Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 59 108
Rank change year-on-year -23 +49 -5
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 88 104 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.22% 2.73% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.29% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 24
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £313 £383 £222
90th Percentile £545 £560 £544
South East median daily rate £448 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -0.48% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% -78.29% -
10th Percentile £27.80 £19.30 £162.50
90th Percentile £82.60 £62.10 £187.50
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £25.06 £100.00
% change year-on-year +71.59% -74.94% +471.43%

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 3,343 3,158 4,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.48% 82.78% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,712 1,470 2,179
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £253 £251
90th Percentile £590 £575 £546
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 123 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -31.11%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.15
90th Percentile £48.88 £46.30 £55.26
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +13.64%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -2 29 £400 -11.11% 13
Newbury -11 11 £530 - 1
Bracknell -3 8 £298 -40.40%
Maidenhead -11 8 £400 -23.81% 2
Slough -4 7 £525 +23.53% 4
Wokingham -2 2 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
1 18 (20.45%) Telecoms
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
1 18 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (15.91%) Office 365
4 13 (14.77%) Service Management
4 13 (14.77%) Project Management
4 13 (14.77%) ITIL
4 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
5 12 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
5 12 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (12.50%) QA
6 11 (12.50%) Web Services
6 11 (12.50%) Windows
7 10 (11.36%) SAP
7 10 (11.36%) Performance Management
7 10 (11.36%) Power BI
8 9 (10.23%) Service Design
9 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (9.09%) Degree
9 8 (9.09%) SQL
9 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.95%) Change Management
10 7 (7.95%) SLA
10 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (7.95%) SDLC
10 7 (7.95%) ServiceNow

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 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (5.68%) IIS
4 4 (4.55%) Apache
4 4 (4.55%) JBoss
4 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) Kentico
5 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) CATIA
3 1 (1.14%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) SAP BPC
1 3 (3.41%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.27%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.14%) ENOVIA
3 1 (1.14%) HFM
3 1 (1.14%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.14%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.14%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.14%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.91%) Office 365
2 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.27%) IaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.14%) SaaS
5 1 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Firewall
1 3 (3.41%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (2.27%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) BGP
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.14%) HSRP
3 1 (1.14%) HTTP
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) MPLS
3 1 (1.14%) Network Security
3 1 (1.14%) OSPF
3 1 (1.14%) Skype
3 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) Power BI
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (1.14%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.14%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
1 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.14%) GitLab
2 1 (1.14%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.14%) Selenium
2 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.14%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
1 18 (20.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.68%) Retail
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.27%) Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Billing
6 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (13.64%) Consultant
2 11 (12.50%) Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Architect
3 8 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) SharePoint Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Developer
5 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (3.41%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (3.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (3.41%) Information Analyst
6 3 (3.41%) MI Analyst
6 3 (3.41%) Middleware Specialist
6 3 (3.41%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 3 (3.41%) Security Architect
6 3 (3.41%) Software Development Manager
6 3 (3.41%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (3.41%) Transition Manager
6 3 (3.41%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) Web Services
2 4 (4.55%) Middleware
2 4 (4.55%) SOAP
3 3 (3.41%) OAuth
3 3 (3.41%) OAuth2
3 3 (3.41%) OpenID
3 3 (3.41%) REST
3 3 (3.41%) WCF
3 3 (3.41%) XACML
4 2 (2.27%) .NET
4 2 (2.27%) HTML
4 2 (2.27%) JSON
4 2 (2.27%) Spring
4 2 (2.27%) XML
5 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.14%) JPA
5 1 (1.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) User Experience
3 4 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.14%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) PMI
5 1 (1.14%) Robotics
5 1 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.14%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
2 6 (6.82%) Unix
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (14.77%) ITIL
4 13 (14.77%) Project Management
4 13 (14.77%) Service Management
5 12 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 10 (11.36%) Performance Management
7 9 (10.23%) Service Design
8 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.95%) Change Management
9 7 (7.95%) SDLC
10 6 (6.82%) Test Scripting
11 5 (5.68%) Analytics
11 5 (5.68%) Decision-Making
11 5 (5.68%) DevOps
11 5 (5.68%) Kanban
11 5 (5.68%) Lean Six Sigma
11 5 (5.68%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (5.68%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) Java
3 3 (3.41%) C#
4 2 (2.27%) C
4 2 (2.27%) Delphi
4 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.27%) Python
4 2 (2.27%) Ruby
5 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.14%) Groovy
5 1 (1.14%) Java 8
5 1 (1.14%) Perl
5 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) MBA
2 4 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 4 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.41%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.41%) PMP
3 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 2 (2.27%) APMP
4 2 (2.27%) CCIE
4 2 (2.27%) CCNP
4 2 (2.27%) CIPD
4 2 (2.27%) CISSP
4 2 (2.27%) MCITP
4 2 (2.27%) MCTS
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) QA
2 7 (7.95%) PMO
2 7 (7.95%) SLA
3 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.41%) GDPR
4 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.14%) GAAP
5 1 (1.14%) ISO 31000
5 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.27%) Netcool
2 2 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.14%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.36%) SAP
3 7 (7.95%) ServiceNow
4 6 (6.82%) Tableau
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle
6 3 (3.41%) Cisco
6 3 (3.41%) HP
6 3 (3.41%) Ping Identity
6 3 (3.41%) Remedy
6 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.41%) Twobo
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.14%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.14%) Google
8 1 (1.14%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.14%) Juniper
8 1 (1.14%) McAfee
8 1 (1.14%) Progress