The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 91 84 97
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 40 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.57% 1.47% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.86% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 8
Average daily rate £320 £363 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £440 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
Validation
UK

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
2031 2098 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.71% 79.32% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 1198 834
Average daily rate £380 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 31
Average hourly rate £33.71 £27.50 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.77 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £47.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +14 12 £320 -18.73%
Renfrewshire -1 10 £320 -7.90%
Edinburgh -20 10 £425 +6.25% 5
Highlands - 3 - - 1
Fife +2 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £150 -
Angus - 1 - -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
2 26 (31.33%) Degree
3 20 (24.10%) Finance
3 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (24.10%) MCP
4 17 (20.48%) Computer Science
4 17 (20.48%) MCTS
5 16 (19.28%) Banking
5 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (16.87%) Windows
6 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
7 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
8 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
8 12 (14.46%) SQL
9 11 (13.25%) .NET
10 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
10 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
10 10 (12.05%) Windows Server
11 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
11 9 (10.84%) HP
12 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
13 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
13 7 (8.43%) Migration
13 7 (8.43%) Content Management
13 7 (8.43%) .NET Framework
14 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (7.23%) QA
14 6 (7.23%) Release Management
14 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.41%) CICS
3 2 (2.41%) SAS
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.20%) TWiki
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Office
2 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.41%) PTC Creo
5 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.20%) MS Project
5 1 (1.20%) OrCAD
5 1 (1.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (1.20%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.20%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Adaptiv
1 1 (1.20%) BigMachines
1 1 (1.20%) Primavera
1 1 (1.20%) SAP APO
1 1 (1.20%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP PP
1 1 (1.20%) SAP PP-PI
1 1 (1.20%) SAP QM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.23%) SNMP
2 6 (7.23%) SSL
3 4 (4.82%) DNS
3 4 (4.82%) Kerberos
3 4 (4.82%) LDAP
3 4 (4.82%) X.500
4 2 (2.41%) SAN
5 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.20%) RS-232
5 1 (1.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.20%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
1 1 (1.20%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.20%) Toad
1 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (24.10%) Finance
2 16 (19.28%) Banking
3 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Analyst
2 18 (21.69%) Business Analyst
3 7 (8.43%) SharePoint Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Banking Business Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Developer
7 3 (3.61%) Architect
7 3 (3.61%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.61%) Tester
7 3 (3.61%) Validation Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Configuration Manager
8 2 (2.41%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) .NET
2 7 (8.43%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.20%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.02%) SCADA
5 4 (4.82%) PKI
5 4 (4.82%) Replication
6 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (3.61%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.41%) ASIC
7 2 (2.41%) ASIC Verification
7 2 (2.41%) Ergonomics
7 2 (2.41%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.41%) Verilog
8 1 (1.20%) Derivative
8 1 (1.20%) Equities
8 1 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.20%) Life Science
8 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 10 (12.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.61%) Linux
4 2 (2.41%) AIX
4 2 (2.41%) HPUX
5 1 (1.20%) Android
5 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (14.46%) Business Analysis
3 7 (8.43%) Content Management
3 7 (8.43%) Migration
4 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.23%) Project Management
4 6 (7.23%) Release Management
4 6 (7.23%) SDLC
4 6 (7.23%) Software Delivery
4 6 (7.23%) Test Scripting
4 6 (7.23%) Time Management
4 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (6.02%) Change Control
5 5 (6.02%) Change Management
5 5 (6.02%) Document Management
5 5 (6.02%) Requirements Management
5 5 (6.02%) User Stories
6 4 (4.82%) Data Migration
6 4 (4.82%) Integration Testing
6 4 (4.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) C
2 3 (3.61%) C++
2 3 (3.61%) VB
3 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.20%) Ada
4 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) Degree
2 20 (24.10%) MCP
2 20 (24.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (20.48%) MCTS
4 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
5 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.61%) ISEB
6 3 (3.61%) MCSE
7 2 (2.41%) HND
8 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) GAMP
3 1 (1.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.20%) Basel II
3 1 (1.20%) COBIT
3 1 (1.20%) FATCA
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) ISO13485
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.23%) Firmware
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (7.23%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) HP
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle
4 3 (3.61%) SAP
4 3 (3.61%) Wonderware
5 2 (2.41%) Omniture
5 2 (2.41%) Serena
5 2 (2.41%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.20%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.20%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.20%) EMC
6 1 (1.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.20%) Informatica
6 1 (1.20%) Netezza
6 1 (1.20%) Progress
6 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.20%) Tableau
6 1 (1.20%) Teradata
6 1 (1.20%) Veeam
6 1 (1.20%) VMware
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