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 4 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Inverness 40.00% 62.50% 50.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 53.33% 68.97% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£315 £381 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.37% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.85 £28.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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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 Inverness region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Inverness
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
15 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Inverness 75.00% 90.63% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Average daily rate £308 £390 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +27.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Inverness

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 6 (75.00%) Document Management
2 6 (75.00%) GxP
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (25.00%) GAMP
4 1 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) SCADA
4 1 (12.50%) Life Science
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) FMCG

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Inverness by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Author
2 3 (37.50%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) SCADA
1 1 (12.50%) Life Science
1 1 (12.50%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Document Management
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) GxP
2 2 (25.00%) GAMP
3 1 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11