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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 57 38 59
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 19 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.26% 3.06% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 4.18% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 1
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£600 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £12.55 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+154.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
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
646 359 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.90% 73.27% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 163 338
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £262 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +68.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Rickmansworth - 3 £275 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £650 - 3
Watford -11 1 £388 -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (81.08%) Finance
2 24 (64.86%) Oracle
3 18 (48.65%) SharePoint
4 17 (45.95%) SQL
5 12 (32.43%) .NET
6 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
6 10 (27.03%) Data Security
6 10 (27.03%) Asset Management
7 9 (24.32%) Java
7 9 (24.32%) ERP
8 8 (21.62%) SAP
8 8 (21.62%) Six Sigma
8 8 (21.62%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (18.92%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) JD Edwards
10 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
10 6 (16.22%) E-Procurement
10 6 (16.22%) Workflow
10 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (16.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 5 (13.51%) JIRA
11 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
11 5 (13.51%) Project Management
11 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
12 4 (10.81%) Web Services
12 4 (10.81%) UML
12 4 (10.81%) ISEB
12 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.81%) WebSphere

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (48.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.70%) TPMS
4 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.41%) JUnit
3 2 (5.41%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.70%) Rational Rose
General
1 30 (81.08%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Architect
2 10 (27.03%) Systems Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) SAP Manager
3 6 (16.22%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Services Delivery Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Service Manager
3 6 (16.22%) SAP Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Automated Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.70%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 3 (8.11%) Spring
3 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
3 3 (8.11%) J2EE
4 2 (5.41%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) Java EE
5 1 (2.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Data Security
1 10 (27.03%) Asset Management
2 9 (24.32%) ERP
3 8 (21.62%) Six Sigma
3 8 (21.62%) Lean Six Sigma
4 7 (18.92%) ITIL
5 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
5 6 (16.22%) E-Procurement
5 6 (16.22%) Workflow
5 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 5 (13.51%) Project Management
7 4 (10.81%) UML
7 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.11%) V-Model
8 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Change Control
9 2 (5.41%) CRM
9 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 9 (24.32%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISEB
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) SAP
3 6 (16.22%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Planview
5 1 (2.70%) Primavera
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