Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 93 89
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 85 77 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.78% 2.07% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.48% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 67
Scotland median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +7.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £222 £268 £189
90th Percentile £528 £452 £471
UK median daily rate £463 £444 £420
% change year-on-year +4.11% +5.77% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £26.87 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.31% - +22.22%

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 4,078 3,106 4,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.40% 83.38% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,376 1,811 2,424
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £255 £245 £248
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 80
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £22.75 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.40% -2.57% +3.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.59 £12.35
90th Percentile £39.26 £46.71 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -15 41 £405 -7.43% 16
Glasgow -18 27 £400 +18.08% 8
Stirling +11 10 £265 - 1
Inverclyde - 3 £325 -
West Lothian +1 2 £375 -0.66% 2
Dundee - 2 - - 2
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 31 (36.47%) Finance
2 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.35%) Management Information System
3 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (17.65%) Project Management
4 15 (17.65%) Windows
5 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
6 12 (14.12%) Change Management
6 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
7 11 (12.94%) Banking
7 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.94%) DevOps
7 11 (12.94%) SDLC
7 11 (12.94%) Process Improvement
8 10 (11.76%) ITIL
8 10 (11.76%) Linux
9 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
9 9 (10.59%) Service Management
9 9 (10.59%) Service Delivery
9 9 (10.59%) Asset Management
9 9 (10.59%) Business Transformation
10 8 (9.41%) Business Process Improvement
10 8 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement Process
10 8 (9.41%) Supplier Management
10 8 (9.41%) Workflow
10 8 (9.41%) Scrum
10 8 (9.41%) HTML
11 7 (8.24%) SQL
11 7 (8.24%) PeopleSoft

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 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Drupal
2 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP BPC
1 2 (2.35%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.06%) Office 365
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) SaaS
4 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) LAN
1 4 (4.71%) WAN
2 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.35%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 2 (2.35%) SAN
3 2 (2.35%) Skype
3 2 (2.35%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) AMQP
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.35%) MaxDB
4 2 (2.35%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.71%) GoCD
2 4 (4.71%) ProC
2 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.53%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) Maven
4 2 (2.35%) NUnit
4 2 (2.35%) NWDI
4 2 (2.35%) Redmine
4 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.18%) Appium
5 1 (1.18%) Bower
5 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.18%) Gatling
5 1 (1.18%) Grunt
5 1 (1.18%) gulp
5 1 (1.18%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.18%) jspm
5 1 (1.18%) Protractor
General
1 31 (36.47%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Law
4 3 (3.53%) Games
5 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Business Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Consultant
4 9 (10.59%) Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Architect
6 5 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) QA Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Scrum Master
7 4 (4.71%) Software Consultant
7 4 (4.71%) Software Licensing Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Administrator
8 3 (3.53%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Asset Management Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.53%) IT Services Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) HTML
2 7 (8.24%) CSS
3 4 (4.71%) .NET
3 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.71%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (4.71%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.53%) CSS3
4 3 (3.53%) LESS
4 3 (3.53%) React
4 3 (3.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (3.53%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) JSON
5 2 (2.35%) Velocity
5 2 (2.35%) WCF
5 2 (2.35%) WinForms
5 2 (2.35%) WPF
5 2 (2.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (22.35%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.35%) IBM XIV
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.35%) Replication
3 2 (2.35%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.18%) BYOD
4 1 (1.18%) Clustering
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) PKI
4 1 (1.18%) PMI
4 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) Linux
3 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.35%) AIX
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Solaris
5 2 (2.35%) SUSE
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.65%) Project Management
2 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
3 12 (14.12%) Change Management
4 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (12.94%) DevOps
4 11 (12.94%) Process Improvement
4 11 (12.94%) SDLC
5 10 (11.76%) ITIL
6 9 (10.59%) Asset Management
6 9 (10.59%) Business Transformation
6 9 (10.59%) Service Delivery
6 9 (10.59%) Service Management
7 8 (9.41%) Business Process Improvement
7 8 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 8 (9.41%) Scrum
7 8 (9.41%) Supplier Management
7 8 (9.41%) Workflow
8 7 (8.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.88%) C#
3 5 (5.88%) Java
3 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.18%) ES6
6 1 (1.18%) Python
6 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.53%) MCSE
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 3 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.35%) CISSP
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.35%) HND
5 1 (1.18%) CIPFA
5 1 (1.18%) ECDL
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.53%) SLA
4 2 (2.35%) GDPR
4 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.35%) Firmware
4 2 (2.35%) vSphere
5 1 (1.18%) Docker
5 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) Ansible
3 4 (4.71%) Graphite
3 4 (4.71%) HAProxy
3 4 (4.71%) Icinga
4 2 (2.35%) WSUS
5 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) CA
2 7 (8.24%) PeopleSoft
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) VMware
4 4 (4.71%) Citrix
5 3 (3.53%) IBM
6 2 (2.35%) Brocade
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco
6 2 (2.35%) NetApp
6 2 (2.35%) SAP
6 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.35%) Sybase
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe
7 1 (1.18%) Apple
7 1 (1.18%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.18%) Lotus
7 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.18%) Veritas