The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 96 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 24 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.96% 0.61% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.89% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -15.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1839 1682 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.38% 68.93% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 737 813
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Continuous Improvement
South East

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 +9 6 £500 - 2
Slough +3 5 £243 -39.37% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £290 - 2
Newbury - 1 £243 - 3
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 34 (43.04%) Telecoms
2 20 (25.32%) Problem Management
3 18 (22.78%) 3G
3 18 (22.78%) Change Management
4 17 (21.52%) 2G
5 16 (20.25%) Finance
5 16 (20.25%) Marketing
5 16 (20.25%) Business Analysis
6 15 (18.99%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (17.72%) GSM
7 14 (17.72%) 4G
7 14 (17.72%) Network Architecture
8 13 (16.46%) Project Management
9 12 (15.19%) Degree
9 12 (15.19%) Use Case
10 10 (12.66%) QA
10 10 (12.66%) Windows
11 9 (11.39%) UML
11 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
11 9 (11.39%) SQL
11 9 (11.39%) ITIL
11 9 (11.39%) SLA
12 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
13 7 (8.86%) SAN
13 7 (8.86%) IIS
13 7 (8.86%) Firewall
13 7 (8.86%) Scrum
13 7 (8.86%) Programme Management
13 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (7.59%) Incident Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (8.86%) IIS
2 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.27%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
3 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.27%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.27%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.78%) 3G
2 17 (21.52%) 2G
3 14 (17.72%) 4G
3 14 (17.72%) GSM
4 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.86%) SAN
5 7 (8.86%) Firewall
6 6 (7.59%) Wireless
6 6 (7.59%) SONET
6 6 (7.59%) DWDM
6 6 (7.59%) SDH
6 6 (7.59%) NGN
7 5 (6.33%) NAS
7 5 (6.33%) DNS
7 5 (6.33%) LDAP
7 5 (6.33%) MPLS
7 5 (6.33%) DHCP
8 4 (5.06%) Network Security
9 3 (3.80%) LTE
9 3 (3.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) TeamCity
1 3 (3.80%) Hudson
1 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.53%) Ant
2 2 (2.53%) Maven
3 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
General
1 34 (43.04%) Telecoms
2 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 16 (20.25%) Marketing
3 4 (5.06%) Front Office
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Analyst
2 12 (15.19%) Business Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Server Support
4 6 (7.59%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Server Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) Quality Manager
6 4 (5.06%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.80%) QA Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) CRM Manager
8 2 (2.53%) QA Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) SOAP
1 2 (2.53%) Web Services
1 2 (2.53%) XML
1 2 (2.53%) REST
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) DTV
3 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.27%) Social Media
3 1 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.27%) AIX
3 1 (1.27%) Solaris
3 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Problem Management
2 18 (22.78%) Change Management
3 16 (20.25%) Business Analysis
4 15 (18.99%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (17.72%) Network Architecture
6 13 (16.46%) Project Management
7 12 (15.19%) Use Case
8 9 (11.39%) ITIL
8 9 (11.39%) UML
9 7 (8.86%) Scrum
9 7 (8.86%) Programme Management
9 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.59%) Incident Management
10 6 (7.59%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.59%) Capacity Management
11 5 (6.33%) Data Analysis
11 5 (6.33%) Requirements Management
12 4 (5.06%) Ethical Hacking
12 4 (5.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.27%) C
3 1 (1.27%) C#
3 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) ISEB
2 4 (5.06%) CISSP
2 4 (5.06%) CISMP
3 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) MCSE
4 2 (2.53%) MCDBA
4 2 (2.53%) CCNA
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.53%) PMP
4 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CIPD
5 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.27%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) QA
2 9 (11.39%) SLA
3 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.59%) NLBS
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
1 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Cisco
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.80%) Nortel
2 3 (3.80%) Ericsson
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle
2 3 (3.80%) SAP
2 3 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (3.80%) Nokia
3 2 (2.53%) NetApp
4 1 (1.27%) Citrix
4 1 (1.27%) Progress
4 1 (1.27%) IBM
4 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.27%) ATG
4 1 (1.27%) VMware
4 1 (1.27%) Huawei
4 1 (1.27%) hybris