Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 135 150
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 742 1,004 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.17% 2.15% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.44% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 622 660
London median daily rate £510 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £350
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 10
London median hourly rate £36.70 £13.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.31% -40.91% +22.56%
10th Percentile £22.95 £12.50 £19.85
90th Percentile £38.02 £29.31 £28.10
England median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -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 29,958 41,178 41,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.59% 88.30% 88.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,448 29,723 30,518
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 468 395
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £13.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.87 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.70 £22.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year +7.73% -8.81% +7.22%

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 -9 145 £500 +5.26% 65
West London -2 60 £475 +5.56% 24
South London +6 28 £438 -19.99% 14
East London +19 7 £388 -29.45% 18
North London +3 2 £405 -10.00% 3
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 373 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (27.36%) Finance
3 129 (17.39%) Java
4 127 (17.12%) TDD
5 123 (16.58%) Scrum
6 113 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
7 109 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
8 107 (14.42%) SQL
9 103 (13.88%) DevOps
10 102 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
11 101 (13.61%) Azure
12 100 (13.48%) Degree
13 97 (13.07%) AWS
14 92 (12.40%) JavaScript
15 89 (11.99%) Test Automation
15 89 (11.99%) Coaching
16 85 (11.46%) Analytics
17 83 (11.19%) Change Management
18 75 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 74 (9.97%) Project Management
20 73 (9.84%) Microsoft
20 73 (9.84%) Jenkins
21 70 (9.43%) Banking
22 68 (9.16%) ITIL
23 67 (9.03%) QA
24 66 (8.89%) Git (software)
25 64 (8.63%) BDD
26 63 (8.49%) Windows
27 62 (8.36%) C#
27 62 (8.36%) JIRA

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 23 (3.10%) Confluence
2 18 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.54%) IIS
7 4 (0.54%) JBoss
7 4 (0.54%) Moodle
7 4 (0.54%) Totara
7 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.40%) Apache
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.27%) CMS
9 2 (0.27%) Documentum
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) InVision
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Sketch
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 101 (13.61%) Azure
2 97 (13.07%) AWS
3 29 (3.91%) GCP
4 25 (3.37%) GitHub
5 24 (3.23%) Office 365
6 21 (2.83%) Power Platform
7 20 (2.70%) Serverless
8 14 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (1.75%) OpenShift
10 12 (1.62%) Azure Functions
11 10 (1.35%) SaaS
12 9 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (1.21%) IaaS
13 8 (1.08%) Data Lake Analytics
13 8 (1.08%) PaaS
14 7 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.94%) Tricentis Tosca
15 6 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.18%) Firewall
2 20 (2.70%) VPN
3 15 (2.02%) HTTP
4 14 (1.89%) Internet
4 14 (1.89%) LAN
5 12 (1.62%) WAN
6 10 (1.35%) SAN
6 10 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.08%) Multicast
8 7 (0.94%) BGP
8 7 (0.94%) DNS
8 7 (0.94%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (0.81%) MPLS
9 6 (0.81%) OSPF
9 6 (0.81%) SSL
10 5 (0.67%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (0.67%) EIGRP
10 5 (0.67%) Megaco
11 4 (0.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.74%) Relational Database
2 41 (5.53%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.12%) Big Data
4 26 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.96%) MySQL
6 21 (2.83%) Power BI
7 18 (2.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 17 (2.29%) Data Lake
9 14 (1.89%) Redis
10 11 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.35%) Parquet
12 8 (1.08%) Neo4j
13 7 (0.94%) BigQuery
13 7 (0.94%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.67%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.67%) Flink
Development Applications
1 73 (9.84%) Jenkins
2 66 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 62 (8.36%) JIRA
4 36 (4.85%) Selenium
5 30 (4.04%) Cucumber
6 20 (2.70%) JUnit
6 20 (2.70%) Maven
7 18 (2.43%) TeamCity
8 13 (1.75%) Gradle
9 12 (1.62%) Hudson
10 10 (1.35%) JConsole
10 10 (1.35%) JProfiler
10 10 (1.35%) VisualVM
11 9 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.21%) REST Assured
12 8 (1.08%) GitLab
13 7 (0.94%) Mocha
13 7 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.81%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.81%) Jasmine
General
1 203 (27.36%) Finance
2 70 (9.43%) Banking
3 50 (6.74%) Front Office
4 34 (4.58%) Public Sector
5 29 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.37%) Retail
7 22 (2.96%) Legal
7 22 (2.96%) Marketing
8 16 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (2.02%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.89%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.75%) Games
12 8 (1.08%) Billing
12 8 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.08%) Publishing
13 7 (0.94%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.81%) Advertising
14 6 (0.81%) Law
15 4 (0.54%) Back Office
16 3 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 184 (24.80%) Developer
2 102 (13.75%) Analyst
3 46 (6.20%) Senior Developer
4 45 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 38 (5.12%) Project Manager
6 36 (4.85%) C# Developer
7 34 (4.58%) Architect
8 26 (3.50%) React Developer
9 25 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
10 24 (3.23%) Change Manager
11 23 (3.10%) IT Manager
12 22 (2.96%) Agile Coach
13 20 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
13 20 (2.70%) Scrum Master
14 19 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
15 18 (2.43%) Angular Developer
15 18 (2.43%) Business Analyst
15 18 (2.43%) Front Office Developer
15 18 (2.43%) Python Developer
16 17 (2.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (7.41%) CSS
1 55 (7.41%) Web Services
2 45 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 42 (5.66%) HTML
3 42 (5.66%) RESTful
4 39 (5.26%) .NET
5 36 (4.85%) Node.js
6 35 (4.72%) React
7 34 (4.58%) Spring Boot
8 33 (4.45%) Spring
9 25 (3.37%) Kafka
10 23 (3.10%) HTML5
11 21 (2.83%) JSON
11 21 (2.83%) XML
12 19 (2.56%) Reactive Extensions
12 19 (2.56%) REST
13 18 (2.43%) Redux
14 15 (2.02%) Gherkin
14 15 (2.02%) JPA
14 15 (2.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.26%) User Experience
3 38 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.77%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.56%) Virtual Team
7 18 (2.43%) Fixed Income
7 18 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.29%) Algorithms
9 16 (2.16%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.02%) Equities
11 13 (1.75%) Replication
12 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.62%) FMCG
13 11 (1.48%) Robotics
14 10 (1.35%) Mobile App
15 9 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (1.08%) Private Cloud
17 7 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.49%) Windows
2 55 (7.41%) Linux
3 38 (5.12%) Unix
4 20 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.89%) Android
6 13 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.54%) AIX
9 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.27%) CentOS
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.27%) Solaris
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (17.12%) TDD
3 123 (16.58%) Scrum
4 113 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
5 103 (13.88%) DevOps
6 102 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (11.99%) Coaching
7 89 (11.99%) Test Automation
8 85 (11.46%) Analytics
9 83 (11.19%) Change Management
10 75 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 74 (9.97%) Project Management
12 68 (9.16%) ITIL
13 64 (8.63%) BDD
14 60 (8.09%) Kanban
14 60 (8.09%) Project Delivery
15 55 (7.41%) Mentoring
16 49 (6.60%) Software Engineering
17 48 (6.47%) Migration
18 45 (6.06%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 129 (17.39%) Java
2 107 (14.42%) SQL
3 92 (12.40%) JavaScript
4 62 (8.36%) C#
5 50 (6.74%) Python
6 35 (4.72%) Scala
7 31 (4.18%) TypeScript
8 16 (2.16%) Java 8
9 14 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.62%) C++
11 10 (1.35%) Groovy
12 9 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.21%) Go
12 9 (1.21%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.94%) C
13 7 (0.94%) Kotlin
13 7 (0.94%) Ruby
14 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.54%) VBA
14 4 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 100 (13.48%) Degree
2 50 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 40 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.48%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 8 (1.08%) CISSP
6 8 (1.08%) SAFe Agilist
7 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.81%) CISA
8 6 (0.81%) ISEB
9 5 (0.67%) CCNP
9 5 (0.67%) CISM
9 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.54%) CCIE
10 4 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.40%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (9.03%) QA
2 21 (2.83%) SLA
3 18 (2.43%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.35%) PMO
5 9 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.67%) GDPR
7 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.54%) WCAG
9 3 (0.40%) NIST
10 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.27%) EMIR
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.27%) MiFID
11 1 (0.13%) COBIT
11 1 (0.13%) GxP
11 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 46 (6.20%) Docker
2 42 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.54%) HDFS
6 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.27%) vSphere
7 2 (0.27%) XenApp
7 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (6.60%) Kubernetes
2 36 (4.85%) Terraform
3 24 (3.23%) Ansible
4 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.48%) Puppet
5 8 (1.08%) Control-M
6 7 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.81%) Packer
7 6 (0.81%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.81%) SCCM
8 5 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.40%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.40%) Grafana
10 3 (0.40%) Kibana
11 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.27%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 73 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.99%) SAP
3 33 (4.45%) Oracle
4 29 (3.91%) Google
5 22 (2.96%) Cisco
6 16 (2.16%) Greenplum
6 16 (2.16%) VMware
7 14 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 11 (1.48%) Citrix
8 11 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.35%) BMC
9 10 (1.35%) Cadence
9 10 (1.35%) IBM
9 10 (1.35%) Juniper
10 8 (1.08%) F5
10 8 (1.08%) Palo Alto
10 8 (1.08%) Solace
10 8 (1.08%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.94%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.94%) Tableau