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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 44 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 38 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.60% 0.72% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 0.99% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -22.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £356 £456
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +26.00%
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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
1119 910 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.49% 72.80% 70.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 530 261
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £70.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 31 (57.41%) Finance
2 27 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (48.15%) Requirements Management
4 22 (40.74%) Migration
5 18 (33.33%) Banking
5 18 (33.33%) Retail
5 18 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 16 (29.63%) MS Visio
7 11 (20.37%) Retail Banking
7 11 (20.37%) Data Migration
8 8 (14.81%) Data Validation
8 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 5 (9.26%) .NET
10 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (7.41%) Data Governance
11 4 (7.41%) Master Data Management
11 4 (7.41%) BPMN
11 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
11 4 (7.41%) Data Management
11 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
11 4 (7.41%) SAP
11 4 (7.41%) Data Mining
11 4 (7.41%) ETL
11 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
12 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (5.56%) Project Management
12 3 (5.56%) Management Information System

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) SMTP
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Data Mining
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.70%) Selenium
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.85%) Toad
2 1 (1.85%) JMeter
2 1 (1.85%) NUnit
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) NCrunch
2 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.85%) MSBuild
General
1 31 (57.41%) Finance
2 18 (33.33%) Banking
2 18 (33.33%) Retail
3 11 (20.37%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 43 (79.63%) Analyst
2 30 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Lead Business Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Credit Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.70%) jQuery
3 2 (3.70%) Ajax
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) SOAP
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) WCF
4 1 (1.85%) RESTful
4 1 (1.85%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) Credit Risk
2 3 (5.56%) FMCG
3 2 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.70%) Android
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (48.15%) Requirements Management
3 22 (40.74%) Migration
4 18 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 11 (20.37%) Data Migration
6 8 (14.81%) Data Validation
6 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.41%) Data Governance
9 4 (7.41%) Master Data Management
9 4 (7.41%) BPMN
9 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
9 4 (7.41%) Data Management
9 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.41%) ETL
10 3 (5.56%) Project Management
10 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) HND
1 1 (1.85%) ISEB
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) SAP
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) Veeam
2 2 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) IBM
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