The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 92 90 106
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 58 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.99% 1.50% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.86% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 19
Median daily rate £381 £340 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £267 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £385
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+19.56% -16.36%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2436 2417 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.71% 80.30% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1235 1179
Median daily rate £370 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £268 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 36
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £12.63 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.91
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.77%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 21 £320 -3.03% 10
Edinburgh -4 14 £425 +23.18% 5
Renfrewshire - 6 £224 -
Stirling +8 5 £425 -
Fife +10 1 £385 +90.12%
West Lothian +9 1 £378 +0.66%
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 40 (41.67%) Finance
2 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (21.88%) Service Management
3 21 (21.88%) ITIL
4 18 (18.75%) Project Management
4 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (16.67%) SLA
6 14 (14.58%) Service Delivery
6 14 (14.58%) Banking
7 13 (13.54%) Migration
8 12 (12.50%) ITIL V3
9 11 (11.46%) Process Improvement
9 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
9 11 (11.46%) MS Office
9 11 (11.46%) Windows
10 10 (10.42%) HP
10 10 (10.42%) Change Management
10 10 (10.42%) Business Analysis
10 10 (10.42%) Project Planning
11 9 (9.38%) Retail
11 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.33%) Java
12 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
12 8 (8.33%) Line Management
13 7 (7.29%) User Experience
13 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (7.29%) ITSM
13 7 (7.29%) SQL
13 7 (7.29%) Unix
13 7 (7.29%) Active Directory

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.21%) CMS
3 4 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.08%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.08%) Drupal
4 2 (2.08%) GeoServer
4 2 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.04%) CICS
5 1 (1.04%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.04%) SAS
5 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Office
2 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.13%) MS Project
5 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Global One
2 1 (1.04%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
1 3 (3.13%) LAN
1 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.13%) WAN
2 2 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) UniData
2 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.08%) GIS
2 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.08%) JIRA
1 2 (2.08%) ProC
General
1 40 (41.67%) Finance
2 14 (14.58%) Banking
3 9 (9.38%) Retail
4 6 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.17%) Advertising
6 3 (3.13%) Publishing
7 2 (2.08%) Front Office
7 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.04%) Back Office
8 1 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (16.67%) Analyst
2 8 (8.33%) Change Manager
3 7 (7.29%) IT Manager
3 7 (7.29%) IT Services Manager
4 6 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Consultant
5 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Process Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Service Transition Manager
6 4 (4.17%) Transition Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) Business Process Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) Head of IT
7 3 (3.13%) Incident Manager
7 3 (3.13%) ITIL Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Migration Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Scrum Master
7 3 (3.13%) Supplier Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) CSS
2 4 (4.17%) HTML
3 3 (3.13%) Velocity
4 2 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.08%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.08%) CSS3
4 2 (2.08%) Ember.js
4 2 (2.08%) HTML5
4 2 (2.08%) Node.js
4 2 (2.08%) React
5 1 (1.04%) Java EE
5 1 (1.04%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.29%) User Experience
4 5 (5.21%) CMDB
5 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.08%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (2.08%) Statistics
7 2 (2.08%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.04%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.04%) NHS
8 1 (1.04%) Tandem
8 1 (1.04%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Windows
2 7 (7.29%) Unix
3 4 (4.17%) Linux
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.04%) AIX
6 1 (1.04%) CentOS
6 1 (1.04%) HPUX
6 1 (1.04%) Solaris
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.88%) ITIL
2 21 (21.88%) Service Management
3 18 (18.75%) Project Management
4 14 (14.58%) Service Delivery
5 13 (13.54%) Migration
6 12 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 11 (11.46%) Process Improvement
8 10 (10.42%) Business Analysis
8 10 (10.42%) Change Management
8 10 (10.42%) Project Planning
9 8 (8.33%) Line Management
10 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.29%) ITSM
10 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.29%) Supplier Management
10 7 (7.29%) User Stories
11 6 (6.25%) BDD
11 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.33%) Java
2 7 (7.29%) SQL
3 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.13%) C
4 3 (3.13%) Perl
4 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.08%) PHP
5 2 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.13%) ISEB
5 2 (2.08%) MCP
5 2 (2.08%) MCSE
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.04%) CISSP
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.67%) SLA
2 5 (5.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.08%) NEBOSH
4 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) RACF
3 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.04%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Control-M
2 1 (1.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (10.42%) HP
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (2.08%) CA
4 2 (2.08%) ESRI
4 2 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.08%) SAP
4 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.08%) SunGard
4 2 (2.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.04%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix
5 1 (1.04%) FactSet
5 1 (1.04%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.04%) Google
5 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.04%) Reuters
5 1 (1.04%) Trillium