Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 56 80
Rank change year-on-year -19 +24 +13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 93 118 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.35% 2.99% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 3.68% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 33 32
Berkshire median daily rate £396 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +28.57% -7.28%
10th Percentile £301 £306 £223
90th Percentile £575 £605 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £85.00 £51.50 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.05% -70.57% +833.33%
10th Percentile £77.50 £21.33 £162.50
90th Percentile £92.50 £68.38 £187.50
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £26.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +54.41% -15.00%

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 3,301 3,205 4,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.46% 81.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,699 1,640 2,149
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +0.63%
10th Percentile £275 £230 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 120 156
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -26.32% +7.95%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.25 £10.48
90th Percentile £43.75 £55.00 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +8 25 £400 -23.81% 7
Bracknell -1 21 £330 -26.67%
Newbury -12 9 £450 -10.00% 1
Slough +5 6 £525 +66.67% 3
Maidenhead -20 6 - - 2
Windsor -3 2 £413 - 1
Continuous Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 24 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 23 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.35%) SharePoint
5 16 (17.20%) ITIL
5 16 (17.20%) Project Management
5 16 (17.20%) Waterfall
5 16 (17.20%) Office 365
6 14 (15.05%) Finance
7 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (13.98%) PMO
8 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
8 12 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (12.90%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (11.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (11.83%) PRINCE2
9 11 (11.83%) Power BI
10 10 (10.75%) SAP
10 10 (10.75%) PMP
10 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
10 10 (10.75%) QA
10 10 (10.75%) Process Improvement
11 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 7 (7.53%) Workflow
12 7 (7.53%) Remedy
12 7 (7.53%) PMI Certification
12 7 (7.53%) ERP
12 7 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (7.53%) Project Governance

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 18 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 12 (12.90%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.08%) CMS
3 1 (1.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.08%) Kentico
3 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (11.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (4.30%) Maya
5 1 (1.08%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) SAP MDG
1 5 (5.38%) SAP MM
1 5 (5.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.08%) HFM
2 1 (1.08%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.08%) Primavera
2 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.08%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.08%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.20%) Office 365
2 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.15%) IaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.15%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (2.15%) Firewall
2 2 (2.15%) SSL
3 1 (1.08%) BGP
3 1 (1.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.08%) MPLS
3 1 (1.08%) Network Security
3 1 (1.08%) OSPF
3 1 (1.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.08%) Skype
3 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) Power BI
2 4 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.15%) MS Access
4 1 (1.08%) Essbase
4 1 (1.08%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) LSMW
2 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.08%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 14 (15.05%) Finance
3 6 (6.45%) Retail
4 5 (5.38%) Back Office
5 4 (4.30%) Legal
6 2 (2.15%) Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Billing
6 2 (2.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.08%) Games
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (27.96%) Analyst
2 9 (9.68%) Architect
2 9 (9.68%) Transition Analyst
2 9 (9.68%) Transition Manager
3 8 (8.60%) Consultant
3 8 (8.60%) Field Engineer
3 8 (8.60%) SharePoint Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.38%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Planning Manager
6 4 (4.30%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.30%) Programme Planning Manager
6 4 (4.30%) SharePoint Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Agile Scrum Master
7 3 (3.23%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.23%) Developer
7 3 (3.23%) Process Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) REST
2 3 (3.23%) SOAP
3 2 (2.15%) HTML
3 2 (2.15%) JSON
3 2 (2.15%) OAuth
3 2 (2.15%) OAuth2
3 2 (2.15%) OpenID
3 2 (2.15%) Spring
3 2 (2.15%) XACML
3 2 (2.15%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.08%) JPA
4 1 (1.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.08%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.38%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.23%) TM Forum
5 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.15%) User Experience
6 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.08%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.08%) Robotics
6 1 (1.08%) Social Network
6 1 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.45%) Windows
2 3 (3.23%) Linux
2 3 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Solaris
3 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.20%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) Project Management
2 16 (17.20%) Waterfall
3 12 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (11.83%) PRINCE2
5 10 (10.75%) Process Improvement
6 9 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.53%) ERP
7 7 (7.53%) Project Governance
7 7 (7.53%) Workflow
8 6 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (6.45%) Data Governance
8 6 (6.45%) Data Mapping
8 6 (6.45%) Data Validation
8 6 (6.45%) SAP Implementation
8 6 (6.45%) Service Management
8 6 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.38%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.08%) Java
3 1 (1.08%) Perl
3 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.08%) Python
3 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) PMP
2 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.53%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (4.30%) Degree
7 3 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.23%) Master's Degree
7 3 (3.23%) MBA
7 3 (3.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (3.23%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 2 (2.15%) CCIE
8 2 (2.15%) CCNP
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.08%) APMP
9 1 (1.08%) CITP
9 1 (1.08%) MCTS
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.98%) PMO
2 10 (10.75%) QA
3 5 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (4.30%) Data Quality
4 4 (4.30%) SLA
5 2 (2.15%) GDPR
5 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Netcool
1 2 (2.15%) SCOM
2 1 (1.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.08%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.75%) SAP
3 7 (7.53%) Remedy
4 4 (4.30%) Amdocs
4 4 (4.30%) Cisco
4 4 (4.30%) Ericsson
4 4 (4.30%) Nokia
4 4 (4.30%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.23%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.23%) Tableau
6 2 (2.15%) EMC
6 2 (2.15%) Huawei
6 2 (2.15%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle
6 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.15%) VMware
7 1 (1.08%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.08%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.08%) Progress
7 1 (1.08%) Red Hat