The first table below looks at the demand for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 73 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 11 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.86% 0.68% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.96% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate
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£405 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £375 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+13.21% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.80% -22.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
951 730 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.47% 71.36% 69.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 355 333
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £33.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Continuous Improvement
Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 13 (39.39%) Project Management
1 13 (39.39%) Scrum
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) TeamCity
5 7 (21.21%) Banking
5 7 (21.21%) SOAP
5 7 (21.21%) Web Services
6 6 (18.18%) DSDM
6 6 (18.18%) Ant
6 6 (18.18%) Migration
6 6 (18.18%) Maven
6 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.15%) Release Management
7 5 (15.15%) Refactoring
7 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
7 5 (15.15%) Puppet
7 5 (15.15%) Hudson
7 5 (15.15%) REST
7 5 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
7 5 (15.15%) Vagrant
7 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (15.15%) MVC
7 5 (15.15%) XML
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.12%) SQL Server

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Intranet
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Informix
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) TeamCity
2 6 (18.18%) Ant
2 6 (18.18%) Maven
3 5 (15.15%) Hudson
3 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
5 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (9.09%) CruiseControl
6 2 (6.06%) JUnit
7 1 (3.03%) Subversion
7 1 (3.03%) Apache Ivy
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Release Manager
3 5 (15.15%) ScrumMaster
4 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Web Services
1 7 (21.21%) SOAP
2 5 (15.15%) REST
2 5 (15.15%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) .NET
4 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.06%) Spring
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) JPA
6 1 (3.03%) RESTful
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.03%) Java EE
6 1 (3.03%) Velocity
6 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.03%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (3.03%) EJB
6 1 (3.03%) CSS
6 1 (3.03%) JSP
6 1 (3.03%) JMS
6 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Project Management
1 13 (39.39%) Scrum
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
3 6 (18.18%) DSDM
3 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.15%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (15.15%) Release Management
4 5 (15.15%) Refactoring
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (15.15%) MVC
4 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 3 (9.09%) UML
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) C#
1 4 (12.12%) Java
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Puppet
1 5 (15.15%) Vagrant
1 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) SAP
1 1 (3.03%) Hyperion
1 1 (3.03%) Informatica
1 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (3.03%) Cadence
1 1 (3.03%) Eloqua
1 1 (3.03%) ClickSoftware Technologies