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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 64 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.44% 1.09% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.51% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 3
Average daily rate
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£355 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £329 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £406 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £90.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.52% -9.33%
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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
1088 860 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.57% 72.39% 66.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 462 272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £180.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 22 (56.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (53.85%) Finance
3 20 (51.28%) Requirements Management
4 14 (35.90%) Banking
5 11 (28.21%) Migration
6 9 (23.08%) Retail
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 6 (15.38%) SAS
8 6 (15.38%) E-Learning
8 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) Retail Banking
9 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
10 4 (10.26%) Teradata
10 4 (10.26%) QlikView
10 4 (10.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (7.69%) Coaching
11 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.69%) Credit Risk
11 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (7.69%) JIRA
11 3 (7.69%) QA
11 3 (7.69%) Markit EDM
11 3 (7.69%) Publishing
11 3 (7.69%) Workflow
11 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (5.13%) Java
12 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
12 2 (5.13%) Oracle
12 2 (5.13%) MS Office
12 2 (5.13%) EJB

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (15.38%) SAS
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) QlikView
1 4 (10.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) JBuilder
2 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 21 (53.85%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Banking
3 9 (23.08%) Retail
4 5 (12.82%) Retail Banking
5 3 (7.69%) Publishing
6 2 (5.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Analyst
2 21 (53.85%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Data Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Trainer
5 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.13%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Business Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Campaign Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) EJB
1 2 (5.13%) Struts
1 2 (5.13%) Middleware
1 2 (5.13%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) E-Learning
2 3 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (51.28%) Requirements Management
3 11 (28.21%) Migration
4 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Coaching
5 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Workflow
6 2 (5.13%) Data Management
6 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.13%) System Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Customer Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Web Application Development
6 2 (5.13%) Analytics
7 1 (2.56%) User Stories
7 1 (2.56%) Campaign Management
7 1 (2.56%) Visual Analytics
7 1 (2.56%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.56%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Teradata
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Charles River
3 1 (2.56%) RIMES