The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Process Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Process Improvement over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Process Improvement
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 69 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Contract jobs citing Process Improvement 7 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.78% 1.51% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.83% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 10
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -21.00% +7.52%  

Process 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 760 1258 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.63% 82.76% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 707 679
Median daily rate £400 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
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 £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Process Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Process Improvement in Edinburgh

Process Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Process Improvement in Edinburgh

Process Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Process Improvement in Edinburgh

Process Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Process 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 Process Improvement.

1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Law
5 2 (12.50%) Legal
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
5 2 (12.50%) MS Project
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) Line Management
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (12.50%) F5

Process 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:

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (12.50%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
1 1 (6.25%) gulp
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Law
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Process Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Process Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Engagement Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity and Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Product Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Ajax
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) CSS3
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) LESS
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) AIX
1 1 (6.25%) HPUX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Solaris
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
1 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Line Management
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Economics
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) QRadar
1 1 (6.25%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) F5
2 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 1 (6.25%) OpenText
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk