The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 92 89 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 36 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 0.99% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.39% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 10
Average daily rate £333 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.27% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £249 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £453 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +22.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1916 1651 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.17% 71.01% 66.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 852 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Continuous Improvement
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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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 24 £363 -19.44% 5
Glasgow +11 7 £315 -13.69% 12
Aberdeen +12 1 - - 1
West Lothian -8 1 £308 -14.58% 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.57%) Project Management
3 15 (23.81%) Finance
3 15 (23.81%) Waterfall
4 14 (22.22%) SQL
5 13 (20.63%) Web Services
5 13 (20.63%) XML
6 12 (19.05%) SOAP
6 12 (19.05%) ITIL
6 12 (19.05%) Migration
6 12 (19.05%) Scrum
7 11 (17.46%) Ant
7 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
7 11 (17.46%) Maven
7 11 (17.46%) Release Management
8 10 (15.87%) Hudson
8 10 (15.87%) REST
9 9 (14.29%) Banking
9 9 (14.29%) Change Management
9 9 (14.29%) Windows
9 9 (14.29%) Puppet
9 9 (14.29%) Vagrant
9 9 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (14.29%) TeamCity
10 8 (12.70%) Java
11 7 (11.11%) DSDM
11 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (11.11%) Capacity Planning

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (4.76%) SAS
2 2 (3.17%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) LAN
2 2 (3.17%) WAN
3 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Informix
3 2 (3.17%) MS Access
3 2 (3.17%) BODI
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Ant
1 11 (17.46%) Maven
1 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.87%) Hudson
3 9 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.94%) Subversion
5 2 (3.17%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (3.17%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.17%) JUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.59%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) Selenium
6 1 (1.59%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.59%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.59%) Trac
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Law
4 2 (3.17%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Release Manager
3 6 (9.52%) Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Change Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Designer
7 2 (3.17%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Software Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Software Manager
7 2 (3.17%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) Web Services
1 13 (20.63%) XML
2 12 (19.05%) SOAP
3 10 (15.87%) REST
4 3 (4.76%) .NET
5 2 (3.17%) Middleware
5 2 (3.17%) Spring
5 2 (3.17%) RESTful
5 2 (3.17%) JSON
5 2 (3.17%) HTML
6 1 (1.59%) Velocity
6 1 (1.59%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.59%) WCF
6 1 (1.59%) WF
6 1 (1.59%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (1.59%) JPA
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.59%) Ajax
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.76%) FMCG
2 2 (3.17%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Open Source
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) UNIX
4 2 (3.17%) Solaris
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.57%) Project Management
3 15 (23.81%) Waterfall
4 12 (19.05%) ITIL
4 12 (19.05%) Migration
4 12 (19.05%) Scrum
5 11 (17.46%) Release Management
6 9 (14.29%) Change Management
7 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (11.11%) DSDM
7 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (9.52%) Business Transformation
9 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.94%) UML
9 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.35%) Refactoring
10 4 (6.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) VBA
4 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.59%) XPath
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) Puppet
1 9 (14.29%) Vagrant
1 9 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.59%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.59%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle
1 4 (6.35%) HP
2 3 (4.76%) Serena
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) ClickSoftware Technologies
3 2 (3.17%) Genesys
3 2 (3.17%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.17%) Chordiant
4 1 (1.59%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) Sybase
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) Cadence
4 1 (1.59%) Eloqua
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