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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 88 75
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 26 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.44% 1.48% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.86% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 15
Median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £208 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £485 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £23.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -86.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1884 1938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 79.93% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1037 955
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 7 £425 -5.55% 4
Newbury +5 4 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Slough +3 2 £400 +77.77% 2
Maidenhead -2 1 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (44.30%) Telecoms
2 33 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (36.71%) Finance
4 23 (29.11%) Project Management
5 17 (21.52%) ITIL
5 17 (21.52%) PRINCE2
6 15 (18.99%) Retail
6 15 (18.99%) Degree
6 15 (18.99%) Coaching
7 14 (17.72%) PMO
8 13 (16.46%) Process Improvement
9 12 (15.19%) Change Management
10 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
11 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (12.66%) P3O
11 10 (12.66%) Service Management
11 10 (12.66%) TDD
11 10 (12.66%) Programme Management
11 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
12 9 (11.39%) APMP
12 9 (11.39%) Java
12 9 (11.39%) SharePoint
13 8 (10.13%) SLA
13 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.13%) Performance Management
14 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (8.86%) Scrum
14 7 (8.86%) Linux
14 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
15 6 (7.59%) Unix

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 9 (11.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) Apache
2 4 (5.06%) IIS
2 4 (5.06%) JBoss
2 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) 3G
1 3 (3.80%) 4G
1 3 (3.80%) Diameter Protocol
1 3 (3.80%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) DNS
2 2 (2.53%) IMAP
2 2 (2.53%) Internet
2 2 (2.53%) LAN
2 2 (2.53%) LDAP
2 2 (2.53%) SMPP
2 2 (2.53%) SMTP
2 2 (2.53%) SSL
2 2 (2.53%) WAN
3 1 (1.27%) CTI
3 1 (1.27%) ISUP
3 1 (1.27%) Megaco
3 1 (1.27%) SMS
3 1 (1.27%) SNMP
3 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Big Data
2 2 (2.53%) Pentaho
2 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) JIRA
2 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.80%) gulp
2 3 (3.80%) Protractor
2 3 (3.80%) Subversion
2 3 (3.80%) webpack
3 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (44.30%) Telecoms
2 29 (36.71%) Finance
3 15 (18.99%) Retail
4 6 (7.59%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Back Office
5 3 (3.80%) Legal
6 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.27%) Advertising
7 1 (1.27%) Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (1.27%) French Language
7 1 (1.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Analyst
2 9 (11.39%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.13%) Performance Manager
3 8 (10.13%) Quality Manager
3 8 (10.13%) Service Manager
4 7 (8.86%) Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Architect
5 6 (7.59%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.33%) Coordinator
7 4 (5.06%) Business Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Service Transition Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Telecoms Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Telecoms Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Transition Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Lean Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Middleware Specialist
8 3 (3.80%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (3.80%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Middleware
1 6 (7.59%) SOAP
2 4 (5.06%) REST
2 4 (5.06%) Web Services
3 3 (3.80%) Angular 2
3 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.80%) CSS
3 3 (3.80%) CSS3
3 3 (3.80%) HTML
3 3 (3.80%) HTML5
3 3 (3.80%) Node.js
4 2 (2.53%) CORBA
4 2 (2.53%) Velocity
5 1 (1.27%) .NET
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.27%) JSON
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.27%) XML
5 1 (1.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.06%) User Experience
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.53%) FMCG
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) PMI
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) DataPower
6 1 (1.27%) IVR
6 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) Unix
3 5 (6.33%) Windows
4 2 (2.53%) AIX
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.53%) SUSE
5 1 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) Project Management
3 17 (21.52%) ITIL
3 17 (21.52%) PRINCE2
4 15 (18.99%) Coaching
5 13 (16.46%) Process Improvement
6 12 (15.19%) Change Management
7 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
8 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
8 10 (12.66%) Programme Management
8 10 (12.66%) Service Management
8 10 (12.66%) TDD
9 8 (10.13%) Performance Management
9 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.86%) Scrum
11 6 (7.59%) BDD
11 6 (7.59%) People Management
11 6 (7.59%) Problem Management
12 5 (6.33%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) Java
2 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.80%) Python
3 3 (3.80%) TypeScript
4 2 (2.53%) C++
4 2 (2.53%) Perl
4 2 (2.53%) Ruby
4 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.27%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) Korn
5 1 (1.27%) SQL
5 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) APMP
3 6 (7.59%) CIPD
3 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.06%) PMP
5 3 (3.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.53%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) CCNA
7 1 (1.27%) CCNP
7 1 (1.27%) HNC
7 1 (1.27%) HND
7 1 (1.27%) ISEB
7 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.27%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.72%) PMO
2 10 (12.66%) P3O
3 8 (10.13%) SLA
4 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.27%) QA
5 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Docker
1 1 (1.27%) Firmware
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Ansible
1 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.27%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (1.27%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle
2 3 (3.80%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe
3 1 (1.27%) Amdocs
3 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.27%) Avaya
3 1 (1.27%) BMC
3 1 (1.27%) Clearswift
3 1 (1.27%) HP
3 1 (1.27%) IBM
3 1 (1.27%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.27%) Juniper
3 1 (1.27%) Nokia
3 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.27%) Remedy
3 1 (1.27%) Software AG
3 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.27%) webMethods