Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 134 152
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 +65
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 929 811 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.01% 1.94% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.23% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 586 581
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £326 £315
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 2
London median hourly rate £21.50 £67.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.15% +237.50% -10.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £30.10 £19.20
90th Percentile £39.88 £114.00 £20.80
England median hourly rate £28.50 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.87% +15.00% -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 40,353 36,357 39,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.34% 86.99% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,275 25,994 28,449
London median daily rate £500 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.86% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 388 359
London median hourly rate £24.50 £24.12 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +13.00% +8.24%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £49.29
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +33 233 £500 +5.26% 72
West London -22 80 £500 +4.17% 45
South London -5 46 £450 +2.86% 4
East London -19 12 £575 +29.94% 5
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 537 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (31.75%) Finance
3 234 (25.19%) Scrum
4 195 (20.99%) Problem-Solving
5 166 (17.87%) Java
6 165 (17.76%) TDD
7 151 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
8 134 (14.42%) DevOps
9 133 (14.32%) JavaScript
10 128 (13.78%) Test Automation
11 124 (13.35%) BDD
12 122 (13.13%) Banking
13 120 (12.92%) SQL
14 109 (11.73%) Kanban
15 108 (11.63%) User Stories
16 105 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
17 102 (10.98%) QA
18 100 (10.76%) Git (software)
19 97 (10.44%) Degree
19 97 (10.44%) Mentoring
20 94 (10.12%) Coaching
20 94 (10.12%) Jenkins
20 94 (10.12%) Microsoft
21 92 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
22 90 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
23 88 (9.47%) Linux
24 87 (9.36%) Project Management
24 87 (9.36%) Security Cleared
25 84 (9.04%) Software Engineering
26 81 (8.72%) ITIL

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 34 (3.66%) Confluence
2 24 (2.58%) IIS
3 23 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.51%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.40%) JBoss
7 11 (1.18%) Apache
8 10 (1.08%) CMS
9 9 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.97%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.86%) Drupal
10 8 (0.86%) nginx
11 7 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.65%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.54%) Gunicorn
13 5 (0.54%) Mule
13 5 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.54%) HipChat
6 5 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.54%) Magento
2 5 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.32%) Summit
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CS
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 105 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.23%) Serverless
4 24 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
4 24 (2.58%) GitHub
5 17 (1.83%) Office 365
6 12 (1.29%) PaaS
7 11 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.18%) Amazon S3
7 11 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.08%) IaaS
9 8 (0.86%) SaaS
9 8 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.65%) npm
11 6 (0.65%) Slack
12 5 (0.54%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.72%) Internet
2 13 (1.40%) Firewall
3 12 (1.29%) Network Security
4 11 (1.18%) SAN
4 11 (1.18%) SMS
5 8 (0.86%) DNS
5 8 (0.86%) VPN
6 6 (0.65%) DHCP
6 6 (0.65%) Intranet
6 6 (0.65%) MQTT
6 6 (0.65%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (0.65%) Skype
7 5 (0.54%) HTTP
7 5 (0.54%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.43%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.43%) VoIP
8 4 (0.43%) WAN
9 3 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.92%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (3.12%) MongoDB
4 29 (3.12%) NoSQL
5 28 (3.01%) Big Data
6 27 (2.91%) MySQL
7 25 (2.69%) Hadoop
8 22 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 21 (2.26%) Power BI
9 21 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 19 (2.05%) Data Lake
10 19 (2.05%) HBase
10 19 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.51%) Redis
12 11 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.18%) SAP BW
12 11 (1.18%) SAP HANA
12 11 (1.18%) Spotfire
13 10 (1.08%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 100 (10.76%) Git (software)
2 94 (10.12%) Jenkins
3 81 (8.72%) JIRA
4 43 (4.63%) Maven
5 30 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 26 (2.80%) TeamCity
7 22 (2.37%) JUnit
8 19 (2.05%) Selenium
9 18 (1.94%) Gradle
10 17 (1.83%) Mockito
11 16 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (1.51%) Bitbucket
13 12 (1.29%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.18%) WebDriver
15 10 (1.08%) Artifactory
15 10 (1.08%) IntelliJ
15 10 (1.08%) Protractor
16 8 (0.86%) Subversion
16 8 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 295 (31.75%) Finance
2 122 (13.13%) Banking
3 64 (6.89%) Retail
4 47 (5.06%) Games
5 37 (3.98%) Front Office
6 36 (3.88%) Legal
7 35 (3.77%) Marketing
8 31 (3.34%) Investment Banking
9 25 (2.69%) Telecoms
10 24 (2.58%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.40%) Law
12 12 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 11 (1.18%) Publishing
14 9 (0.97%) Advertising
14 9 (0.97%) Electronics
15 8 (0.86%) Back Office
15 8 (0.86%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.65%) French Language
16 6 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.43%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 212 (22.82%) Developer
2 106 (11.41%) Analyst
3 71 (7.64%) Java Developer
4 56 (6.03%) Scrum Master
5 48 (5.17%) Business Analyst
6 43 (4.63%) Project Manager
7 42 (4.52%) Architect
8 39 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 36 (3.88%) Delivery Manager
10 33 (3.55%) User Researcher
11 32 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 28 (3.01%) Consultant
13 26 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
13 26 (2.80%) Product Manager
14 24 (2.58%) Service Manager
15 22 (2.37%) .NET Developer
15 22 (2.37%) React Developer
16 20 (2.15%) Senior Java Developer
17 19 (2.05%) IT Manager
17 19 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (7.53%) HTML
2 66 (7.10%) Web Services
3 65 (7.00%) RESTful
4 60 (6.46%) AngularJS
5 56 (6.03%) CSS
6 55 (5.92%) .NET
7 52 (5.60%) Spring
8 48 (5.17%) Node.js
9 46 (4.95%) HTML5
10 41 (4.41%) React
11 36 (3.88%) XML
12 31 (3.34%) CSS3
12 31 (3.34%) REST
13 28 (3.01%) Velocity
14 22 (2.37%) JSON
14 22 (2.37%) Sass
15 21 (2.26%) Middleware
16 20 (2.15%) Spring Boot
17 17 (1.83%) Hibernate
18 16 (1.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (8.07%) User Experience
3 46 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (3.23%) Data Centre
7 28 (3.01%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.80%) Blog
8 26 (2.80%) Fixed Income
9 25 (2.69%) Virtual Team
10 23 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (1.83%) Fintech
12 16 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.40%) Equities
13 13 (1.40%) Public Cloud
14 12 (1.29%) Over-the-Top Content
15 9 (0.97%) Derivative
15 9 (0.97%) IPTV
16 8 (0.86%) Chromecast
17 7 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 88 (9.47%) Linux
2 62 (6.67%) Windows
3 55 (5.92%) Unix
4 28 (3.01%) Android
5 19 (2.05%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.51%) Solaris
8 11 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.08%) CentOS
9 10 (1.08%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.32%) VMS
13 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (25.19%) Scrum
3 195 (20.99%) Problem-Solving
4 165 (17.76%) TDD
5 151 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
6 134 (14.42%) DevOps
7 128 (13.78%) Test Automation
8 124 (13.35%) BDD
9 109 (11.73%) Kanban
10 108 (11.63%) User Stories
11 97 (10.44%) Mentoring
12 94 (10.12%) Coaching
13 92 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 87 (9.36%) Project Management
15 84 (9.04%) Software Engineering
16 81 (8.72%) Decision-Making
16 81 (8.72%) ITIL
17 74 (7.97%) Analytics
18 65 (7.00%) Change Management
19 64 (6.89%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 166 (17.87%) Java
2 133 (14.32%) JavaScript
3 120 (12.92%) SQL
4 81 (8.72%) Python
5 57 (6.14%) C#
6 24 (2.58%) Bash Shell
7 23 (2.48%) Scala
8 19 (2.05%) Java 8
9 15 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.51%) PHP
10 14 (1.51%) Ruby
11 13 (1.40%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.29%) C
12 12 (1.29%) ES6
12 12 (1.29%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.08%) Perl
13 10 (1.08%) R
14 9 (0.97%) Groovy
14 9 (0.97%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 97 (10.44%) Degree
2 87 (9.36%) Security Cleared
3 65 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.05%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.40%) CISSP
6 13 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.40%) PMP
7 12 (1.29%) ISEB
8 9 (0.97%) CISM
8 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.86%) MCSE
9 8 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.65%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.54%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (10.98%) QA
2 25 (2.69%) PMO
3 22 (2.37%) SLA
4 10 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.86%) COBIT
5 8 (0.86%) GDPR
5 8 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.32%) FISMA
7 3 (0.32%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.32%) MiFID
7 3 (0.32%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.32%) SEPA
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.22%) GCP
8 2 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.22%) PSD2
8 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) WAI
9 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 55 (5.92%) Docker
2 29 (3.12%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.43%) Squid
8 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.32%) KVM
8 3 (0.32%) Postfix
8 3 (0.32%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.22%) HDFS
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.11%) Snort
10 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (4.41%) Ansible
1 41 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 35 (3.77%) Puppet
2 35 (3.77%) Terraform
3 19 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.18%) Rancher
5 9 (0.97%) Packer
6 8 (0.86%) Grafana
7 7 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.75%) Kibana
8 6 (0.65%) logstash
8 6 (0.65%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.54%) Consul
9 5 (0.54%) SCCM
9 5 (0.54%) yum
10 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.43%) WSUS
11 3 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.32%) Nagios
11 3 (0.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 94 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 81 (8.72%) Oracle
3 49 (5.27%) SAP
4 28 (3.01%) VMware
5 19 (2.05%) Splunk
6 18 (1.94%) Alteryx
7 17 (1.83%) Google
8 16 (1.72%) Cisco
9 15 (1.61%) AppDynamics
10 11 (1.18%) Tableau
11 10 (1.08%) Cadence
12 8 (0.86%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.86%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (0.86%) Citrix
12 8 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.75%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.65%) Adobe
14 6 (0.65%) Databricks
14 6 (0.65%) Intapp