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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 51 64 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 7 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.10% 1.18% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.56% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £475 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -19.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+14.13% +21.85%
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
469 640 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.51% 75.29% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 328 257
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 54 33
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £9.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Welwyn Garden City +5 2 £500 +17.64%
Watford +2 2 - - 2
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Time Management
3 3 (23.08%) Virtual Team
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) FMCG
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Velocity
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) EPoS
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) HFM

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) HFM
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) BGP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (7.69%) DMVPN
1 1 (7.69%) DWDM
1 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
1 1 (7.69%) FabricPath
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
1 1 (7.69%) FWSM
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) IOS XR
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) MPLS
1 1 (7.69%) Multicast
1 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Scrum Master
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Scrum Master
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Velocity
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Team
2 2 (15.38%) EPoS
2 2 (15.38%) FMCG
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Time Management
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) B2B
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ACCA
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Brocade
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) Hyperion
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) Riverbed