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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 74 75 106
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +31
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 56 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.96% 1.87% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.74% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 11
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £34.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +22.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 28 £313 +25.00% 1
Newbury -1 6 £500 - 2
Slough +10 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (41.89%) Telecoms
2 21 (28.38%) Problem Management
3 16 (21.62%) Change Management
4 15 (20.27%) 3G
4 15 (20.27%) Finance
5 14 (18.92%) 2G
5 14 (18.92%) GSM
5 14 (18.92%) Marketing
5 14 (18.92%) Network Architecture
5 14 (18.92%) 4G
5 14 (18.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 11 (14.86%) SLA
8 10 (13.51%) Degree
9 9 (12.16%) Use Case
9 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
10 8 (10.81%) SQL
10 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (9.46%) SAN
11 7 (9.46%) UML
11 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
11 7 (9.46%) Scrum
11 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
12 6 (8.11%) Data Analysis
12 6 (8.11%) NLBS
12 6 (8.11%) QA
12 6 (8.11%) NGN
12 6 (8.11%) Clustering
12 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.11%) SONET

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 6 (8.11%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Liferay
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Documentum
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) SAP FI
1 3 (4.05%) SAP CO
1 3 (4.05%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.35%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.35%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) 3G
2 14 (18.92%) 2G
2 14 (18.92%) GSM
2 14 (18.92%) 4G
3 7 (9.46%) SAN
4 6 (8.11%) NGN
4 6 (8.11%) SONET
4 6 (8.11%) DWDM
4 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.11%) DNS
4 6 (8.11%) SDH
5 5 (6.76%) LDAP
5 5 (6.76%) DHCP
5 5 (6.76%) MPLS
5 5 (6.76%) Firewall
5 5 (6.76%) NAS
6 4 (5.41%) Network Security
7 2 (2.70%) Wireless
7 2 (2.70%) SMS
8 1 (1.35%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Hudson
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.70%) Maven
1 2 (2.70%) Ant
2 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (41.89%) Telecoms
2 15 (20.27%) Finance
3 14 (18.92%) Marketing
4 5 (6.76%) Front Office
4 5 (6.76%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Games
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Analyst
2 10 (13.51%) Business Analyst
3 6 (8.11%) Server Support
3 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Server Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (6.76%) Server Support Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Security Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Programme Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.05%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) SAP Functional Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) XML
3 2 (2.70%) REST
3 2 (2.70%) Spring
3 2 (2.70%) Java EE
3 2 (2.70%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) JSON
4 1 (1.35%) RESTful
4 1 (1.35%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.11%) Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) CMDB
3 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) AIX
3 1 (1.35%) Solaris
3 1 (1.35%) UNIX
3 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Problem Management
2 16 (21.62%) Change Management
3 14 (18.92%) Network Architecture
3 14 (18.92%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
5 9 (12.16%) Use Case
6 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.46%) UML
7 7 (9.46%) Scrum
7 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
8 6 (8.11%) Data Analysis
8 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.11%) Project Management
8 6 (8.11%) ITIL
9 5 (6.76%) Programme Management
9 5 (6.76%) Requirements Management
9 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.76%) Capacity Management
10 4 (5.41%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) C
3 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) CISMP
2 4 (5.41%) CISSP
3 3 (4.05%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.70%) MCSE
4 2 (2.70%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.35%) PMP
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.35%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) SLA
2 6 (8.11%) QA
3 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.35%) GxP
5 1 (1.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) NLBS
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) vSphere
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Puppet
1 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) SAP
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) JD Edwards
3 2 (2.70%) Ericsson
3 2 (2.70%) NetApp
3 2 (2.70%) Nokia
3 2 (2.70%) Nortel
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco
3 2 (2.70%) Cognos
4 1 (1.35%) Progress
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.35%) Citrix
4 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.35%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) Talend