The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 71 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 0.13% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.18% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate £375 £513 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +86.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £513 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.93% -17.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
910 544 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.11% 69.21% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 249 387
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 22
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +84.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Validation
Scotland

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 12 (54.55%) Workflow
2 9 (40.91%) SOA
2 9 (40.91%) Java EE
2 9 (40.91%) BPMN
3 8 (36.36%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
4 6 (27.27%) JBoss
4 6 (27.27%) JSF
4 6 (27.27%) RichFaces
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) Requirements Management
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Maven
7 3 (13.64%) Release Management
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
7 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) Puppet
7 3 (13.64%) Hudson
7 3 (13.64%) REST
7 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
7 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Ant
1 3 (13.64%) Maven
1 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
1 3 (13.64%) Hudson
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Java Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Release Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Java Applications Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Java EE
2 6 (27.27%) RichFaces
2 6 (27.27%) JSF
3 3 (13.64%) REST
3 3 (13.64%) SOAP
3 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) VSAM
1 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Workflow
2 9 (40.91%) SOA
2 9 (40.91%) BPMN
3 4 (18.18%) Requirements Management
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Release Management
4 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
5 2 (9.09%) WFM
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Test Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Mapping
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
1 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Teradata