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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 61 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.75% 0.48% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.63% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
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£394 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 - £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 - £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £371 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +18.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.04%
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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
652 473 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.50% 75.56% 71.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 237 343
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £35.00 £40.00
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 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 4 March 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (21.43%) Data Validation
3 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Nmap
4 2 (14.29%) Nessus
4 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 2 (14.29%) JSP
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
1 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Data Validation
2 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
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