The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 23 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 11 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.95% 5.59% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.59% 7.77% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Median daily rate £340 £85 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -78.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%
Continuous Improvement
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
145 103 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 78.38% 72.03% 81.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 40 69
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Median hourly rate £13.50 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £34.32 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford 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 Watford

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Watford region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Watford region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Database Security
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (33.33%) Line Management
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) Replication
3 4 (33.33%) Clustering
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Retail
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) BGP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
2 1 (8.33%) DWDM
2 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (8.33%) FabricPath
2 1 (8.33%) FCoE
2 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (8.33%) FWSM
2 1 (8.33%) IOS XR
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (33.33%) DBA
2 4 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce Manager
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
1 4 (33.33%) Replication
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) Database Security
2 4 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 4 (33.33%) Line Management
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Presales
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Brocade
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (8.33%) SAP