The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 75 64 83
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.59% 1.94% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.37% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 3
Median daily rate £448 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Validation
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1137 1139 948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.33% 81.71% 76.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 639 585
Median daily rate £408 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 20
Median hourly rate £20.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £14.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.59% +1.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Edinburgh region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 June 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Edinburgh region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Validation.

1 19 (65.52%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Business Analysis
3 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.69%) Banking
4 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.24%) CMS
5 5 (17.24%) Change Management
5 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
5 5 (17.24%) User Experience
5 5 (17.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (17.24%) Sitecore
5 5 (17.24%) Business Process Improvement
5 5 (17.24%) Process Improvement
5 5 (17.24%) Use Case
5 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) QA
6 4 (13.79%) Requirements Management
6 4 (13.79%) ACF2
6 4 (13.79%) zSecure
6 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
6 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
7 3 (10.34%) Mainframe
7 3 (10.34%) CA
7 3 (10.34%) zOS
7 3 (10.34%) Service Management
7 3 (10.34%) Lucidchart
7 3 (10.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (10.34%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (10.34%) Axure RP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (17.24%) CMS
1 5 (17.24%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (6.90%) CICS
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.34%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Axure RP
1 3 (10.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (10.34%) JIRA
General
1 19 (65.52%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Finance Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Financial Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Service Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Digital Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Digital Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Network Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) FPGA Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Telecoms Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Business Process Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.24%) User Experience
3 3 (10.34%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.90%) ASIC
4 2 (6.90%) ASIC Verification
4 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
4 2 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.90%) Health Informatics
4 2 (6.90%) Informatics
4 2 (6.90%) Verilog
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.45%) Economics
5 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.45%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) zOS
2 2 (6.90%) AIX
2 2 (6.90%) HPUX
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Business Analysis
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.24%) Business Process Improvement
4 5 (17.24%) Change Management
4 5 (17.24%) Process Improvement
4 5 (17.24%) Use Case
4 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Requirements Management
6 3 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Data Validation
7 2 (6.90%) Expense Management
7 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Data Governance
8 1 (3.45%) Data Reconciliation
8 1 (3.45%) Regression Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCIE
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) CCNP
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) ACF2
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Sitecore
2 3 (10.34%) CA
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Xilinx
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) IBM