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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 62 87 93
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 72 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.61% 1.09% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 1.56% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 7
Average daily rate
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£361 £308 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £145 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £416 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £36.88 - £26.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 - £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.50 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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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
2091 1727 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.82% 69.95% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1119 854 898
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 £250 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 80
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Highlands 0 32 £363 +13.28%
Edinburgh +10 17 £410 +36.66% 4
Renfrewshire -9 6 £348 -
Glasgow -19 4 - -
Fife - 4 £215 -
Stirling - 1 £400 -
Ayrshire - - - -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 22 (26.51%) Manufacturing
2 20 (24.10%) Windows
3 16 (19.28%) SQL
3 16 (19.28%) Finance
4 13 (15.66%) Change Management
4 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
5 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
5 12 (14.46%) Degree
5 12 (14.46%) SCADA
6 11 (13.25%) Firmware
7 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (12.05%) Requirements Management
7 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.84%) Six Sigma
8 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.84%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (9.64%) HP
9 8 (9.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 8 (9.64%) GAMP
9 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (8.43%) Citrix
10 7 (8.43%) Migration
11 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
11 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (7.23%) IPsec
11 6 (7.23%) VMware
11 6 (7.23%) Banking
11 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (7.23%) .NET

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (4.82%) SAS
2 2 (2.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) IPsec
2 3 (3.61%) ATM
3 2 (2.41%) X.500
3 2 (2.41%) SSL
3 2 (2.41%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.41%) SNMP
3 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.41%) LDAP
4 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) QlikView
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
4 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) JIRA
2 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.61%) JUnit
2 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) JBuilder
3 2 (2.41%) VectorCAST
4 1 (1.20%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.20%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.20%) Maven
General
1 22 (26.51%) Manufacturing
2 16 (19.28%) Finance
3 10 (12.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (7.23%) Banking
5 4 (4.82%) Aerospace
5 4 (4.82%) Retail
6 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.41%) Marketing
7 1 (1.20%) Local Government
7 1 (1.20%) German Language
7 1 (1.20%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.20%) Billing
7 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Analyst
2 14 (16.87%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (15.66%) Business Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Validation Engineer
4 11 (13.25%) Project Manager
5 9 (10.84%) Computer Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Report Developer
10 3 (3.61%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Design Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) DBA
11 2 (2.41%) Senior Business Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) Middleware
2 2 (2.41%) EJB
2 2 (2.41%) Struts
2 2 (2.41%) Struts2
3 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.20%) HTML
3 1 (1.20%) J2EE
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) XML
3 1 (1.20%) JDBC
3 1 (1.20%) JSP
3 1 (1.20%) Servlets
3 1 (1.20%) Spring
3 1 (1.20%) JSF
3 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) SCADA
2 11 (13.25%) Firmware
3 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.61%) Statistics
4 3 (3.61%) Ergonomics
5 2 (2.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.41%) Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) CMDB
5 2 (2.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) Change Management
2 10 (12.05%) Requirements Management
2 10 (12.05%) Unit Testing
3 9 (10.84%) Six Sigma
3 9 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (10.84%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (8.43%) Migration
5 6 (7.23%) Build Automation
5 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (6.02%) Performance Management
6 5 (6.02%) Lean Six Sigma
6 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.82%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.82%) Change Control
7 4 (4.82%) Database Security
8 3 (3.61%) Coaching
8 3 (3.61%) PDCA
8 3 (3.61%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.61%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.61%) VBScript
2 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
2 3 (3.61%) Java
3 2 (2.41%) Perl
3 2 (2.41%) C++
4 1 (1.20%) C
4 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) Degree
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.82%) MCTS
5 3 (3.61%) MCP
6 2 (2.41%) ISEB
6 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (1.20%) HNC
7 1 (1.20%) HND
7 1 (1.20%) MCSE
7 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 8 (9.64%) GAMP
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) QA
4 1 (1.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.02%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.41%) SCCM
1 2 (2.41%) SCOM
2 1 (1.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) HP
3 7 (8.43%) Citrix
4 6 (7.23%) VMware
5 4 (4.82%) Teradata
5 4 (4.82%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.61%) IBM
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle
7 2 (2.41%) SolidWorks
7 2 (2.41%) BMC
7 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.20%) RIMES
8 1 (1.20%) Veritas
8 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.20%) Charles River
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