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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Continual Improvement
Rank 82 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 50 49 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.96% 1.80% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.28% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 24
Average daily rate £363 £421 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.94% +12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £359
% change year-on-year
- +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.55 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +80.00%
Continuous Improvement
UK

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
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +14 23 £310 -4.61% 7
Edinburgh -19 18 £500 +11.11% 2
Renfrewshire - 4 £395 -
West Lothian 0 1 £375 -11.24% 1
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £550 -
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (28.70%) Finance
2 27 (25.00%) SQL
3 26 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (19.44%) ITIL
6 19 (17.59%) Unix
7 18 (16.67%) SDLC
8 16 (14.81%) Project Management
9 14 (12.96%) Service Management
9 14 (12.96%) Service Delivery
9 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
9 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
10 13 (12.04%) Windows
10 13 (12.04%) Web Services
10 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
10 13 (12.04%) Banking
11 12 (11.11%) Project Planning
11 12 (11.11%) Change Management
12 11 (10.19%) Relational Database
13 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (9.26%) Oracle
13 10 (9.26%) .NET
13 10 (9.26%) C#
13 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET
13 10 (9.26%) QA
13 10 (9.26%) TDD
14 9 (8.33%) Java
14 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (8.33%) Windows Server
15 8 (7.41%) Time Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 7 (6.48%) IIS
3 4 (3.70%) CICS
4 3 (2.78%) CMS
4 3 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.85%) SAS
5 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Office
3 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) HTTP
1 7 (6.48%) SSL
2 3 (2.78%) Intranet
3 1 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.19%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.56%) MS Access
4 5 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.70%) Star Schema
6 3 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) MySQL
8 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Fiddler
1 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.78%) FitNesse
2 3 (2.78%) Maven
2 3 (2.78%) NUnit
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.78%) ReSharper
2 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.85%) JUnit
4 1 (0.93%) Ant
4 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 31 (28.70%) Finance
2 13 (12.04%) Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (17.59%) Analyst
2 13 (12.04%) Administrator
3 12 (11.11%) Developer
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (5.56%) Architect
6 5 (4.63%) Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Tivoli Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Tivoli Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Process Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (2.78%) Applications Support
8 3 (2.78%) Consultant
8 3 (2.78%) IT Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.04%) Web Services
2 10 (9.26%) .NET
2 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.56%) CSS
3 6 (5.56%) XML
4 4 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.70%) Spring
5 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.78%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.78%) HTML
5 3 (2.78%) JSON
5 3 (2.78%) LINQ
5 3 (2.78%) LINQ to SQL
5 3 (2.78%) REST
5 3 (2.78%) WCF
6 2 (1.85%) DOM
6 2 (1.85%) J2EE
6 2 (1.85%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.48%) Replication
4 4 (3.70%) User Experience
5 3 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.78%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.85%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.85%) Ergonomics
6 2 (1.85%) Statistics
6 2 (1.85%) Tandem
7 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) FMCG
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.59%) Unix
2 13 (12.04%) Windows
3 9 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.70%) Linux
5 3 (2.78%) AIX
5 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.78%) Solaris
5 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.44%) ITIL
3 18 (16.67%) SDLC
4 16 (14.81%) Project Management
5 14 (12.96%) Service Delivery
5 14 (12.96%) Service Management
6 12 (11.11%) Change Management
6 12 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (9.26%) TDD
8 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.41%) Time Management
10 7 (6.48%) Analytics
10 7 (6.48%) Line Management
10 7 (6.48%) Migration
10 7 (6.48%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (6.48%) Problem Management
10 7 (6.48%) Six Sigma
10 7 (6.48%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) C#
3 9 (8.33%) Java
4 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.63%) Perl
6 5 (4.63%) Python
7 3 (2.78%) VBA
8 2 (1.85%) R
8 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Degree
2 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.85%) ISEB
4 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.93%) MCP
5 1 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) QA
2 7 (6.48%) SLA
3 4 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) RACF
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) Netcool
1 5 (4.63%) Tivoli
1 5 (4.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 3 (2.78%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle
3 8 (7.41%) HP
3 8 (7.41%) IBM
4 4 (3.70%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.85%) Google
6 2 (1.85%) Omniture
7 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.93%) Pega
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
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