Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 98 105 131
Rank change year-on-year +7 +26 +21
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 620 527 900
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.64% 2.45% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.77% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 365 552
10th Percentile £350 £375 £326
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £535 £500
Median % change year-on-year -1.87% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £638 £586
90th Percentile £713 £738 £675
England median daily rate £500 £486 £475
% change year-on-year +2.83% +2.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £33.48 £32.16
Median % change year-on-year -25.32% +4.09% +46.18%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.98% -21.53% +22.81%

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 21,080 19,018 36,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.63% 88.26% 89.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,126 13,688 26,446
10th Percentile £350 £325 £328
25th Percentile £425 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £520
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £685
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 249 360
10th Percentile £16.14 £13.70 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.12 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £34.88 £26.50 £23.56
Median % change year-on-year +31.62% +12.50% +4.69%
75th Percentile £54.38 £47.50 £39.13
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £51.42
England median hourly rate £25.31 £21.50 £22.65
% change year-on-year +17.72% -5.08% +5.35%

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 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021. 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 +44 135 £556 +5.95% 43
West London +3 31 £500 -4.76% 31
South London +24 5 £525 +22.09% 9
North London - 1 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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.

1 400 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (26.94%) Social Skills
3 164 (26.45%) DevOps
4 163 (26.29%) Finance
5 149 (24.03%) Azure
6 139 (22.42%) TDD
7 127 (20.48%) SQL
8 119 (19.19%) Software Engineering
9 108 (17.42%) .NET
10 106 (17.10%) C#
11 105 (16.94%) Scrum
12 102 (16.45%) Java
12 102 (16.45%) SDLC
13 97 (15.65%) JavaScript
14 93 (15.00%) Test Automation
15 92 (14.84%) Analytics
15 92 (14.84%) Microsoft
16 88 (14.19%) Oracle
17 84 (13.55%) Python
17 84 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
18 81 (13.06%) Mentoring
18 81 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
19 73 (11.77%) AWS
20 72 (11.61%) AngularJS
21 71 (11.45%) Kubernetes
21 71 (11.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
22 69 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
23 68 (10.97%) QA
24 67 (10.81%) SQL Server
25 66 (10.65%) Microservices

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 45 (7.26%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.00%) Confluence
3 29 (4.68%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (1.61%) Apache
5 10 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
6 8 (1.29%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.13%) IIS
7 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Fuse
8 6 (0.97%) CMS
9 5 (0.81%) JBoss
10 3 (0.48%) Jetty
10 3 (0.48%) SAS
10 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.61%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.48%) Sketch
7 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.16%) Figma
8 1 (0.16%) InVision
8 1 (0.16%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 12 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.48%) HFM
4 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.48%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.32%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.32%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.16%) Primavera
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) RESILIA
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.16%) SAP PP-PI
6 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 149 (24.03%) Azure
2 73 (11.77%) AWS
3 59 (9.52%) Power Platform
4 45 (7.26%) Serverless
5 41 (6.61%) Azure Logic Apps
6 38 (6.13%) Azure Functions
6 38 (6.13%) Azure Storage
7 34 (5.48%) AWS Lambda
8 33 (5.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 29 (4.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (4.52%) GitHub
11 17 (2.74%) Microsoft 365
12 15 (2.42%) PaaS
13 14 (2.26%) npm
14 13 (2.10%) IaaS
15 9 (1.45%) GCP
15 9 (1.45%) SaaS
16 6 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
16 6 (0.97%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.26%) Internet
2 10 (1.61%) RTMP
3 9 (1.45%) DNS
3 9 (1.45%) Firewall
4 6 (0.97%) LAN
5 5 (0.81%) HTTP
6 4 (0.65%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.65%) WAN
6 4 (0.65%) Wireless
7 3 (0.48%) BGP
7 3 (0.48%) SMTP
7 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.32%) Broadband
8 2 (0.32%) FTP
8 2 (0.32%) IPsec
8 2 (0.32%) MPLS
8 2 (0.32%) SSL
8 2 (0.32%) TETRA
8 2 (0.32%) VoIP
8 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.19%) Power BI
3 54 (8.71%) MongoDB
4 43 (6.94%) Tableau
5 32 (5.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 30 (4.84%) Relational Database
7 25 (4.03%) NoSQL
8 22 (3.55%) Tableau Desktop
9 21 (3.39%) Tableau Server
10 16 (2.58%) Big Data
11 13 (2.10%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.61%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (1.61%) Redis
14 9 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 61 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 59 (9.52%) JIRA
3 57 (9.19%) Jenkins
4 55 (8.87%) Octopus Deploy
5 28 (4.52%) Artifactory
6 17 (2.74%) webpack
7 16 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 13 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.61%) Xcode
10 9 (1.45%) Grunt
11 8 (1.29%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.29%) JUnit
11 8 (1.29%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.13%) Gradle
12 7 (1.13%) Maven
12 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.97%) Mocha
13 6 (0.97%) Mockito
13 6 (0.97%) SpecFlow
14 5 (0.81%) Cucumber
General
1 167 (26.94%) Social Skills
2 163 (26.29%) Finance
3 69 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (9.68%) Banking
5 46 (7.42%) Front Office
6 32 (5.16%) Influencing Skills
7 21 (3.39%) Legal
8 19 (3.06%) Public Sector
8 19 (3.06%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.90%) Marketing
10 17 (2.74%) Retail
11 16 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
12 14 (2.26%) Investment Banking
13 12 (1.94%) Billing
13 12 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.81%) French Language
15 5 (0.81%) Games
15 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (31.45%) Developer
2 87 (14.03%) Analyst
3 35 (5.65%) Architect
3 35 (5.65%) C# Developer
4 34 (5.48%) Java Developer
5 33 (5.32%) Python Developer
6 29 (4.68%) Senior Developer
7 27 (4.35%) Consultant
8 25 (4.03%) Business Analyst
9 23 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (3.55%) .NET Developer
10 22 (3.55%) Delivery Manager
11 21 (3.39%) Analyst Developer
11 21 (3.39%) Azure Developer
11 21 (3.39%) Project Manager
11 21 (3.39%) Technical Leader
12 19 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (2.90%) Scrum Master
14 16 (2.58%) C++ Developer
14 16 (2.58%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (17.42%) .NET
2 72 (11.61%) AngularJS
3 64 (10.32%) React
4 50 (8.06%) REST
5 37 (5.97%) HTML
6 35 (5.65%) ASP.NET
7 34 (5.48%) Node.js
8 32 (5.16%) CSS
9 29 (4.68%) RESTful
10 27 (4.35%) .NET Core
11 26 (4.19%) ASP.NET Core
12 23 (3.71%) Spring
13 20 (3.23%) Redux
14 19 (3.06%) HTML5
14 19 (3.06%) Web Services
15 15 (2.42%) JSON
15 15 (2.42%) Kafka
15 15 (2.42%) Reactive Extensions
16 13 (2.10%) Hibernate
16 13 (2.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.39%) Cloud Native
2 43 (6.94%) User Experience
3 42 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (4.84%) Mobile App
7 27 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (3.55%) Clustering
8 22 (3.55%) Fixed Income
9 19 (3.06%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.42%) CMDB
11 10 (1.61%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.45%) Wiki
13 8 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.29%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.29%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.97%) Blog
14 6 (0.97%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.81%) Online Banking
15 5 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.23%) Linux
2 29 (4.68%) Unix
2 29 (4.68%) Windows
3 16 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 12 (1.94%) Android
5 10 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.16%) Tizen
9 1 (0.16%) webOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (26.45%) DevOps
3 139 (22.42%) TDD
4 119 (19.19%) Software Engineering
5 105 (16.94%) Scrum
6 102 (16.45%) SDLC
7 93 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 92 (14.84%) Analytics
9 84 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
10 81 (13.06%) Mentoring
10 81 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
11 71 (11.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 66 (10.65%) Microservices
13 65 (10.48%) BDD
14 64 (10.32%) Project Delivery
15 63 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
16 61 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
17 58 (9.35%) Coaching
17 58 (9.35%) Project Management
18 53 (8.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 127 (20.48%) SQL
2 106 (17.10%) C#
3 102 (16.45%) Java
4 97 (15.65%) JavaScript
5 84 (13.55%) Python
6 61 (9.84%) TypeScript
7 52 (8.39%) C++
8 46 (7.42%) PowerShell
9 36 (5.81%) Go
10 35 (5.65%) PL/SQL
11 33 (5.32%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.90%) ES6
12 18 (2.90%) Java 8
13 14 (2.26%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.94%) C
14 12 (1.94%) Kotlin
15 10 (1.61%) Objective-C
16 8 (1.29%) COBOL
17 7 (1.13%) Groovy
17 7 (1.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (7.10%) Degree
2 35 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.77%) ISEB
4 11 (1.77%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.81%) CISM
6 5 (0.81%) CISSP
6 5 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.65%) PMP
7 4 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 4 (0.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 4 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.48%) GIAC
8 3 (0.48%) RHCA
8 3 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (10.97%) QA
2 21 (3.39%) GDPR
3 17 (2.74%) PMO
4 13 (2.10%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.77%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.81%) COBIT
8 5 (0.81%) GRC
9 4 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.65%) SLA
10 3 (0.48%) NIST
10 3 (0.48%) TARGET2
11 2 (0.32%) NCSC
11 2 (0.32%) SEPA
11 2 (0.32%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 38 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.03%) Docker
3 7 (1.13%) HDFS
4 5 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.65%) vSphere
6 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.32%) KVM
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (11.45%) Kubernetes
2 30 (4.84%) Ansible
3 21 (3.39%) Terraform
4 10 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (1.45%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.97%) MIIS
6 6 (0.97%) Puppet
7 5 (0.81%) SCCM
8 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.48%) vRealize
10 2 (0.32%) Control-M
10 2 (0.32%) Fortio
10 2 (0.32%) Istio
10 2 (0.32%) Kiali
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.16%) Nessus
11 1 (0.16%) SCOM
11 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 88 (14.19%) Oracle
3 30 (4.84%) MuleSoft
4 12 (1.94%) SAP
5 9 (1.45%) HP
5 9 (1.45%) ServiceNow
6 8 (1.29%) Adobe
6 8 (1.29%) Cisco
6 8 (1.29%) Databricks
6 8 (1.29%) Google
6 8 (1.29%) VMware
7 6 (0.97%) Ab Initio
8 5 (0.81%) Apple
8 5 (0.81%) MapR
8 5 (0.81%) Splunk
8 5 (0.81%) Workday
9 4 (0.65%) BT
9 4 (0.65%) Cadence
9 4 (0.65%) Citrix
9 4 (0.65%) Teradata