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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
South East / Berkshire
Rank 49 78 87
Rank change year-on-year +29 +9  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.89% 1.79% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 2.22% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 22
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £257 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £175.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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 1476 1978 2168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.57% 80.54% 74.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1030 1121
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 53
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £85.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 +12 14 £450 - 2
Maidenhead +3 13 - - 2
Bracknell - 6 £500 -
Slough +2 2 £425 +6.25%
Hungerford - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
South East

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 44 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.04%) Telecoms
3 32 (28.57%) Finance
4 29 (25.89%) Project Management
5 20 (17.86%) Service Management
6 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
7 18 (16.07%) PMO
8 17 (15.18%) Degree
9 16 (14.29%) Retail
9 16 (14.29%) ITIL
9 16 (14.29%) Coaching
10 15 (13.39%) Mentoring
10 15 (13.39%) Process Improvement
11 14 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 14 (12.50%) Business Analysis
12 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2
12 13 (11.61%) Oracle
12 13 (11.61%) Change Management
12 13 (11.61%) Programme Management
12 13 (11.61%) Software Delivery
13 12 (10.71%) Java
13 12 (10.71%) TDD
13 12 (10.71%) Problem Management
14 11 (9.82%) SLA
15 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
15 10 (8.93%) Scrum
15 10 (8.93%) Service Delivery
15 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
15 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (8.93%) CIPD

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.57%) Apache
2 4 (3.57%) IIS
2 4 (3.57%) JBoss
2 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.46%) MS Office
3 5 (4.46%) MS Project
4 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.89%) HFM
2 1 (0.89%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (2.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) Internet
2 3 (2.68%) 3G
2 3 (2.68%) 4G
3 2 (1.79%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (1.79%) IMAP
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) LDAP
3 2 (1.79%) SMPP
3 2 (1.79%) SMTP
3 2 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.89%) 2G
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.89%) CTI
4 1 (0.89%) Firewall
4 1 (0.89%) SMS
4 1 (0.89%) SNMP
4 1 (0.89%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) RDBMS
1 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.79%) Big Data
4 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.89%) MS Access
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) Gatling
2 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.89%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.89%) JUnit
3 1 (0.89%) NUnit
3 1 (0.89%) Selenium
3 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (33.04%) Telecoms
2 32 (28.57%) Finance
3 16 (14.29%) Retail
4 9 (8.04%) Legal
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Law
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Banking
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (31.25%) Analyst
2 20 (17.86%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.04%) Architect
4 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Performance Manager
4 8 (7.14%) Quality Manager
4 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Problem Manager
6 6 (5.36%) Business Architect
6 6 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.36%) Developer
6 6 (5.36%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (5.36%) Telecoms Analyst
6 6 (5.36%) Telecoms Architect
7 5 (4.46%) Coordinator
7 5 (4.46%) Finance Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Business Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Financials Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Financials Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) Middleware
1 4 (3.57%) Web Services
2 3 (2.68%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.68%) CSS
2 3 (2.68%) CSS3
2 3 (2.68%) HTML
2 3 (2.68%) HTML5
2 3 (2.68%) LESS
2 3 (2.68%) Node.js
2 3 (2.68%) RESTful
2 3 (2.68%) Sass
2 3 (2.68%) SOAP
3 2 (1.79%) CORBA
4 1 (0.89%) Apache CXF
4 1 (0.89%) React
4 1 (0.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.36%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.68%) User Experience
6 2 (1.79%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.89%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Linux
2 4 (3.57%) Unix
2 4 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.89%) Project Management
3 20 (17.86%) Service Management
4 16 (14.29%) Coaching
4 16 (14.29%) ITIL
5 15 (13.39%) Mentoring
5 15 (13.39%) Process Improvement
6 14 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 13 (11.61%) Change Management
7 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2
7 13 (11.61%) Programme Management
7 13 (11.61%) Software Delivery
8 12 (10.71%) Problem Management
8 12 (10.71%) TDD
9 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.93%) Performance Management
9 10 (8.93%) Scrum
9 10 (8.93%) Service Delivery
10 9 (8.04%) Line Management
10 9 (8.04%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.71%) Java
2 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.79%) C++
3 2 (1.79%) Python
3 2 (1.79%) Ruby
3 2 (1.79%) SQL
4 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.89%) C
4 1 (0.89%) Perl
4 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) Degree
3 14 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.93%) CIPD
5 9 (8.04%) APMP
6 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.79%) PMP
8 1 (0.89%) CCNA
8 1 (0.89%) CCNP
8 1 (0.89%) HNC
8 1 (0.89%) HND
8 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.89%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.07%) PMO
2 11 (9.82%) SLA
3 10 (8.93%) P3O
4 6 (5.36%) QA
5 1 (0.89%) RMADS
5 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (0.89%) Ansible
1 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.89%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Oracle
2 8 (7.14%) Huawei
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe
5 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.89%) Avaya
5 1 (0.89%) Capita
5 1 (0.89%) Citrix
5 1 (0.89%) Clearswift
5 1 (0.89%) Cognos
5 1 (0.89%) Cramer
5 1 (0.89%) HP
5 1 (0.89%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.89%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.89%) Juniper
5 1 (0.89%) Nortel
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.89%) Remedy
5 1 (0.89%) SAP