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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 55 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.64% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
Average daily rate
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£368 £300 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -47.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.80 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +14.54%
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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
911 830 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.73% 70.58% 67.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 403 344
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 21
Average hourly rate £15.77 £23.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.43% +9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.75 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Banking
6 4 (18.18%) Retail
6 4 (18.18%) Teradata
6 4 (18.18%) SAS
6 4 (18.18%) QlikView
6 4 (18.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 3 (13.64%) Coaching
7 3 (13.64%) Markit EDM
7 3 (13.64%) JIRA
8 2 (9.09%) QA
8 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
8 2 (9.09%) Marketing
8 2 (9.09%) Subversion
8 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
8 2 (9.09%) Middleware
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle
8 2 (9.09%) EJB
8 2 (9.09%) Struts
8 2 (9.09%) Apache
8 2 (9.09%) JBuilder
8 2 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
8 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
8 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.09%) Data Structures

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (18.18%) SAS
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) QlikView
1 4 (18.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.09%) JBuilder
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) German Language
5 1 (4.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) EJB
1 2 (9.09%) Struts
1 2 (9.09%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.55%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) Web Application Development
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.09%) System Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) User Stories
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Teradata
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) RIMES
3 1 (4.55%) Charles River