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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 40 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 17 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.71% 1.56% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 2.11% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Median daily rate £330 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £211 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £19.96 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -6.61%
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
479 473 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.27% 73.91% 77.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 244 338
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 22
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.90 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.20 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 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
Rickmansworth - 4 £390 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Watford -2 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 - 1
St Albans - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Scrum
3 8 (24.24%) Change Management
3 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
4 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.21%) JIRA
5 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) Migration
5 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
6 5 (15.15%) BDD
6 5 (15.15%) Velocity
6 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 5 (15.15%) Retail
6 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle
6 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) Java
7 4 (12.12%) SAN
7 4 (12.12%) SAP
7 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.12%) Replication
7 4 (12.12%) Clustering
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.12%) Incident Management

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 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.06%) Confluence
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
1 3 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.06%) FishEye
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Hudson
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Applications Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Scrum Master
3 4 (12.12%) DBA
3 4 (12.12%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (12.12%) SQL DBA
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Data Manager
4 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce Manager
4 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) SAP Data Manager
4 3 (9.09%) SAP Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Velocity
2 3 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.12%) Clustering
1 4 (12.12%) Replication
2 3 (9.09%) Data Conversion
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) FMCG
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Solaris
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Scrum
3 8 (24.24%) Change Management
3 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
4 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 6 (18.18%) Migration
5 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.15%) BDD
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (12.12%) Database Security
7 4 (12.12%) Database Tuning
7 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.12%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (12.12%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) ACCA
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 3 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Computacenter
5 1 (3.03%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.03%) Sonatype
5 1 (3.03%) Sourcefire
5 1 (3.03%) VocaLink