The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian 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 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 18 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 1.33% 1.72% 14.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.22% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.38 £30.63
% change year-on-year
+9.95% -13.87%
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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 West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
53 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 70.67% 77.59% 77.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 25
Average daily rate £325 £360 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £423 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.14 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Continuous Improvement
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the West Lothian region.

Continuous Improvement Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) eTOM
2 2 (40.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Chordiant
2 2 (40.00%) Genesys
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) eTOM
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Chordiant
1 2 (40.00%) Genesys