVision
6 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.55%) Maximo
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.22%) Social Studio
4 2 (0.22%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 94 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.63%) PaaS
4 20 (2.19%) GitHub
4 20 (2.19%) Serverless
5 19 (2.08%) Office 365
6 16 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (1.20%) IaaS
10 11 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 10 (1.09%) SaaS
12 8 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (0.88%) Slack
13 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.66%) Data Lake Analytics
13 6 (0.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.28%) Firewall
2 26 (2.84%) DNS
3 20 (2.19%) DHCP
4 18 (1.97%) WAN
5 17 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
5 17 (1.86%) LAN
5 17 (1.86%) Network Security
5 17 (1.86%) VPN
6 16 (1.75%) Internet
6 16 (1.75%) SAN
7 12 (1.31%) Structured Cabling
8 9 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.98%) VoIP
9 8 (0.88%) HTTP
10 7 (0.77%) OSPF
11 6 (0.66%) MQTT
12 5 (0.55%) PBX
12 5 (0.55%) SMS
12 5 (0.55%) SSL
13 4 (0.44%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.89%) Relational Database
2 59 (6.46%) SQL Server
3 28 (3.06%) NoSQL
4 25 (2.74%) Big Data
5 21 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.75%) MySQL
7 14 (1.53%) Data Lake
7 14 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.53%) Power BI
8 12 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.66%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 114 (12.47%) Jenkins
2 111 (12.14%) Git (software)
3 75 (8.21%) JIRA
4 47 (5.14%) TeamCity
5 36 (3.94%) Maven
6 26 (2.84%) Selenium
7 25 (2.74%) Gradle
8 23 (2.52%) Cucumber
9 22 (2.41%) JUnit
9 22 (2.41%) SonarQube
10 15 (1.64%) SoapUI
11 14 (1.53%) Bitbucket
11 14 (1.53%) Hudson
12 13 (1.42%) Artifactory
12 13 (1.42%) Jasmine
12 13 (1.42%) Mockito
13 12 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.20%) IntelliJ
14 11 (1.20%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 249 (27.24%) Finance
2 91 (9.96%) Banking
3 43 (4.70%) Retail
4 42 (4.60%) Front Office
5 35 (3.83%) Marketing
6 27 (2.95%) Games
7 24 (2.63%) Investment Banking
8 23 (2.52%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.20%) Law
12 10 (1.09%) Legal
13 9 (0.98%) Electronics
14 8 (0.88%) Publishing
15 7 (0.77%) Advertising
16 6 (0.66%) Back Office
16 6 (0.66%) French Language
17 5 (0.55%) Digital Economy
18 2 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 235 (25.71%) Developer
2 116 (12.69%) Analyst
3 69 (7.55%) Java Developer
4 50 (5.47%) Scrum Master
5 49 (5.36%) Business Analyst
6 41 (4.49%) Architect
6 41 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 34 (3.72%) C# Developer
8 33 (3.61%) .NET Developer
9 32 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (3.50%) Senior Developer
10 31 (3.39%) Agile Coach
11 28 (3.06%) Product Manager
11 28 (3.06%) User Researcher
12 24 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
13 22 (2.41%) Full Stack Developer
13 22 (2.41%) React Developer
14 21 (2.30%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 18 (1.97%) Digital Product Manager
15 18 (1.97%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.18%) .NET
2 82 (8.97%) HTML
3 75 (8.21%) AngularJS
4 70 (7.66%) CSS
5 69 (7.55%) Web Services
6 51 (5.58%) REST
7 49 (5.36%) HTML5
8 47 (5.14%) Spring
9 44 (4.81%) React
9 44 (4.81%) Velocity
10 42 (4.60%) RESTful
11 41 (4.49%) Node.js
11 41 (4.49%) XML
12 40 (4.38%) .NET Framework
13 35 (3.83%) CSS3
14 33 (3.61%) Entity Framework
15 27 (2.95%) Spring Boot
16 26 (2.84%) JSON
17 24 (2.63%) NHibernate
17 24 (2.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (8.42%) User Experience
3 46 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 39 (4.27%) Fixed Income
5 32 (3.50%) Computer Science
6 31 (3.39%) Data Centre
7 28 (3.06%) Blog
8 25 (2.74%) Virtual Team
9 19 (2.08%) Fintech
9 19 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.75%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.75%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.64%) Clustering
12 14 (1.53%) Tandem
13 13 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (0.98%) Over-the-Top Content
15 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 94 (10.28%) Windows
2 81 (8.86%) Linux
3 55 (6.02%) Unix
4 30 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.63%) Android
6 23 (2.52%) Windows 10
7 19 (2.08%) Solaris
8 18 (1.97%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.66%) CentOS
13 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) Debian
15 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (24.51%) Scrum
3 186 (20.35%) TDD
4 185 (20.24%) Problem-Solving
5 156 (17.07%) DevOps
6 144 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
7 122 (13.35%) Test Automation
8 119 (13.02%) BDD
9 110 (12.04%) Coaching
10 93 (10.18%) User Stories
11 89 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 87 (9.52%) ITIL
13 81 (8.86%) Project Management
14 80 (8.75%) Decision-Making
15 78 (8.53%) Mentoring
16 77 (8.42%) Kanban
17 73 (7.99%) Continuous Delivery
18 70 (7.66%) Microservices
19 64 (7.00%) Software Engineering
20 63 (6.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 158 (17.29%) Java
2 133 (14.55%) SQL
3 130 (14.22%) JavaScript
4 77 (8.42%) C#
5 70 (7.66%) Python
6 30 (3.28%) TypeScript
7 29 (3.17%) Scala
8 24 (2.63%) Groovy
8 24 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.52%) Perl
10 20 (2.19%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.64%) Java 8
12 14 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.42%) R
13 13 (1.42%) Ruby
14 10 (1.09%) C
14 10 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.98%) ES6
16 7 (0.77%) Kotlin
16 7 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 98 (10.72%) Security Cleared
2 88 (9.63%) Degree
3 75 (8.21%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.53%) PMI Certification
5 11 (1.20%) ISEB
5 11 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (1.20%) PMP
6 9 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 8 (0.88%) CISSP
7 8 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.66%) CISM
9 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.55%) CEH
11 4 (0.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (9.85%) QA
2 30 (3.28%) SLA
3 17 (1.86%) PMO
4 9 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.55%) COBIT
7 5 (0.55%) GDPR
7 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.33%) MiFID
9 2 (0.22%) GxP
9 2 (0.22%) PSD2
9 2 (0.22%) WAI
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.11%) EMIR
10 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.11%) SEPA
10 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 76 (8.32%) Docker
2 40 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.31%) VMware Server
5 10 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.66%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.55%) XenApp
8 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.22%) Snort
10 2 (0.22%) Squid
10 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.22%) vSphere
11 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 68 (7.44%) Kubernetes
2 42 (4.60%) Ansible
3 38 (4.16%) Puppet
4 24 (2.63%) Terraform
5 19 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.86%) ITRS Geneos
7 14 (1.53%) Rancher
7 14 (1.53%) WSUS
8 13 (1.42%) Grafana
8 13 (1.42%) Packer
9 12 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.20%) BladeLogic
11 10 (1.09%) SCCM
12 9 (0.98%) Kibana
12 9 (0.98%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.88%) logstash
14 6 (0.66%) Nagios
14 6 (0.66%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
16 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 98 (10.72%) Oracle
2 89 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.81%) VMware
4 38 (4.16%) SAP
5 32 (3.50%) Google
6 28 (3.06%) Citrix
7 27 (2.95%) Cisco
8 16 (1.75%) McAfee
8 16 (1.75%) Veeam
9 15 (1.64%) Apple
10 13 (1.42%) Cadence
10 13 (1.42%) Ivanti
11 12 (1.31%) Adobe
11 12 (1.31%) Shavlik
11 12 (1.31%) Sophos
12 11 (1.20%) CyberArk
12 11 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.20%) Tableau
13 10 (1.09%) CheckPoint
14 8 (0.88%) Splunk