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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 48 56 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 16 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.52% 1.71% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 2.43% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
Average daily rate
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£550 - £413
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 - £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+9.95% -9.05%
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
460 535 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.33% 70.39% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 271 264
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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
Hertford - 3 £550 -
Watford +4 2 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
3 9 (28.13%) Finance
4 8 (25.00%) .NET
4 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
5 7 (21.88%) ITIL
5 7 (21.88%) Data Security
5 7 (21.88%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 6 (18.75%) Legal
6 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 6 (18.75%) Business Transformation
7 5 (15.63%) Retail
7 5 (15.63%) Java
7 5 (15.63%) PMI
7 5 (15.63%) PMI Certification
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
8 4 (12.50%) Six Sigma
8 4 (12.50%) Change Management
8 4 (12.50%) J2EE
8 4 (12.50%) SAP
8 4 (12.50%) Degree
8 4 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
9 3 (9.38%) Lean Six Sigma
9 3 (9.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (9.38%) LSMW

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Intranet
1 1 (3.13%) Broadband
1 1 (3.13%) SDH
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) LSMW
2 2 (6.25%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.13%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Legal
3 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.38%) Law
4 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Systems Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) SAP Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Incident Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Support Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Software Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Change and Release Manager
6 1 (3.13%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (3.13%) RF Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Junior SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
3 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.25%) Java EE
4 1 (3.13%) XSLT
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) PMI
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Data Security
2 7 (21.88%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.75%) Business Transformation
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Six Sigma
5 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (9.38%) ETL
6 3 (9.38%) Balanced Scorecard
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Service Management
7 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Erlang
5 1 (3.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) PMI Certification
2 4 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (9.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.13%) EFQM
3 1 (3.13%) TickIT
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) JD Edwards
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft