The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 87 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 43 52 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 1.80% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.45% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.63 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+34.10% -28.21%
Continuous Improvement
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2079 2126 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.72% 73.51% 69.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1106 1104 655
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 55
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £123.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -18 10 £550 +76.00% 4
Newbury -3 8 £400 -20.00% 1
Bracknell - 6 - - 2
Slough +4 5 £500 - 3
Maidenhead +5 1 £230 - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 38 (40.43%) Telecoms
2 36 (38.30%) Finance
3 18 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (15.96%) Service Delivery
5 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.83%) Project Management
6 13 (13.83%) ITIL
7 11 (11.70%) Degree
7 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (10.64%) Marketing
8 10 (10.64%) Release Management
8 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
8 10 (10.64%) SAP
8 10 (10.64%) Apache
8 10 (10.64%) HTTP
9 9 (9.57%) Linux
9 9 (9.57%) Service Management
9 9 (9.57%) Waterfall
9 9 (9.57%) Coaching
9 9 (9.57%) Software Delivery
10 8 (8.51%) PMI Certification
10 8 (8.51%) Legal
11 7 (7.45%) Process Management
11 7 (7.45%) Perl
11 7 (7.45%) DNS
11 7 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
12 6 (6.38%) Financial Modelling
12 6 (6.38%) Adobe CQ
12 6 (6.38%) Worklight

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.64%) Apache
2 6 (6.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (6.38%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.38%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.13%) Confluence
4 2 (2.13%) Lync
5 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.19%) MS Office
4 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle BRM
2 4 (4.26%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) HTTP
2 7 (7.45%) DNS
3 6 (6.38%) SSL
4 3 (3.19%) 4G
4 3 (3.19%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (3.19%) 3G
4 3 (3.19%) Wireless
5 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.13%) Broadband
5 2 (2.13%) FTP
6 1 (1.06%) LDAP
6 1 (1.06%) DHCP
6 1 (1.06%) SAN
6 1 (1.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.06%) LTE
6 1 (1.06%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.13%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Introscope
2 2 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (1.06%) Selenium
3 1 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (40.43%) Telecoms
2 36 (38.30%) Finance
3 10 (10.64%) Marketing
4 8 (8.51%) Legal
5 5 (5.32%) Back Office
5 5 (5.32%) Billing
6 4 (4.26%) Front Office
7 3 (3.19%) Banking
8 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.13%) Law
9 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (13.83%) Analyst
2 9 (9.57%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (8.51%) Process Manager
3 8 (8.51%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.38%) WebSphere Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.32%) Service Manager
5 5 (5.32%) Bid Manager
6 4 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Consultant
6 4 (4.26%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Head of Development
7 3 (3.19%) Relationships Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Developer
7 3 (3.19%) Principal Consultant
7 3 (3.19%) Telecoms Consultant
8 2 (2.13%) Data Protection Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (6.38%) Worklight
2 4 (4.26%) HTML
2 4 (4.26%) XML
3 3 (3.19%) CSS
3 3 (3.19%) JSON
3 3 (3.19%) jQuery
3 3 (3.19%) HTML5
3 3 (3.19%) React
4 2 (2.13%) Velocity
5 1 (1.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.32%) PMI
4 2 (2.13%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.06%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.06%) Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) IPTV
5 1 (1.06%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Linux
2 6 (6.38%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.32%) UNIX
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.06%) Android
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (15.96%) Service Delivery
3 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.83%) Project Management
4 13 (13.83%) ITIL
5 10 (10.64%) PRINCE2
5 10 (10.64%) Release Management
6 9 (9.57%) Waterfall
6 9 (9.57%) Coaching
6 9 (9.57%) Service Management
6 9 (9.57%) Software Delivery
7 7 (7.45%) Process Management
8 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
8 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.38%) Six Sigma
8 6 (6.38%) Financial Modelling
8 6 (6.38%) Line Management
9 5 (5.32%) Product Management
9 5 (5.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (5.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.45%) Perl
2 6 (6.38%) Python
2 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
2 6 (6.38%) Jython
3 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.13%) Java
4 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.06%) PHP
5 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Degree
2 8 (8.51%) PMI Certification
3 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.19%) PMP
5 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.13%) ISEB
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.06%) ACCA
6 1 (1.06%) CIMA
6 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) MCSE
6 1 (1.06%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.19%) ISO 14001
2 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.19%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) Firmware
2 1 (1.06%) NLBS
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.06%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) SAP
2 6 (6.38%) IBM
2 6 (6.38%) Adobe
2 6 (6.38%) AppDynamics
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle
3 5 (5.32%) Siebel
4 4 (4.26%) HP
4 4 (4.26%) EMC
4 4 (4.26%) BMC
5 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.13%) Ericsson
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
6 2 (2.13%) Huawei
7 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.06%) Avaya
7 1 (1.06%) NetApp
7 1 (1.06%) BT
7 1 (1.06%) Cramer
7 1 (1.06%) VMware