The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 46 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 18 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.33% 0.82% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.09% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Average daily rate
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£330 £405 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +57.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £369 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £441 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.10 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £15.97 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+89.41% -3.21%
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
634 460 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.91% 75.41% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 228 338
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 8
Average hourly rate £16.64 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 18 (54.55%) UNIX
2 16 (48.48%) Finance
3 12 (36.36%) RACF
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) Oracle
6 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (12.12%) Solaris
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (12.12%) ITSM
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Windows
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 2 (6.06%) Ant
8 2 (6.06%) VBScript
8 2 (6.06%) VB
8 2 (6.06%) .NET
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.06%) Web Services
8 2 (6.06%) XML
8 2 (6.06%) C#

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (6.06%) IIS
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) CICS
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) WebTrends
1 1 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) HTTP
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle9i Database
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Ant
1 2 (6.06%) Maven
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) Selenium
1 2 (6.06%) FitNesse
1 2 (6.06%) Fiddler
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (48.48%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Technical Specialist
2 8 (24.24%) UNIX Administrator
3 7 (21.21%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) DBA
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX Technical Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
1 2 (6.06%) XML
1 2 (6.06%) XML Schema
1 2 (6.06%) JSON
1 2 (6.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.06%) Replication
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.03%) Tandem
2 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) UNIX
2 4 (12.12%) Solaris
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL
1 4 (12.12%) ITSM
1 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
2 3 (9.09%) Information Assurance
2 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.06%) Scrum
3 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.06%) TDD
3 2 (6.06%) Service Management
3 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
3 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.06%) SOA
3 2 (6.06%) BDD
3 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
3 2 (6.06%) Test Management
3 2 (6.06%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) VBScript
3 2 (6.06%) VB
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.06%) XPath
3 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) RACF
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCOM
1 2 (6.06%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Omniture
3 1 (3.03%) Google