The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 26 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 55 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 12 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.80% 2.43% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 3.01% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 13
Median daily rate £423 £320 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.03% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £259 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 554 565 751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.31% 80.60% 83.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 340 387
Median daily rate £380 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £43.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £42.00
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 Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Glasgow

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) Unix
3 8 (28.57%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 6 (21.43%) Finance
6 4 (14.29%) Change Management
6 4 (14.29%) J2SE
6 4 (14.29%) JMS
6 4 (14.29%) JUnit
6 4 (14.29%) Spring
6 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) Usability Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) Web Services
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
7 3 (10.71%) Service Management
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (7.14%) User Stories
8 2 (7.14%) Kdb+
8 2 (7.14%) VSAN
8 2 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (7.14%) User Experience
8 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
8 2 (7.14%) Analytics
8 2 (7.14%) Jenkins

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 2 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) VSAN
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) KDB
1 2 (7.14%) Kdb+
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.57%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) GitLab
3 1 (3.57%) GoCD
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Law
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) KDB Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (3.57%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (3.57%) User Researcher
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) J2SE
1 4 (14.29%) JMS
1 4 (14.29%) Spring
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) Kafka
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.57%) React
4 1 (3.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Unix
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Change Management
2 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Scrum
3 3 (10.71%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.71%) Usability Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) API Testing
4 2 (7.14%) BDD
4 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
4 2 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Kanban
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Groovy
3 2 (7.14%) Scala
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) CCNP
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) MCSA
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.57%) RACF
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.57%) Graphite
2 1 (3.57%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.57%) Icinga
2 1 (3.57%) logstash
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Avaya
1 2 (7.14%) BMC
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle
1 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy
1 2 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) F5
2 1 (3.57%) IBM
2 1 (3.57%) Sophos
2 1 (3.57%) Twitter
2 1 (3.57%) Veeam