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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 65 77 91
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.35% 0.59% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.82% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
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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
584 733 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.20% 72.07% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 374 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Process Management
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) SLA
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) 4G
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Server Support
1 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Programme Director
1 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Process Management
3 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) NLBS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) Nokia
2 1 (10.00%) Nortel
2 1 (10.00%) Huawei
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