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 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 8 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 10.71% 6.82% 14.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.64% 9.09% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -22.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £333 £370
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.71 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-23.09% +7.41%
Continuous Improvement
Scotland

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
22 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 78.57% 75.00% 70.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 32
Average daily rate £375 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

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 West Lothian 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
Livingston 0 3 £375 +6.99%
Continuous Improvement
Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Top 19 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Business Objects
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) Ergonomics
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Chordiant
2 1 (33.33%) Genesys
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Report Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Ergonomics
1 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) Chordiant
2 1 (33.33%) Genesys