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 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 46 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 17 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.33% 1.63% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 2.35% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Average daily rate
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£301 £260 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.76% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £256 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £342 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.30% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.56% -3.03%
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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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
577 426 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.15% 69.61% 69.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 212 273
Average daily rate £350 £362 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.24% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £234 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.93 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.85% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 22 December 2014, 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 12 (60.00%) UNIX
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) RACF
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Solaris
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (10.00%) C#
8 2 (10.00%) VBScript
8 2 (10.00%) VB
8 2 (10.00%) .NET
8 2 (10.00%) IIS
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (10.00%) HTTP
8 2 (10.00%) SSL
8 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
8 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (10.00%) Replication
8 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Fiddler
8 2 (10.00%) Security Testing

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
1 2 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Fiddler
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX Technical Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) DBA
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SOA Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SOA Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Tandem
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (10.00%) SOA
2 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) BPEL
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
3 2 (10.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) RACF
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Progress