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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 84 96 74
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 44 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.76% 1.12% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.50% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 17
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £298 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.44 £31.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +15.27%
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
1976 2131 1995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.13% 74.54% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 1123 1016
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 45
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.50 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +8 21 £450 -29.41% 2
Maidenhead +9 6 - - 1
Slough +8 3 £400 -33.33% 1
Newbury +4 1 - - 3
Wokingham - 1 £140 -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 31 (37.80%) Telecoms
2 26 (31.71%) Service Delivery
3 20 (24.39%) Project Management
4 18 (21.95%) Change Management
5 17 (20.73%) Service Management
6 16 (19.51%) SLA
7 15 (18.29%) ITIL
8 14 (17.07%) Degree
9 13 (15.85%) Problem Management
9 13 (15.85%) 4G
9 13 (15.85%) Legal
9 13 (15.85%) 3G
10 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.20%) Back Office
12 9 (10.98%) Finance
12 9 (10.98%) ITIL V3
12 9 (10.98%) Process Improvement
12 9 (10.98%) FMCG
12 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (9.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (8.54%) Six Sigma
14 7 (8.54%) Nokia
14 7 (8.54%) Retail
14 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
15 6 (7.32%) Diameter Protocol
15 6 (7.32%) Network Design
15 6 (7.32%) High Availability
15 6 (7.32%) SPML

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.22%) CMS
3 1 (1.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.22%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Project
2 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.88%) MS Office
4 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) GitHub
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
1 1 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) 3G
1 13 (15.85%) 4G
2 6 (7.32%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (7.32%) INAP
2 6 (7.32%) LDAP
2 6 (7.32%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (6.10%) LTE
3 5 (6.10%) MGW
4 4 (4.88%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (3.66%) HTTP
6 2 (2.44%) DWDM
6 2 (2.44%) Firewall
6 2 (2.44%) GSM
6 2 (2.44%) LAN
6 2 (2.44%) SAN
6 2 (2.44%) SDH
6 2 (2.44%) SSL
6 2 (2.44%) WAN
6 2 (2.44%) Wireless
7 1 (1.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Big Data
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) DB2
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.44%) Selenium
1 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
1 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.22%) Grunt
2 1 (1.22%) gulp
2 1 (1.22%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.22%) Introscope
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) JProfiler
2 1 (1.22%) JUnit
2 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.22%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 31 (37.80%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.85%) Legal
3 10 (12.20%) Back Office
4 9 (10.98%) Finance
5 8 (9.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (8.54%) Retail
7 6 (7.32%) Front Office
8 4 (4.88%) Law
9 2 (2.44%) Automotive
10 1 (1.22%) Billing
10 1 (1.22%) French Language
10 1 (1.22%) German Language
10 1 (1.22%) Marketing
10 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (14.63%) Telecoms Manager
2 10 (12.20%) Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Problem Manager
4 8 (9.76%) Service Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Contracts Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Service Transition Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Transition Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) HR Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Mobile Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) PMO Lead
8 3 (3.66%) Release Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.44%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) SOAP
1 6 (7.32%) SPML
2 5 (6.10%) Middleware
3 3 (3.66%) .NET
4 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.44%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.44%) JMS
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.22%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.22%) CSS
5 1 (1.22%) CSS3
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.22%) Java EE
5 1 (1.22%) JDBC
5 1 (1.22%) LESS
5 1 (1.22%) ODBC
5 1 (1.22%) Sass
5 1 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) FMCG
2 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.66%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.44%) Clustering
6 2 (2.44%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.44%) DataPower
6 2 (2.44%) IVR
6 2 (2.44%) Statistics
7 1 (1.22%) CMDB
7 1 (1.22%) Handset
7 1 (1.22%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Linux
1 5 (6.10%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Solaris
2 2 (2.44%) SUSE
2 2 (2.44%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Service Delivery
2 20 (24.39%) Project Management
3 18 (21.95%) Change Management
4 17 (20.73%) Service Management
5 15 (18.29%) ITIL
6 13 (15.85%) Problem Management
7 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (10.98%) ITIL V3
7 9 (10.98%) Process Improvement
8 8 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.54%) Six Sigma
10 6 (7.32%) High Availability
10 6 (7.32%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.32%) Network Design
11 5 (6.10%) CRM
11 5 (6.10%) Incident Management
11 5 (6.10%) Programme Management
11 5 (6.10%) Release Management
12 4 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.66%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) C#
2 2 (2.44%) Java
2 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.22%) C
3 1 (1.22%) C++
3 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) HNC
2 6 (7.32%) HND
3 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.44%) CIPD
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.22%) PMP
5 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.51%) SLA
2 4 (4.88%) GxP
2 4 (4.88%) QA
3 3 (3.66%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.44%) ISO 14001
4 2 (2.44%) NEBOSH
5 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) MOM
1 2 (2.44%) Nagios
1 2 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.22%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.22%) nmon
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.54%) Nokia
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco
3 4 (4.88%) Huawei
3 4 (4.88%) JD Edwards
3 4 (4.88%) SAP
4 3 (3.66%) Ericsson
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 3 (3.66%) Remedy
5 2 (2.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (2.44%) BT
5 2 (2.44%) EMC
5 2 (2.44%) HP
5 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (2.44%) Symantec
5 2 (2.44%) Virgin Media
5 2 (2.44%) VMware
6 1 (1.22%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.22%) NetCracker