The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 75 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.18% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.25% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Average daily rate
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£410 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 - £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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
940 808 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.99% 71.63% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 388 318
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 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 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Requirements Management
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Teradata
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) QlikView
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Customer Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Struts2
6 2 (14.29%) Markit EDM
6 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 2 (14.29%) Marketing
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Apache
6 2 (14.29%) JBuilder
6 2 (14.29%) SAS
6 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 2 (14.29%) EJB
6 2 (14.29%) Struts

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) QlikView
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) JBuilder
2 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) German Language
4 1 (7.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Struts2
1 2 (14.29%) EJB
1 2 (14.29%) Struts
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) VSAM
1 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Requirements Management
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Customer Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) User Stories
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Teradata
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
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