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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Continual Improvement
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 60 77 52
Rank change year-on-year +17 -25  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.33% 0.93% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.12% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 17
Median daily rate £438 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £418 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £608 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.19 £30.35
% change year-on-year +5.00% -13.70%  

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 762 1250 1151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.67% 82.78% 81.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 700 648
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Edinburgh

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (28.00%) Supplier Management
4 7 (28.00%) SLA
4 7 (28.00%) ITSM
4 7 (28.00%) Service Management
5 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (24.00%) Line Management
5 6 (24.00%) Service Design
6 4 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (16.00%) CISM
6 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) CISSP
6 4 (16.00%) VBA
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.00%) Python
7 3 (12.00%) Perl
7 3 (12.00%) Windows
7 3 (12.00%) GIAC
7 3 (12.00%) Firewall
7 3 (12.00%) Process Management
7 3 (12.00%) Transition Management
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (12.00%) Splunk

Continuous Improvement
Top Related 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.00%) IaaS
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Route 53
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Consultant
1 4 (16.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) SIEM Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Splunk Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Database Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.00%) IT Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Product Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.00%) RESTful
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (8.00%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (4.00%) EPoS
5 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 7 (28.00%) ITSM
3 7 (28.00%) Service Management
3 7 (28.00%) Supplier Management
4 6 (24.00%) Line Management
4 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (24.00%) Service Design
5 4 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (12.00%) Process Management
6 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
6 3 (12.00%) SIEM
6 3 (12.00%) Threat Detection
6 3 (12.00%) Transition Management
6 3 (12.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) VBA
2 3 (12.00%) Perl
2 3 (12.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) CISM
1 4 (16.00%) CISSP
2 3 (12.00%) CEH
2 3 (12.00%) GIAC
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
2 4 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.00%) COBIT
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) QRadar
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle