The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Inverness region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Inverness region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 1 1 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Inverness 58.62% 60.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 68.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£381 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.98% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Inverness
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
25 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Inverness 86.21% 60.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate £390 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Inverness

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Inverness

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Inverness

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Inverness

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Inverness

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Inverness

Validation
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Inverness

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Inverness 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 15 (88.24%) Manufacturing
2 6 (35.29%) Six Sigma
3 4 (23.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) SCADA
4 2 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) CAPA
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (5.88%) GAMP
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Inverness by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Inverness 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.

General
1 15 (88.24%) Manufacturing
2 4 (23.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Project Manager
1 8 (47.06%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Computer Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Process Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Six Sigma
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) CAPA
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (5.88%) GAMP