Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 64 106
Rank change year-on-year -5 +42 -11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 104 104 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.67% 2.61% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 3.10% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 51 38
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.94% +16.04%
10th Percentile £279 £290 £234
90th Percentile £595 £556 £532
South East median daily rate £458 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +7.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.25 £37.50 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -17.13% -74.14%
10th Percentile £24.18 £35.25 £25.98
90th Percentile £27.93 £39.75 £64.33
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £26.87 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.22% -17.34% -17.72%

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 3,290 3,360 3,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.47% 84.38% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,624 1,719 1,998
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 110 143
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -10.00% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.95 £39.53 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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 +5 37 £422 +19.72% 10
Bracknell 0 17 - - 1
Newbury -11 11 £300 -17.24% 4
Slough -8 6 £400 -13.51%
Maidenhead -3 4 £371 - 4
Wokingham - 3 £280 - 1
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 39 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.65%) Telecoms
3 26 (25.00%) SLA
4 22 (21.15%) Finance
5 21 (20.19%) Project Management
6 16 (15.38%) Service Management
6 16 (15.38%) Degree
7 15 (14.42%) Workflow
8 14 (13.46%) Remedy
8 14 (13.46%) Scrum
9 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 12 (11.54%) SQL
10 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
11 11 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (10.58%) Huawei
11 11 (10.58%) SAP
11 11 (10.58%) Change Control
12 10 (9.62%) Process Improvement
12 10 (9.62%) Task Automation
12 10 (9.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 10 (9.62%) BMC
12 10 (9.62%) Front Office
12 10 (9.62%) Back Office
12 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.62%) Robotics
12 10 (9.62%) Remedy ITSM
13 9 (8.65%) Matrix Management
13 9 (8.65%) ComArch
13 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
13 9 (8.65%) TIBCO

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 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.96%) SAS
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.73%) Maya
3 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.96%) CATIA
6 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (4.81%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.92%) SAP MM
3 2 (1.92%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.96%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.96%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.81%) Office 365
3 4 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.88%) Force.com
4 3 (2.88%) GitHub
5 2 (1.92%) Akamai
5 2 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.92%) IaaS
5 2 (1.92%) PaaS
6 1 (0.96%) G Suite
6 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) DNS
2 4 (3.85%) Firewall
2 4 (3.85%) HTTP
2 4 (3.85%) Network Security
2 4 (3.85%) WAN
3 3 (2.88%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.92%) BGP
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.92%) Internet
4 2 (1.92%) MPLS
4 2 (1.92%) OSPF
4 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.96%) DHCP
5 1 (0.96%) DKIM
5 1 (0.96%) DMARC
5 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.96%) SMTP
5 1 (0.96%) SSL
5 1 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.96%) Essbase
2 1 (0.96%) MS Access
2 1 (0.96%) Power BI
2 1 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.92%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.92%) Selenium
2 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 35 (33.65%) Telecoms
2 22 (21.15%) Finance
3 10 (9.62%) Back Office
3 10 (9.62%) Front Office
4 7 (6.73%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.96%) Billing
6 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (14.42%) Project Manager
2 12 (11.54%) Analyst
2 12 (11.54%) Consultant
3 10 (9.62%) Automation Engineer
3 10 (9.62%) Telecoms Manager
4 9 (8.65%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 7 (6.73%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.77%) Functional Consultant
6 6 (5.77%) Technical Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Developer
7 5 (4.81%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Firewall Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Network Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Senior Network Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) Web Services
2 5 (4.81%) CSS
2 5 (4.81%) HTML
2 5 (4.81%) HTML5
3 4 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.85%) React
4 3 (2.88%) Ajax
4 3 (2.88%) JSON
4 3 (2.88%) Middleware
4 3 (2.88%) Visualforce
4 3 (2.88%) XML
5 2 (1.92%) CSS3
5 2 (1.92%) jQuery
5 2 (1.92%) REST
5 2 (1.92%) Sass
5 2 (1.92%) SOAP
5 2 (1.92%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.96%) .NET
6 1 (0.96%) COM
6 1 (0.96%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Robotics
2 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.73%) Virtual Team
4 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.88%) Life Science
5 3 (2.88%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.88%) User Experience
6 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.96%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (1.92%) Linux
2 2 (1.92%) Solaris
2 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.19%) Project Management
3 16 (15.38%) Service Management
4 15 (14.42%) Workflow
5 14 (13.46%) Scrum
6 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 11 (10.58%) Change Control
7 11 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (9.62%) Process Improvement
8 10 (9.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.62%) Task Automation
9 9 (8.65%) Critical Success Factor
9 9 (8.65%) Dependency Management
9 9 (8.65%) Matrix Management
9 9 (8.65%) Project Governance
9 9 (8.65%) Work Breakdown Structure
10 8 (7.69%) Quality Management
11 7 (6.73%) ITIL
11 7 (6.73%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.54%) SQL
2 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.88%) Apex Code
3 3 (2.88%) Java
4 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.92%) C
4 2 (1.92%) C#
4 2 (1.92%) Perl
4 2 (1.92%) Python
4 2 (1.92%) Ruby
5 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.81%) ACCA
4 5 (4.81%) CIMA
5 2 (1.92%) HNC
5 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) CEH
6 1 (0.96%) CISSP
6 1 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.96%) GIAC
6 1 (0.96%) HND
6 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.96%) OSCP
6 1 (0.96%) SANS
6 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.00%) SLA
2 8 (7.69%) PMO
3 6 (5.77%) QA
4 3 (2.88%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) Firmware
3 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (1.92%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.92%) QRadar
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) Remedy
2 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.58%) Huawei
3 11 (10.58%) SAP
4 10 (9.62%) BMC
5 9 (8.65%) ComArch
5 9 (8.65%) TIBCO
5 9 (8.65%) UiPath
6 5 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.85%) HP
8 3 (2.88%) Cisco
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle
9 2 (1.92%) Ariba
9 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.92%) BT
9 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.92%) Fujitsu
9 2 (1.92%) IBM
9 2 (1.92%) McAfee
9 2 (1.92%) Workday