The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 8 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 3.70% 3.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
Validation
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Fife region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Fife
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
24 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 88.89% 81.25% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 7
Average daily rate £320 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +282.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Fife region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Fife region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Fife

Validation
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Fife 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 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) DFSS
1 1 (100.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) OrCAD

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Fife 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) OrCAD
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LabVIEW
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DFSS
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) EMC