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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 42 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 19 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.84% 0.93% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 1.25% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Median daily rate £330 - £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £23.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -31.38%

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
523 481 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.18% 74.46% 76.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 251 297
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 27
Median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.88% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £14.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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
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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Watford +9 9 £330 - 4
Rickmansworth +2 2 £330 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
St Albans - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Scrum
3 7 (24.14%) Change Management
3 7 (24.14%) JIRA
4 6 (20.69%) Finance
5 5 (17.24%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Velocity
5 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
5 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
5 5 (17.24%) BDD
5 5 (17.24%) Change Control
6 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
6 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
6 4 (13.79%) SCOM
6 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) SAP
7 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
7 3 (10.34%) MCSE
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.34%) BPR
7 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Data Security
7 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Retail
7 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
7 3 (10.34%) Data Cleansing

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 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.90%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Skype
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.90%) FishEye
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Hudson
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Project Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Scrum Master
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Business IT Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Business Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Business Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Data Manager
3 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) IT Manager
3 3 (10.34%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Project Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) SAP Data Manager
3 3 (10.34%) SAP Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Velocity
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) EPoS
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Scrum
3 7 (24.14%) Change Management
4 5 (17.24%) BDD
4 5 (17.24%) Change Control
4 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
4 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.24%) TDD
4 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
5 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
5 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) BPR
6 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (10.34%) Data Conversion
6 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.34%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
1 2 (6.90%) Java
1 2 (6.90%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) MCSE
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CCNP
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Data Quality
1 3 (10.34%) PMO
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCOM
2 2 (6.90%) Ansible
2 2 (6.90%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) SAP
2 2 (6.90%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Computacenter
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.45%) Sonatype
3 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.45%) VocaLink