Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 74 151 124
Rank change year-on-year +77 -27 +11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1,278 335 681
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.44% 1.90% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 2.12% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 235 482
10th Percentile £413 £304 £313
25th Percentile £500 £406 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
75th Percentile £688 £588 £600
90th Percentile £775 £675 £675
England median daily rate £550 £475 £472
% change year-on-year +15.79% +0.74% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 4 6
10th Percentile - £21.50 £29.98
25th Percentile £39.75 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate £44.50 £40.50 £36.70
Median % change year-on-year +9.88% +10.35% +182.31%
75th Percentile £49.25 £58.00 -
90th Percentile £49.93 - £38.35
England median hourly rate £44.50 £25.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year +76.24% -0.98% -6.44%

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 33,975 15,785 26,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.47% 89.38% 88.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,788 11,423 19,493
10th Percentile £381 £325 £318
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +0.49%
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 142 318
10th Percentile £16.41 £17.01 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £23.72 £16.63
Median hourly rate £38.15 £32.25 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.29% +40.22% +5.70%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.22 £44.69
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.90 £53.42
England median hourly rate £25.50 £26.80 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.84% +30.72% -5.41%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +29 158 £575 +6.98% 89
West London -19 23 £560 +4.34% 41
East London -4 6 £640 +8.94% 21
South London -8 5 £513 +28.13% 6
North London - 1 £225 - 5
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 788 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (32.00%) Social Skills
3 407 (31.85%) Finance
4 253 (19.80%) DevOps
5 241 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
6 239 (18.70%) Scrum
7 205 (16.04%) SQL
8 178 (13.93%) Project Management
9 175 (13.69%) CI/CD
10 172 (13.46%) Azure
11 167 (13.07%) C#
12 166 (12.99%) Banking
13 162 (12.68%) JIRA
14 160 (12.52%) AWS
15 157 (12.28%) TDD
16 154 (12.05%) SDLC
17 149 (11.66%) Project Delivery
18 147 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 147 (11.50%) Java
19 142 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
19 142 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
20 138 (10.80%) JavaScript
21 137 (10.72%) Coaching
22 132 (10.33%) Test Automation
23 125 (9.78%) Python
23 125 (9.78%) Kubernetes
24 123 (9.62%) User Experience
25 121 (9.47%) .NET
26 119 (9.31%) TypeScript
27 117 (9.15%) React

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 54 (4.23%) Confluence
2 37 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.94%) CMS
7 11 (0.86%) Apache
8 9 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.55%) IBM Domino
9 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.47%) Camunda
11 4 (0.31%) Drupal
11 4 (0.31%) JBoss
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.23%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.23%) IIS
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.16%) Appian
Applications
1 39 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
2 25 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.94%) Chatbot
6 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.078%) Oracle Smart View
8 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.23%) Cloudability
2 3 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.23%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.16%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.078%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 172 (13.46%) Azure
2 160 (12.52%) AWS
3 50 (3.91%) GCP
4 46 (3.60%) Power Platform
5 45 (3.52%) Serverless
6 42 (3.29%) Microsoft 365
7 35 (2.74%) PaaS
8 30 (2.35%) Azure Functions
9 28 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (1.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 24 (1.88%) npm
11 23 (1.80%) Azure Logic Apps
11 23 (1.80%) Yarn
12 22 (1.72%) Azure Storage
12 22 (1.72%) GitHub
13 21 (1.64%) SaaS
14 18 (1.41%) OpenShift
15 15 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (1.02%) IaaS
17 12 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.21%) Firewall
2 36 (2.82%) RTMP
3 17 (1.33%) LAN
4 15 (1.17%) HTTP
5 14 (1.10%) DNS
6 13 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.78%) Network Security
8 9 (0.70%) WAN
9 8 (0.63%) Internet
9 8 (0.63%) Intranet
10 7 (0.55%) Multicast
11 6 (0.47%) Kerberos
12 5 (0.39%) DHCP
12 5 (0.39%) SD-WAN
12 5 (0.39%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.39%) Wireless
13 4 (0.31%) FTP
13 4 (0.31%) SAN
13 4 (0.31%) VLAN
13 4 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (7.12%) Relational Database
2 86 (6.73%) SQL Server
3 57 (4.46%) NoSQL
4 46 (3.60%) MongoDB
5 40 (3.13%) Power BI
6 37 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
8 28 (2.19%) Big Data
9 24 (1.88%) Tableau
10 21 (1.64%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.10%) Apache Hive
12 13 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.02%) HBase
12 13 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.94%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.86%) Data Lake
14 11 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 162 (12.68%) JIRA
2 113 (8.84%) Jenkins
3 84 (6.57%) Git (software)
4 43 (3.36%) TeamCity
5 34 (2.66%) Artifactory
6 33 (2.58%) Bitbucket
6 33 (2.58%) Selenium
7 31 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 29 (2.27%) Mocha
9 25 (1.96%) Subversion
10 24 (1.88%) webpack
11 22 (1.72%) rollup.js
12 19 (1.49%) Gatling
13 18 (1.41%) Jasmine
13 18 (1.41%) Storybook
14 17 (1.33%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
14 17 (1.33%) Maven
15 16 (1.25%) Cypress.io
16 14 (1.10%) GitLab
General
1 409 (32.00%) Social Skills
2 407 (31.85%) Finance
3 166 (12.99%) Banking
4 142 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 110 (8.61%) Front Office
6 84 (6.57%) Influencing Skills
7 79 (6.18%) Investment Banking
8 75 (5.87%) Presentation Skills
9 71 (5.56%) Public Sector
10 57 (4.46%) Marketing
11 53 (4.15%) Retail
12 44 (3.44%) Legal
13 30 (2.35%) Local Government
14 24 (1.88%) Organisational Skills
15 23 (1.80%) Telecoms
16 15 (1.17%) Back Office
16 15 (1.17%) Financial Institution
16 15 (1.17%) Games
16 15 (1.17%) Manufacturing
17 8 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 304 (23.79%) Developer
2 112 (8.76%) Analyst
3 77 (6.03%) Project Manager
4 68 (5.32%) C# Developer
5 66 (5.16%) Delivery Manager
6 53 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
7 51 (3.99%) Java Developer
8 50 (3.91%) Consultant
8 50 (3.91%) React Developer
8 50 (3.91%) Scrum Master
9 49 (3.83%) JavaScript Developer
10 48 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 47 (3.68%) Architect
12 40 (3.13%) Senior Developer
13 38 (2.97%) Front Office Developer
14 36 (2.82%) Service Manager
15 34 (2.66%) Agile Coach
15 34 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 33 (2.58%) Software Engineer
17 30 (2.35%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (9.47%) .NET
2 117 (9.15%) React
3 104 (8.14%) CSS
4 80 (6.26%) HTML
5 77 (6.03%) RESTful
6 70 (5.48%) AngularJS
7 68 (5.32%) Reactive Extensions
8 62 (4.85%) REST
9 56 (4.38%) Kafka
10 53 (4.15%) Node.js
11 43 (3.36%) Redux
12 40 (3.13%) Spring Boot
13 39 (3.05%) Elastic Stack
13 39 (3.05%) Web Services
14 38 (2.97%) HTML5
15 37 (2.90%) Spring
16 36 (2.82%) WPF
17 35 (2.74%) .NET Core
18 28 (2.19%) Swagger
19 26 (2.03%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 123 (9.62%) User Experience
2 48 (3.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 44 (3.44%) Public Cloud
6 42 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 39 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (2.90%) Cloud Native
9 36 (2.82%) Legacy Systems
10 26 (2.03%) Kinect
11 24 (1.88%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.56%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
13 18 (1.41%) Equities
14 15 (1.17%) Data Centre
15 14 (1.10%) Algorithms
15 14 (1.10%) Derivative
16 11 (0.86%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.86%) Replication
17 10 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 114 (8.92%) Linux
2 95 (7.43%) Windows
3 68 (5.32%) Unix
4 35 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.58%) Android
6 11 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.78%) Mac OS
7 10 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.39%) Solaris
10 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.31%) VMS
11 3 (0.23%) CentOS
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.078%) Debian
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (19.80%) DevOps
3 241 (18.86%) Problem-Solving
4 239 (18.70%) Scrum
5 178 (13.93%) Project Management
6 175 (13.69%) CI/CD
7 157 (12.28%) TDD
8 154 (12.05%) SDLC
9 149 (11.66%) Project Delivery
10 147 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 142 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 137 (10.72%) Coaching
13 132 (10.33%) Test Automation
14 116 (9.08%) Change Management
15 113 (8.84%) Full Stack Development
16 109 (8.53%) Microservices
17 106 (8.29%) Software Engineering
18 98 (7.67%) Analytics
19 97 (7.59%) Mentoring
20 95 (7.43%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 205 (16.04%) SQL
2 167 (13.07%) C#
3 147 (11.50%) Java
4 138 (10.80%) JavaScript
5 125 (9.78%) Python
6 119 (9.31%) TypeScript
7 50 (3.91%) PL/SQL
8 39 (3.05%) Groovy
9 31 (2.43%) C++
9 31 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.19%) Go
11 26 (2.03%) Bash
11 26 (2.03%) XAML
12 25 (1.96%) ES6
12 25 (1.96%) Scala
13 21 (1.64%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.49%) C
15 18 (1.41%) Apple Swift
16 14 (1.10%) Java 8
17 12 (0.94%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 105 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 98 (7.67%) Degree
3 88 (6.89%) SC Cleared
4 39 (3.05%) PMI Certification
5 37 (2.90%) PMP
6 32 (2.50%) APMP
7 22 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.41%) CISSP
9 17 (1.33%) CISA
10 14 (1.10%) AWS Certification
11 13 (1.02%) CRISC
11 13 (1.02%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.86%) CISM
13 10 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.78%) CEH
13 10 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 8 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 7 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.87%) QA
2 68 (5.32%) PMO
3 37 (2.90%) SLA
4 31 (2.43%) GDPR
5 30 (2.35%) Data Quality
6 28 (2.19%) Accessibility
7 27 (2.11%) GRC
8 17 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.55%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.47%) COBIT
11 5 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.23%) NIST
13 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.078%) BS7799
14 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.078%) IFRS
14 1 (0.078%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 113 (8.84%) Docker
2 24 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.33%) HDFS
4 13 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.39%) vSphere
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.16%) Firmware
8 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.078%) IAG
9 1 (0.078%) LXC
9 1 (0.078%) NFS
9 1 (0.078%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.078%) Squid
Systems Management
1 125 (9.78%) Kubernetes
2 79 (6.18%) Ansible
3 47 (3.68%) Terraform
4 30 (2.35%) ITRS Geneos
5 23 (1.80%) BladeLogic
6 18 (1.41%) Prometheus
7 15 (1.17%) Grafana
8 13 (1.02%) Kibana
9 12 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.86%) HP Fortify
10 11 (0.86%) RSA Archer
11 9 (0.70%) logstash
11 9 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.47%) Istio
13 5 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
13 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.39%) QRadar
14 4 (0.31%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.31%) Nessus
14 4 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 116 (9.08%) Microsoft
2 104 (8.14%) Oracle
3 48 (3.76%) Splunk
4 32 (2.50%) SAP
5 27 (2.11%) VMware
6 26 (2.03%) Ab Initio
6 26 (2.03%) ServiceNow
7 23 (1.80%) MuleSoft
8 21 (1.64%) CyberArk
9 19 (1.49%) Google
9 19 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.10%) Cadence
11 13 (1.02%) MapR
12 12 (0.94%) Cisco
12 12 (0.94%) Perfecto Mobile
12 12 (0.94%) Qualys
13 10 (0.78%) Kenna
14 8 (0.63%) F5
14 8 (0.63%) SolarWinds