The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 49 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.79% 1.22% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.55% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £525 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £355 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - +8.91%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 507 515 696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.35% 78.63% 79.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 273 357
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 60
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Hertfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Hertfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Hertfordshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement 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 June 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 -2 2 £375 - 1
Rickmansworth 0 1 £685 +110.76%
Hatfield - 1 - - 10
Continuous Improvement
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) User Stories
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) BPR
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) 2G

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) 2G
1 1 (6.25%) 3G
1 1 (6.25%) 4G
1 1 (6.25%) GSM
1 1 (6.25%) HSPA
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) LTE
1 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
1 1 (6.25%) WCDMA
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business IT Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) IT Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Coach
3 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) User Stories
2 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) BPR
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Coaching
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Kanban
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Acquisition
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Actix
2 1 (6.25%) Ariba
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow