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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 71 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.07% 1.08% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.39% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £393 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.33%
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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
1329 937 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.01% 78.15% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 510 389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 30 (66.67%) Finance
2 20 (44.44%) Migration
2 20 (44.44%) Banking
3 17 (37.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (31.11%) Retail
5 13 (28.89%) Requirements Management
6 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
7 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (20.00%) Business Analysis
8 9 (20.00%) Retail Banking
9 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
9 8 (17.78%) MS Visio
10 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
10 7 (15.56%) Data Migration
10 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (13.33%) BPMN
11 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.11%) Logistics
12 5 (11.11%) .NET
12 5 (11.11%) Project Management
12 5 (11.11%) Data Validation
13 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
13 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (8.89%) Veeam
13 4 (8.89%) Open Source
13 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
13 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (8.89%) Android

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) SAS
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SMTP
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Toad
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.22%) NCrunch
4 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.22%) NUnit
General
1 30 (66.67%) Finance
2 20 (44.44%) Banking
3 14 (31.11%) Retail
4 9 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (6.67%) Back Office
6 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.22%) Electronics
7 1 (2.22%) Avionics
7 1 (2.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (82.22%) Analyst
2 19 (42.22%) Business Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Banking Business Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Payments Business Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Implementation Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) SAS Data Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.22%) CRM Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) Web Services
5 1 (2.22%) Ajax
5 1 (2.22%) WCF
5 1 (2.22%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.44%) GIS
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.22%) Statistics
3 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
1 4 (8.89%) Android
1 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Migration
2 17 (37.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (28.89%) Requirements Management
4 11 (24.44%) Incident Management
5 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.56%) Data Migration
8 6 (13.33%) BPMN
8 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.11%) Logistics
9 5 (11.11%) Project Management
9 5 (11.11%) Data Validation
10 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Open Source
11 3 (6.67%) Service Management
11 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
11 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 3 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) VMware
2 4 (8.89%) Veeam
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Teradata
4 1 (2.22%) Netezza
4 1 (2.22%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) Ab Initio
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