Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 115 127
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 62 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.51% 1.26% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.54% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 37
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +45.45% -35.29%
10th Percentile £226 £204 £211
90th Percentile £511 £573 £475
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £52.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.05% +56.72% -
10th Percentile £17.15 £27.00 £31.75
90th Percentile £35.45 £59.13 £35.25
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £34.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -19.42% +15.83% +37.49%

Process 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 3441 3497 3877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.58% 81.34% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1796 1882 2144
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 131 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% -40.89% +77.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £38.45 £48.75 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Process Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Newbury -1 10 £325 -13.33% 1
Maidenhead -5 10 £310 -34.74%
Reading +3 9 £400 -22.33% 2
Bracknell +10 6 £128 -44.26% 2
Slough - 5 £338 -
Wokingham +8 2 £263 +25.99%
Crowthorne - 1 - -
Process Improvement
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 24 (38.71%) Finance
2 22 (35.48%) Telecoms
3 15 (24.19%) Change Management
4 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (17.74%) Project Management
7 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
8 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.90%) ITIL
10 7 (11.29%) SAP
10 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
10 7 (11.29%) Billing
10 7 (11.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 7 (11.29%) PMO
11 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis
11 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
11 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2
11 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
12 5 (8.06%) Cisco
12 5 (8.06%) PMI Certification
12 5 (8.06%) PMI
12 5 (8.06%) Internet
12 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (8.06%) Legal
12 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (8.06%) QA
13 4 (6.45%) Capacity 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 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP SD
2 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.23%) SAP ERP
2 2 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.45%) ADSL
2 4 (6.45%) Broadband
2 4 (6.45%) IP Telephony
2 4 (6.45%) ISDN
2 4 (6.45%) MPLS
2 4 (6.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Pentaho
2 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) OLAP
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) MonetDB
3 1 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 24 (38.71%) Finance
2 22 (35.48%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.29%) Billing
4 5 (8.06%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.61%) Back Office
6 1 (1.61%) German Language
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Analyst
2 6 (9.68%) Business Analyst
2 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
3 4 (6.45%) Business Process Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (6.45%) Process Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Business Process Expert
4 3 (4.84%) Change Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Finance Manager
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (4.84%) Transformation Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) Data Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL Change Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) Payments Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) QA Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (3.23%) Senior Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) EDI
2 2 (3.23%) MDX
3 1 (1.61%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.06%) PMI
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
1 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Change Management
2 12 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (17.74%) Project Management
4 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
5 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.90%) ITIL
7 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis
7 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Asset Management
9 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Capacity Management
9 4 (6.45%) Change Control
9 4 (6.45%) Coaching
9 4 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.45%) Scrum
9 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery Management
9 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) ACCA
3 3 (4.84%) CIMA
3 3 (4.84%) PMP
3 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.23%) APMP
4 2 (3.23%) CSQA
4 2 (3.23%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) PMO
2 5 (8.06%) QA
3 4 (6.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) SAP
3 5 (8.06%) Cisco
4 3 (4.84%) Remedy
5 2 (3.23%) Ariba
5 2 (3.23%) BMC
5 2 (3.23%) Cadence
5 2 (3.23%) Concur
5 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) Workday
6 1 (1.61%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) PeopleSoft