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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 98 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 29 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 1.05% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.50% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.97% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £173 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
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
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -2 10 £375 -6.25% 5
Aberdeen +12 4 - -
West Lothian +1 3 £375 +6.99%
Glasgow -20 3 £353 -5.87% 4
Fife - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Change Management
4 9 (17.31%) SOA
4 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 8 (15.38%) SQL
6 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (11.54%) Scrum
7 6 (11.54%) Validation
7 6 (11.54%) MVC
7 6 (11.54%) .NET
7 6 (11.54%) C#
7 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
7 6 (11.54%) Web Services
8 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.62%) Java
8 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.62%) HP
8 5 (9.62%) Project Management
8 5 (9.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (9.62%) ITSM
8 5 (9.62%) Banking
8 5 (9.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (9.62%) Investment Management
8 5 (9.62%) REST

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.92%) CICS
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) assyst
2 1 (1.92%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) MS Access
3 1 (1.92%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.69%) Subversion
3 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.77%) CruiseControl
3 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.92%) Ant
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) Hudson
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Private Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Developer
3 5 (9.62%) Designer
3 5 (9.62%) ScrumMaster
4 4 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Change Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Process Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Report Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Lead Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Release Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
1 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
1 6 (11.54%) Web Services
2 5 (9.62%) REST
3 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.77%) HTML
4 3 (5.77%) Middleware
4 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.85%) jQuery
5 2 (3.85%) SOAP
5 2 (3.85%) XML
6 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.92%) Velocity
6 1 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) SCADA
2 4 (7.69%) Firmware
3 3 (5.77%) User Experience
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.85%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) Tandem
5 1 (1.92%) AS400
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Change Management
4 9 (17.31%) SOA
5 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Scrum
6 6 (11.54%) Validation
6 6 (11.54%) MVC
7 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.62%) Project Management
7 5 (9.62%) ITSM
7 5 (9.62%) Investment Management
8 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (7.69%) CRM
9 3 (5.77%) UML
9 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
9 3 (5.77%) Information Management
9 3 (5.77%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (7.69%) GAMP
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (9.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) HP
2 4 (7.69%) Serena
3 3 (5.77%) Chordiant
3 3 (5.77%) Genesys
4 2 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) Epicor
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) Unisys
5 1 (1.92%) Progress
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Cadence
5 1 (1.92%) Eloqua
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