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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 74 72 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 16 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.99% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.01% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £185 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.88 £17.33
% change year-on-year
+21.85% +8.91%
Continuous Improvement
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
1284 991 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.65% 77.42% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 581 363
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) Open Source
4 9 (23.68%) SQL
5 8 (21.05%) Ant
5 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (21.05%) TDD
5 8 (21.05%) Maven
5 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
5 8 (21.05%) BDD
5 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 7 (18.42%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (18.42%) JSON
6 7 (18.42%) RESTful
6 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (18.42%) UNIX
6 7 (18.42%) Project Management
7 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 6 (15.79%) HTML
7 6 (15.79%) Web Services
7 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
7 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.79%) Hudson
7 6 (15.79%) Gradle
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (13.16%) Selenium
8 5 (13.16%) Banking
8 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.89%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Ant
1 8 (21.05%) Maven
1 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
1 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.79%) Hudson
2 6 (15.79%) Gradle
2 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.16%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) Calabash
4 3 (7.89%) Appium
4 3 (7.89%) Xcode
5 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.26%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Designer
4 4 (10.53%) Change Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (7.89%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.63%) Junior
7 1 (2.63%) Trainer
7 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Change Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) JSON
1 7 (18.42%) RESTful
2 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) HTML
3 5 (13.16%) CSS
4 4 (10.53%) XML
4 4 (10.53%) Middleware
5 3 (7.89%) REST
5 3 (7.89%) JSP
6 2 (5.26%) SOAP
6 2 (5.26%) XML Schema
6 2 (5.26%) jQuery
6 2 (5.26%) CSS3
6 2 (5.26%) HTML5
6 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) UNIX
2 3 (7.89%) Android
2 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Open Source
3 8 (21.05%) BDD
3 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
3 8 (21.05%) TDD
3 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (18.42%) Project Management
4 7 (18.42%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (7.89%) ATDD
8 3 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (7.89%) Android Development
8 3 (7.89%) iOS Development
8 3 (7.89%) DevOps
8 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) XPath
5 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.63%) XenApp
1 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) TeamSite
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Citrix
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Cognos
3 1 (2.63%) Unisys
3 1 (2.63%) Epicor
3 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Remedy
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Crossbeam
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter
3 1 (2.63%) AlgoSec