Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 96 79
Rank change year-on-year +25 -17 +34
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 106 78 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.58% 1.83% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.25% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 39 44
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +28.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £290 £293 £193
90th Percentile £600 £540 £523
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.31% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £45.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.13% - -
South East median hourly rate £26.87 £32.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -17.34% +91.18% -8.72%

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 3440 3473 3895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.60% 81.37% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1866 2150
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 130 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +77.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.45 £48.83 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

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 21 November 2017.

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
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 21 November 2017. 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 +11 24 £325 -33.33% 1
Bracknell +19 23 £330 +5.60% 3
Newbury +8 14 £363 -9.38%
Maidenhead -9 7 - -
Slough +7 6 £500 +122.22% 2
Windsor +2 2 £413 -20.67% 1
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 35 (33.02%) Telecoms
2 34 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (25.47%) Finance
3 27 (25.47%) ITIL
4 21 (19.81%) Waterfall
5 19 (17.92%) Project Management
6 18 (16.98%) PRINCE2
7 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
8 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (12.26%) QA
9 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
9 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (11.32%) Process Improvement
9 12 (11.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 12 (11.32%) PMO
10 11 (10.38%) Risk Management
11 10 (9.43%) ERP
12 9 (8.49%) SAP
12 9 (8.49%) Oracle
12 9 (8.49%) Management Information System
12 9 (8.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 8 (7.55%) Benchmarking
13 8 (7.55%) SLA
13 8 (7.55%) PMP
14 7 (6.60%) PMI Certification
14 7 (6.60%) Linux
14 7 (6.60%) Change Management
14 7 (6.60%) Validation
14 7 (6.60%) TDD

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 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.83%) IIS
2 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.94%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.77%) Maya
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) SAP MDG
1 5 (4.72%) SAP MM
1 5 (4.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (3.77%) Primavera
3 3 (2.83%) HFM
3 3 (2.83%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.94%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.94%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Office 365
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) G Suite
4 1 (0.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) Firewall
2 4 (3.77%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (3.77%) SAN
3 3 (2.83%) DNS
3 3 (2.83%) NAS
4 2 (1.89%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.89%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.89%) LDAP
4 2 (1.89%) SMPP
4 2 (1.89%) SSL
4 2 (1.89%) Value-Added Service
4 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.94%) DHCP
5 1 (0.94%) HTTP
5 1 (0.94%) LTE
5 1 (0.94%) Network Security
5 1 (0.94%) SMTP
5 1 (0.94%) SS7
5 1 (0.94%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (2.83%) Essbase
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (2.83%) Power BI
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) MS Access
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.94%) Big Data
3 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.94%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.94%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) LSMW
2 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.89%) gulp
2 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 2 (1.89%) Protractor
2 2 (1.89%) Subversion
2 2 (1.89%) webpack
General
1 35 (33.02%) Telecoms
2 27 (25.47%) Finance
3 6 (5.66%) Retail
4 5 (4.72%) Legal
5 4 (3.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Billing
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Games
6 1 (0.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (25.47%) Analyst
2 13 (12.26%) Transition Manager
3 12 (11.32%) Architect
3 12 (11.32%) Transition Analyst
4 8 (7.55%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.66%) Deployment Manager
5 6 (5.66%) Planning Manager
5 6 (5.66%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.66%) Quality Manager
5 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 5 (4.72%) Developer
6 5 (4.72%) Service Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Development Manager
7 4 (3.77%) IT Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Oracle Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Oracle Business Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Programme Planning Manager
7 4 (3.77%) Scrum Master
7 4 (3.77%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) SOAP
2 3 (2.83%) Node.js
2 3 (2.83%) REST
3 2 (1.89%) .NET
3 2 (1.89%) Angular 2
3 2 (1.89%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.89%) CSS
3 2 (1.89%) CSS3
3 2 (1.89%) HTML
3 2 (1.89%) HTML5
3 2 (1.89%) Middleware
3 2 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) CORBA
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.94%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.66%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) PMI
5 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.94%) CMDB
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) DataPower
6 1 (0.94%) FMCG
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.60%) Linux
2 5 (4.72%) Windows
3 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.89%) AIX
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.89%) SUSE
5 2 (1.89%) Unix
6 1 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.47%) ITIL
3 21 (19.81%) Waterfall
4 19 (17.92%) Project Management
5 18 (16.98%) PRINCE2
6 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (11.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 12 (11.32%) Process Improvement
8 11 (10.38%) Risk Management
9 10 (9.43%) ERP
10 8 (7.55%) Benchmarking
11 7 (6.60%) Change Control
11 7 (6.60%) Change Management
11 7 (6.60%) Data Integration
11 7 (6.60%) TDD
11 7 (6.60%) Validation
12 6 (5.66%) Coaching
12 6 (5.66%) Collaborative Working
12 6 (5.66%) Data Cleansing
12 6 (5.66%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.72%) Java
1 5 (4.72%) SQL
2 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.83%) Perl
3 3 (2.83%) Python
4 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.89%) C++
4 2 (1.89%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.94%) Korn
5 1 (0.94%) Ruby
5 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.55%) PMP
3 7 (6.60%) PMI Certification
3 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.83%) CCNA
5 3 (2.83%) CCNP
5 3 (2.83%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.83%) Degree
5 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.83%) MCSA
5 3 (2.83%) MCSE
5 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.89%) ACCA
6 2 (1.89%) APMP
6 2 (1.89%) CIMA
6 2 (1.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.26%) QA
2 12 (11.32%) PMO
3 8 (7.55%) SLA
4 4 (3.77%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.94%) COBIT
6 1 (0.94%) GDPR
6 1 (0.94%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) vSphere
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) Firmware
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.94%) vCloud
4 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.94%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.94%) SCCM
2 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
2 9 (8.49%) SAP
3 6 (5.66%) Cisco
3 6 (5.66%) VMware
4 5 (4.72%) Remedy
5 4 (3.77%) Amdocs
5 4 (3.77%) Ericsson
5 4 (3.77%) Huawei
5 4 (3.77%) Nokia
6 3 (2.83%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.89%) EMC
8 1 (0.94%) BMC
8 1 (0.94%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.94%) IBM
8 1 (0.94%) Informatica
8 1 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.94%) Software AG
8 1 (0.94%) webMethods