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 27 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.

Continual Improvement
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 20 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.92% 2.06% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.19% 2.53% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £335 £510 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.31% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 97 79 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 79.51% 81.44% 76.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 41 48
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.66% +123.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 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 Watford region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
1 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 3 (25.00%) Skype
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) BPR
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Record to Report
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Master Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Business Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) EPoS Manager
3 1 (8.33%) EPoS Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Functional Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum Master
3 1 (8.33%) Web Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 3 (25.00%) BPR
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (8.33%) Ariba
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft