Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 82 88
Rank change year-on-year +17 +6 +17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 115 133 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.64% 2.54% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 2.95% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 65 38
Scotland median daily rate £433 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £348 £319 £310
90th Percentile £526 £562 £501
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.89% +3.64% +6.64%

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 3,724 4,509 3,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.33% 86.16% 85.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,114 2,730 1,805
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £260 £261 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £514
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 74 72
Scotland median hourly rate £23.06 £20.75 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.14% -8.79% -36.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £44.50 £61.25 £52.15
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.36% -12.00% -

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 25 May 2019.

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
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 25 May 2019. 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 +11 71 £450 -5.26% 7
Glasgow -1 35 £426 +10.00%
Renfrewshire +43 3 £380 -
Aberdeen -4 1 - - 1
Dundee -5 1 £115 -72.12%
Fife - 1 £375 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.48%) Finance
3 22 (19.13%) Scrum
3 22 (19.13%) Service Delivery
4 21 (18.26%) Java
5 19 (16.52%) Banking
6 18 (15.65%) ITIL
7 16 (13.91%) Linux
7 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (11.30%) Project Management
11 12 (10.43%) Windows
12 11 (9.57%) Web Services
12 11 (9.57%) SQL
12 11 (9.57%) CRM
12 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.57%) Test Automation
12 11 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (8.70%) Git (software)
13 10 (8.70%) JIRA
13 10 (8.70%) TDD
13 10 (8.70%) SharePoint
13 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
14 9 (7.83%) Python
14 9 (7.83%) Service Management
14 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (7.83%) Process Improvement
14 9 (7.83%) Jenkins
14 9 (7.83%) Decision-Making

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 10 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.09%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.22%) Confluence
3 6 (5.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.87%) CMS
5 1 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.87%) IIS
5 1 (0.87%) JBoss
5 1 (0.87%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.87%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.22%) Office 365
3 5 (4.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 4 (3.48%) SaaS
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.87%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) Skype
2 6 (5.22%) Network Security
3 3 (2.61%) Internet
4 2 (1.74%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.74%) SSL
4 2 (1.74%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.87%) DNS
5 1 (0.87%) HTTP
5 1 (0.87%) Intranet
5 1 (0.87%) SAN
5 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.48%) DB2
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) Big Data
4 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 10 (8.70%) JIRA
2 9 (7.83%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.09%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.22%) GoCD
5 3 (2.61%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.61%) Maven
5 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.74%) Hudson
7 1 (0.87%) Appium
7 1 (0.87%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.87%) Calabash
7 1 (0.87%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.87%) Gatling
7 1 (0.87%) JBehave
7 1 (0.87%) JMeter
7 1 (0.87%) JUnit
7 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 27 (23.48%) Finance
2 19 (16.52%) Banking
3 8 (6.96%) Games
4 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Legal
4 2 (1.74%) Publishing
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.87%) Law
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (12.17%) Analyst
1 14 (12.17%) Scrum Master
2 12 (10.43%) Developer
3 8 (6.96%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (6.09%) Java Developer
4 7 (6.09%) Service Manager
5 6 (5.22%) Coordinator
5 6 (5.22%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.35%) Design Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) Salesforce Developer
6 5 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) Service Delivery Coordinator
7 4 (3.48%) IT Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.61%) Agile Delivery Lead
8 3 (2.61%) Architect
8 3 (2.61%) IT Manager
8 3 (2.61%) Process Analyst
8 3 (2.61%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) Web Services
2 6 (5.22%) .NET
2 6 (5.22%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (5.22%) HTML
2 6 (5.22%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (4.35%) Velocity
4 4 (3.48%) CSS
4 4 (3.48%) React
5 3 (2.61%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.61%) Backbone.js
5 3 (2.61%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.61%) REST
5 3 (2.61%) Vue.js
6 2 (1.74%) J2EE
6 2 (1.74%) RESTful
6 2 (1.74%) Spring
7 1 (0.87%) JSP
7 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.22%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.22%) Smartphone
3 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.48%) User Experience
5 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.87%) CMDB
6 1 (0.87%) DataPower
6 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.87%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.87%) PKI
6 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.91%) Linux
2 12 (10.43%) Windows
3 4 (3.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.61%) Android
4 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.61%) Unix
5 2 (1.74%) AIX
5 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.74%) Solaris
5 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.13%) Scrum
2 22 (19.13%) Service Delivery
3 18 (15.65%) ITIL
4 16 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (11.30%) Project Management
7 11 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (9.57%) CRM
7 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (9.57%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.70%) TDD
9 9 (7.83%) Decision-Making
9 9 (7.83%) Process Improvement
9 9 (7.83%) Service Management
10 8 (6.96%) Burndown Charts
10 8 (6.96%) DevOps
10 8 (6.96%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.09%) Six Sigma
11 7 (6.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.26%) Java
2 11 (9.57%) SQL
3 9 (7.83%) Python
4 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.48%) C#
6 3 (2.61%) C
6 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.74%) Go
7 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) ES6
8 1 (0.87%) Java 8
8 1 (0.87%) Korn
8 1 (0.87%) Ruby
8 1 (0.87%) Scala
8 1 (0.87%) VB
8 1 (0.87%) VBA
8 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) Degree
1 6 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) PMO
4 1 (0.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.74%) Docker
2 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.87%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) Ansible
2 6 (5.22%) Graphite
2 6 (5.22%) HAProxy
2 6 (5.22%) Icinga
3 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.74%) SCCM
3 2 (1.74%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.87%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.87%) Netcool
4 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.87%) TADDM
4 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) IBM
3 5 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.61%) VMware
5 2 (1.74%) Apple
5 2 (1.74%) Dell
5 2 (1.74%) EMC
5 2 (1.74%) HP
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle
5 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.74%) SAP
6 1 (0.87%) Aruba
6 1 (0.87%) Axway
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco
6 1 (0.87%) Citrix
6 1 (0.87%) Intel
6 1 (0.87%) Juniper
6 1 (0.87%) NetApp
6 1 (0.87%) Sage
6 1 (0.87%) Symantec