The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 31 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Inverness 77.50% 57.14% 47.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 79.49% 100.00% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £328 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% -1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £306 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £26.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 - £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.25 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.34% +7.57%
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Highlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Inverness
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Inverness 97.50% 57.14% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate £300 £335 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £316 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £26.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Inverness

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Inverness region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Inverness

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Inverness region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Inverness

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Inverness

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (68.75%) Manufacturing
2 12 (37.50%) SCADA
3 11 (34.38%) Windows
4 10 (31.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (28.13%) Six Sigma
5 9 (28.13%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (25.00%) Degree
6 8 (25.00%) Change Management
6 8 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (25.00%) GAMP
7 7 (21.88%) Firmware
8 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
8 5 (15.63%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.50%) Database Security
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.50%) Aerospace
9 4 (12.50%) .NET
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.50%) SLA
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.38%) Benchmarking
10 3 (9.38%) SQL
10 3 (9.38%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.38%) PDCA
10 3 (9.38%) Product Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Inverness by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (68.75%) Manufacturing
2 10 (31.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) Project Manager
3 9 (28.13%) Computer Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Validation Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) DBA
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) SQL DBA
7 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Process Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) IT Support
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) SCADA
2 7 (21.88%) Firmware
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Six Sigma
1 9 (28.13%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (25.00%) Change Management
3 5 (15.63%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (12.50%) Database Security
4 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.38%) Benchmarking
5 3 (9.38%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) PDCA
5 3 (9.38%) Product Management
6 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) CAPA
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 8 (25.00%) GAMP
2 4 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft