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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 8 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.13% 5.00% 8.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.45% 6.12% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -17.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £357 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.34% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.44 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.96% +29.90%
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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
31 49 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 79.49% 81.67% 68.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 23
Average daily rate £373 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 22 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (60.00%) Ergonomics
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Chordiant
2 1 (20.00%) Genesys
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Ergonomics
1 3 (60.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (20.00%) Chordiant
2 1 (20.00%) Genesys