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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 41 52 53
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 13 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.11% 1.02% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 1.34% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £510 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -18.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
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 £27.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% -5.58%  

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 483 522 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.28% 76.20% 76.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 277 276
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +5 8 £380 -25.49%
Hatfield -8 3 £538 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -1 1 £450 -
Continuous Improvement
East of England

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Scrum
3 7 (22.58%) Change Management
4 6 (19.35%) Finance
4 6 (19.35%) SAP
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
4 6 (19.35%) JIRA
5 5 (16.13%) Retail
5 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
6 4 (12.90%) Change Control
6 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) SCOM
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Data Conversion
6 4 (12.90%) Velocity
6 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
7 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
7 3 (9.68%) BPR
7 3 (9.68%) Data Security
7 3 (9.68%) MCSE
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.68%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Data Quality

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 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Skype
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) 2G
3 1 (3.23%) 3G
3 1 (3.23%) 4G
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.23%) GSM
3 1 (3.23%) HSPA
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) LTE
3 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.23%) WCDMA
3 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.45%) FishEye
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Hudson
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Scrum Master
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Business IT Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Business Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Business Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Data Manager
3 3 (9.68%) IT Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
3 3 (9.68%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Project Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) SAP Data Manager
3 3 (9.68%) SAP Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Velocity
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.23%) EPoS
1 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) Scrum
3 7 (22.58%) Change Management
4 6 (19.35%) TDD
5 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
6 4 (12.90%) Change Control
6 4 (12.90%) Data Conversion
6 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Management
6 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.68%) BPR
7 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (9.68%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.68%) Data Security
7 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.45%) PMO
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCOM
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.23%) Actix
3 1 (3.23%) Ariba
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Computacenter
3 1 (3.23%) Sonatype
3 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire