The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 67 67 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 13 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.02% 0.86% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.19% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £348 £356
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +47.36%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
925 837 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.38% 71.78% 67.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 404 322
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.15% -26.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £4.65 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) MVC
5 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (12.50%) CruiseControl
5 3 (12.50%) Information Management
5 3 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (12.50%) MS Project
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (12.50%) Investment Management
5 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (8.33%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.33%) Line Management
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) User Experience
6 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.33%) Dependency Management
6 2 (8.33%) jQuery
6 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Project
1 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) Fireworks
2 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.17%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) CruiseControl
1 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Trainer
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Trainer
4 1 (4.17%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Communications Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Project Officer
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) jQuery
2 2 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) MVC
4 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 3 (12.50%) Information Management
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.50%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 2 (8.33%) Line Management
5 2 (8.33%) Coaching
5 2 (8.33%) Dependency Management
5 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) UML
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Chordiant
1 2 (8.33%) Unisys
1 2 (8.33%) Genesys
1 2 (8.33%) Epicor
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Hyperion