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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 55 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 26 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.89% 1.38% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.92% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £365 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +13.28%
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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
1065 885 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.40% 71.83% 68.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 464 202
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £27.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 (56.25%) Finance
1 27 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 25 (52.08%) Requirements Management
3 18 (37.50%) Banking
4 17 (35.42%) Migration
5 13 (27.08%) Retail
6 12 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 12 (25.00%) MS Visio
7 10 (20.83%) Retail Banking
8 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 6 (12.50%) Data Management
8 6 (12.50%) E-Learning
9 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (10.42%) Data Validation
9 5 (10.42%) QA
10 4 (8.33%) Credit Risk
10 4 (8.33%) Data Governance
10 4 (8.33%) Master Data Management
10 4 (8.33%) SAP
10 4 (8.33%) SQL
10 4 (8.33%) Data Mining
10 4 (8.33%) ETL
10 4 (8.33%) SAS
10 4 (8.33%) Workflow
11 3 (6.25%) Publishing
11 3 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (6.25%) FMCG
12 2 (4.17%) QlikView

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.33%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.17%) QlikView
3 2 (4.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.08%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Toad
1 1 (2.08%) JMeter
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (2.08%) Selenium
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
1 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (56.25%) Finance
2 18 (37.50%) Banking
3 13 (27.08%) Retail
4 10 (20.83%) Retail Banking
5 3 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Analyst
2 27 (56.25%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Data Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Designer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Trainer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) SAP Data Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) Ajax
2 1 (2.08%) jQuery
2 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) E-Learning
2 4 (8.33%) Credit Risk
3 3 (6.25%) FMCG
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 25 (52.08%) Requirements Management
3 17 (35.42%) Migration
4 12 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 6 (12.50%) Data Management
6 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Data Validation
7 4 (8.33%) Master Data Management
7 4 (8.33%) Data Governance
7 4 (8.33%) Workflow
7 4 (8.33%) ETL
8 3 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) Analytics
9 2 (4.17%) Coaching
9 2 (4.17%) Data Transformation
9 2 (4.17%) Campaign Management
9 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) HND
1 1 (2.08%) ISEB
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (4.17%) Teradata
3 1 (2.08%) RIMES
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Charles River
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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