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 3 months to 26 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 22 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.24% 0.74% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.05% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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 Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 138 95 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 85.71% 70.37% 87.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 47 62
Median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £9.00
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 Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 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 26 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 Watford region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) User Stories
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Business Process Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) BPR
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Ariba
3 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business IT Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Project Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum Master
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (22.22%) BPR
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Business Process Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Ariba
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow