The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 60 68 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 7 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 0.86% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.23% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -17.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
601 651 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.22% 70.23% 68.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 283 308
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 8
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Continuous Improvement
Berkshire

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 31 July 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 17 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (41.18%) Problem Management
3 11 (32.35%) 4G
3 11 (32.35%) Change Management
3 11 (32.35%) 3G
4 10 (29.41%) 2G
4 10 (29.41%) GSM
4 10 (29.41%) Network Architecture
4 10 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (20.59%) Degree
5 7 (20.59%) Firewall
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
7 5 (14.71%) Requirements Management
7 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
7 5 (14.71%) SLA
7 5 (14.71%) SQL
8 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
8 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.76%) IIS
8 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 4 (11.76%) SAN
8 4 (11.76%) Marketing
8 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) NLBS
8 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 4 (11.76%) Clustering
8 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) 3G
1 11 (32.35%) 4G
2 10 (29.41%) 2G
2 10 (29.41%) GSM
3 7 (20.59%) Firewall
4 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.76%) SAN
6 3 (8.82%) NAS
6 3 (8.82%) DNS
6 3 (8.82%) LDAP
6 3 (8.82%) DHCP
7 2 (5.88%) LAN
7 2 (5.88%) SDH
7 2 (5.88%) WAN
7 2 (5.88%) NGN
7 2 (5.88%) SONET
7 2 (5.88%) DWDM
7 2 (5.88%) MPLS
8 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Ant
1 2 (5.88%) Maven
1 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.88%) Hudson
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Marketing
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Finance
5 1 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Games
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
1 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Server Support
3 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Programme Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Server Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Release Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Service Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Field Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.94%) Programme Director
5 1 (2.94%) Transition Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) SOAP
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) XML
1 2 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 4 (11.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Problem Management
2 11 (32.35%) Change Management
3 10 (29.41%) Network Architecture
3 10 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
4 6 (17.65%) ITIL
5 5 (14.71%) Requirements Management
6 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Service Management
7 3 (8.82%) Release Management
7 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
7 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.88%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) CCNA
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.76%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
1 2 (5.88%) Vagrant
1 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Nortel
2 1 (2.94%) Ericsson
2 1 (2.94%) NetApp
2 1 (2.94%) Nokia
2 1 (2.94%) Huawei