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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 86 93 66
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -27
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 49 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.70% 1.50% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.01% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £15.97 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+89.41% -3.21%
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
2014 2092 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.93% 74.79% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1095 627
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -6 11 £520 +69.79% 8
Bracknell - 10 £378 -
Slough -3 5 £500 - 1
Maidenhead +11 4 £209 -
Newbury -6 3 £400 -20.00% 2
Hungerford - - - - 2
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 40 (40.82%) Finance
2 36 (36.73%) Telecoms
3 19 (19.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (17.35%) ITIL
5 16 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 13 (13.27%) Project Management
8 13 (13.27%) Service Management
8 13 (13.27%) Marketing
9 12 (12.24%) Degree
9 12 (12.24%) Coaching
10 11 (11.22%) Linux
11 10 (10.20%) Release Management
11 10 (10.20%) Apache
11 10 (10.20%) SAP
11 10 (10.20%) HTTP
12 9 (9.18%) Perl
12 9 (9.18%) Waterfall
13 8 (8.16%) Problem Management
13 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2
13 8 (8.16%) Python
13 8 (8.16%) DNS
13 8 (8.16%) Legal
14 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (7.14%) SSL
14 7 (7.14%) HP
14 7 (7.14%) EMC
14 7 (7.14%) BMC
14 7 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 10 (10.20%) Apache
2 6 (6.12%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (6.12%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.12%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
4 2 (2.04%) Confluence
4 2 (2.04%) Lync
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.12%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.04%) MS Project
3 2 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) BPCS
2 2 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.04%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.20%) HTTP
2 8 (8.16%) DNS
3 7 (7.14%) SSL
4 4 (4.08%) 4G
4 4 (4.08%) 3G
5 3 (3.06%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.04%) Broadband
6 2 (2.04%) FTP
7 1 (1.02%) LDAP
7 1 (1.02%) DHCP
7 1 (1.02%) SAN
7 1 (1.02%) Internet
7 1 (1.02%) Firewall
7 1 (1.02%) Wireless
7 1 (1.02%) LTE
7 1 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.04%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Introscope
2 2 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (1.02%) Selenium
3 1 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
General
1 40 (40.82%) Finance
2 36 (36.73%) Telecoms
3 13 (13.27%) Marketing
4 8 (8.16%) Legal
5 5 (5.10%) Back Office
6 4 (4.08%) Front Office
7 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.06%) Banking
8 2 (2.04%) Billing
8 2 (2.04%) Law
8 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.02%) Advertising
9 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (12.24%) Analyst
2 11 (11.22%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (8.16%) Process Manager
4 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) Services Delivery Manager
5 6 (6.12%) Service Manager
5 6 (6.12%) WebSphere Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Bid Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Programme Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Developer
7 4 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Data Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Principal Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (3.06%) Head of Development
8 3 (3.06%) Telecoms Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (6.12%) Worklight
2 4 (4.08%) HTML
2 4 (4.08%) XML
3 3 (3.06%) LAMP
3 3 (3.06%) JSON
3 3 (3.06%) CSS
3 3 (3.06%) jQuery
3 3 (3.06%) HTML5
4 2 (2.04%) Velocity
4 2 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.02%) XHTML
5 1 (1.02%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.08%) PMI
4 2 (2.04%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.04%) Social Media
5 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.02%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) IPTV
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.22%) Linux
2 6 (6.12%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.10%) UNIX
4 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (17.35%) ITIL
3 16 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 13 (13.27%) Project Management
5 13 (13.27%) Service Management
6 12 (12.24%) Coaching
7 10 (10.20%) Release Management
8 9 (9.18%) Waterfall
9 8 (8.16%) Problem Management
9 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.14%) Performance Management
10 7 (7.14%) Capacity Management
11 6 (6.12%) Financial Modelling
11 6 (6.12%) Process Management
11 6 (6.12%) Line Management
12 5 (5.10%) Risk Management
12 5 (5.10%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) Perl
2 8 (8.16%) Python
3 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.12%) Jython
4 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.08%) SQL
5 2 (2.04%) Java
5 2 (2.04%) Ruby
5 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) Degree
2 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.12%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.04%) PMP
4 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.04%) VCP4
4 2 (2.04%) ISEB
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.02%) ACCA
5 1 (1.02%) CIMA
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.06%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Firmware
2 1 (1.02%) NLBS
2 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) SAP
2 7 (7.14%) HP
2 7 (7.14%) EMC
2 7 (7.14%) BMC
3 6 (6.12%) Adobe
3 6 (6.12%) IBM
3 6 (6.12%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.04%) Siebel
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle
5 2 (2.04%) Huawei
5 2 (2.04%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.02%) NetApp
6 1 (1.02%) BT
6 1 (1.02%) Cramer
6 1 (1.02%) VMware
6 1 (1.02%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.02%) Nortel
6 1 (1.02%) Citrix