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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 50 57 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 21 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.41% 1.29% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.74% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
Average daily rate
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£330 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £276 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £342 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.85 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £20.01
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +49.96%
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
706 518 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.06% 74.53% 72.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 297 371
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 5 5
Average hourly rate £31.70 £21.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.95% +127.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 18 (42.86%) UNIX
3 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) RACF
5 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (14.29%) Oracle
6 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) TDD
7 5 (11.90%) Banking
7 5 (11.90%) ITSM
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL
7 5 (11.90%) Project Management
8 4 (9.52%) Service Management
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 4 (9.52%) Solaris
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (9.52%) Information Assurance
9 3 (7.14%) RESTful
9 3 (7.14%) SaaS
9 3 (7.14%) BDD
9 3 (7.14%) Jenkins

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Node.js
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) CICS
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
1 1 (2.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SSL
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle9i Database
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.14%) Selenium
1 3 (7.14%) FitNesse
1 3 (7.14%) Maven
1 3 (7.14%) Ant
2 2 (4.76%) Fiddler
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Administrator
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) DBA
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) UAT Tester
4 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Tester
5 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.76%) UNIX Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) UNIX Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Tester
5 2 (4.76%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) RESTful
1 3 (7.14%) JSON
1 3 (7.14%) XML
1 3 (7.14%) XML Schema
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) CSS3
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) Sass
3 1 (2.38%) Ajax
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) UNIX
2 4 (9.52%) Solaris
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.90%) TDD
2 5 (11.90%) ITSM
2 5 (11.90%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Project Management
3 4 (9.52%) Service Management
3 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
3 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
3 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (9.52%) Information Assurance
4 3 (7.14%) BDD
4 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.14%) Scrum
4 3 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (4.76%) Six Sigma
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) CRM
5 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.14%) XPath
3 3 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) VB
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.38%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 2 (4.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) MBA
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) RACF
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (4.76%) Netcool
2 2 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) IBM
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Omniture
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) Business Objects