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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 67 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.48% 1.13% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.56% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £316
% change year-on-year
- +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -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
1037 834 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.59% 72.46% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 444 227
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £14.02 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+238.80% -19.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 26 (65.00%) Finance
2 25 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (57.50%) Requirements Management
4 15 (37.50%) Banking
5 12 (30.00%) Migration
6 10 (25.00%) Retail
7 8 (20.00%) MS Visio
8 6 (15.00%) SAS
8 6 (15.00%) E-Learning
8 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
9 5 (12.50%) SQL
10 4 (10.00%) Teradata
10 4 (10.00%) QlikView
10 4 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (7.50%) Coaching
11 3 (7.50%) Credit Risk
11 3 (7.50%) QA
11 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (7.50%) Publishing
11 3 (7.50%) Workflow
11 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (5.00%) MS Office
12 2 (5.00%) Data Management
12 2 (5.00%) Marketing
12 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
12 2 (5.00%) Customer Analysis
12 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
12 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (5.00%) Markit EDM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (15.00%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) QlikView
1 4 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Miner
General
1 26 (65.00%) Finance
2 15 (37.50%) Banking
3 10 (25.00%) Retail
4 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (7.50%) Publishing
6 2 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (72.50%) Analyst
2 25 (62.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Designer
4 3 (7.50%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Data Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Trainer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Payments Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.50%) Campaign Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Business Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) E-Learning
2 3 (7.50%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (57.50%) Requirements Management
3 12 (30.00%) Migration
4 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Coaching
5 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Workflow
6 2 (5.00%) Data Management
6 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Customer Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (2.50%) Campaign Management
7 1 (2.50%) Visual Analytics
7 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Teradata
2 1 (2.50%) RIMES
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) IBM
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Charles River
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