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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 49 59 64
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 13 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.97% 2.18% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.82% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Median daily rate £488 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £277 £502
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% -5.58%  

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 529 780 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.27% 77.30% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 421 399
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Reading

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (46.15%) Problem Management
2 10 (38.46%) Service Management
3 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 8 (30.77%) SLA
3 8 (30.77%) Matrix Organization
4 7 (26.92%) Process Improvement
4 7 (26.92%) Huawei
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 4 (15.38%) Finance
7 4 (15.38%) Middleware
7 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
7 4 (15.38%) IIS
7 4 (15.38%) Unix
7 4 (15.38%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) JBoss
7 4 (15.38%) Apache
7 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Test Management
8 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
9 2 (7.69%) Mobile App

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) IIS
1 4 (15.38%) JBoss
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) 3G
1 1 (3.85%) 4G
1 1 (3.85%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) IMAP
1 1 (3.85%) Junos
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) LDAP
1 1 (3.85%) MRTG
1 1 (3.85%) SMPP
1 1 (3.85%) SMS
1 1 (3.85%) SMTP
1 1 (3.85%) SNMP
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
1 1 (3.85%) JUnit
1 1 (3.85%) NUnit
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Problem Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Middleware Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Web Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement Manager
5 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Manager
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous improvement Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Core Network Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.85%) Messaging Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Problem Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Services Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Apache CXF
3 1 (3.85%) CORBA
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Problem Management
2 10 (38.46%) Service Management
3 8 (30.77%) Matrix Organization
3 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) Process Improvement
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Test Management
8 2 (7.69%) Service Design
8 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.85%) AOP
9 1 (3.85%) Coaching
9 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.85%) Information Security
9 1 (3.85%) Line Management
9 1 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
1 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) CIPD
4 1 (3.85%) HNC
4 1 (3.85%) HND
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Huawei
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Aruba
3 1 (3.85%) Avaya
3 1 (3.85%) Clearswift
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds