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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 60 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 1.90% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.61% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £143 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £316 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £15.97 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+106.63% -3.21%
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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
620 729 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.45% 72.97% 71.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 376 211
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 18
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 18 (75.00%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) Telecoms
3 9 (37.50%) Project Management
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL
4 7 (29.17%) Service Management
4 7 (29.17%) Marketing
5 6 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
5 6 (25.00%) Coaching
5 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (25.00%) HP
5 6 (25.00%) EMC
5 6 (25.00%) BMC
6 5 (20.83%) Capacity Management
6 5 (20.83%) Performance Management
6 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.50%) Legal
9 2 (8.33%) Process Management
9 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
9 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.33%) QA
10 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
10 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
10 1 (4.17%) Banking
10 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
10 1 (4.17%) Data Management
10 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Broadband
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 18 (75.00%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) Telecoms
3 7 (29.17%) Marketing
4 3 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Bid Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Planner
4 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Deployment Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Service Assurance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Project Management
2 7 (29.17%) Service Management
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
3 6 (25.00%) Coaching
4 5 (20.83%) Capacity Management
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Management
4 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Process Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) HP
1 6 (25.00%) EMC
1 6 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (4.17%) BT
2 1 (4.17%) Huawei
2 1 (4.17%) SAP