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 3 months to 24 April 2017 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 96 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 27 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.42% 1.57% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.87% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 33
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £178 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £530 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.58 £29.00
% change year-on-year +3.48% -8.36%  

Continuous Improvement is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1593 2457 2480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.71% 84.12% 80.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1375 1350
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 64
Median hourly rate £16.63 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.73 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Continuous Improvement as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 14 £375 +275.00% 5
Edinburgh +5 13 £425 -15.00% 5
Continuous Improvement
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) Finance
3 18 (24.32%) ITIL
4 16 (21.62%) Service Management
5 15 (20.27%) ITSM
6 14 (18.92%) SQL
7 11 (14.86%) Unix
7 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (13.51%) Java
9 9 (12.16%) Oracle
9 9 (12.16%) Asset Management
10 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
10 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.81%) Line Management
11 7 (9.46%) Coaching
11 7 (9.46%) Service Design
11 7 (9.46%) Scrum
11 7 (9.46%) Migration
11 7 (9.46%) Firewall
11 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
11 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.46%) SLA
11 7 (9.46%) Banking
11 7 (9.46%) Supplier Management
12 6 (8.11%) Business Analysis
12 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
12 6 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (8.11%) Relational Database
13 5 (6.76%) Analytics
13 5 (6.76%) Degree

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 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (4.05%) JBoss
1 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.70%) CICS
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.70%) UserZoom
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.70%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Google Analytics
1 2 (2.70%) Trello
2 1 (1.35%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Firewall
2 5 (6.76%) LAN
3 4 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (2.70%) LDAP
5 1 (1.35%) DNS
5 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.35%) Junos
5 1 (1.35%) SSH
5 1 (1.35%) SSL
5 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (2.70%) KDB
5 2 (2.70%) Kdb+
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.70%) PowerPivot
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.05%) JUnit
2 2 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 27 (36.49%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Law
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Administrator
5 4 (5.41%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Scrum Master
6 3 (4.05%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Build Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Agile Coach
7 2 (2.70%) Architect
7 2 (2.70%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) KDB Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Product Owner
7 2 (2.70%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Spring
2 3 (4.05%) CSS
2 3 (4.05%) HTML
2 3 (4.05%) J2SE
2 3 (4.05%) JMS
2 3 (4.05%) Velocity
3 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.70%) Kafka
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (1.35%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) CSS3
4 1 (1.35%) HTML5
4 1 (1.35%) J2EE
4 1 (1.35%) Java EE
4 1 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.35%) React
4 1 (1.35%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.41%) User Experience
3 3 (4.05%) CMDB
3 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.35%) Derivative
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.35%) EPoS
5 1 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Unix
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.35%) AIX
5 1 (1.35%) CentOS
5 1 (1.35%) HPUX
5 1 (1.35%) MVS
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.32%) ITIL
3 16 (21.62%) Service Management
4 15 (20.27%) ITSM
5 9 (12.16%) Asset Management
6 8 (10.81%) Line Management
6 8 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (9.46%) Coaching
7 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.46%) Migration
7 7 (9.46%) Scrum
7 7 (9.46%) Service Design
7 7 (9.46%) Supplier Management
8 6 (8.11%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.76%) Analytics
9 5 (6.76%) Change Management
9 5 (6.76%) Project Management
9 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.41%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) Java
3 5 (6.76%) Python
4 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.05%) Perl
6 2 (2.70%) COBOL
6 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.35%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.35%) C
7 1 (1.35%) C#
7 1 (1.35%) C++
7 1 (1.35%) Korn
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.35%) VB
7 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (2.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) CISM
5 1 (1.35%) CISSP
5 1 (1.35%) HND
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
2 6 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.35%) COBIT
3 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.35%) NFS
2 1 (1.35%) RACF
2 1 (1.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.70%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.70%) logstash
2 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.35%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Oracle
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.41%) BMC
4 3 (4.05%) AppDynamics
4 3 (4.05%) Remedy
5 2 (2.70%) Ab Initio
5 2 (2.70%) ClickTale
5 2 (2.70%) Google
5 2 (2.70%) IBM
5 2 (2.70%) Symantec
5 2 (2.70%) Twitter
5 2 (2.70%) Veritas
5 2 (2.70%) VMware
6 1 (1.35%) Cognos
6 1 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) Juniper
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.35%) Tableau
6 1 (1.35%) Trillium
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