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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 47 52 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 27 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.53% 2.28% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.23% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 4
Average daily rate £313 £250 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -45.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £187 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.05% +16.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
783 558 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.25% 70.54% 63.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 237 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 20
Average hourly rate £22.25 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.06% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
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
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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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 18 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 15 (44.12%) Problem Management
3 11 (32.35%) Change Management
4 10 (29.41%) 2G
4 10 (29.41%) 3G
4 10 (29.41%) GSM
4 10 (29.41%) Network Architecture
4 10 (29.41%) 4G
4 10 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (20.59%) Degree
5 7 (20.59%) SLA
6 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.71%) Firewall
6 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
6 5 (14.71%) Programme Management
6 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
6 5 (14.71%) Requirements Management
6 5 (14.71%) Marketing
6 5 (14.71%) Retail
6 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) NLBS
7 4 (11.76%) QA
7 4 (11.76%) Clustering
7 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.76%) SAN
7 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
7 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) IIS

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) 2G
1 10 (29.41%) 3G
1 10 (29.41%) GSM
1 10 (29.41%) 4G
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) SAN
4 3 (8.82%) LDAP
4 3 (8.82%) DHCP
4 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 3 (8.82%) NAS
5 2 (5.88%) NGN
5 2 (5.88%) Wireless
5 2 (5.88%) SONET
5 2 (5.88%) DWDM
5 2 (5.88%) MPLS
5 2 (5.88%) SDH
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.88%) Hudson
1 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.88%) Maven
1 2 (5.88%) Ant
General
1 18 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Marketing
2 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
1 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure 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%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Electrical Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Release Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.94%) Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Procurement Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (2.94%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) REST
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Problem Management
2 11 (32.35%) Change Management
3 10 (29.41%) Network Architecture
3 10 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (14.71%) Programme Management
4 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
4 5 (14.71%) Requirements Management
4 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.88%) Release Management
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
2 4 (11.76%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) NLBS
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
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%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Nokia
2 2 (5.88%) Nortel
2 2 (5.88%) Ericsson
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) NetApp