Period
to 14 August 2018

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 6 months to 14 August 2018 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
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 74 110
Rank change year-on-year +24 +36 -20
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 94 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.21% 1.58% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 1.88% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 17 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £403 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% -10.56% +16.13%
10th Percentile £340 £225 £374
90th Percentile £562 £530 £595
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £381
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.64% +12.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,572 1,966 2,336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.87% 84.09% 85.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,424 1,162 1,327
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £275
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 17
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +13.82% -12.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.63 £10.91
90th Percentile £43.90 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.91% -23.61% +54.18%

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 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 56 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.62%) Finance
3 34 (36.17%) Scrum
4 31 (32.98%) Coaching
5 27 (28.72%) Banking
6 24 (25.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (23.40%) Mentoring
8 20 (21.28%) Kanban
9 14 (14.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 11 (11.70%) DevOps
11 9 (9.57%) Cryptography
11 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
12 8 (8.51%) Resource Management
12 8 (8.51%) Change Management
12 8 (8.51%) Continuous Deployment
13 7 (7.45%) People Management
13 7 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (7.45%) SDLC
13 7 (7.45%) Decision-Making
13 7 (7.45%) QA
13 7 (7.45%) Test Management
13 7 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (7.45%) Network Security
13 7 (7.45%) Release Management
13 7 (7.45%) Test Automation
13 7 (7.45%) Programme Management
14 6 (6.38%) Project Management
14 6 (6.38%) Open Source
15 5 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (5.32%) Data Centre

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 3 (3.19%) SAS
2 2 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) Network Security
2 2 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.06%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) JIRA
2 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.19%) Protractor
2 3 (3.19%) Selenium
2 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (43.62%) Finance
2 27 (28.72%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Scrum Master
2 15 (15.96%) Analyst
3 8 (8.51%) Agile Coach
4 7 (7.45%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.45%) Design Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Security Engineer
5 6 (6.38%) Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Test Manager
6 4 (4.26%) Consultant
7 3 (3.19%) Agile Scrum Master
7 3 (3.19%) HR Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Project Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.19%) QA Manager
7 3 (3.19%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 2 (2.13%) Agile Test Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Cryptography Consultant
8 2 (2.13%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) WinForms
2 1 (1.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.06%) CSS
2 1 (1.06%) CSS3
2 1 (1.06%) EDI
2 1 (1.06%) HTML
2 1 (1.06%) HTML5
2 1 (1.06%) React
2 1 (1.06%) Redux
2 1 (1.06%) Velocity
2 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.26%) iPad
3 3 (3.19%) PKI
4 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.06%) Blog
5 1 (1.06%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.06%) Robotics
5 1 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.17%) Scrum
3 31 (32.98%) Coaching
4 24 (25.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (23.40%) Mentoring
6 20 (21.28%) Kanban
7 14 (14.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 11 (11.70%) DevOps
9 9 (9.57%) Cryptography
9 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.51%) Change Management
10 8 (8.51%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (8.51%) Resource Management
11 7 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (7.45%) Decision-Making
11 7 (7.45%) People Management
11 7 (7.45%) Programme Management
11 7 (7.45%) Release Management
11 7 (7.45%) SDLC
11 7 (7.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.19%) C#
2 3 (3.19%) Java
2 3 (3.19%) Python
2 3 (3.19%) SQL
3 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.06%) CIPFA
2 1 (1.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (1.06%) VCAP
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) GDPR
3 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.13%) PMO
4 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle
2 2 (2.13%) NetApp
2 2 (2.13%) Thales
3 1 (1.06%) Blue Prism
3 1 (1.06%) Brocade
3 1 (1.06%) EMC
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.06%) SAP
3 1 (1.06%) Twitter
3 1 (1.06%) VMware