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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 61 72 78
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 0.50% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.68% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
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 £398 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+22.30% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £24.71 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-23.59% +17.64%
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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
588 738 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.28% 73.51% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 343 268
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) Marketing
4 3 (16.67%) Firewall
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) 4G
4 3 (16.67%) 3G
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Process Management
5 2 (11.11%) 2G
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) GSM
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) CCNA

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) 3G
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) 4G
2 2 (11.11%) 2G
2 2 (11.11%) GSM
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Ant
1 1 (5.56%) Maven
1 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.56%) Hudson
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (5.56%) Legal
5 1 (5.56%) Games
5 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Server Support
2 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Programme Director
2 1 (5.56%) Transition Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
2 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.11%) Process Management
4 2 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Nortel
3 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.56%) NetApp
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia
3 1 (5.56%) Huawei