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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 82 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.40% 0.68% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.97% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
950 723 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 75.22% 70.54% 67.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 351 331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.42 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Validation
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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
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 August 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 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) Workflow
2 4 (30.77%) Java EE
2 4 (30.77%) BPMN
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
4 2 (15.38%) Middleware
4 2 (15.38%) JSF
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Subversion
4 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (15.38%) JBoss
4 2 (15.38%) Apache
4 2 (15.38%) JBuilder
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) EJB
4 2 (15.38%) Struts
4 2 (15.38%) WFM
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Struts2
4 2 (15.38%) RichFaces
4 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) JBuilder
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) German Language
3 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Java Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Java Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Java EE
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) JSF
2 2 (15.38%) EJB
2 2 (15.38%) Struts
2 2 (15.38%) Struts2
2 2 (15.38%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) SOA
1 4 (30.77%) Workflow
1 4 (30.77%) BPMN
2 3 (23.08%) Requirements Management
3 2 (15.38%) WFM
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Teradata
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