The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 28 March 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
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 19
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian - - 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% -5.58%  

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 West Lothian with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 31 39 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 86.11% 82.98% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 25
Median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +67.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in West Lothian

Continuous Improvement
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle