Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 July 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 111 121
Rank change year-on-year +31 +10 -17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 149 64 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.66% 1.51% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 1.79% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 31 57
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £320 £225 £206
90th Percentile £566 £508 £500
UK median daily rate £469 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,837 3,567 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.27% 84.21% 86.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,862 2,069 2,686
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £259 £251 £235
90th Percentile £550 £525 £510
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 80 89
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.20%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.13 £45.10 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in Scotland

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +23 94 £475 +18.01% 16
Glasgow -11 37 £394 +5.00% 6
Dundee - 8 £413 -
Aberdeen - 5 - - 3
West Lothian 0 2 £375 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £213 -
Fife - 2 - - 3
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 74 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.26%) Finance
3 40 (26.85%) Coaching
4 37 (24.83%) Scrum
5 34 (22.82%) Banking
6 29 (19.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (16.78%) Kanban
8 24 (16.11%) Mentoring
9 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
10 19 (12.75%) Decision-Making
11 17 (11.41%) SQL Server
12 14 (9.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 13 (8.72%) Oracle
13 13 (8.72%) Test Automation
14 12 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (8.05%) QA
14 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
14 12 (8.05%) Windows
15 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
15 11 (7.38%) Relational Database
15 11 (7.38%) DevOps
16 10 (6.71%) Process Improvement
16 10 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (6.71%) Active Directory
16 10 (6.71%) Project Management
17 9 (6.04%) Six Sigma
17 9 (6.04%) Change Management
17 9 (6.04%) SQL
17 9 (6.04%) HTML

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (2.01%) Confluence
1 3 (2.01%) IIS
1 3 (2.01%) SAS
2 2 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.34%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) HFM
2 3 (2.01%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.70%) Office 365
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.70%) Network Security
2 4 (2.68%) SAN
3 2 (1.34%) Broadband
3 2 (1.34%) DHCP
3 2 (1.34%) DNS
3 2 (1.34%) DSL
3 2 (1.34%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.34%) Skype
3 2 (1.34%) SMS
3 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.68%) Essbase
3 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.68%) Oracle Smart View
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.67%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.67%) IDOL
5 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.67%) QlikView
5 1 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) JIRA
2 4 (2.68%) Hudson
2 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.68%) Selenium
3 3 (2.01%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.01%) Protractor
3 3 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 57 (38.26%) Finance
2 34 (22.82%) Banking
3 7 (4.70%) Legal
4 6 (4.03%) Games
5 3 (2.01%) Law
6 2 (1.34%) Billing
6 2 (1.34%) Electronics
6 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (22.15%) Scrum Master
2 17 (11.41%) Analyst
3 15 (10.07%) Consultant
4 14 (9.40%) Developer
5 9 (6.04%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.37%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.37%) Agile Coach
7 7 (4.70%) Design Engineer
7 7 (4.70%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.36%) Architect
9 5 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Designer
9 5 (3.36%) Lean Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) Six Sigma Consultant
9 5 (3.36%) User Researcher
10 4 (2.68%) QA Consultant
11 3 (2.01%) Data Analyst
11 3 (2.01%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.01%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.04%) HTML
2 8 (5.37%) .NET
2 8 (5.37%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.36%) Web Services
4 3 (2.01%) COM
5 2 (1.34%) REST
5 2 (1.34%) SOAP
5 2 (1.34%) WinForms
5 2 (1.34%) XML
6 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.67%) CSS
6 1 (0.67%) CSS3
6 1 (0.67%) EDI
6 1 (0.67%) HTML5
6 1 (0.67%) React
6 1 (0.67%) Redux
6 1 (0.67%) Velocity
6 1 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.03%) Blog
1 6 (4.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.68%) iPad
3 4 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.01%) PKI
5 2 (1.34%) Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.34%) VHDL
6 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.67%) IVR
6 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.67%) Robotics
6 1 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.05%) Windows
2 7 (4.70%) Linux
3 6 (4.03%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) AIX
6 1 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.85%) Coaching
3 37 (24.83%) Scrum
4 29 (19.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (16.78%) Kanban
6 24 (16.11%) Mentoring
7 19 (12.75%) Decision-Making
8 14 (9.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 13 (8.72%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (7.38%) DevOps
11 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (6.71%) Process Improvement
12 10 (6.71%) Project Management
13 9 (6.04%) Analytics
13 9 (6.04%) Change Management
13 9 (6.04%) Line Management
13 9 (6.04%) Service Design
13 9 (6.04%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
2 9 (6.04%) SQL
3 5 (3.36%) C
3 5 (3.36%) Java
3 5 (3.36%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.68%) Python
5 3 (2.01%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.34%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.34%) C#
6 2 (1.34%) C++
6 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) Groovy
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.67%) VBA
7 1 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.34%) Degree
2 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.67%) ACCA
3 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.67%) CIPFA
3 1 (0.67%) CISA
3 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.67%) MCSE
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.05%) QA
2 5 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.68%) FINREP
3 4 (2.68%) IFRS
4 3 (2.01%) GDPR
4 3 (2.01%) PMO
5 2 (1.34%) ISO 13485
5 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.34%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.67%) Docker
6 1 (0.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.67%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) SCCM
2 1 (0.67%) Ansible
2 1 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.67%) SCOM
2 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.72%) Oracle
3 7 (4.70%) Citrix
4 5 (3.36%) VMware
5 4 (2.68%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.68%) Twitter
6 3 (2.01%) EMC
6 3 (2.01%) NetApp
7 2 (1.34%) Altera
7 2 (1.34%) Dell
7 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.34%) Thales
7 2 (1.34%) Veritas
7 2 (1.34%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.67%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.67%) HP
8 1 (0.67%) iManage
8 1 (0.67%) Intapp
8 1 (0.67%) SAP
8 1 (0.67%) Workday