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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 137 185
Rank change year-on-year +5 +48  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 365 399 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.87% 1.78% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.09% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 295 161
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 £334 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £80.00 £20.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -35.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £19.20 £19.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.00 £20.80 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £29.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.68%  

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 16653 19113 17455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.16% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11983 13825 12271
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 195 244
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 +8 49 £475 +18.75% 19
Uxbridge +9 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Osterley -1 3 £480 +3.22%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - - 1
Docklands, London -1 2 £538 -17.30% 1
Canary Wharf -1 2 - -
Harrow - 2 - -
Croydon +5 1 £500 +40.84% 2
Westminster +5 1 £250 -
Feltham +2 1 £450 +41.95%
Hammersmith +1 1 - -
West End of London +1 1 £300 +20.00% 10
Hackney -5 1 £275 -18.51%
Hounslow - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 375 (51.80%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (25.83%) Finance
3 147 (20.30%) Scrum
4 131 (18.09%) TDD
5 108 (14.92%) JavaScript
5 108 (14.92%) DevOps
6 104 (14.36%) SQL
7 101 (13.95%) Java
8 95 (13.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 85 (11.74%) Oracle
10 82 (11.33%) ITIL
11 79 (10.91%) Windows
11 79 (10.91%) HTML
12 78 (10.77%) Banking
12 78 (10.77%) Degree
13 74 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
14 73 (10.08%) SDLC
14 73 (10.08%) QA
14 73 (10.08%) .NET
15 72 (9.94%) Linux
15 72 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
16 70 (9.67%) AngularJS
17 69 (9.53%) Open Source
17 69 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
17 69 (9.53%) Microsoft
18 67 (9.25%) Project Management
19 66 (9.12%) C#
20 64 (8.84%) Security Cleared
21 62 (8.56%) Waterfall
22 60 (8.29%) Service Management

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 (3.73%) Confluence
1 27 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (2.62%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.49%) CMS
5 12 (1.66%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.66%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.38%) Apache
7 9 (1.24%) IIS
7 9 (1.24%) JBoss
7 9 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.10%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
9 6 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (0.83%) nginx
10 4 (0.55%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.55%) Gentran
10 4 (0.55%) Mule ESB
10 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.62%) MS Office
3 14 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.97%) MS Project
8 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.41%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.28%) HipChat
11 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.55%) SAP APO
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Bank Analyzer
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) FastStats
3 2 (0.28%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) BondVision
4 1 (0.14%) Eikon
4 1 (0.14%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) Findur
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 72 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (8.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.31%) Office 365
4 17 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (2.21%) GitHub
6 15 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.93%) SaaS
8 9 (1.24%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.97%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.97%) PaaS
10 5 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.69%) IaaS
11 4 (0.55%) Akamai
11 4 (0.55%) Yammer
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.28%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.28%) Responsys
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.14%) G Suite
13 1 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.28%) Firewall
2 30 (4.14%) DNS
3 21 (2.90%) Network Security
4 20 (2.76%) VPN
5 16 (2.21%) DHCP
6 15 (2.07%) SNMP
6 15 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.07%) WAN
7 14 (1.93%) LAN
8 13 (1.80%) MPLS
9 12 (1.66%) HTTP
9 12 (1.66%) Internet
10 11 (1.52%) BGP
10 11 (1.52%) OSPF
11 8 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.10%) Skype
11 8 (1.10%) TACACS
12 7 (0.97%) ICMP
12 7 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 32 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 21 (2.90%) Big Data
5 20 (2.76%) Hadoop
6 16 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 15 (2.07%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.07%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.52%) MySQL
10 9 (1.24%) Redis
11 8 (1.10%) Neo4j
11 8 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.83%) Hazelcast
12 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.69%) DataStage
13 5 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 51 (7.04%) JIRA
2 49 (6.77%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.52%) TeamCity
4 34 (4.70%) Git (software)
5 25 (3.45%) Maven
6 23 (3.18%) Selenium
7 22 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
7 22 (3.04%) Subversion
8 19 (2.62%) NUnit
9 14 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.93%) Gradle
10 10 (1.38%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.38%) Mockito
11 9 (1.24%) Jasmine
11 9 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.24%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.10%) JUnit
12 8 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.97%) gulp
General
1 187 (25.83%) Finance
2 78 (10.77%) Banking
3 43 (5.94%) Investment Banking
4 34 (4.70%) Front Office
5 32 (4.42%) Retail
6 31 (4.28%) Marketing
7 22 (3.04%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.49%) Legal
9 17 (2.35%) Back Office
10 15 (2.07%) Games
11 14 (1.93%) Publishing
12 7 (0.97%) Military
13 5 (0.69%) Automotive
13 5 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.69%) Law
13 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.41%) Electronics
16 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 168 (23.20%) Developer
2 91 (12.57%) Analyst
3 54 (7.46%) Architect
4 45 (6.22%) Java Developer
5 42 (5.80%) Agile Developer
6 40 (5.52%) JavaScript Developer
7 38 (5.25%) Project Manager
8 37 (5.11%) Senior Developer
9 36 (4.97%) C# Developer
10 33 (4.56%) Business Analyst
11 31 (4.28%) Consultant
12 30 (4.14%) .NET Developer
13 29 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (2.90%) Security Analyst
15 20 (2.76%) Agile Java Developer
15 20 (2.76%) AWS DevOps
15 20 (2.76%) AWS Engineer
16 19 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
17 18 (2.49%) IT Manager
17 18 (2.49%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (10.91%) HTML
2 73 (10.08%) .NET
3 70 (9.67%) AngularJS
4 55 (7.60%) CSS
5 53 (7.32%) Web Services
6 46 (6.35%) HTML5
6 46 (6.35%) Node.js
7 40 (5.52%) REST
8 36 (4.97%) Spring
8 36 (4.97%) XML
9 30 (4.14%) React
10 28 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
11 27 (3.73%) CSS3
11 27 (3.73%) jQuery
12 26 (3.59%) RESTful
13 22 (3.04%) ASP.NET
14 21 (2.90%) .NET Framework
15 20 (2.76%) Entity Framework
16 19 (2.62%) Middleware
16 19 (2.62%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.35%) User Experience
3 31 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.18%) Virtual Team
5 20 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (2.49%) Fixed Income
7 16 (2.21%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.21%) Social Media
8 15 (2.07%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.07%) Derivative
9 14 (1.93%) FMCG
10 13 (1.80%) Blog
11 12 (1.66%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (1.66%) Fintech
12 10 (1.38%) Tandem
13 9 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.24%) iSeries
13 9 (1.24%) PKI
14 8 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.91%) Windows
2 72 (9.94%) Linux
3 42 (5.80%) Unix
4 17 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.24%) CentOS
6 9 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.10%) OpenVMS
8 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.55%) Android
9 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.41%) AIX
10 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.28%) Solaris
11 2 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (51.80%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (20.30%) Scrum
3 131 (18.09%) TDD
4 108 (14.92%) DevOps
5 95 (13.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 82 (11.33%) ITIL
7 73 (10.08%) SDLC
8 69 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (9.53%) Open Source
9 67 (9.25%) Project Management
10 62 (8.56%) Waterfall
11 60 (8.29%) Coaching
11 60 (8.29%) Service Management
12 59 (8.15%) E-Commerce
13 58 (8.01%) BDD
13 58 (8.01%) Software Engineering
14 57 (7.87%) Risk Management
14 57 (7.87%) Service Delivery
15 54 (7.46%) Change Management
16 49 (6.77%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 108 (14.92%) JavaScript
2 104 (14.36%) SQL
3 101 (13.95%) Java
4 66 (9.12%) C#
5 43 (5.94%) Python
6 27 (3.73%) Ruby
7 24 (3.31%) PowerShell
8 23 (3.18%) Scala
9 18 (2.49%) ES6
10 17 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 17 (2.35%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.07%) Perl
12 14 (1.93%) C++
13 13 (1.80%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.69%) C
16 4 (0.55%) Groovy
16 4 (0.55%) PHP
16 4 (0.55%) VBA
16 4 (0.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 78 (10.77%) Degree
2 64 (8.84%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.76%) CISSP
5 18 (2.49%) CISM
6 10 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.24%) CCIE
7 9 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.24%) MCSE
7 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.10%) JNCIE
8 8 (1.10%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.97%) CISA
9 7 (0.97%) SANS
9 7 (0.97%) SSCP
10 5 (0.69%) CEH
10 5 (0.69%) ISEB
10 5 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (10.08%) QA
2 23 (3.18%) PCI DSS
3 22 (3.04%) SLA
4 17 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (2.21%) PMO
6 13 (1.80%) COBIT
6 13 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (1.52%) GDPR
8 10 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (1.24%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.97%) Actionable Recommendations
11 6 (0.83%) SDET
12 5 (0.69%) GxP
13 4 (0.55%) RMADS
14 3 (0.41%) GCP
14 3 (0.41%) GLP
14 3 (0.41%) GMP
14 3 (0.41%) WCAG
15 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.59%) Docker
3 18 (2.49%) VMware ESX
4 11 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.10%) RACF
6 4 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.55%) vSphere
6 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.41%) KVM
7 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.28%) Corosync
8 2 (0.28%) NFS
8 2 (0.28%) Snort
8 2 (0.28%) Squid
8 2 (0.28%) UAG
8 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (4.70%) Puppet
3 24 (3.31%) Ansible
4 11 (1.52%) SCCM
5 8 (1.10%) Nagios
6 7 (0.97%) Terraform
6 7 (0.97%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (0.69%) FreeIPA
8 4 (0.55%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.55%) Kibana
8 4 (0.55%) logstash
8 4 (0.55%) Marathon
8 4 (0.55%) Mesos
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.55%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.41%) vMotion
9 3 (0.41%) vRealize
10 2 (0.28%) Icinga
10 2 (0.28%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 85 (11.74%) Oracle
2 69 (9.53%) Microsoft
3 44 (6.08%) VMware
4 43 (5.94%) SAP
5 30 (4.14%) IBM
6 21 (2.90%) Cisco
6 21 (2.90%) Citrix
7 18 (2.49%) ServiceNow
8 12 (1.66%) Google
8 12 (1.66%) Splunk
9 11 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.38%) Adobe
10 10 (1.38%) Apigee
11 9 (1.24%) BEA
12 7 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.97%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.97%) Qualys
12 7 (0.97%) Tufin
12 7 (0.97%) WorldPay
13 6 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
North London
Spring Technology
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £442 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago