Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 106 120
Rank change year-on-year +36 +14 -9
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 148 78 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.76% 1.61% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 1.88% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 39 46
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -0.33% +10.66%
10th Percentile £313 £223 £216
90th Percentile £550 £492 £488
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £27.26 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -0.89% - -

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 4,698 4,139 4,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.76% 85.38% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,534 2,332 2,461
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 109 110
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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
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 18 October 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 +26 90 £456 +13.35% 21
Glasgow +6 38 £406 +9.80% 14
South Lanarkshire - 7 £320 - 1
Aberdeen - 5 - - 1
Fife - 3 £215 - 1
Dundee -9 2 £413 -
West Lothian +4 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 78 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (31.08%) Finance
3 43 (29.05%) Scrum
4 38 (25.68%) Coaching
5 31 (20.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (18.92%) Mentoring
7 27 (18.24%) Banking
8 21 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (12.16%) Kanban
10 15 (10.14%) Test Automation
10 15 (10.14%) DevOps
11 14 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (8.78%) Software Engineering
12 13 (8.78%) Decision-Making
12 13 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (7.43%) User Stories
13 11 (7.43%) Cryptography
13 11 (7.43%) Resource Management
13 11 (7.43%) Six Sigma
14 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
14 10 (6.76%) TDD
14 10 (6.76%) Programme Management
14 10 (6.76%) QA
15 9 (6.08%) JIRA
15 9 (6.08%) Network Security
15 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
15 9 (6.08%) Service Management
15 9 (6.08%) Linux
15 9 (6.08%) ITIL
15 9 (6.08%) Process Improvement

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 5 (3.38%) Confluence
2 4 (2.70%) SAS
3 3 (2.03%) CMS
3 3 (2.03%) Drupal
4 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.68%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) Network Security
2 2 (1.35%) Firewall
2 2 (1.35%) Junos
2 2 (1.35%) LAN
2 2 (1.35%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) Broadband
3 1 (0.68%) DSL
3 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.68%) SAN
3 1 (0.68%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.35%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) JIRA
2 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.70%) Protractor
4 4 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.03%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.03%) GoCD
5 3 (2.03%) Grunt
5 3 (2.03%) gulp
5 3 (2.03%) JUnit
6 2 (1.35%) Appium
6 2 (1.35%) Gatling
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.35%) Selenium
6 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.35%) TestNG
7 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.68%) JBehave
7 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (31.08%) Finance
2 27 (18.24%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Games
4 2 (1.35%) Electronics
4 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Front Office
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (23.65%) Scrum Master
2 14 (9.46%) Analyst
3 13 (8.78%) Consultant
4 10 (6.76%) Developer
5 9 (6.08%) Design Engineer
5 9 (6.08%) Security Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Agile Coach
7 5 (3.38%) Build Engineer
7 5 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (3.38%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Administrator
8 4 (2.70%) Agile Scrum Master
8 4 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
8 4 (2.70%) Development Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Lean Consultant
8 4 (2.70%) Six Sigma Consultant
8 4 (2.70%) Software Development Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Software Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.03%) HR Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) HTML
2 5 (3.38%) .NET
3 4 (2.70%) CSS
3 4 (2.70%) CSS3
3 4 (2.70%) HTML5
4 3 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.03%) Node.js
4 3 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.03%) React Native
4 3 (2.03%) Sass
5 2 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.68%) Flash
6 1 (0.68%) Redux
6 1 (0.68%) REST
6 1 (0.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.68%) Velocity
6 1 (0.68%) Web Services
6 1 (0.68%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.70%) PKI
4 3 (2.03%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.35%) Blog
5 2 (1.35%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.35%) User Experience
5 2 (1.35%) VHDL
5 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.68%) BYOD
6 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.68%) IVR
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.08%) Linux
2 2 (1.35%) CentOS
2 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.35%) Unix
3 1 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.05%) Scrum
3 38 (25.68%) Coaching
4 31 (20.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (18.92%) Mentoring
6 21 (14.19%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (12.16%) Kanban
8 15 (10.14%) DevOps
8 15 (10.14%) Test Automation
9 14 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (8.78%) Decision-Making
10 13 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (8.78%) Software Engineering
11 11 (7.43%) Cryptography
11 11 (7.43%) Resource Management
11 11 (7.43%) Six Sigma
11 11 (7.43%) User Stories
12 10 (6.76%) Programme Management
12 10 (6.76%) TDD
13 9 (6.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.73%) Java
3 6 (4.05%) C#
3 6 (4.05%) SQL
4 4 (2.70%) C
5 3 (2.03%) PHP
6 2 (1.35%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.35%) C++
6 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.35%) Python
7 1 (0.68%) Groovy
7 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.35%) CISSP
4 2 (1.35%) Degree
4 2 (1.35%) PMP
4 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CISM
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.68%) SANS
5 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.68%) VCAP
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 7 (4.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.03%) GDPR
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.35%) IFRS
4 2 (1.35%) ISO 13485
4 2 (1.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) FINREP
5 1 (0.68%) FRS 29
5 1 (0.68%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.35%) vSphere
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) Ansible
2 3 (2.03%) Graphite
2 3 (2.03%) HAProxy
2 3 (2.03%) Icinga
3 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.35%) Terraform
4 1 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (4.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.38%) Oracle
3 4 (2.70%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.70%) VMware
4 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.03%) Workday
5 2 (1.35%) Altera
5 2 (1.35%) Cisco
5 2 (1.35%) F5
5 2 (1.35%) Juniper
5 2 (1.35%) NetApp
5 2 (1.35%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.35%) Thales
5 2 (1.35%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.68%) Brocade
6 1 (0.68%) CA
6 1 (0.68%) EMC
6 1 (0.68%) Pega
6 1 (0.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.68%) Twitter