Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 144 177
Rank change year-on-year -2 +33 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 867 776 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.87% 1.84% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.14% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 538 455
London median daily rate £518 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.95% +0.53% -0.53%
10th Percentile £342 £313 £269
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.33% +4.09% -32.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.21 £12.23
90th Percentile £25.50 £25.57 £50.99
England median hourly rate £26.87 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.31% - +22.22%

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 40,255 36,198 36,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.61% 86.05% 84.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,371 26,045 26,216
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 424 449
London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +18.35% +9.59%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £50.99
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +7 146 £463 -2.63% 78
West London +18 134 £505 +12.22% 52
South London -42 17 £500 +5.26% 11
East London -9 13 £575 +9.52% 7
North London -4 4 £250 -53.49% 5
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 515 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (28.72%) TDD
3 237 (27.34%) Finance
4 220 (25.37%) Scrum
5 188 (21.68%) Java
6 163 (18.80%) BDD
7 160 (18.45%) JavaScript
8 142 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
9 130 (14.99%) AngularJS
10 128 (14.76%) User Stories
11 115 (13.26%) Project Management
12 113 (13.03%) HTML
12 113 (13.03%) Pair Programming
13 111 (12.80%) RESTful
14 110 (12.69%) Test Automation
15 108 (12.46%) Kanban
16 103 (11.88%) Degree
17 101 (11.65%) Coaching
18 100 (11.53%) Banking
19 98 (11.30%) SQL
19 98 (11.30%) DevOps
20 97 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
21 96 (11.07%) Git (software)
22 95 (10.96%) Microsoft
23 93 (10.73%) Web Services
23 93 (10.73%) High Availability
24 92 (10.61%) HTML5
24 92 (10.61%) CSS
24 92 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
24 92 (10.61%) Acceptance Criteria

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 33 (3.81%) Confluence
2 25 (2.88%) WebSphere
3 23 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (2.31%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.08%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.85%) CMS
7 9 (1.04%) nginx
8 7 (0.81%) Apache
8 7 (0.81%) IIS
9 6 (0.69%) Mule
9 6 (0.69%) Mule ESB
10 5 (0.58%) Drupal
11 4 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.46%) SAS
11 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.35%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.35%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 49 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.35%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.23%) Summit
4 2 (0.23%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.12%) Relativity
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 82 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.58%) GitHub
4 21 (2.42%) Office 365
5 10 (1.15%) SaaS
6 9 (1.04%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.69%) npm
8 5 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.58%) Yammer
9 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.46%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.35%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.35%) Trello
10 3 (0.35%) Yarn
11 2 (0.23%) Force.com
11 2 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.19%) Firewall
2 15 (1.73%) Internet
3 12 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (0.69%) SAN
4 6 (0.69%) SSL
4 6 (0.69%) WAN
5 5 (0.58%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.58%) VPN
6 4 (0.46%) DNS
6 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.46%) VoIP
6 4 (0.46%) Wireless
7 3 (0.35%) HTTP
7 3 (0.35%) Intranet
7 3 (0.35%) Network Security
7 3 (0.35%) Skype
8 2 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.23%) NAS
8 2 (0.23%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.42%) Relational Database
2 44 (5.07%) NoSQL
3 36 (4.15%) MongoDB
4 31 (3.58%) MySQL
5 29 (3.34%) Big Data
6 27 (3.11%) SQL Server
7 23 (2.65%) Power BI
8 22 (2.54%) Hadoop
9 19 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.27%) QlikView
10 11 (1.27%) Spotfire
11 10 (1.15%) Redis
12 9 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 9 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.92%) HBase
14 7 (0.81%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.69%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 96 (11.07%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.57%) JIRA
3 55 (6.34%) Jenkins
4 45 (5.19%) Cucumber
5 26 (3.00%) JUnit
6 24 (2.77%) Mockito
7 23 (2.65%) Maven
8 20 (2.31%) NUnit
9 18 (2.08%) Gradle
10 15 (1.73%) Xcode
11 14 (1.61%) Appium
12 13 (1.50%) Calabash
13 12 (1.38%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.27%) Mocha
15 10 (1.15%) IntelliJ
16 9 (1.04%) Selenium
17 8 (0.92%) Hudson
17 8 (0.92%) SpecFlow
17 8 (0.92%) TeamCity
17 8 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 237 (27.34%) Finance
2 100 (11.53%) Banking
3 64 (7.38%) Front Office
4 50 (5.77%) Retail
5 44 (5.07%) Investment Banking
6 40 (4.61%) Games
7 31 (3.58%) Marketing
8 20 (2.31%) Legal
9 17 (1.96%) Publishing
10 16 (1.85%) Law
11 15 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (1.61%) French Language
12 14 (1.61%) Manufacturing
13 10 (1.15%) Telecoms
14 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.69%) Advertising
15 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.46%) Electronics
17 3 (0.35%) Back Office
17 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 284 (32.76%) Developer
2 125 (14.42%) Analyst
3 88 (10.15%) Java Developer
4 74 (8.54%) JavaScript Developer
4 74 (8.54%) Senior Developer
5 55 (6.34%) Project Manager
6 53 (6.11%) Scrum Master
7 51 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 48 (5.54%) Architect
9 47 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
10 40 (4.61%) Agile Developer
11 36 (4.15%) C# Developer
12 33 (3.81%) Angular Developer
13 31 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (3.46%) .NET Developer
15 24 (2.77%) Senior .NET Developer
16 23 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
17 21 (2.42%) Agile Java Developer
17 21 (2.42%) Senior Java Developer
18 20 (2.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (14.99%) AngularJS
2 113 (13.03%) HTML
3 111 (12.80%) RESTful
4 93 (10.73%) Web Services
5 92 (10.61%) CSS
5 92 (10.61%) HTML5
6 81 (9.34%) Node.js
7 76 (8.77%) React
8 70 (8.07%) .NET
9 55 (6.34%) CSS3
10 41 (4.73%) Spring
11 40 (4.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (4.04%) Velocity
13 34 (3.92%) REST
14 33 (3.81%) ASP.NET
15 31 (3.58%) JSON
16 29 (3.34%) XML
17 28 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (2.77%) Gherkin
19 23 (2.65%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 97 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.00%) User Experience
3 48 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 45 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 36 (4.15%) Management Information System
6 27 (3.11%) Blog
7 25 (2.88%) Public Cloud
8 23 (2.65%) Virtual Team
9 21 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (2.19%) FMCG
10 19 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (1.50%) Derivative
11 13 (1.50%) IPTV
11 13 (1.50%) Video\Live Streaming
12 12 (1.38%) Chromecast
12 12 (1.38%) Video on Demand
13 10 (1.15%) Fintech
13 10 (1.15%) Social Media
14 9 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 69 (7.96%) Linux
2 56 (6.46%) Windows
3 46 (5.31%) Unix
4 23 (2.65%) Android
5 15 (1.73%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.69%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.58%) CentOS
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.12%) AIX
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) SUSE
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (28.72%) TDD
3 220 (25.37%) Scrum
4 163 (18.80%) BDD
5 142 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
6 128 (14.76%) User Stories
7 115 (13.26%) Project Management
8 113 (13.03%) Pair Programming
9 110 (12.69%) Test Automation
10 108 (12.46%) Kanban
11 101 (11.65%) Coaching
12 98 (11.30%) DevOps
13 93 (10.73%) High Availability
14 92 (10.61%) Acceptance Criteria
14 92 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 81 (9.34%) Analytics
16 73 (8.42%) Mentoring
17 72 (8.30%) E-Commerce
18 71 (8.19%) Software Engineering
19 68 (7.84%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 188 (21.68%) Java
2 160 (18.45%) JavaScript
3 98 (11.30%) SQL
4 85 (9.80%) C#
5 65 (7.50%) Python
6 38 (4.38%) ES6
7 34 (3.92%) Ruby
8 31 (3.58%) Shell Script
9 28 (3.23%) C++
10 23 (2.65%) Bash Shell
11 22 (2.54%) Scala
12 17 (1.96%) C
13 16 (1.85%) Perl
14 15 (1.73%) Apple Swift
15 12 (1.38%) Groovy
15 12 (1.38%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.38%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.15%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.15%) PHP
17 9 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (11.88%) Degree
2 36 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.85%) PhD
3 16 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.61%) ISEB
6 13 (1.50%) CISSP
7 12 (1.38%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.27%) CISM
9 10 (1.15%) PMP
10 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.92%) CISA
11 8 (0.92%) MCSE
12 7 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 5 (0.58%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 4 (0.46%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (10.38%) QA
2 17 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (1.96%) PMO
3 10 (1.15%) GDPR
3 10 (1.15%) SLA
4 9 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.69%) COBIT
5 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.58%) GxP
6 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) GCP
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (3.34%) Docker
2 22 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.35%) HDFS
7 3 (0.35%) KVM
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (2.77%) Ansible
2 21 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.73%) Puppet
4 14 (1.61%) Terraform
5 13 (1.50%) Grafana
6 12 (1.38%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.27%) Kibana
7 11 (1.27%) SCCM
8 10 (1.15%) logstash
9 8 (0.92%) Nagios
10 6 (0.69%) Rancher
11 5 (0.58%) Icinga
12 4 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.46%) Packer
13 3 (0.35%) Graphite
13 3 (0.35%) vMotion
13 3 (0.35%) vRealize
14 2 (0.23%) ArcSight ESM
14 2 (0.23%) Capistrano
14 2 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 95 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.96%) Oracle
3 36 (4.15%) IBM
4 34 (3.92%) SAP
5 31 (3.58%) Splunk
6 24 (2.77%) VMware
7 22 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.96%) AppDynamics
8 17 (1.96%) Cisco
8 17 (1.96%) Tableau
9 14 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.38%) Citrix
10 12 (1.38%) Xamarin
11 10 (1.15%) HP
12 9 (1.04%) Google
13 8 (0.92%) Alteryx
13 8 (0.92%) Ivanti
13 8 (0.92%) New Relic
14 7 (0.81%) Facebook
14 7 (0.81%) Twitter