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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 55 69 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.44% 0.70% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 0.99% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
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£433 £588 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% +42.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £638 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.63% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -33.33%
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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
547 710 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.67% 70.93% 66.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 351 233
Average daily rate £400 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 21
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, 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 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Telecoms
3 8 (38.10%) Service Management
3 8 (38.10%) ITIL
4 7 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) BMC
5 6 (28.57%) HP
5 6 (28.57%) EMC
5 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (28.57%) Marketing
5 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Financial Modelling
5 6 (28.57%) Coaching
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
6 5 (23.81%) Capacity Management
6 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 1 (4.76%) Workflow
8 1 (4.76%) Legal
8 1 (4.76%) Validation
8 1 (4.76%) Migration
8 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (4.76%) Wireless
8 1 (4.76%) Back Office
8 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.76%) ISEB
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
1 1 (4.76%) Broadband
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) 3G
1 1 (4.76%) 4G
General
1 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Telecoms
3 6 (28.57%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Bid Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Planner
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Service Assurance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Service Management
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (28.57%) Financial Modelling
3 6 (28.57%) Coaching
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
4 5 (23.81%) Capacity Management
4 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) Benchmarking
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) BMC
1 6 (28.57%) HP
1 6 (28.57%) EMC
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Huawei
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