Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 90 101
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 -12
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 114 75 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.29% 2.08% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.43% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 64
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.56% +3.00%
10th Percentile £258 £269 £183
90th Percentile £548 £519 £526
UK median daily rate £471 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.72% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £29.78 - -
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.82% +22.22% -14.48%

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 4,255 3,083 4,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.29% 85.35% 83.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,597 1,808 2,509
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 62 73
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £17.45 £33.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.38% -48.25% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.55 £11.02 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.60 £51.68 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
% change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +9 58 £428 +0.59% 18
Glasgow -17 41 £388 +3.33% 4
Stirling - 7 £265 - 1
Dundee - 6 £403 -
West Lothian +6 1 £375 -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 44 (38.60%) Finance
2 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
4 23 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (19.30%) Windows
5 22 (19.30%) Banking
6 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
7 17 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (14.04%) Project Management
8 16 (14.04%) Management Information System
8 16 (14.04%) Scrum
9 15 (13.16%) Coaching
10 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (12.28%) Change Management
10 14 (12.28%) Active Directory
11 12 (10.53%) Kanban
11 12 (10.53%) Business Analysis
11 12 (10.53%) Linux
11 12 (10.53%) Oracle
11 12 (10.53%) Office 365
11 12 (10.53%) Decision-Making
11 12 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (9.65%) Windows Server
12 11 (9.65%) Citrix
13 10 (8.77%) Workflow
13 10 (8.77%) SQL
13 10 (8.77%) VMware
13 10 (8.77%) SCCM
13 10 (8.77%) SDLC
13 10 (8.77%) Relational Database

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 4 (3.51%) IIS
1 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.51%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.88%) SAS
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) HFM
2 2 (1.75%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.75%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.53%) Office 365
3 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) SAN
2 4 (3.51%) Skype
3 3 (2.63%) DHCP
3 3 (2.63%) DNS
3 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.75%) LAN
4 2 (1.75%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) AMQP
5 1 (0.88%) Broadband
5 1 (0.88%) DSL
5 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.88%) Firewall
5 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.51%) Essbase
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle Smart View
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.75%) MaxDB
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.75%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) IDOL
6 1 (0.88%) QlikView
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.51%) Hudson
4 3 (2.63%) ProC
5 2 (1.75%) GoCD
5 2 (1.75%) JIRA
5 2 (1.75%) NWDI
5 2 (1.75%) Protractor
5 2 (1.75%) Selenium
5 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.88%) Appium
6 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.88%) Gatling
6 1 (0.88%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.88%) JUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Maven
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.88%) TestNG
6 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (38.60%) Finance
2 22 (19.30%) Banking
3 8 (7.02%) Legal
4 5 (4.39%) Law
5 3 (2.63%) Games
6 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Analyst
2 17 (14.91%) Business Analyst
3 13 (11.40%) Scrum Master
4 11 (9.65%) Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Consultant
6 9 (7.89%) Architect
7 7 (6.14%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.51%) Administrator
9 4 (3.51%) Designer
9 4 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (3.51%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.51%) User Researcher
10 3 (2.63%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Agile Scrum Master
10 3 (2.63%) Asset Management Analyst
10 3 (2.63%) Hyperion Specialist
10 3 (2.63%) Oracle Specialist
10 3 (2.63%) Software Licensing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) .NET
2 6 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 6 (5.26%) HTML
3 4 (3.51%) Web Services
4 3 (2.63%) COM
4 3 (2.63%) REST
5 2 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.75%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.75%) Velocity
5 2 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.88%) EDI
6 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.88%) Java EE
6 1 (0.88%) JMS
6 1 (0.88%) JPA
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.51%) Blog
5 4 (3.51%) iPad
6 3 (2.63%) Clustering
6 3 (2.63%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.75%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.75%) Replication
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.88%) BYOD
8 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) Robotics
8 1 (0.88%) Social Media
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.30%) Windows
2 12 (10.53%) Linux
3 11 (9.65%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.77%) Windows 10
5 9 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.63%) AIX
7 3 (2.63%) Solaris
8 2 (1.75%) SUSE
9 1 (0.88%) Android
9 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (14.04%) Project Management
3 16 (14.04%) Scrum
4 15 (13.16%) Coaching
5 14 (12.28%) Change Management
6 12 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 12 (10.53%) Decision-Making
6 12 (10.53%) Kanban
6 12 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.77%) Process Improvement
7 10 (8.77%) SDLC
7 10 (8.77%) Workflow
8 9 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 9 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 9 (7.89%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.02%) Business Change Management
9 8 (7.02%) DevOps
9 8 (7.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.77%) SQL
2 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.51%) Java
5 3 (2.63%) C#
5 3 (2.63%) Python
5 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.88%) C
7 1 (0.88%) Groovy
7 1 (0.88%) Java 8
7 1 (0.88%) Ruby
7 1 (0.88%) Scala
7 1 (0.88%) VBA
7 1 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.51%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) MCSE
2 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 4 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.75%) CIPFA
3 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.75%) HND
4 1 (0.88%) ACCA
4 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.88%) CISA
4 1 (0.88%) ECDL
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.51%) FINREP
3 4 (3.51%) IFRS
3 4 (3.51%) SLA
4 3 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.63%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.63%) vSphere
5 3 (2.63%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.75%) Docker
6 2 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) SCCM
2 4 (3.51%) Ansible
3 2 (1.75%) Graphite
3 2 (1.75%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.75%) Icinga
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.53%) Oracle
3 11 (9.65%) Citrix
4 10 (8.77%) VMware
5 6 (5.26%) CA
5 6 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (3.51%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.51%) IBM
7 3 (2.63%) NetApp
7 3 (2.63%) Twitter
7 3 (2.63%) Veritas
8 2 (1.75%) Brocade
8 2 (1.75%) Dell
8 2 (1.75%) EMC
8 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.75%) SAP
8 2 (1.75%) Sybase
8 2 (1.75%) Workday
9 1 (0.88%) Adobe
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco