The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 50 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.66% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 0.48% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -7.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.23% -4.16%
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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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
573 417 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.25% 69.15% 70.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 210 266
Average daily rate £350 £357 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.93 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.85% -34.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Glasgow region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Build Automation
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Data Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) IPsec
2 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) IPsec
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) QlikView
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (18.75%) Build Automation
2 3 (18.75%) Data Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.25%) BPMN
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) HNC
3 1 (6.25%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) HP