Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 153 187
Rank change year-on-year +9 +34 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 874 786 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.87% 1.74% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.01% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 567 438
London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £350 £307 £271
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £463 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +2.78% +7.14% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.19 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +3.04% -34.78%
10th Percentile £19.55 £18.12 £19.43
90th Percentile £24.45 £27.47 £48.40
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.57% +2.22%

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 40725 39072 39570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.97% 86.26% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29617 28032 28294
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 402 477
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.26 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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
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 November 2017. 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 +14 136 £470 +2.17% 29
West London +20 119 £505 +12.22% 14
South London -25 13 £500 +11.11% 1
East London -7 11 £558 +6.24% 3
North London -3 7 £650 +74.50% 3
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 506 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (31.69%) TDD
3 230 (26.32%) Scrum
4 223 (25.51%) Finance
5 195 (22.31%) JavaScript
6 183 (20.94%) Java
7 152 (17.39%) BDD
8 142 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
9 141 (16.13%) AngularJS
10 135 (15.45%) HTML
11 117 (13.39%) CSS
12 115 (13.16%) Pair Programming
13 114 (13.04%) Project Management
14 113 (12.93%) Banking
15 112 (12.81%) Test Automation
16 108 (12.36%) Coaching
17 107 (12.24%) Kanban
18 105 (12.01%) RESTful
19 103 (11.78%) Git (software)
20 102 (11.67%) HTML5
21 98 (11.21%) User Stories
22 95 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
23 94 (10.76%) Degree
23 94 (10.76%) QA
24 92 (10.53%) Software Engineering
24 92 (10.53%) DevOps
25 88 (10.07%) Acceptance Criteria
25 88 (10.07%) Node.js
26 86 (9.84%) C#
27 84 (9.61%) SQL

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 27 (3.09%) Confluence
2 24 (2.75%) WebSphere
3 23 (2.63%) CMS
4 17 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.37%) nginx
7 10 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.80%) Apache
9 5 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.57%) Drupal
9 5 (0.57%) IIS
9 5 (0.57%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.46%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.34%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 45 (5.15%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.34%) HipChat
8 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.34%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.23%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.11%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 76 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.46%) GitHub
4 19 (2.17%) Office 365
5 11 (1.26%) SaaS
6 7 (0.80%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.69%) npm
8 5 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.57%) IaaS
9 4 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.46%) Google Tag Manager
9 4 (0.46%) PaaS
10 3 (0.34%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 3 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.34%) Serverless
11 2 (0.23%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.40%) Firewall
2 18 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (1.03%) Internet
3 9 (1.03%) SSL
4 8 (0.92%) SAN
5 7 (0.80%) DNS
6 6 (0.69%) HTTP
6 6 (0.69%) VPN
7 5 (0.57%) NAS
8 4 (0.46%) Network Security
8 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.46%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.46%) VoIP
9 3 (0.34%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.34%) Intranet
9 3 (0.34%) Skype
9 3 (0.34%) SMTP
9 3 (0.34%) WAN
9 3 (0.34%) Wireless
10 2 (0.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.49%) Relational Database
2 45 (5.15%) NoSQL
3 27 (3.09%) Big Data
4 25 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 23 (2.63%) MySQL
6 16 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.26%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.26%) Power BI
9 9 (1.03%) Redis
10 8 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.69%) QlikView
13 4 (0.46%) KDB
13 4 (0.46%) Pentaho
14 3 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.34%) Spotfire
14 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 103 (11.78%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.32%) Jenkins
3 55 (6.29%) JIRA
4 33 (3.78%) Cucumber
5 25 (2.86%) NUnit
6 21 (2.40%) Xcode
7 19 (2.17%) Selenium
8 18 (2.06%) Gradle
8 18 (2.06%) JUnit
8 18 (2.06%) Maven
8 18 (2.06%) Mockito
9 17 (1.95%) Jasmine
9 17 (1.95%) Mocha
10 13 (1.49%) Calabash
10 13 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.37%) Appium
12 9 (1.03%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.03%) TestRail
13 8 (0.92%) JBehave
General
1 223 (25.51%) Finance
2 113 (12.93%) Banking
3 74 (8.47%) Front Office
4 59 (6.75%) Investment Banking
5 35 (4.00%) Retail
6 25 (2.86%) Marketing
7 23 (2.63%) Games
8 20 (2.29%) Legal
8 20 (2.29%) Publishing
9 14 (1.60%) Law
10 12 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.14%) French Language
11 10 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.03%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.69%) Advertising
14 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.34%) Billing
15 3 (0.34%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 300 (34.32%) Developer
2 107 (12.24%) Analyst
2 107 (12.24%) JavaScript Developer
3 85 (9.73%) Java Developer
4 58 (6.64%) Senior Developer
5 53 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 51 (5.84%) Scrum Master
7 49 (5.61%) Full Stack Developer
8 48 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 42 (4.81%) Architect
9 42 (4.81%) C# Developer
10 41 (4.69%) Angular Developer
11 39 (4.46%) Agile Developer
12 24 (2.75%) Agile Java Developer
13 23 (2.63%) .NET Developer
14 22 (2.52%) UI Developer
15 21 (2.40%) Agile Coach
15 21 (2.40%) Agile Scrum Master
15 21 (2.40%) HTML Developer
15 21 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (16.13%) AngularJS
2 135 (15.45%) HTML
3 117 (13.39%) CSS
4 105 (12.01%) RESTful
5 102 (11.67%) HTML5
6 88 (10.07%) Node.js
7 81 (9.27%) React
8 80 (9.15%) Web Services
9 68 (7.78%) CSS3
10 66 (7.55%) .NET
11 49 (5.61%) REST
12 41 (4.69%) Spring
13 37 (4.23%) Velocity
14 35 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (3.78%) JSON
16 32 (3.66%) Sass
17 29 (3.32%) XML
18 28 (3.20%) ASP.NET
19 27 (3.09%) Redux
20 26 (2.97%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.55%) User Experience
3 45 (5.15%) Mobile App
4 38 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
5 32 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 31 (3.55%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.75%) Virtual Team
8 23 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 22 (2.52%) Derivative
9 22 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (2.29%) Blog
11 18 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
12 17 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.60%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.60%) FMCG
14 13 (1.49%) Social Media
15 12 (1.37%) Data Centre
15 12 (1.37%) IPTV
15 12 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
16 11 (1.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.01%) Linux
2 58 (6.64%) Windows
3 50 (5.72%) Unix
4 28 (3.20%) Android
5 18 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.80%) CentOS
10 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.69%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.46%) Solaris
12 3 (0.34%) AIX
12 3 (0.34%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.23%) SUSE
14 1 (0.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (31.69%) TDD
3 230 (26.32%) Scrum
4 152 (17.39%) BDD
5 142 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
6 115 (13.16%) Pair Programming
7 114 (13.04%) Project Management
8 112 (12.81%) Test Automation
9 108 (12.36%) Coaching
10 107 (12.24%) Kanban
11 98 (11.21%) User Stories
12 92 (10.53%) DevOps
12 92 (10.53%) Software Engineering
13 88 (10.07%) Acceptance Criteria
14 84 (9.61%) Continuous Delivery
14 84 (9.61%) High Availability
15 78 (8.92%) SDLC
16 76 (8.70%) Mentoring
17 70 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
18 69 (7.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 195 (22.31%) JavaScript
2 183 (20.94%) Java
3 86 (9.84%) C#
4 84 (9.61%) SQL
5 59 (6.75%) ES6
6 58 (6.64%) Python
7 34 (3.89%) Ruby
8 30 (3.43%) C++
9 24 (2.75%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 22 (2.52%) Perl
12 21 (2.40%) Apple Swift
12 21 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 19 (2.17%) Scala
14 15 (1.72%) Groovy
15 11 (1.26%) Objective-C
16 10 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.03%) C
18 8 (0.92%) PHP
19 6 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 94 (10.76%) Degree
2 41 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.95%) CISSP
5 15 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.60%) CISM
7 12 (1.37%) CISA
7 12 (1.37%) ISEB
7 12 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.92%) CRISC
8 8 (0.92%) PhD
8 8 (0.92%) PMP
9 7 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.69%) MCSE
10 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.57%) RHCA
11 5 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (10.76%) QA
2 23 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.72%) SLA
4 13 (1.49%) PMO
5 10 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.03%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.03%) GDPR
6 9 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.80%) COBIT
7 7 (0.80%) GxP
8 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.34%) GCP
10 3 (0.34%) MiFID
11 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.11%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 36 (4.12%) Docker
2 19 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.34%) KVM
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.23%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (3.20%) Ansible
2 27 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (2.52%) Puppet
4 18 (2.06%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.37%) SCCM
6 9 (1.03%) Kibana
6 9 (1.03%) Terraform
7 5 (0.57%) Grafana
7 5 (0.57%) logstash
7 5 (0.57%) Nagios
8 4 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.46%) Mesos
8 4 (0.46%) Rancher
9 3 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.34%) vMotion
9 3 (0.34%) vRealize
10 2 (0.23%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 84 (9.61%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.46%) IBM
3 35 (4.00%) Oracle
4 26 (2.97%) VMware
5 22 (2.52%) SAP
6 19 (2.17%) Splunk
7 17 (1.95%) Cisco
7 17 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.72%) Google
9 13 (1.49%) Apple
9 13 (1.49%) HP
9 13 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.37%) Tableau
10 12 (1.37%) Xamarin
11 11 (1.26%) Citrix
12 8 (0.92%) New Relic
12 8 (0.92%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.80%) Adobe
13 7 (0.80%) Facebook
13 7 (0.80%) Twitter