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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 57 84 54
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -30
Contract jobs citing Validation 27 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.83% 0.16% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 0.20% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £350 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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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
1158 976 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.35% 76.61% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 584 325
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £507 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 July 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 July 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 36 (61.02%) Finance
2 25 (42.37%) Migration
2 25 (42.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (35.59%) Requirements Management
4 19 (32.20%) Banking
5 17 (28.81%) Retail
6 16 (27.12%) MS Visio
7 14 (23.73%) Business Analysis
8 12 (20.34%) Data Migration
9 11 (18.64%) Retail Banking
9 11 (18.64%) Incident Management
10 10 (16.95%) Data Validation
11 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (13.56%) Test Scripting
12 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
12 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (11.86%) .NET
13 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
14 6 (10.17%) Project Management
14 6 (10.17%) BPMN
14 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
15 5 (8.47%) Logistics
16 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
16 4 (6.78%) Data Analysis
16 4 (6.78%) Data Management
16 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
16 4 (6.78%) Android
16 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) SMTP
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.78%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.08%) Toad
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (3.39%) Selenium
3 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.69%) NCrunch
4 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) JMeter
4 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 36 (61.02%) Finance
2 19 (32.20%) Banking
3 17 (28.81%) Retail
4 11 (18.64%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.69%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 47 (79.66%) Analyst
2 26 (44.07%) Business Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Data Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Lead Business Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Payments Business Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Banking Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Financial Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Implementation Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Credit Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.78%) HTML
4 3 (5.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) Ajax
5 2 (3.39%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) RESTful
6 1 (1.69%) WCF
6 1 (1.69%) SOAP
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.69%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk
2 3 (5.08%) FMCG
3 2 (3.39%) GIS
3 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
1 4 (6.78%) Android
1 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Migration
1 25 (42.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (35.59%) Requirements Management
3 14 (23.73%) Business Analysis
4 12 (20.34%) Data Migration
5 11 (18.64%) Incident Management
6 10 (16.95%) Data Validation
7 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.17%) Project Management
9 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.17%) BPMN
10 5 (8.47%) Logistics
11 4 (6.78%) Data Management
11 4 (6.78%) Data Analysis
11 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Integration Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
11 4 (6.78%) ETL
11 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.78%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) VMware
2 4 (6.78%) Veeam
2 4 (6.78%) SAP
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle