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 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 83 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 46 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.58% 1.19% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.60% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £302 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.85 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £20.01
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +49.96%
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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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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
Glasgow +7 21 £330 +4.76% 3
Edinburgh +2 21 £400 -7.24% 5
West Lothian - 2 £375 - 1
Renfrewshire -1 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 £93 -
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 25 (25.25%) UNIX
3 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (21.21%) SQL
5 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (16.16%) Project Management
6 16 (16.16%) Java
7 14 (14.14%) TDD
7 14 (14.14%) Banking
8 12 (12.12%) Maven
8 12 (12.12%) BDD
8 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
8 12 (12.12%) Ant
9 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.10%) ITIL
11 9 (9.09%) JSON
11 9 (9.09%) Selenium
11 9 (9.09%) Cucumber
11 9 (9.09%) RESTful
11 9 (9.09%) RACF
12 8 (8.08%) MS Excel
12 8 (8.08%) SOA
12 8 (8.08%) Open Source
12 8 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (7.07%) Middleware
13 7 (7.07%) Service Management
13 7 (7.07%) ITSM
13 7 (7.07%) Mentoring
14 6 (6.06%) Relational Database

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) Node.js
3 1 (1.01%) SAS
3 1 (1.01%) CICS
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.06%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Magento
1 1 (1.01%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.01%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) HTTP
1 2 (2.02%) SSL
2 1 (1.01%) ATM
2 1 (1.01%) FTP
2 1 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.01%) QlikView
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (12.12%) Maven
1 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
1 12 (12.12%) Ant
2 9 (9.09%) Selenium
2 9 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.06%) FitNesse
3 6 (6.06%) JIRA
3 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.06%) Hudson
3 6 (6.06%) Gradle
4 3 (3.03%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.03%) Xcode
4 3 (3.03%) Calabash
4 3 (3.03%) Appium
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.02%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (2.02%) Fiddler
General
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 14 (14.14%) Banking
3 5 (5.05%) Retail
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (19.19%) Analyst
2 11 (11.11%) Administrator
3 10 (10.10%) UNIX Administrator
4 8 (8.08%) Solutions Designer
4 8 (8.08%) Designer
5 7 (7.07%) Architect
6 6 (6.06%) Tester
6 6 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.05%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (4.04%) DBA
8 4 (4.04%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (4.04%) Change Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) UAT Tester
8 4 (4.04%) Platform Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Operational Risk Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.09%) JSON
1 9 (9.09%) RESTful
2 7 (7.07%) Middleware
3 6 (6.06%) XML Schema
3 6 (6.06%) XML
4 5 (5.05%) Web Services
5 4 (4.04%) CSS
5 4 (4.04%) HTML
6 3 (3.03%) REST
6 3 (3.03%) JSP
7 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.02%) .NET
8 1 (1.01%) HTML5
8 1 (1.01%) CSS3
8 1 (1.01%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.01%) Sass
8 1 (1.01%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.08%) Open Source
3 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.01%) Social Media
5 1 (1.01%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.01%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) AS400
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.25%) UNIX
2 4 (4.04%) Solaris
3 3 (3.03%) Android
3 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.03%) Windows
4 1 (1.01%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.16%) Project Management
3 14 (14.14%) TDD
4 12 (12.12%) BDD
5 10 (10.10%) ITIL
6 8 (8.08%) SOA
6 8 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.07%) Service Management
7 7 (7.07%) ITSM
7 7 (7.07%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.06%) Scrum
8 6 (6.06%) Change Management
8 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.05%) ITIL V3
9 5 (5.05%) CRM
9 5 (5.05%) Programme Management
9 5 (5.05%) Line Management
9 5 (5.05%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.21%) SQL
2 16 (16.16%) Java
3 6 (6.06%) XPath
4 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.02%) Python
5 2 (2.02%) Perl
5 2 (2.02%) C#
5 2 (2.02%) VBScript
5 2 (2.02%) VB
5 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.01%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.01%) REXX
6 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.04%) ISEB
2 4 (4.04%) Degree
3 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.02%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 2 (2.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.01%) MBA
5 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) RACF
2 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.02%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.02%) Netcool
3 2 (2.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) HP
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle
3 3 (3.03%) IBM
4 2 (2.02%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.02%) Genesys
4 2 (2.02%) Chordiant
4 2 (2.02%) Omniture
5 1 (1.01%) Twitter
5 1 (1.01%) Google
5 1 (1.01%) Unisys
5 1 (1.01%) Epicor
5 1 (1.01%) Cognos