The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK / Scotland
Rank 96 82 74
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 1.82% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 2.29% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 32 32
Median daily rate £225 £320 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £398 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £61.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1371 2093 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.74% 79.16% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1152 1126
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 22
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% +40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.90 £43.95 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +17 7 £218 -41.37% 1
Aberdeen -11 2 - -
Glasgow -4 1 £420 +33.33%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (28.21%) SQL
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) HP
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (17.95%) Windows
4 7 (17.95%) QA
5 6 (15.38%) Unix
5 6 (15.38%) XML
5 6 (15.38%) ITIL
5 6 (15.38%) Workflow
5 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 6 (15.38%) SDLC
6 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
6 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
6 5 (12.82%) Oracle
6 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (12.82%) Degree
6 5 (12.82%) Clustering
7 4 (10.26%) AppSense
7 4 (10.26%) XML Messaging
7 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
7 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.26%) Test Management
7 4 (10.26%) MS Excel

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) AutoCAD
2 2 (5.13%) Siemens NX
3 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) IaaS
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) DNS
1 2 (5.13%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.13%) LDAP
1 2 (5.13%) X.500
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.69%) GIS
2 3 (7.69%) QGIS
2 3 (7.69%) Spatial Data
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Local Government
2 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Applications Packager
4 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Designer
6 1 (2.56%) IT Support
6 1 (2.56%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) XML
2 4 (10.26%) XML Messaging
3 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.69%) PostGIS
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (5.13%) DHTML
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) Itk
4 2 (5.13%) XSL
4 2 (5.13%) XSLT
5 1 (2.56%) CGI
5 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.13%) LIMS
3 2 (5.13%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
2 6 (15.38%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) SDLC
2 6 (15.38%) Workflow
3 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
4 4 (10.26%) API Testing
4 4 (10.26%) Application Packaging
4 4 (10.26%) Application Virtualisation
4 4 (10.26%) CRM
4 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
4 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.26%) Test Management
4 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Data Validation
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Scrum
5 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) C
3 2 (5.13%) C++
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) Tcl
3 2 (5.13%) XPath
4 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
4 3 (7.69%) MCTS
5 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.13%) ISEB
5 2 (5.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.13%) GMP
3 2 (5.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) HP
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) AppSense
4 2 (5.13%) webMethods
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Dell
5 1 (2.56%) VMware