Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 102 106
Rank change year-on-year +21 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 131 88 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.51% 1.76% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.06% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 50 39
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.13% - -
10th Percentile £291 £224 £231
90th Percentile £519 £510 £480
UK median daily rate £465 £463 £443
% change year-on-year +0.54% +4.52% +6.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 4,591 4,281 3,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.80% 85.86% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,482 2,449 2,059
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 95
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.11 £43.70 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 61 £450 +11.80% 17
Glasgow -2 44 £388 -3.00% 13
Renfrewshire - 13 £448 - 2
South Lanarkshire - 7 £320 - 1
Fife - 3 £215 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 53 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (17.56%) Finance
3 23 (17.56%) Scrum
3 23 (17.56%) Programme Management
4 22 (16.79%) ITIL
5 21 (16.03%) Banking
6 20 (15.27%) Service Management
6 20 (15.27%) Service Delivery
7 19 (14.50%) Service Design
8 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
9 16 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared
10 15 (11.45%) Coaching
11 14 (10.69%) Mentoring
12 13 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (9.16%) DevOps
13 12 (9.16%) Linux
13 12 (9.16%) Benchmarking
14 11 (8.40%) Configuration Management
14 11 (8.40%) Git (software)
14 11 (8.40%) ITIL V3
14 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (8.40%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (7.63%) Disclosure Scotland
15 10 (7.63%) Jenkins
16 9 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (6.87%) Test Automation
16 9 (6.87%) CRM

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 (3.82%) CMS
1 5 (3.82%) Confluence
2 3 (2.29%) Drupal
2 3 (2.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.29%) SAS
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) assyst
1 2 (1.53%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.76%) Office 365
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) Network Security
2 2 (1.53%) DNS
2 2 (1.53%) Firewall
2 2 (1.53%) Internet
2 2 (1.53%) Junos
2 2 (1.53%) LAN
2 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.53%) WAN
3 1 (0.76%) SAN
3 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.53%) Base SAS
2 2 (1.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.63%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.11%) JIRA
4 7 (5.34%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.58%) GoCD
6 4 (3.05%) JUnit
7 3 (2.29%) Appium
7 3 (2.29%) Gatling
7 3 (2.29%) Grunt
7 3 (2.29%) gulp
7 3 (2.29%) Protractor
7 3 (2.29%) TestNG
8 1 (0.76%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.76%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.76%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.76%) JBehave
8 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (17.56%) Finance
2 21 (16.03%) Banking
3 3 (2.29%) Games
4 2 (1.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Front Office
5 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (13.74%) Analyst
2 17 (12.98%) Scrum Master
3 12 (9.16%) Architect
3 12 (9.16%) Service Design Architect
4 11 (8.40%) Developer
5 7 (5.34%) Design Engineer
5 7 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.34%) Security Engineer
6 6 (4.58%) Agile Coach
7 5 (3.82%) Build Engineer
7 5 (3.82%) Consultant
7 5 (3.82%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (3.82%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.05%) Administrator
8 4 (3.05%) Development Manager
8 4 (3.05%) Salesforce Developer
8 4 (3.05%) Software Development Manager
8 4 (3.05%) Software Manager
9 3 (2.29%) Salesforce Administrator
9 3 (2.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.58%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (3.82%) CSS
3 4 (3.05%) CSS3
3 4 (3.05%) HTML
3 4 (3.05%) HTML5
4 3 (2.29%) .NET
4 3 (2.29%) Node.js
4 3 (2.29%) React Native
4 3 (2.29%) Sass
4 3 (2.29%) Web Services
5 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.76%) EDI
6 1 (0.76%) Flash
6 1 (0.76%) React
6 1 (0.76%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (8.40%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (4.58%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.29%) User Experience
5 2 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.53%) Blog
5 2 (1.53%) CMDB
5 2 (1.53%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.53%) VHDL
5 2 (1.53%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.76%) BYOD
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.16%) Linux
2 2 (1.53%) CentOS
2 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.53%) Unix
2 2 (1.53%) Windows
2 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (17.56%) Programme Management
3 23 (17.56%) Scrum
4 22 (16.79%) ITIL
5 20 (15.27%) Service Delivery
5 20 (15.27%) Service Management
6 19 (14.50%) Service Design
7 16 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (11.45%) Coaching
9 14 (10.69%) Mentoring
10 13 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.16%) Benchmarking
11 12 (9.16%) DevOps
12 11 (8.40%) Configuration Management
12 11 (8.40%) ITIL V3
13 10 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (6.87%) CRM
14 9 (6.87%) Test Automation
15 8 (6.11%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.11%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.82%) C#
2 5 (3.82%) Java
3 4 (3.05%) SQL
4 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.29%) PHP
5 2 (1.53%) Assembly Language
5 2 (1.53%) C
5 2 (1.53%) C++
5 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.76%) Groovy
6 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) Degree
3 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) CISSP
4 2 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.53%) PMP
4 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.76%) CISM
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.76%) SANS
5 1 (0.76%) VCAP
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.82%) QA
3 3 (2.29%) PMO
4 2 (1.53%) IFRS
4 2 (1.53%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.76%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) FINREP
5 1 (0.76%) FRS 29
5 1 (0.76%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (6.11%) Ansible
2 6 (4.58%) Graphite
2 6 (4.58%) HAProxy
2 6 (4.58%) Icinga
3 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.53%) SCCM
3 2 (1.53%) Terraform
4 1 (0.76%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (5.34%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.05%) VMware
4 3 (2.29%) Workday
5 2 (1.53%) Altera
5 2 (1.53%) Apple
5 2 (1.53%) Cisco
5 2 (1.53%) F5
5 2 (1.53%) Juniper
5 2 (1.53%) NetApp
5 2 (1.53%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.53%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.76%) Brocade
6 1 (0.76%) CA
6 1 (0.76%) EMC
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle
6 1 (0.76%) Pega
6 1 (0.76%) Twitter