The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 42 41 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 19 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.81% 2.97% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 3.94% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +12.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.55 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
498 457 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 75.29% 69.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 230 304
Average daily rate £388 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.55 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2014. 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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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 -9 3 £388 - 1
Potters Bar - 2 £525 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £290 -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 25 (80.65%) Finance
2 19 (61.29%) Oracle
3 18 (58.06%) SharePoint
4 16 (51.61%) SQL
5 15 (48.39%) .NET
6 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
6 13 (41.94%) Data Security
6 13 (41.94%) Asset Management
7 8 (25.81%) Java
8 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
9 6 (19.35%) Change Control
9 6 (19.35%) Retail
9 6 (19.35%) Project Management
10 5 (16.13%) IBM
10 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
10 5 (16.13%) J2EE
10 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
10 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
10 5 (16.13%) Time Management
11 4 (12.90%) SAP
11 4 (12.90%) ERP
12 3 (9.68%) ISEB
12 3 (9.68%) JD Edwards
12 3 (9.68%) Six Sigma
12 3 (9.68%) ITIL
12 3 (9.68%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (9.68%) E-Procurement
12 3 (9.68%) Workflow
12 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
12 3 (9.68%) Cost-Benefit Analysis

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 18 (58.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (22.58%) WebSphere
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
1 3 (9.68%) Selenium
1 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.23%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (80.65%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Retail
3 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Architect
2 13 (41.94%) Systems Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Systems Architect
4 3 (9.68%) SAP Manager
4 3 (9.68%) SAP Architect
4 3 (9.68%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Automated Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) J2EE
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
1 1 (3.23%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Data Security
1 13 (41.94%) Asset Management
2 6 (19.35%) Change Control
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
3 5 (16.13%) Time Management
3 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.90%) ERP
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Six Sigma
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) E-Procurement
5 3 (9.68%) Workflow
5 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) IBM
3 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) JD Edwards
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
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