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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 71 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 53 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.94% 1.28% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.77% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 9
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £289 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £416 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.55 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.61% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £15.97 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+89.41% -3.21%
Continuous Improvement
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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
2117 1755 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.69% 72.31% 69.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 891 737
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 +4 22 £450 +20.00% 5
Glasgow +14 20 £330 -18.51% 3
Stirling - 1 £425 -
Dundee - 1 £210 -
Falkirk - - - -
Ayrshire - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Lanarkshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
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Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 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 29 (29.29%) Finance
2 19 (19.19%) UNIX
3 16 (16.16%) SQL
4 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (12.12%) Banking
5 12 (12.12%) RACF
6 9 (9.09%) Project Management
6 9 (9.09%) ITSM
6 9 (9.09%) SOA
6 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.09%) ITIL
6 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 8 (8.08%) MS Excel
7 8 (8.08%) Oracle
7 8 (8.08%) Service Management
8 7 (7.07%) Scrum
8 7 (7.07%) Ant
8 7 (7.07%) Java
8 7 (7.07%) XML
8 7 (7.07%) XML Schema
8 7 (7.07%) HP
8 7 (7.07%) BDD
8 7 (7.07%) RESTful
8 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
8 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
8 7 (7.07%) Business Transformation
8 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.07%) TDD
8 7 (7.07%) Maven

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
2 2 (2.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.01%) CICS
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.05%) MS Office
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.03%) MS Project
3 3 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.01%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.01%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.01%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) SSL
1 2 (2.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.01%) H.323
2 1 (1.01%) MGCP
2 1 (1.01%) Intranet
2 1 (1.01%) ATM
2 1 (1.01%) VoIP
2 1 (1.01%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Ant
1 7 (7.07%) Jenkins
1 7 (7.07%) Maven
1 7 (7.07%) Selenium
1 7 (7.07%) FitNesse
2 5 (5.05%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.03%) JIRA
4 2 (2.02%) Fiddler
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.02%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.01%) Axure RP
General
1 29 (29.29%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Banking
3 5 (5.05%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.01%) Electronics
6 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (10.10%) Analyst
2 9 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
3 8 (8.08%) Designer
3 8 (8.08%) UNIX Administrator
4 7 (7.07%) Administrator
5 6 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (6.06%) Tester
5 6 (6.06%) Programme Manager
6 5 (5.05%) Consultant
6 5 (5.05%) Architect
7 4 (4.04%) Platform Manager
7 4 (4.04%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.04%) IT Trainer
7 4 (4.04%) Trainer
7 4 (4.04%) DBA
7 4 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.03%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) UNIX Technical Specialist
8 3 (3.03%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) XML
1 7 (7.07%) XML Schema
1 7 (7.07%) RESTful
1 7 (7.07%) JSON
2 5 (5.05%) Middleware
3 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.02%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) .NET
4 1 (1.01%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.04%) Open Source
4 3 (3.03%) AS400
4 3 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (2.02%) Replication
6 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.01%) Social Media
6 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.01%) Statistics
6 1 (1.01%) SCADA
6 1 (1.01%) Ergonomics
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.01%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.19%) UNIX
2 5 (5.05%) Windows
3 4 (4.04%) Solaris
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (9.09%) Project Management
2 9 (9.09%) ITSM
2 9 (9.09%) SOA
2 9 (9.09%) ITIL
3 8 (8.08%) Service Management
4 7 (7.07%) Scrum
4 7 (7.07%) BDD
4 7 (7.07%) Business Transformation
4 7 (7.07%) TDD
5 6 (6.06%) Coaching
5 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.05%) Workflow
6 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.05%) User Stories
6 5 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.04%) Release Management
7 4 (4.04%) Change Control
7 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.16%) SQL
2 7 (7.07%) Java
2 7 (7.07%) XPath
3 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.02%) C#
4 2 (2.02%) VBScript
4 2 (2.02%) VB
4 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.05%) Degree
4 4 (4.04%) ISEB
5 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.02%) VCP4
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.01%) CCNA
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) SLA
3 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.01%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) RACF
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 4 (4.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) Oracle
3 7 (7.07%) HP
4 3 (3.03%) Epicor
4 3 (3.03%) Unisys
5 2 (2.02%) Chordiant
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco
5 2 (2.02%) Genesys
6 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.01%) Omniture
6 1 (1.01%) Google
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