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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
South East / Berkshire
Rank 38 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 76 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.99% 1.58% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 2.02% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 22
Median daily rate £450 £345 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £229 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £175.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.57% +833.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £19.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.69% -15.53%

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
1536 1935 1919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.71% 78.56% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 1012 1002
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 75 26
Median hourly rate £23.34 £16.75 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% -17.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
Reading +22 19 £450 - 2
Bracknell - 12 £500 -
Maidenhead - 11 £525 - 1
Slough +9 3 £550 +61.76% 2
Newbury -3 1 £500 +163.15% 1
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Hungerford - 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 53 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.54%) Project Management
2 23 (20.54%) Telecoms
3 22 (19.64%) Scrum
4 20 (17.86%) Finance
4 20 (17.86%) Java
4 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 19 (16.96%) Service Management
6 18 (16.07%) TDD
7 17 (15.18%) Process Improvement
8 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 15 (13.39%) Degree
10 14 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 14 (12.50%) ITIL
11 13 (11.61%) Oracle
11 13 (11.61%) Business Analysis
11 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (11.61%) Software Delivery
12 12 (10.71%) Waterfall
12 12 (10.71%) Management Information System
12 12 (10.71%) Legal
12 12 (10.71%) SLA
13 11 (9.82%) Mentoring
13 11 (9.82%) Coaching
14 10 (8.93%) DV Cleared
14 10 (8.93%) Huawei
14 10 (8.93%) Data Analysis
14 10 (8.93%) QA
15 9 (8.04%) JIRA
15 9 (8.04%) Retail

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.25%) Drupal
3 6 (5.36%) Confluence
4 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.68%) MS Office
4 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.89%) HFM
2 1 (0.89%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.36%) Amazon Kinesis
2 6 (5.36%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.79%) Office 365
4 1 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) Internet
2 4 (3.57%) 3G
2 4 (3.57%) 4G
3 3 (2.68%) LTE
4 2 (1.79%) 2G
4 2 (1.79%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.79%) Firewall
4 2 (1.79%) IMAP
4 2 (1.79%) Junos
4 2 (1.79%) LDAP
4 2 (1.79%) MRTG
4 2 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.79%) SMPP
4 2 (1.79%) SMTP
4 2 (1.79%) SNMP
5 1 (0.89%) SMS
5 1 (0.89%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 6 (5.36%) RDBMS
1 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) Big Data
3 2 (1.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) JIRA
2 6 (5.36%) Gatling
2 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.79%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.79%) JUnit
3 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.89%) gulp
4 1 (0.89%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.89%) NUnit
4 1 (0.89%) Selenium
General
1 23 (20.54%) Telecoms
2 20 (17.86%) Finance
3 12 (10.71%) Legal
4 9 (8.04%) Retail
5 5 (4.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.68%) Marketing
7 2 (1.79%) Law
7 2 (1.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (33.04%) Analyst
2 22 (19.64%) Business Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Developer
4 10 (8.93%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Architect
5 7 (6.25%) Problem Manager
6 6 (5.36%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (5.36%) Transition Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Finance Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Financial Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Financials Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Financials Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Performance Manager
7 5 (4.46%) Quality Manager
7 5 (4.46%) Scrum Master
7 5 (4.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 8 (7.14%) Web Services
2 7 (6.25%) HTML
3 6 (5.36%) CSS
3 6 (5.36%) CSS3
3 6 (5.36%) HTML5
3 6 (5.36%) LESS
3 6 (5.36%) Node.js
3 6 (5.36%) RESTful
3 6 (5.36%) Sass
4 3 (2.68%) SOAP
5 2 (1.79%) .NET
5 2 (1.79%) CORBA
6 1 (0.89%) Apache CXF
6 1 (0.89%) Java EE
6 1 (0.89%) jQuery
6 1 (0.89%) MAPI
6 1 (0.89%) Symfony
6 1 (0.89%) WCF
6 1 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (3.57%) User Experience
6 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.79%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.79%) Statistics
7 2 (1.79%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.89%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.89%) PMI
8 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.79%) Linux
1 2 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (0.89%) Android
2 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.54%) Project Management
3 22 (19.64%) Scrum
4 19 (16.96%) Service Management
5 18 (16.07%) TDD
6 17 (15.18%) Process Improvement
7 14 (12.50%) ITIL
7 14 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 13 (11.61%) Business Analysis
8 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (11.61%) Software Delivery
9 12 (10.71%) Waterfall
10 11 (9.82%) Coaching
10 11 (9.82%) Mentoring
11 10 (8.93%) Data Analysis
12 9 (8.04%) Data Protection
12 9 (8.04%) Line Management
12 9 (8.04%) Matrix Organization
12 9 (8.04%) Programme Management
13 8 (7.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.86%) Java
2 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.25%) PHP
4 4 (3.57%) SQL
5 3 (2.68%) C++
5 3 (2.68%) Python
5 3 (2.68%) Ruby
6 2 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) C
7 1 (0.89%) C#
7 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.39%) Degree
4 10 (8.93%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.25%) CIPD
6 5 (4.46%) APMP
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.79%) CCNA
8 2 (1.79%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.89%) CCNP
9 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) SLA
2 10 (8.93%) QA
3 4 (3.57%) P3O
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.89%) RMADS
4 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Docker
1 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Oracle
2 10 (8.93%) Huawei
3 5 (4.46%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco
4 3 (2.68%) Citrix
4 3 (2.68%) Cramer
4 3 (2.68%) Nokia Networks
4 3 (2.68%) Nortel
4 3 (2.68%) Tellabs
5 2 (1.79%) Adobe
5 2 (1.79%) Aruba
5 2 (1.79%) Avaya
5 2 (1.79%) Clearswift
5 2 (1.79%) HP
5 2 (1.79%) Juniper
5 2 (1.79%) Remedy
5 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.89%) Pega
6 1 (0.89%) Sitecore