The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 26 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.

Process Improvement
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 81 77
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 34 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.85% 1.63% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.04% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 20
Median daily rate £375 £475 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +16.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £375 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +91.01% -25.83%  

Process 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 1493 1861 1933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.27% 80.01% 78.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 1025 954
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
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 59 71 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 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Berkshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Process Improvement in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Berkshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in Berkshire

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Berkshire

Process 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 Process Improvement within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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 +16 11 £463 +23.33%
Maidenhead +1 4 £310 -27.05% 2
Bracknell - 4 £200 -
Slough +6 3 £375 -34.78% 1
Newbury +3 1 £350 -
Process Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 19 (27.54%) Project Management
1 19 (27.54%) Telecoms
2 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (21.74%) Finance
5 14 (20.29%) Six Sigma
6 13 (18.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (14.49%) PRINCE2
8 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (14.49%) SAP
9 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
9 8 (11.59%) Marketing
9 8 (11.59%) Degree
9 8 (11.59%) Time Management
10 7 (10.14%) Lean Six Sigma
10 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (10.14%) Change Management
10 7 (10.14%) Scrum
10 7 (10.14%) ITIL
10 7 (10.14%) ERP
10 7 (10.14%) PMP
10 7 (10.14%) PMI Certification
11 6 (8.70%) Service Management
11 6 (8.70%) Coaching
11 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.70%) JIRA
12 5 (7.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 5 (7.25%) Supplier Management

Process 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 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) MS Project Server
3 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) Jetty
5 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.45%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.45%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) 3G
1 5 (7.25%) 4G
1 5 (7.25%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.80%) LTE
3 3 (4.35%) 2G
4 2 (2.90%) LDAP
4 2 (2.90%) SAN
4 2 (2.90%) WAN
5 1 (1.45%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (1.45%) ISUP
5 1 (1.45%) Megaco
5 1 (1.45%) MGW
5 1 (1.45%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Big Data
2 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) MS Access
4 2 (2.90%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) JIRA
2 3 (4.35%) JUnit
3 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (27.54%) Telecoms
2 15 (21.74%) Finance
3 8 (11.59%) Marketing
4 5 (7.25%) Legal
5 3 (4.35%) Billing
5 3 (4.35%) Retail
6 2 (2.90%) French Language
6 2 (2.90%) German Language
7 1 (1.45%) Advertising
7 1 (1.45%) Back Office
7 1 (1.45%) Front Office
7 1 (1.45%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.45%) Polish Language
7 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.25%) Business Analyst
3 5 (7.25%) Security Analyst
3 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (5.80%) Consultant
4 4 (5.80%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (5.80%) QA Analyst
4 4 (5.80%) Quality Analyst
4 4 (5.80%) Senior QA Analyst
4 4 (5.80%) Senior Quality Analyst
4 4 (5.80%) Service Manager
4 4 (5.80%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Architect
5 3 (4.35%) Development Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Process Analyst
5 3 (4.35%) Supply Chain Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Supply Chain Project Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Technical Leader
6 2 (2.90%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
1 3 (4.35%) Hibernate
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) EDI
2 2 (2.90%) Velocity
2 2 (2.90%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.45%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.90%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (2.90%) PMI
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.45%) CMDB
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Unix
4 2 (2.90%) CentOS
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Project Management
2 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.29%) Six Sigma
4 13 (18.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (14.49%) PRINCE2
7 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
7 8 (11.59%) Time Management
8 7 (10.14%) Change Management
8 7 (10.14%) ERP
8 7 (10.14%) ITIL
8 7 (10.14%) Lean Six Sigma
8 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (10.14%) Scrum
8 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.70%) Coaching
9 6 (8.70%) Service Management
10 5 (7.25%) Demand Management
10 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) Java
2 4 (5.80%) Perl
2 4 (5.80%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.90%) C
3 2 (2.90%) C#
3 2 (2.90%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) PMI Certification
2 7 (10.14%) PMP
3 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) CSQA
5 3 (4.35%) CCNA
5 3 (4.35%) CCNP
5 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.35%) HNC
5 3 (4.35%) HND
6 2 (2.90%) APMP
6 2 (2.90%) CISA
6 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) PMO
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 2 (2.90%) P3O
4 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.90%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) SAP
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.35%) Jaspersoft
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco
4 2 (2.90%) HP
4 2 (2.90%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.45%) Amdocs
5 1 (1.45%) Ariba
5 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.45%) Cognos
5 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.45%) Nokia
5 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) VMware