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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 69 112 82
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -30
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 60 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.27% 0.69% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 0.94% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 3
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£378 £448 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.64% +27.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.75 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 - £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 - £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -33.33%
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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +13 13 £433 -26.38% 2
Bracknell - 12 £378 -
Maidenhead +10 6 £209 - 2
Newbury +3 4 £313 -46.80% 2
Slough -3 4 £400 -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (39.58%) Finance
2 33 (34.38%) Telecoms
3 18 (18.75%) ITIL
4 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (14.58%) Service Management
7 14 (14.58%) Marketing
8 12 (12.50%) Degree
8 12 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 12 (12.50%) Project Management
9 11 (11.46%) Coaching
10 10 (10.42%) Release Management
10 10 (10.42%) Linux
10 10 (10.42%) SAP
11 9 (9.38%) Perl
11 9 (9.38%) Apache
11 9 (9.38%) HTTP
11 9 (9.38%) Waterfall
12 8 (8.33%) Problem Management
12 8 (8.33%) Performance Management
12 8 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (8.33%) DNS
12 8 (8.33%) Python
12 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
13 7 (7.29%) E-Commerce
13 7 (7.29%) SSL
13 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
13 7 (7.29%) HP
13 7 (7.29%) EMC

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (9.38%) Apache
2 6 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.08%) Confluence
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (1.04%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) BPCS
2 2 (2.08%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.08%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) HTTP
2 8 (8.33%) DNS
3 7 (7.29%) SSL
4 5 (5.21%) 3G
4 5 (5.21%) 4G
5 3 (3.13%) FTP
5 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.04%) Broadband
6 1 (1.04%) DHCP
6 1 (1.04%) LDAP
6 1 (1.04%) Internet
6 1 (1.04%) SAN
6 1 (1.04%) Firewall
6 1 (1.04%) Wireless
6 1 (1.04%) LTE
6 1 (1.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.08%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.04%) MS Access
3 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Introscope
2 2 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.04%) Selenium
General
1 38 (39.58%) Finance
2 33 (34.38%) Telecoms
3 14 (14.58%) Marketing
4 5 (5.21%) Legal
4 5 (5.21%) Back Office
5 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.13%) Front Office
6 3 (3.13%) Banking
7 2 (2.08%) Retail
7 2 (2.08%) Law
7 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.04%) Advertising
8 1 (1.04%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (12.50%) Analyst
2 11 (11.46%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (8.33%) Process Manager
4 7 (7.29%) Service Manager
5 6 (6.25%) WebSphere Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
5 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.21%) Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) Bid Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Programme Planner
7 4 (4.17%) Programme Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Data Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Principal Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Relationships Manager
8 3 (3.13%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) Worklight
1 6 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (5.21%) HTML
3 3 (3.13%) CSS
3 3 (3.13%) XML
3 3 (3.13%) LAMP
3 3 (3.13%) JSON
3 3 (3.13%) jQuery
3 3 (3.13%) HTML5
4 2 (2.08%) Velocity
4 2 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.04%) XHTML
5 1 (1.04%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) Social Media
4 3 (3.13%) PMI
5 2 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (2.08%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.04%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Linux
2 6 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.21%) Windows
4 4 (4.17%) UNIX
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.75%) ITIL
2 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (14.58%) Service Management
5 12 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 12 (12.50%) Project Management
6 11 (11.46%) Coaching
7 10 (10.42%) Release Management
8 9 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 8 (8.33%) Problem Management
9 8 (8.33%) Performance Management
10 7 (7.29%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.29%) Capacity Management
11 6 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
11 6 (6.25%) Data Management
11 6 (6.25%) PRINCE2
11 6 (6.25%) Line Management
12 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (5.21%) Risk Management
12 5 (5.21%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) Perl
2 8 (8.33%) Python
3 6 (6.25%) Jython
3 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.17%) SQL
4 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.08%) Ruby
6 1 (1.04%) Java
6 1 (1.04%) PHP
6 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.04%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.04%) PMP
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.04%) ACCA
5 1 (1.04%) CIMA
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Firmware
2 1 (1.04%) NLBS
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.42%) SAP
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) HP
2 7 (7.29%) EMC
2 7 (7.29%) BMC
3 6 (6.25%) IBM
3 6 (6.25%) Adobe
3 6 (6.25%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.08%) Huawei
4 2 (2.08%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.04%) NetApp
5 1 (1.04%) Nortel
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix
5 1 (1.04%) Cramer
5 1 (1.04%) VMware
5 1 (1.04%) Google
5 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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