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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 54 54 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.94% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.74% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£346 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.71% -35.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +6.57%
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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
577 406 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.35% 66.02% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 206 276
Average daily rate £375 £370 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £9.50 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+268.42% -48.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.98 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £79.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (36.36%) IPsec
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) Build Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
2 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (27.27%) Terminal Services
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Data Validation
4 1 (9.09%) BPMN
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) QlikView
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Build Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) Data Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) BPMN
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) HNC
2 1 (9.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Business Objects