Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 75 70
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 +16
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 24 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.87% 1.34% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.68% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 18
Reading median daily rate £325 £488 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +22.64% +17.78%
10th Percentile £290 £394 £188
90th Percentile £638 £631 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £447 £350
% change year-on-year -7.67% +27.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.04% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £45.25 -
% change year-on-year -17.13% - -

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1061 1192 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.50% 80.05% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 620 927
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £272 £227 £239
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 84
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Reading

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Reading

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Reading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Reading

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (29.17%) Change Control
3 6 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Remedy
4 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.67%) Workflow
5 4 (16.67%) Maya
5 4 (16.67%) Amdocs
5 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) PMP
5 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 4 (16.67%) Nokia
5 4 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (16.67%) Huawei
5 4 (16.67%) Business Development
5 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.67%) PMO
6 3 (12.50%) Proactive Management
6 3 (12.50%) Office 365

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) IIS
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (16.67%) Maya
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) NAS
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) 3GPP
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) LTE
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) VoLTE
3 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) PowerCenter
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Deployment Manager
1 6 (25.00%) Quality Manager
2 4 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Planning Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Programme Planning Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Delivery Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Junior
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (29.17%) Change Control
3 6 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Business Development
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Workflow
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Proactive Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 4 (16.67%) PMP
1 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
2 3 (12.50%) CCNP
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCSA
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PMO
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Remedy
2 4 (16.67%) Amdocs
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Ericsson
2 4 (16.67%) Huawei
2 4 (16.67%) Nokia
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) BMC
4 1 (4.17%) Informatica
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) SAP