Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 91 105
Rank change year-on-year +15 +14 +2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 105 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.67% 1.78% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.14% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 32
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £448 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.63% +11.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £314 £225
90th Percentile £544 £583 £527
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +63.04% -86.86%
10th Percentile £25.90 £35.25 £21.50
90th Percentile £41.50 £39.75 £24.50
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £25.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year +37.34% +0.48% -36.71%

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,350 3,176 3,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.13% 82.95% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,673 1,539 2,105
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +6.54%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +3.37% +4.00% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 123 129
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.75 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £8.05 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £38.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year +27.16% -12.62% -

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Berkshire

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 35 £438 -2.83% 8
Newbury -5 11 £530 +63.08% 3
Bracknell +5 10 £395 +19.70% 3
Slough -4 8 £525 +23.53% 2
Maidenhead -8 8 £400 - 7
Wokingham - 3 £280 - 1
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 38 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.38%) Telecoms
3 28 (26.67%) Finance
4 26 (24.76%) Service Management
5 22 (20.95%) SLA
6 21 (20.00%) Project Management
7 18 (17.14%) Degree
8 17 (16.19%) SQL
9 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
9 16 (15.24%) Workflow
10 15 (14.29%) ITIL
11 14 (13.33%) Task Automation
12 13 (12.38%) Test Automation
12 13 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (12.38%) Windows
12 13 (12.38%) SAP
12 13 (12.38%) QA
12 13 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (11.43%) Remedy
13 12 (11.43%) Process Improvement
14 11 (10.48%) Change Control
14 11 (10.48%) Web Services
15 10 (9.52%) BMC
15 10 (9.52%) Front Office
15 10 (9.52%) Back Office
15 10 (9.52%) Robotics
15 10 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
15 10 (9.52%) Office 365
15 10 (9.52%) SDLC
16 9 (8.57%) Service Design

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.81%) Apache
2 4 (3.81%) IIS
2 4 (3.81%) JBoss
2 4 (3.81%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.81%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.95%) CMS
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.95%) Kentico
4 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.90%) Maya
4 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.95%) CATIA
5 1 (0.95%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.86%) SAP BPC
2 3 (2.86%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.90%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.90%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.95%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.95%) HFM
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.95%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.95%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.95%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) Office 365
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.90%) Akamai
5 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.90%) Force.com
5 2 (1.90%) GitHub
6 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.95%) IaaS
6 1 (0.95%) PaaS
6 1 (0.95%) SaaS
6 1 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) HTTP
1 3 (2.86%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.90%) BGP
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (1.90%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.90%) MPLS
2 2 (1.90%) OSPF
2 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.95%) DNS
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) HSRP
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) LAN
3 1 (0.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) Power BI
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.95%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.95%) QlikView
4 1 (0.95%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.86%) Selenium
2 2 (1.90%) JIRA
2 2 (1.90%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.90%) Subversion
2 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.95%) GitLab
3 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (32.38%) Telecoms
2 28 (26.67%) Finance
3 10 (9.52%) Back Office
3 10 (9.52%) Front Office
4 3 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.95%) Billing
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (13.33%) Consultant
2 10 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (8.57%) Analyst
4 7 (6.67%) Developer
4 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.71%) Architect
5 6 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (5.71%) Service Manager
6 5 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
6 5 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (4.76%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.76%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (3.81%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 3 (2.86%) Middleware Specialist
8 3 (2.86%) Software Development Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (2.86%) Transition Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Vendor Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.48%) Web Services
2 5 (4.76%) Middleware
3 3 (2.86%) SOAP
3 3 (2.86%) WCF
4 2 (1.90%) .NET
4 2 (1.90%) Ajax
4 2 (1.90%) CSS
4 2 (1.90%) HTML
4 2 (1.90%) HTML5
4 2 (1.90%) JSON
4 2 (1.90%) REST
4 2 (1.90%) Visualforce
4 2 (1.90%) XML
5 1 (0.95%) OAuth
5 1 (0.95%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.95%) OpenID
5 1 (0.95%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.52%) Robotics
3 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.62%) Virtual Team
5 7 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.86%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.90%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.90%) Life Science
7 2 (1.90%) User Experience
8 1 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.95%) PMI
8 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.95%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Linux
3 6 (5.71%) Unix
4 2 (1.90%) Solaris
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.76%) Service Management
3 21 (20.00%) Project Management
4 16 (15.24%) Workflow
5 15 (14.29%) ITIL
6 14 (13.33%) Task Automation
7 13 (12.38%) Test Automation
7 13 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (11.43%) Process Improvement
9 11 (10.48%) Change Control
10 10 (9.52%) SDLC
11 9 (8.57%) Change Management
11 9 (8.57%) Performance Management
11 9 (8.57%) Service Design
12 8 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (7.62%) Scrum
12 8 (7.62%) Test Scripting
13 7 (6.67%) Analytics
13 7 (6.67%) Release Management
14 6 (5.71%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) Java
3 5 (4.76%) C#
4 3 (2.86%) C
4 3 (2.86%) Python
4 3 (2.86%) Ruby
5 2 (1.90%) Apex Code
5 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.90%) Delphi
5 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.90%) Perl
6 1 (0.95%) Groovy
6 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) ACCA
2 4 (3.81%) CIMA
3 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) APMP
4 2 (1.90%) CIPD
4 2 (1.90%) CISSP
4 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.90%) MCITP
4 2 (1.90%) MCTS
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.95%) CCNA
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.95%) CITP
5 1 (0.95%) HNC
5 1 (0.95%) HND
5 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.95%) SLA
2 13 (12.38%) QA
3 8 (7.62%) PMO
4 3 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.90%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.95%) GAAP
6 1 (0.95%) GDPR
6 1 (0.95%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Firmware
2 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.95%) Snort
2 1 (0.95%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (1.90%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.90%) QRadar
2 2 (1.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.38%) SAP
3 12 (11.43%) Remedy
4 10 (9.52%) BMC
5 9 (8.57%) ComArch
5 9 (8.57%) TIBCO
5 9 (8.57%) UiPath
6 5 (4.76%) Huawei
7 4 (3.81%) Oracle
7 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.81%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.86%) Cisco
8 3 (2.86%) HP
8 3 (2.86%) McAfee
8 3 (2.86%) Tableau
9 2 (1.90%) Ariba
9 2 (1.90%) BT
9 2 (1.90%) Lancope
9 2 (1.90%) Splunk
10 1 (0.95%) Fujitsu