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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 145 204
Rank change year-on-year +5 +59  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 378 376 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.85% 1.73% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.03% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 264 156
Median daily rate £500 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% +3.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £643 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 32 £488 +9.55% 25
Croydon - 3 £413 -
Canary Wharf +2 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £600 -
Feltham +5 1 - -
Docklands, London +1 1 £550 +4.76%
Osterley -4 1 £480 -2.53%
Chiswick - 1 £300 -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 387 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (24.59%) TDD
3 178 (24.32%) Finance
4 169 (23.09%) Scrum
5 144 (19.67%) JavaScript
6 107 (14.62%) SQL
7 106 (14.48%) DevOps
8 105 (14.34%) Java
8 105 (14.34%) Banking
9 102 (13.93%) AngularJS
10 95 (12.98%) HTML
11 92 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
12 89 (12.16%) Degree
12 89 (12.16%) Software Engineering
13 85 (11.61%) QA
14 83 (11.34%) .NET
15 80 (10.93%) C#
15 80 (10.93%) SDLC
16 79 (10.79%) Microsoft
17 78 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
18 77 (10.52%) Microsoft Azure
19 76 (10.38%) CSS
19 76 (10.38%) Linux
20 72 (9.84%) Project Management
21 71 (9.70%) Kanban
21 71 (9.70%) Open Source
21 71 (9.70%) BDD
22 70 (9.56%) HTML5
22 70 (9.56%) User Experience
23 68 (9.29%) 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 (4.64%) Confluence
2 27 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.32%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.05%) CMS
6 14 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.78%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.37%) JBoss
9 8 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.96%) Apache
11 6 (0.82%) Jetty
11 6 (0.82%) WildFly
12 5 (0.68%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.68%) IIS
12 5 (0.68%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.68%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.68%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.91%) Photoshop
5 12 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (1.23%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.68%) HipChat
8 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.55%) InVision
9 4 (0.55%) UXPin
10 3 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.41%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) FastStats
2 2 (0.27%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 2 (0.27%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP APO
2 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.14%) Actimize
3 1 (0.14%) Endur
3 1 (0.14%) Findur
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 77 (10.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.14%) GitHub
4 22 (3.01%) Office 365
5 21 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.37%) SaaS
8 9 (1.23%) Mimecast
9 8 (1.09%) PaaS
10 7 (0.96%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.82%) Akamai
12 5 (0.68%) IaaS
13 4 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.41%) Yammer
15 2 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
15 2 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
15 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.27%) Responsys
15 2 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.33%) Firewall
2 23 (3.14%) VPN
3 21 (2.87%) Network Security
4 19 (2.60%) DNS
5 17 (2.32%) BGP
5 17 (2.32%) MPLS
5 17 (2.32%) OSPF
6 16 (2.19%) Internet
6 16 (2.19%) SNMP
7 14 (1.91%) SSL
7 14 (1.91%) WAN
8 13 (1.78%) ICMP
8 13 (1.78%) IPv4
8 13 (1.78%) IPv6
8 13 (1.78%) VLAN
9 11 (1.50%) HTTP
10 10 (1.37%) LAN
11 8 (1.09%) DHCP
12 7 (0.96%) Skype
12 7 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.38%) Relational Database
2 50 (6.83%) NoSQL
3 43 (5.87%) SQL Server
4 21 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 21 (2.87%) Big Data
4 21 (2.87%) Hadoop
5 20 (2.73%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.32%) MySQL
7 14 (1.91%) Redis
8 12 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.68%) DataStage
12 5 (0.68%) DB2
12 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 61 (8.33%) JIRA
2 56 (7.65%) Jenkins
3 49 (6.69%) Git (software)
4 42 (5.74%) TeamCity
5 28 (3.83%) Maven
6 27 (3.69%) NUnit
7 26 (3.55%) Subversion
8 22 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (2.73%) Selenium
10 17 (2.32%) Jasmine
11 16 (2.19%) Gradle
12 15 (2.05%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.91%) gulp
13 14 (1.91%) Mocha
13 14 (1.91%) Mockito
14 11 (1.50%) webpack
15 10 (1.37%) Babel
15 10 (1.37%) Cucumber
16 9 (1.23%) Eclipse
17 7 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 178 (24.32%) Finance
2 105 (14.34%) Banking
3 59 (8.06%) Investment Banking
4 42 (5.74%) Front Office
5 38 (5.19%) Retail
6 26 (3.55%) Marketing
7 21 (2.87%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.73%) Legal
9 15 (2.05%) Publishing
10 13 (1.78%) Military
11 12 (1.64%) Law
12 10 (1.37%) Back Office
13 8 (1.09%) Games
14 7 (0.96%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.68%) Advertising
16 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.41%) Billing
19 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 223 (30.46%) Developer
2 77 (10.52%) Analyst
3 72 (9.84%) JavaScript Developer
4 53 (7.24%) C# Developer
5 52 (7.10%) Architect
6 48 (6.56%) Java Developer
7 41 (5.60%) Senior Developer
8 36 (4.92%) Agile Developer
9 35 (4.78%) Project Manager
10 32 (4.37%) Angular Developer
11 30 (4.10%) .NET Developer
11 30 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.28%) Consultant
12 24 (3.28%) Scrum Master
12 24 (3.28%) Silverlight Developer
13 22 (3.01%) Business Analyst
14 21 (2.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 19 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
15 19 (2.60%) Senior C# Developer
16 18 (2.46%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (13.93%) AngularJS
2 95 (12.98%) HTML
3 83 (11.34%) .NET
4 76 (10.38%) CSS
5 70 (9.56%) HTML5
6 56 (7.65%) Node.js
7 48 (6.56%) CSS3
8 41 (5.60%) RESTful
9 39 (5.33%) Spring
10 37 (5.05%) REST
11 36 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 36 (4.92%) React
12 30 (4.10%) Web Services
13 27 (3.69%) Sass
14 26 (3.55%) ASP.NET
14 26 (3.55%) WPF
15 25 (3.42%) jQuery
15 25 (3.42%) Silverlight
16 24 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (3.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (9.56%) User Experience
3 33 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 29 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (3.96%) Virtual Team
5 26 (3.55%) Public Cloud
6 24 (3.28%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.60%) Blog
8 18 (2.46%) Derivative
8 18 (2.46%) Fixed Income
9 16 (2.19%) PKI
10 14 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.78%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.78%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.78%) Equity Derivative
11 13 (1.78%) Social Media
12 12 (1.64%) FMCG
12 12 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.38%) Linux
2 57 (7.79%) Windows
3 31 (4.23%) Unix
4 13 (1.78%) CentOS
4 13 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.64%) Ubuntu
6 10 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.23%) Android
7 9 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.55%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.41%) Solaris
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.27%) AIX
12 2 (0.27%) SUSE
12 2 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (24.59%) TDD
3 169 (23.09%) Scrum
4 106 (14.48%) DevOps
5 92 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (12.16%) Software Engineering
7 80 (10.93%) SDLC
8 72 (9.84%) Project Management
9 71 (9.70%) BDD
9 71 (9.70%) Kanban
9 71 (9.70%) Open Source
10 68 (9.29%) ITIL
11 67 (9.15%) Mentoring
12 65 (8.88%) Pair Programming
13 64 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (8.33%) Coaching
14 61 (8.33%) E-Commerce
14 61 (8.33%) Test Automation
15 54 (7.38%) OO
16 52 (7.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (19.67%) JavaScript
2 107 (14.62%) SQL
3 105 (14.34%) Java
4 80 (10.93%) C#
5 43 (5.87%) Python
6 41 (5.60%) ES6
7 30 (4.10%) Ruby
8 27 (3.69%) Scala
9 20 (2.73%) TypeScript
10 19 (2.60%) Bash Shell
10 19 (2.60%) C++
11 16 (2.19%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.91%) Perl
12 14 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.50%) XAML
14 10 (1.37%) Groovy
15 8 (1.09%) Apple Swift
15 8 (1.09%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (12.16%) Degree
2 37 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.87%) CISSP
5 18 (2.46%) CISM
6 16 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.05%) CCIE
8 14 (1.91%) JNCIE
9 10 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.09%) CISA
11 7 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.96%) MCSE
11 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.96%) PMP
11 7 (0.96%) SANS
11 7 (0.96%) SSCP
12 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.82%) RHCA
12 6 (0.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (11.61%) QA
2 23 (3.14%) SLA
3 21 (2.87%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.46%) PMO
5 17 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (1.64%) COBIT
7 11 (1.50%) GDPR
8 10 (1.37%) Data Quality
9 8 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.82%) MiFID
12 4 (0.55%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.41%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.27%) GCP
14 2 (0.27%) GxP
14 2 (0.27%) P3O
14 2 (0.27%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (3.28%) Docker
2 22 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.73%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.82%) Xen
7 4 (0.55%) RACF
8 2 (0.27%) iptables
8 2 (0.27%) KVM
8 2 (0.27%) UAG
8 2 (0.27%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) Snort
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (3.83%) Puppet
3 25 (3.42%) Ansible
4 10 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.37%) SCCM
5 8 (1.09%) Mesos
5 8 (1.09%) Nagios
6 7 (0.96%) FreeIPA
7 6 (0.82%) Marathon
8 5 (0.68%) Terraform
9 4 (0.55%) Kibana
9 4 (0.55%) logstash
9 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (0.41%) Graphite
10 3 (0.41%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.27%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 79 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.65%) Oracle
3 31 (4.23%) VMware
4 27 (3.69%) SAP
5 26 (3.55%) Cisco
6 20 (2.73%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.46%) IBM
8 13 (1.78%) Adobe
8 13 (1.78%) Citrix
9 12 (1.64%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.50%) Apple
10 11 (1.50%) Google
10 11 (1.50%) Splunk
11 7 (0.96%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.96%) Qualys
11 7 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.96%) Tufin
12 6 (0.82%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
12 6 (0.82%) WorldPay
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago