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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 71 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 8 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.67% 0.80% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.12% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £333 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.29% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-37.08% +42.85%
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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
918 806 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.82% 71.90% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 386 326
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 19
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +27.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 9 (34.62%) Project Management
1 9 (34.62%) Scrum
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (19.23%) DSDM
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 4 (15.38%) Ant
5 4 (15.38%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) SOAP
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
5 4 (15.38%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (15.38%) Release Management
5 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 4 (15.38%) Maven
5 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 4 (15.38%) Puppet
5 4 (15.38%) Hudson
5 4 (15.38%) REST
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
5 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
2 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) Ant
2 4 (15.38%) Hudson
2 4 (15.38%) Maven
2 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.54%) CruiseControl
3 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) ScrumMaster
2 4 (15.38%) Release Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) QA Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Management Accountant
5 1 (3.85%) Trainer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) SOAP
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
1 4 (15.38%) XML
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
1 4 (15.38%) REST
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) Velocity
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Project Management
1 9 (34.62%) Scrum
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) DSDM
2 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Release Management
3 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) Information Management
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
1 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) SAP
1 1 (3.85%) Chordiant
1 1 (3.85%) Genesys
1 1 (3.85%) Hyperion
1 1 (3.85%) Informatica
1 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (3.85%) Cadence
1 1 (3.85%) Eloqua
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