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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 57 59
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 7 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.20% 1.61% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 2.01% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £424 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £485 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +19.56%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 463 698 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.15% 80.23% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 414 323
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 38
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.95 £40.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 June 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 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) Middleware
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (19.05%) SLA
4 4 (19.05%) JBoss
4 4 (19.05%) Apache
4 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
4 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
4 4 (19.05%) IIS
4 4 (19.05%) Unix
4 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) Process Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Test Management
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) Back Office
6 2 (9.52%) 3G
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco

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 4 (19.05%) Apache
1 4 (19.05%) IIS
1 4 (19.05%) JBoss
1 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
1 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) 3G
1 2 (9.52%) 4G
1 2 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) IMAP
2 1 (4.76%) ISUP
2 1 (4.76%) Junos
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) Megaco
2 1 (4.76%) MGW
2 1 (4.76%) MRTG
2 1 (4.76%) SMPP
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) SMTP
2 1 (4.76%) SNMP
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
1 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Middleware Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Web Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Messaging Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) CORBA
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) REST
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) FMCG
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 4 (19.05%) Process Improvement
3 4 (19.05%) Service Management
3 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Statistics
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) CCNP
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) HNC
3 1 (4.76%) HND
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) PMO
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Amdocs
2 1 (4.76%) Apigee
2 1 (4.76%) Aruba
2 1 (4.76%) Avaya
2 1 (4.76%) BMC
2 1 (4.76%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (4.76%) Clearswift
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Juniper
2 1 (4.76%) Nokia
2 1 (4.76%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Remedy
2 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
2 1 (4.76%) Virgin Media