Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 31 27
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.14% 3.85% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 4.98% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Watford median daily rate £375 £340 £85
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +300.00% -77.33%
10th Percentile £301 £310 £83
90th Percentile £405 £372 £88
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £419 £425
% change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £35.00

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 385 221 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.50% 77.27% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 109 76
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £205 £211
90th Percentile £588 £533 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +9.62% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.50 £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £33.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -46.27% +59.50% +31.27%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Watford

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Watford region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 4 (80.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Front Office
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) Ariba

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Process Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Fintech
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Ariba
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow