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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 49 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 16 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.15% 2.25% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.99% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 2
Median daily rate £488 £420 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -16.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +98.67%
Continuous Improvement
Berkshire

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
572 737 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.99% 75.36% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 471 317
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £277 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 10
Median hourly rate £22.35 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.74% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016, 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 13 (46.43%) Project Management
2 10 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
3 8 (28.57%) MS Office
3 8 (28.57%) CRM
3 8 (28.57%) Degree
3 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 8 (28.57%) High Availability
3 8 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (25.00%) Change Management
5 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.86%) 4G
6 5 (17.86%) Back Office
6 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
6 5 (17.86%) 3G
7 4 (14.29%) INAP
7 4 (14.29%) Nokia
7 4 (14.29%) Front Office
7 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 4 (14.29%) SOAP
7 4 (14.29%) LDAP
7 4 (14.29%) SLA
7 4 (14.29%) HNC
7 4 (14.29%) HND
7 4 (14.29%) SPML
7 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Matrix Management
7 4 (14.29%) LTE
7 4 (14.29%) MGW

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 2 (7.14%) CMS
1 2 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) 3G
1 5 (17.86%) 4G
2 4 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (14.29%) INAP
2 4 (14.29%) LDAP
2 4 (14.29%) LTE
2 4 (14.29%) MGW
2 4 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) Junos
3 1 (3.57%) MRTG
3 1 (3.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Back Office
3 4 (14.29%) Front Office
4 3 (10.71%) Finance
4 3 (10.71%) Legal
5 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Problem Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Project Director
2 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.14%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Telephony Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Principal Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Product Owner
4 1 (3.57%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) SOAP
1 4 (14.29%) SPML
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.14%) Java EE
4 1 (3.57%) DCOM
4 1 (3.57%) MAPI
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Fintech
2 3 (10.71%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) PMI
2 3 (10.71%) Smart Meter
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) IVR
3 2 (7.14%) W3C
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Project Management
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 8 (28.57%) CRM
3 8 (28.57%) High Availability
3 8 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 8 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (25.00%) Change Management
5 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Matrix Management
6 4 (14.29%) Network Design
6 4 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Benchmarking
7 3 (10.71%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Java
1 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) HNC
2 4 (14.29%) HND
3 3 (10.71%) PMI Certification
3 3 (10.71%) PMP
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 3 (10.71%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Nokia
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) ForgeRock
3 2 (7.14%) Huawei
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Pega
3 2 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.57%) Aruba
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Clearswift
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.57%) VMware