Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 85 93 111
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18 +33
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1,174 796 416
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.96% 2.90% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 3.17% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 517 280
10th Percentile £409 £356 £406
25th Percentile £475 £463 £453
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £550 £538
Median % change year-on-year +6.82% +2.33% +4.88%
75th Percentile £722 £675 £650
90th Percentile £800 £713 £750
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 4
10th Percentile £23.64 £16.72 £26.50
25th Percentile £39.75 £19.56 £28.91
Median hourly rate £44.50 £25.00 £33.48
Median % change year-on-year +78.00% -25.32% -33.93%
75th Percentile £49.25 £31.20 £42.75
90th Percentile £55.45 £44.24 £55.35
England median hourly rate £44.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +61.82% - -8.33%

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 36,254 25,106 15,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.54% 91.41% 89.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,533 17,978 11,365
10th Percentile £400 £360 £331
25th Percentile £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £690 £638 £619
90th Percentile £788 £713 £710
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 250 182
10th Percentile £17.15 £15.67 £14.04
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.75 £19.99
Median hourly rate £36.41 £32.85 £33.59
Median % change year-on-year +10.84% -2.20% +50.72%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £69.25 £65.83 £61.25
England median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £22.74
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.56% -0.79%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -55 106 £540 -6.09% 62
West London -10 28 £600 +20.00% 25
South London -12 9 £650 +24.40% 3
East London -3 7 £725 +109.09% 20
North London -3 1 £225 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 743 (63.29%) Agile
2 402 (34.24%) Finance
3 313 (26.66%) Social Skills
4 276 (23.51%) Scrum
5 210 (17.89%) DevOps
6 199 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
7 178 (15.16%) JIRA
8 173 (14.74%) Banking
9 168 (14.31%) Project Management
10 164 (13.97%) Azure
11 162 (13.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 158 (13.46%) SQL
13 145 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
14 142 (12.10%) Coaching
15 138 (11.75%) Microsoft
16 137 (11.67%) TDD
17 136 (11.58%) CI/CD
18 134 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
19 133 (11.33%) Java
19 133 (11.33%) Project Delivery
19 133 (11.33%) SDLC
20 126 (10.73%) JavaScript
21 117 (9.97%) Change Management
22 113 (9.63%) Test Automation
23 111 (9.45%) Mentoring
24 106 (9.03%) Kanban
24 106 (9.03%) Analytics
25 104 (8.86%) User Experience
26 100 (8.52%) Kubernetes
27 96 (8.18%) Decision-Making

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 77 (6.56%) Confluence
2 21 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.94%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.60%) CMS
5 7 (0.60%) nginx
6 6 (0.51%) Apache
6 6 (0.51%) IBM Domino
6 6 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.34%) SAS
8 4 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.26%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.17%) Kentico
10 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.34%) Sketch
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.085%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.085%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.085%) InDesign
8 1 (0.085%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.085%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 10 (0.85%) Shopify
2 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.26%) Maximo
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.17%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.085%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.085%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.085%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 164 (13.97%) Azure
2 96 (8.18%) AWS
3 59 (5.03%) GCP
4 54 (4.60%) Azure DevOps
5 43 (3.66%) Microsoft 365
6 36 (3.07%) Serverless
7 29 (2.47%) PaaS
7 29 (2.47%) Power Platform
8 24 (2.04%) IaaS
8 24 (2.04%) npm
8 24 (2.04%) SaaS
9 23 (1.96%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 21 (1.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 21 (1.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 18 (1.53%) GitHub
12 17 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (1.36%) Azure Functions
14 11 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 10 (0.85%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.21%) RTMP
2 23 (1.96%) Firewall
3 17 (1.45%) Internet
4 11 (0.94%) LAN
5 10 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.77%) 5G
6 9 (0.77%) WAN
7 8 (0.68%) HTTP
8 7 (0.60%) DNS
9 5 (0.43%) DHCP
9 5 (0.43%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.43%) Wireless
10 4 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.26%) FTP
11 3 (0.26%) Multicast
11 3 (0.26%) VPN
12 2 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.17%) SSL
12 2 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.94%) Relational Database
2 52 (4.43%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (2.30%) Power BI
5 24 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.87%) MongoDB
7 18 (1.53%) Tableau
8 17 (1.45%) Big Data
9 16 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.85%) BigQuery
11 10 (0.85%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.77%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.68%) Data Lake
13 8 (0.68%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.60%) MySQL
14 7 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
15 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 178 (15.16%) JIRA
2 63 (5.37%) Git (software)
3 57 (4.86%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 23 (1.96%) webpack
5 22 (1.87%) Artifactory
6 18 (1.53%) Grunt
7 16 (1.36%) Maven
8 15 (1.28%) GitLab
8 15 (1.28%) Selenium
8 15 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.02%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.77%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.77%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.51%) Cypress.io
11 6 (0.51%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.51%) Gradle
11 6 (0.51%) JUnit
11 6 (0.51%) Spinnaker
12 5 (0.43%) Flyway
General
1 402 (34.24%) Finance
2 313 (26.66%) Social Skills
3 173 (14.74%) Banking
4 145 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (6.73%) Retail
6 77 (6.56%) Front Office
7 76 (6.47%) Public Sector
8 66 (5.62%) Investment Banking
9 59 (5.03%) Influencing Skills
10 55 (4.68%) Presentation Skills
11 44 (3.75%) Legal
12 39 (3.32%) Organisational Skills
13 33 (2.81%) Local Government
14 30 (2.56%) Marketing
15 29 (2.47%) Retail Banking
16 23 (1.96%) Aviation
17 22 (1.87%) Telecoms
18 17 (1.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 16 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
20 15 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 186 (15.84%) Developer
2 139 (11.84%) Analyst
3 82 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
4 79 (6.73%) Project Manager
5 76 (6.47%) Scrum Master
6 59 (5.03%) Architect
7 58 (4.94%) Consultant
8 51 (4.34%) Business Analyst
9 47 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
10 36 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
11 30 (2.56%) Senior Developer
12 29 (2.47%) C# Developer
12 29 (2.47%) Change Consultant
12 29 (2.47%) Transformation Consultant
13 26 (2.21%) Agile Coach
13 26 (2.21%) Cloud Engineer
13 26 (2.21%) Service Manager
13 26 (2.21%) UI Developer
14 24 (2.04%) Azure Engineer
14 24 (2.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (6.56%) React
2 70 (5.96%) .NET
2 70 (5.96%) CSS
3 48 (4.09%) AngularJS
4 44 (3.75%) Reactive Extensions
5 41 (3.49%) REST
6 37 (3.15%) HTML
7 36 (3.07%) Kafka
8 34 (2.90%) Web Services
9 32 (2.73%) RESTful
10 24 (2.04%) Silverlight
10 24 (2.04%) Spring
10 24 (2.04%) WPF
11 22 (1.87%) Spring Boot
12 21 (1.79%) WebSockets
13 20 (1.70%) Redux
14 19 (1.62%) .NET Core
14 19 (1.62%) RxJS
14 19 (1.62%) Velocity
15 18 (1.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.86%) User Experience
2 54 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 39 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (2.90%) Cloud Native
4 34 (2.90%) Legacy Systems
5 32 (2.73%) Virtual Team
6 31 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.21%) Data Centre
8 24 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.79%) Wiki
11 20 (1.70%) Public Cloud
12 19 (1.62%) Kinect
13 15 (1.28%) NHS
14 13 (1.11%) Data Structures
15 12 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (1.02%) Replication
16 11 (0.94%) Reinsurance
17 10 (0.85%) Algorithms
18 8 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (4.94%) Linux
2 38 (3.24%) Windows
3 18 (1.53%) Unix
4 16 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.19%) Android
6 8 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.60%) Solaris
8 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.34%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.26%) CentOS
10 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.26%) VMS
11 2 (0.17%) Debian
11 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.085%) AIX
12 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (63.29%) Agile
2 276 (23.51%) Scrum
3 210 (17.89%) DevOps
4 199 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
5 168 (14.31%) Project Management
6 162 (13.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 142 (12.10%) Coaching
8 137 (11.67%) TDD
9 136 (11.58%) CI/CD
10 134 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
11 133 (11.33%) Project Delivery
11 133 (11.33%) SDLC
12 117 (9.97%) Change Management
13 113 (9.63%) Test Automation
14 111 (9.45%) Mentoring
15 106 (9.03%) Analytics
15 106 (9.03%) Kanban
16 96 (8.18%) Decision-Making
17 93 (7.92%) Software Engineering
18 80 (6.81%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (13.46%) SQL
2 133 (11.33%) Java
3 126 (10.73%) JavaScript
4 92 (7.84%) Python
5 79 (6.73%) TypeScript
6 78 (6.64%) C#
7 28 (2.39%) Scala
8 26 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 24 (2.04%) XAML
10 23 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 17 (1.45%) Bash
11 17 (1.45%) C++
12 16 (1.36%) Apex Code
12 16 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.28%) Go
14 9 (0.77%) C
15 8 (0.68%) Kotlin
16 6 (0.51%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.51%) Perl
16 6 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (6.98%) Degree
2 74 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 59 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.21%) PMP
5 25 (2.13%) APMP
6 21 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 17 (1.45%) CISSP
7 17 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.36%) CISM
9 9 (0.77%) CRISC
9 9 (0.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 8 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.60%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 7 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (0.51%) CISA
12 6 (0.51%) GIAC
12 6 (0.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.13%) QA
2 56 (4.77%) PMO
3 29 (2.47%) Data Quality
4 27 (2.30%) SLA
5 18 (1.53%) Accessibility
5 18 (1.53%) GDPR
6 15 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.85%) NIST
8 9 (0.77%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.43%) GRC
11 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.17%) COBIT
13 2 (0.17%) EMIR
13 2 (0.17%) GxP
13 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.17%) NCSC
13 2 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 91 (7.75%) Docker
2 16 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.51%) HDFS
6 2 (0.17%) iptables
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.17%) NFS
6 2 (0.17%) Samba
6 2 (0.17%) Snort
6 2 (0.17%) Squid
6 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.085%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.085%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.085%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.085%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.085%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 100 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 60 (5.11%) Terraform
3 24 (2.04%) Ansible
4 16 (1.36%) Prometheus
5 13 (1.11%) Grafana
6 11 (0.94%) Istio
7 9 (0.77%) Consul
8 8 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.51%) CSIRT
9 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.51%) Packer
10 5 (0.43%) Kibana
11 4 (0.34%) Puppet
12 3 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.17%) CASB
13 2 (0.17%) HP ALM
13 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 138 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.09%) Oracle
3 46 (3.92%) Google
4 44 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (3.15%) SAP
6 28 (2.39%) VMware
7 23 (1.96%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.62%) Databricks
9 14 (1.19%) Adobe
10 13 (1.11%) Cadence
11 11 (0.94%) Altiris
11 11 (0.94%) Bloomberg
11 11 (0.94%) Reuters
12 10 (0.85%) MuleSoft
12 10 (0.85%) Splunk
13 9 (0.77%) NN4M
13 9 (0.77%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.68%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.68%) IBM
15 7 (0.60%) SolarWinds