Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 75 58
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17 +32
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 128 105 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.10% 2.57% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.04% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 56 40
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £389 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -13.67% +27.21%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £306
90th Percentile £575 £600 £616
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.71% -76.00%
10th Percentile £26.73 £35.25 £20.35
90th Percentile £48.50 £81.95 £63.65
South East median hourly rate £37.00 £26.87 £27.50
% change year-on-year +37.73% -2.31% +61.76%

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 3,543 3,449 3,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.79% 84.33% 83.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,683 1,796 1,760
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 86 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -21.83% -28.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £48.88 £42.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £26.91 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.01% +6.76% -21.05%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +13 50 £525 +35.48% 6
Bracknell +3 29 - - 2
Newbury +4 11 £337 -7.03% 3
Slough -9 6 £375 -28.57% 3
Maidenhead +4 5 £300 - 8
Wokingham - 3 £280 - 1
Windsor +8 1 £438 +6.06% 5
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 (29.69%) Telecoms
2 35 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (25.00%) Project Management
4 30 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (20.31%) Finance
5 26 (20.31%) Matrix Management
5 26 (20.31%) Project Governance
5 26 (20.31%) Dependency Management
5 26 (20.31%) Critical Success Factor
5 26 (20.31%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 25 (19.53%) PMO
7 24 (18.75%) Quality Management
8 23 (17.97%) Huawei
9 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
10 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (14.84%) PRINCE2
11 19 (14.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 17 (13.28%) Scrum
13 16 (12.50%) SLA
14 15 (11.72%) SAP
14 15 (11.72%) Remedy
15 13 (10.16%) Retail
15 13 (10.16%) Maya
15 13 (10.16%) PMI
15 13 (10.16%) PMI Certification
16 12 (9.38%) JIRA
17 11 (8.59%) Security Cleared
17 11 (8.59%) SAP S/4HANA
17 11 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
18 10 (7.81%) Coaching

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 (2.34%) SAS
2 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.78%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) Maya
2 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.56%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (3.91%) SAP MDG
2 5 (3.91%) SAP MM
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.56%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (3.91%) IaaS
3 5 (3.91%) PaaS
4 4 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.34%) Force.com
5 3 (2.34%) GitHub
6 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.56%) Office 365
6 2 (1.56%) SaaS
7 1 (0.78%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.78%) G Suite
7 1 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.81%) DNS
2 6 (4.69%) WAN
3 5 (3.91%) Firewall
3 5 (3.91%) HTTP
3 5 (3.91%) Network Security
4 3 (2.34%) 2G
4 3 (2.34%) 3G
4 3 (2.34%) 4G
4 3 (2.34%) 5G
4 3 (2.34%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.34%) Internet
5 2 (1.56%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.56%) Intranet
5 2 (1.56%) VLAN
6 1 (0.78%) DHCP
6 1 (0.78%) DKIM
6 1 (0.78%) LAN
6 1 (0.78%) SMTP
6 1 (0.78%) SSL
6 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) Big Data
2 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.78%) DB2
3 1 (0.78%) Essbase
3 1 (0.78%) MS Access
3 1 (0.78%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) Power BI
3 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) JIRA
2 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.34%) LSMW
3 3 (2.34%) Selenium
3 3 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.56%) Subversion
5 1 (0.78%) AnthillPro
5 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.78%) Hudson
5 1 (0.78%) JUnit
5 1 (0.78%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (29.69%) Telecoms
2 26 (20.31%) Finance
3 13 (10.16%) Retail
4 3 (2.34%) Billing
5 2 (1.56%) Legal
5 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Project Manager
2 21 (16.41%) Consultant
3 14 (10.94%) Telecoms Manager
3 14 (10.94%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 13 (10.16%) Analyst
4 13 (10.16%) Functional Consultant
5 11 (8.59%) SAP Consultant
5 11 (8.59%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 9 (7.03%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Active Directory Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Data Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Firewall Specialist
8 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Master Data Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Network Specialist
8 5 (3.91%) SAP Data Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Network Specialist
8 5 (3.91%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) .NET
1 6 (4.69%) AngularJS
1 6 (4.69%) React
2 5 (3.91%) CSS
2 5 (3.91%) HTML
2 5 (3.91%) HTML5
2 5 (3.91%) Middleware
2 5 (3.91%) Web Services
3 3 (2.34%) Ajax
3 3 (2.34%) JSON
3 3 (2.34%) REST
3 3 (2.34%) Visualforce
3 3 (2.34%) XML
4 2 (1.56%) COM
4 2 (1.56%) CSS3
4 2 (1.56%) jQuery
4 2 (1.56%) Kafka
4 2 (1.56%) Node.js
4 2 (1.56%) NumPy
4 2 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) PMI
2 7 (5.47%) Virtual Team
3 6 (4.69%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.34%) Life Science
6 3 (2.34%) User Experience
7 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.56%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.56%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.69%) Android
1 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
1 6 (4.69%) Windows
2 5 (3.91%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.56%) Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.00%) Project Management
3 30 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (20.31%) Critical Success Factor
4 26 (20.31%) Dependency Management
4 26 (20.31%) Matrix Management
4 26 (20.31%) Project Governance
4 26 (20.31%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 24 (18.75%) Quality Management
6 19 (14.84%) PRINCE2
7 17 (13.28%) Scrum
8 11 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (7.81%) Coaching
9 10 (7.81%) ITIL
9 10 (7.81%) Migration
10 9 (7.03%) Decision-Making
10 9 (7.03%) Test Automation
11 8 (6.25%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.25%) ERP
11 8 (6.25%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.25%) SQL
2 7 (5.47%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.13%) Java
4 3 (2.34%) Apex Code
4 3 (2.34%) C#
5 2 (1.56%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (14.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 13 (10.16%) PMI Certification
3 11 (8.59%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.03%) Degree
5 8 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.13%) ACCA
6 4 (3.13%) CIMA
6 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.34%) HNC
8 1 (0.78%) CCNP
8 1 (0.78%) CEH
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) CISSP
8 1 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.78%) GIAC
8 1 (0.78%) HND
8 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.78%) SANS
8 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.53%) PMO
2 16 (12.50%) SLA
3 3 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.56%) QA
5 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.91%) Firmware
4 2 (1.56%) Docker
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) HP ALM
2 6 (4.69%) SCCM
3 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Huawei
2 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.72%) Remedy
3 15 (11.72%) SAP
4 8 (6.25%) HP
5 6 (4.69%) Oracle
5 6 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (4.69%) VMware
6 4 (3.13%) Cisco
6 4 (3.13%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.34%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.34%) Workday
8 2 (1.56%) Adobe
8 2 (1.56%) Ariba
8 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.56%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.56%) IBM
8 2 (1.56%) Juniper
8 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.78%) IronPort