The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 82 70
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 20 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.64% 1.19% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.39% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 10
Median daily rate £400 £425 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +23.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £569 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +19.56%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1017 1153 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.22% 85.41% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2417 1939
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 9 (28.13%) ITIL
4 7 (21.88%) Service Management
4 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
4 7 (21.88%) Banking
4 7 (21.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.63%) Line Management
6 5 (15.63%) Change Management
7 4 (12.50%) ITSM
7 4 (12.50%) Migration
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.50%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) Unix
7 4 (12.50%) HTML
7 4 (12.50%) SLA
7 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 4 (12.50%) Service Design
8 3 (9.38%) Contract Management
8 3 (9.38%) Analytics
8 3 (9.38%) Kanban
8 3 (9.38%) PKI
8 3 (9.38%) Cryptography
8 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) CCA
8 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.25%) UserZoom
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.13%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Appium
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (9.38%) IT Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Change Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Scrum Master
4 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Coach
5 1 (3.13%) Head of Operations
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) JSP
3 1 (3.13%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (3.13%) EPoS
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Tandem
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
3 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
3 7 (21.88%) Service Management
4 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 5 (15.63%) Line Management
5 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 4 (12.50%) ITSM
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) Service Design
5 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Contract Management
6 3 (9.38%) Cryptography
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
7 2 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCA
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) CISM
2 1 (3.13%) CISSP
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) COBIT
3 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) ClickTale
1 2 (6.25%) Google
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
2 1 (3.13%) CA
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.13%) Tableau
2 1 (3.13%) Trillium