The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 51 66 55
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 19 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.68% 1.16% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 1.48% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
Median daily rate £450 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 - £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 - £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.05 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.50% -19.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
575 741 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.99% 78.41% 71.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 445 363
Median daily rate £425 £420 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.17% +20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Reading region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Reading region.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 9 (36.00%) Service Management
2 8 (32.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (32.00%) Matrix Organization
3 7 (28.00%) SLA
3 7 (28.00%) Huawei
3 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
3 7 (28.00%) Process Improvement
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (12.00%) Test Management
7 3 (12.00%) TDD
7 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Statistics
8 2 (8.00%) JNCIA
8 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
8 2 (8.00%) Aruba
8 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) Network Management
8 2 (8.00%) Junos
8 2 (8.00%) MRTG
8 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) Junos
1 2 (8.00%) MRTG
1 2 (8.00%) SNMP
2 1 (4.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (4.00%) IMAP
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) SMPP
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
2 1 (4.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Problem Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement Manager
4 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous improvement Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Core Network Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Problem Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) SOAP
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) Apache CXF
2 1 (4.00%) CORBA
2 1 (4.00%) DCOM
2 1 (4.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) MAPI
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
1 2 (8.00%) Statistics
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) PMI
2 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Service Management
2 8 (32.00%) Matrix Organization
2 8 (32.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
3 7 (28.00%) Process Improvement
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Test Management
7 2 (8.00%) BDD
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) Network Management
7 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (8.00%) Service Design
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) JNCIA
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CIPD
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Huawei
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Aruba
3 2 (8.00%) Avaya
3 2 (8.00%) Clearswift
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Juniper
3 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.00%) ForgeRock
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Pega
4 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.00%) VMware