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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 71 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.81% 1.26% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.74% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £256 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.70 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.63 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+34.10% -28.21%
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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
2244 1779 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.43% 72.05% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 897 780
Average daily rate £400 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £244 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 22
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

Continuous Improvement Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 26 £450 +36.36% 6
Glasgow +8 19 £338 -16.66% 6
Dundee - 1 £210 -
Falkirk - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 31 (30.69%) Finance
2 22 (21.78%) UNIX
3 20 (19.80%) SQL
4 17 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (12.87%) Banking
5 13 (12.87%) Java
6 12 (11.88%) RACF
7 11 (10.89%) Project Management
7 11 (10.89%) Ant
7 11 (10.89%) Maven
7 11 (10.89%) TDD
7 11 (10.89%) Jenkins
7 11 (10.89%) BDD
8 10 (9.90%) SOA
8 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
9 8 (7.92%) Scrum
9 8 (7.92%) ITSM
9 8 (7.92%) XML Schema
9 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
9 8 (7.92%) XML
9 8 (7.92%) ITIL
9 8 (7.92%) Cucumber
9 8 (7.92%) RESTful
9 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
9 8 (7.92%) JSON
9 8 (7.92%) XPath
9 8 (7.92%) Selenium
9 8 (7.92%) FitNesse
10 7 (6.93%) Open Source

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.98%) CMS
2 2 (1.98%) IIS
3 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.99%) CICS
3 1 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.94%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.99%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.99%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) SSL
1 2 (1.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) PABX
2 1 (0.99%) H.323
2 1 (0.99%) Intranet
2 1 (0.99%) MGCP
2 1 (0.99%) ATM
2 1 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Ant
1 11 (10.89%) Maven
1 11 (10.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.92%) Cucumber
2 8 (7.92%) Selenium
2 8 (7.92%) FitNesse
3 5 (4.95%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.97%) JIRA
4 3 (2.97%) Gradle
4 3 (2.97%) Calabash
4 3 (2.97%) Appium
4 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.97%) Hudson
4 3 (2.97%) Xcode
5 2 (1.98%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.98%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.99%) Axure RP
General
1 31 (30.69%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Banking
3 6 (5.94%) Retail
4 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.96%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (12.87%) Analyst
2 10 (9.90%) Designer
3 9 (8.91%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (7.92%) Solutions Designer
4 8 (7.92%) UNIX Administrator
5 7 (6.93%) Architect
5 7 (6.93%) Administrator
6 6 (5.94%) Tester
6 6 (5.94%) Programme Manager
6 6 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (3.96%) DBA
8 4 (3.96%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Platform Manager
9 3 (2.97%) UNIX Technical Specialist
9 3 (2.97%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) XML Schema
1 8 (7.92%) XML
1 8 (7.92%) RESTful
1 8 (7.92%) JSON
2 7 (6.93%) Middleware
3 3 (2.97%) REST
4 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.98%) Web Services
4 2 (1.98%) .NET
5 1 (0.99%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Open Source
3 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.97%) User Experience
5 2 (1.98%) Replication
5 2 (1.98%) AS400
6 1 (0.99%) Tandem
6 1 (0.99%) Statistics
6 1 (0.99%) Copywriting
6 1 (0.99%) Ergonomics
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.99%) Social Media
6 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.78%) UNIX
2 5 (4.95%) Windows
3 4 (3.96%) Solaris
4 3 (2.97%) Android
4 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.89%) Project Management
2 11 (10.89%) TDD
2 11 (10.89%) BDD
3 10 (9.90%) SOA
4 8 (7.92%) Scrum
4 8 (7.92%) ITSM
4 8 (7.92%) ITIL
5 7 (6.93%) Service Management
6 6 (5.94%) Coaching
6 6 (5.94%) Business Transformation
7 5 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (4.95%) Manual Testing
7 5 (4.95%) User Stories
7 5 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.95%) Workflow
7 5 (4.95%) Programme Management
8 4 (3.96%) Validation
8 4 (3.96%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) SQL
2 13 (12.87%) Java
3 8 (7.92%) XPath
4 4 (3.96%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.98%) C#
5 2 (1.98%) VBScript
5 2 (1.98%) VB
5 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) ISEB
4 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.98%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 2 (1.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.99%) CCNA
6 1 (0.99%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (11.88%) RACF
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.98%) SCOM
3 2 (1.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle
3 5 (4.95%) HP
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco
4 2 (1.98%) Unisys
4 2 (1.98%) Genesys
4 2 (1.98%) Epicor
4 2 (1.98%) Chordiant
5 1 (0.99%) Omniture
5 1 (0.99%) Google
5 1 (0.99%) Twitter
5 1 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.99%) Business Objects
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