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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Continual Improvement
Rank 11 21 6
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.97% 1.32% 12.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.41% 1.67% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£423 £425 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -33.33%
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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
54 60 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 80.60% 78.95% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 16
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Chordiant
2 3 (42.86%) Genesys
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
3 2 (28.57%) Ergonomics
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Business Objects
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) eTOM
4 1 (14.29%) XPath
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Designer
1 3 (42.86%) Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Report Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
1 2 (28.57%) Ergonomics
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) eTOM
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) XPath
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Chordiant
1 3 (42.86%) Genesys
2 2 (28.57%) Business Objects