The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 24 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.

Process Improvement
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 59 54
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 11 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.92% 1.50% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.88% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Median daily rate £463 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £318 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £480 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £410
% change year-on-year - -2.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £22.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +91.01% -25.83%  

Process 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 455 693 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.27% 80.12% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 412 321
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
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 £25.00 £40.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Reading

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Reading

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Process Improvement in Reading over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Process Improvement in Reading

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Coaching
6 3 (13.64%) 4G
6 3 (13.64%) Big Data
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Billing
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) JIRA
6 3 (13.64%) CRM
6 3 (13.64%) HNC
6 3 (13.64%) HND
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) JUnit
6 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.64%) SOA
6 3 (13.64%) SLA
6 3 (13.64%) CCNP
6 3 (13.64%) CCNA
6 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma
6 3 (13.64%) 3G
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Data Security

Process 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:

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) 3G
1 3 (13.64%) 4G
1 3 (13.64%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (9.09%) 2G
2 2 (9.09%) LTE
3 1 (4.55%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (4.55%) ISUP
3 1 (4.55%) Megaco
3 1 (4.55%) MGW
3 1 (4.55%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) MS Access
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
1 3 (13.64%) JUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Billing
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Back Office
5 1 (4.55%) French Language
5 1 (4.55%) Front Office
5 1 (4.55%) German Language
5 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Service Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Finance Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Finance Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Finance Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Process Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Transformation Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Transformation Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) EDI
3 1 (4.55%) SAP ALE
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) CMDB
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Coaching
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Data Security
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CCNA
1 3 (13.64%) CCNP
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.64%) HNC
1 3 (13.64%) HND
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Jaspersoft
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Amdocs
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Hyperion
3 1 (4.55%) Nokia
3 1 (4.55%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
3 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.55%) Virgin Media