The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 55 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 9 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.40% 1.71% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.32% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Average daily rate
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£625 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.63 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+34.10% -28.21%
Continuous Improvement
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
457 561 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 71.07% 73.82% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 287 285
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £32.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.53% +132.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Hertfordshire region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Hertfordshire region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +2 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Finance
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
4 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.00%) .NET
4 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 8 (25.00%) Data Security
5 7 (21.88%) SAP
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
5 7 (21.88%) QA
6 6 (18.75%) Retail
6 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 5 (15.63%) Change Management
8 4 (12.50%) Six Sigma
8 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.38%) Law
9 3 (9.38%) Legal
9 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
9 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
9 3 (9.38%) JD Edwards
9 3 (9.38%) ITIL
9 3 (9.38%) ETL
9 3 (9.38%) Business Transformation
9 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
9 3 (9.38%) LSMW
9 3 (9.38%) Lean Six Sigma
9 3 (9.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (6.25%) Degree

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP R/3
1 1 (3.13%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Broadband
1 1 (3.13%) SDH
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) LSMW
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 6 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Law
3 3 (9.38%) Legal
3 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Systems Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Support Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Incident Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Software Architect
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Data Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Implementation Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Life Science
2 1 (3.13%) CMDB
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) PMI
2 1 (3.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Data Security
1 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 7 (21.88%) Project Management
3 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 4 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 3 (9.38%) ETL
5 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Business Transformation
6 2 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.25%) ERP
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) TickIT
2 1 (3.13%) EFQM
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft