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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
South East / Berkshire
Rank 67 76 99
Rank change year-on-year +9 +23  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 33 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.80% 1.88% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.33% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 13
Median daily rate £400 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +40.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £296 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +8.69%  

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 1477 1972 2162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.67% 80.62% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1036 1108
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 53
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £74.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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 +1 11 £425 +21.42% 1
Maidenhead -1 4 £325 - 2
Bracknell +4 3 - -
Slough +5 2 - -
Newbury -2 1 £350 -32.53% 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Process Improvement
South East

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 23 (31.08%) Telecoms
2 21 (28.38%) Project Management
3 19 (25.68%) Finance
4 16 (21.62%) Service Delivery
5 15 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
7 12 (16.22%) Linux
7 12 (16.22%) IBM
8 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
8 11 (14.86%) Unix
8 11 (14.86%) Business Process Improvement
8 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (13.51%) LAN
9 10 (13.51%) Service Management
9 10 (13.51%) Red Hat
10 9 (12.16%) SLA
10 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (12.16%) Degree
11 8 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
11 8 (10.81%) SAN
11 8 (10.81%) SQL
11 8 (10.81%) Legal
12 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.46%) Change Management
12 7 (9.46%) Oracle
12 7 (9.46%) ITIL
12 7 (9.46%) Solaris
12 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
12 7 (9.46%) Time Management

Process 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 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 2 (2.70%) IIS
3 2 (2.70%) Jetty
4 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.41%) MS Project
4 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.35%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) LAN
2 8 (10.81%) SAN
3 5 (6.76%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (6.76%) WAN
4 4 (5.41%) 2G
4 4 (5.41%) 3G
4 4 (5.41%) 4G
4 4 (5.41%) Firewall
4 4 (5.41%) LTE
4 4 (5.41%) VPN
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (4.05%) NetScaler
5 3 (4.05%) Wireless
6 2 (2.70%) LDAP
7 1 (1.35%) MVNO
7 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Big Data
1 2 (2.70%) MS Access
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.70%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) JUnit
3 1 (1.35%) JMeter
3 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (31.08%) Telecoms
2 19 (25.68%) Finance
3 8 (10.81%) Legal
4 4 (5.41%) Law
5 3 (4.05%) Retail
6 2 (2.70%) Billing
6 2 (2.70%) French Language
6 2 (2.70%) German Language
6 2 (2.70%) Marketing
7 1 (1.35%) Advertising
7 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.35%) Polish Language
7 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Analyst
2 8 (10.81%) Technical Leader
3 7 (9.46%) Problem Manager
4 5 (6.76%) Administrator
4 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) Security Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Storage Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Business Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Business Process Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) PMO Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Process Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Process Consultant
7 2 (2.70%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Middleware
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 2 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (1.35%) EDI
4 1 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.41%) CMDB
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.05%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.35%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.22%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Unix
3 8 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.46%) Solaris
5 5 (6.76%) Windows
6 2 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Project Management
2 16 (21.62%) Service Delivery
3 15 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (14.86%) Business Process Improvement
5 10 (13.51%) Service Management
6 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.46%) Change Management
7 7 (9.46%) Coaching
7 7 (9.46%) ITIL
7 7 (9.46%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (9.46%) Problem Management
7 7 (9.46%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (9.46%) Time Management
8 6 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.11%) Performance Management
8 6 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.11%) Six Sigma
8 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) Java
3 3 (4.05%) C#
3 3 (4.05%) Perl
4 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (1.35%) C
5 1 (1.35%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) Ruby
5 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) CCNA
3 4 (5.41%) CCNP
3 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.41%) HNC
3 4 (5.41%) HND
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) APMP
5 2 (2.70%) CISA
6 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.35%) CISSP
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) ISEB
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PMP
6 1 (1.35%) SANS
6 1 (1.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) SLA
2 7 (9.46%) PMO
3 3 (4.05%) GAAP
4 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.70%) P3O
5 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) OPNET
2 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.35%) Nessus
3 1 (1.35%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.35%) Nmap
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) IBM
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.51%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.46%) Huawei
4 7 (9.46%) Oracle
5 6 (8.11%) SAP
5 6 (8.11%) TIBCO
6 5 (6.76%) NetApp
7 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco
7 4 (5.41%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.05%) Arista
8 3 (4.05%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix
8 3 (4.05%) HP
8 3 (4.05%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.70%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (2.70%) Veritas
10 1 (1.35%) NetWitness