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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 79 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 50 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.79% 0.77% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.10% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 7
Average daily rate
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£354 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £61.00 - £16.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 - £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.20 - £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.23% -4.16%
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2111 1725 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.58% 69.75% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 890 761
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
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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
Edinburgh +5 22 £355 -8.97% 2
Glasgow +9 12 £363 +20.63%
Fife - 3 £225 - 1
Highlands -4 2 £340 +1.11%
Stirling - - - - 1
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (23.77%) Finance
2 24 (19.67%) Manufacturing
3 23 (18.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (16.39%) SQL
4 20 (16.39%) Windows
4 20 (16.39%) Requirements Management
5 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 16 (13.11%) Banking
6 15 (12.30%) Degree
7 14 (11.48%) Migration
8 13 (10.66%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (10.66%) Change Management
8 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
8 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
9 12 (9.84%) SCADA
9 12 (9.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (9.02%) Retail
11 10 (8.20%) HP
11 10 (8.20%) GAMP
11 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (7.38%) Unit Testing
12 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (7.38%) Firmware
12 9 (7.38%) Six Sigma
12 9 (7.38%) Active Directory
12 9 (7.38%) Risk Management
13 8 (6.56%) MS Visio
13 8 (6.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
13 8 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (4.92%) SAS
2 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.74%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.10%) MS Office
4 2 (1.64%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) IPsec
2 4 (3.28%) X.500
2 4 (3.28%) LDAP
2 4 (3.28%) Kerberos
2 4 (3.28%) DNS
3 3 (2.46%) ATM
3 3 (2.46%) SAN
4 1 (0.82%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) QlikView
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) JIRA
2 2 (1.64%) JUnit
2 2 (1.64%) JBuilder
2 2 (1.64%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.64%) VectorCAST
2 2 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 29 (23.77%) Finance
2 24 (19.67%) Manufacturing
3 16 (13.11%) Banking
4 12 (9.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (9.02%) Retail
6 5 (4.10%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.28%) Aerospace
8 3 (2.46%) Publishing
9 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.64%) Marketing
10 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Analyst
2 28 (22.95%) Business Analyst
3 16 (13.11%) Validation Engineer
3 16 (13.11%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.20%) Computer Engineer
6 7 (5.74%) Developer
7 5 (4.10%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.28%) Consultant
8 4 (3.28%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Design Engineer
9 3 (2.46%) Report Developer
9 3 (2.46%) Mechanical Design Engineer
9 3 (2.46%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 3 (2.46%) Mechanical Engineer
9 3 (2.46%) Lead Business Analyst
9 3 (2.46%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) .NET
2 3 (2.46%) HTML
3 2 (1.64%) EJB
3 2 (1.64%) Struts
3 2 (1.64%) XML
3 2 (1.64%) Middleware
3 2 (1.64%) Struts2
4 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.82%) JSP
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) SCADA
2 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.92%) E-Learning
4 4 (3.28%) Clustering
4 4 (3.28%) Replication
4 4 (3.28%) PKI
5 3 (2.46%) Statistics
5 3 (2.46%) Ergonomics
5 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.46%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.46%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.64%) CMDB
7 1 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.39%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.10%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.46%) UNIX
5 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.82%) Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (16.39%) Requirements Management
3 14 (11.48%) Migration
4 13 (10.66%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (10.66%) Change Management
5 9 (7.38%) Unit Testing
5 9 (7.38%) Six Sigma
5 9 (7.38%) Risk Management
6 8 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (6.56%) Business Analysis
7 7 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.10%) Software Testing
8 5 (4.10%) Lean Six Sigma
8 5 (4.10%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.10%) Build Automation
9 4 (3.28%) Workflow
9 4 (3.28%) Change Control
9 4 (3.28%) Database Security
9 4 (3.28%) CAPA
9 4 (3.28%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.39%) SQL
2 4 (3.28%) VBScript
2 4 (3.28%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.64%) Java
3 2 (1.64%) C++
3 2 (1.64%) Perl
3 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.82%) VBA
4 1 (0.82%) C
4 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Degree
2 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.92%) MCTS
5 3 (2.46%) ISEB
5 3 (2.46%) MCP
6 2 (1.64%) MCSA
6 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.64%) MCITP
7 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.82%) CCNP
7 1 (0.82%) CCNA
7 1 (0.82%) HNC
7 1 (0.82%) HND
7 1 (0.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) GAMP
2 8 (6.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (4.10%) QA
4 4 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.28%) SLA
5 3 (2.46%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.64%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (7.38%) Firmware
1 9 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.10%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.82%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.64%) SCOM
2 1 (0.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.20%) HP
3 5 (4.10%) Citrix
3 5 (4.10%) VMware
4 4 (3.28%) Teradata
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle
4 4 (3.28%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.46%) IBM
5 3 (2.46%) SolidWorks
6 2 (1.64%) BMC
6 2 (1.64%) Siemens
6 2 (1.64%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.82%) RIMES
7 1 (0.82%) Veritas
7 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.82%) Charles River
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