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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 83 71 102
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +31
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 38 60 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.50% 2.21% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 3.03% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 11
Average daily rate £388 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £359
% change year-on-year
- +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 £20.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+764.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +80.00%
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
1997 1983 2006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.59% 73.12% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1006 1032
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £126.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 18 £400 -18.36% 8
Newbury +11 5 £320 -14.66% 1
Slough +5 4 £340 -15.00% 2
Maidenhead -6 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 40 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 20 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 17 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (17.78%) Problem Management
5 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (16.67%) Degree
5 15 (16.67%) Service Management
5 15 (16.67%) Finance
5 15 (16.67%) ITIL
5 15 (16.67%) SLA
6 14 (15.56%) Project Management
7 13 (14.44%) Legal
8 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 11 (12.22%) ITIL V3
9 11 (12.22%) Middleware
10 10 (11.11%) HTTP
10 10 (11.11%) Process Improvement
11 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 9 (10.00%) Incident Management
12 8 (8.89%) QA
12 8 (8.89%) Release Management
12 8 (8.89%) Windows
12 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.89%) Change Management
12 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
13 7 (7.78%) Process Management
13 7 (7.78%) Scrum
13 7 (7.78%) IBM
13 7 (7.78%) PMP
13 7 (7.78%) PMI Certification

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (7.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.11%) Confluence
4 1 (1.11%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.11%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
3 4 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.33%) Maya
4 3 (3.33%) MS Project
4 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (2.22%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.11%) PaaS
3 1 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) HTTP
2 7 (7.78%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (7.78%) SSL
3 6 (6.67%) FTP
4 5 (5.56%) 3G
5 4 (4.44%) 4G
5 4 (4.44%) LDAP
5 4 (4.44%) SSH
6 2 (2.22%) GSM
6 2 (2.22%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.22%) Wireless
7 1 (1.11%) BGP
7 1 (1.11%) DWDM
7 1 (1.11%) Firewall
7 1 (1.11%) LAN
7 1 (1.11%) MPLS
7 1 (1.11%) Network Security
7 1 (1.11%) OSPF
7 1 (1.11%) SDH
7 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.22%) Big Data
2 2 (2.22%) DB2
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) HP UFT
1 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.22%) Introscope
2 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.22%) JProfiler
2 2 (2.22%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (2.22%) Selenium
2 2 (2.22%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.22%) Toad
2 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.11%) Grunt
3 1 (1.11%) gulp
3 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 40 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 15 (16.67%) Finance
3 13 (14.44%) Legal
4 6 (6.67%) Marketing
5 4 (4.44%) Automotive
5 4 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (3.33%) Billing
6 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.22%) Advertising
7 2 (2.22%) Back Office
8 1 (1.11%) Electronics
8 1 (1.11%) French Language
8 1 (1.11%) German Language
8 1 (1.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Telecoms Manager
3 9 (10.00%) Problem Manager
4 6 (6.67%) Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Implementation Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.33%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.33%) IT Services Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Planning Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Support Team Leader
7 3 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) Middleware
2 7 (7.78%) JMS
3 6 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (6.67%) Web Services
4 5 (5.56%) HTML
5 4 (4.44%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.44%) Backbone.js
5 4 (4.44%) CSS
5 4 (4.44%) CSS3
5 4 (4.44%) HTML5
5 4 (4.44%) REST
5 4 (4.44%) SOAP
6 3 (3.33%) jQuery
6 3 (3.33%) JSON
6 3 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (3.33%) React
6 3 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (3.33%) XHTML
7 2 (2.22%) JDBC
7 2 (2.22%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.78%) Client/Server
3 7 (7.78%) DataPower
4 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.44%) FMCG
4 4 (4.44%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.44%) Statistics
5 3 (3.33%) Clustering
5 3 (3.33%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.33%) Handset
5 3 (3.33%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (3.33%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) CMDB
7 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.89%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
3 4 (4.44%) Solaris
4 2 (2.22%) AIX
4 2 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 16 (17.78%) Problem Management
3 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.67%) ITIL
3 15 (16.67%) Service Management
4 14 (15.56%) Project Management
5 11 (12.22%) ITIL V3
6 10 (11.11%) Process Improvement
7 9 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.89%) Change Management
8 8 (8.89%) Release Management
9 7 (7.78%) Process Management
9 7 (7.78%) Scrum
10 6 (6.67%) CRM
10 6 (6.67%) Six Sigma
11 5 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (5.56%) Migration
11 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (4.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (4.44%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) C
2 2 (2.22%) C#
2 2 (2.22%) C++
2 2 (2.22%) Java
2 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) PMI Certification
2 7 (7.78%) PMP
3 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.22%) CCNP
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.22%) IBM Certification
5 2 (2.22%) ISEB
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.11%) CCIE
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.67%) SLA
2 8 (8.89%) QA
3 4 (4.44%) ISO 14001
3 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.22%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.22%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.22%) MOM
2 2 (2.22%) nmon
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.78%) IBM
3 6 (6.67%) Huawei
4 5 (5.56%) Ericsson
5 4 (4.44%) CA
5 4 (4.44%) Nokia
5 4 (4.44%) Remedy
6 3 (3.33%) Amdocs
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco
6 3 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (2.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (2.22%) BT
7 2 (2.22%) ClickTale
7 2 (2.22%) Google
7 2 (2.22%) SAP
8 1 (1.11%) F5
8 1 (1.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.11%) Twitter
8 1 (1.11%) ZTE
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