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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 86 69 91
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs citing Validation 56 63 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.68% 2.29% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.92% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £361 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +20.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £314 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £405 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.85 £36.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
2639 2161 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.37% 78.58% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1108 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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 -10 17 £350 -6.66% 2
Highlands -2 8 £315 -13.10%
Renfrewshire +8 7 £346 +0.28%
Aberdeen - 7 £463 -
Glasgow +2 6 £273 -
Fife -6 3 £228 -20.86% 1
Stirling +11 2 - -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 37 (32.46%) Finance
1 37 (32.46%) Banking
2 28 (24.56%) Business Analysis
3 25 (21.93%) Migration
4 21 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (18.42%) Windows
5 20 (17.54%) Test Scripting
6 17 (14.91%) JavaScript
7 16 (14.04%) SQL
7 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
7 16 (14.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 15 (13.16%) Requirements Management
9 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (12.28%) Retail
9 14 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (11.40%) Investment Banking
10 13 (11.40%) Manufacturing
10 13 (11.40%) Use Case
11 12 (10.53%) Incident Management
11 12 (10.53%) Data Modelling
11 12 (10.53%) .NET
11 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
11 12 (10.53%) HTML
12 11 (9.65%) SharePoint
13 10 (8.77%) SOA
13 10 (8.77%) Degree
14 9 (7.89%) Data Migration
14 9 (7.89%) Reference Data
14 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (7.89%) MS Visio

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (9.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) SAS
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (1.75%) Mule
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.14%) AutoCAD
2 7 (6.14%) Siemens NX
3 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.51%) MS Office
4 4 (3.51%) CATIA
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) SAN
2 1 (0.88%) X.500
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) LDAP
2 1 (0.88%) SMTP
2 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) OLAP
2 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.88%) DataStage
2 1 (0.88%) QualityStage
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (0.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.63%) Toad
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.88%) Selenium
4 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.88%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.88%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 37 (32.46%) Finance
1 37 (32.46%) Banking
2 14 (12.28%) Retail
3 13 (11.40%) Manufacturing
3 13 (11.40%) Investment Banking
4 9 (7.89%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.63%) Back Office
6 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 62 (54.39%) Analyst
2 41 (35.96%) Business Analyst
3 13 (11.40%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
5 10 (8.77%) Test Analyst
6 9 (7.89%) Architect
7 8 (7.02%) Banking Business Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Validation Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Payments Business Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Author
10 4 (3.51%) Tester
11 3 (2.63%) Administrator
11 3 (2.63%) Consultant
11 3 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (2.63%) Data Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Storage Administrator
11 3 (2.63%) Implementation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) HTML
1 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 9 (7.89%) XML
3 8 (7.02%) Web Services
4 7 (6.14%) DHTML
4 7 (6.14%) XSL
4 7 (6.14%) XSLT
4 7 (6.14%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.14%) Itk
5 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.51%) CSS
7 3 (2.63%) Spring
8 2 (1.75%) jQuery
8 2 (1.75%) Middleware
8 2 (1.75%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.88%) Kendo UI
9 1 (0.88%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.88%) WCF
9 1 (0.88%) SOAP
9 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Reference Data
1 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.14%) Fat Client
3 7 (6.14%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.51%) Derivative
5 4 (3.51%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.63%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.75%) GIS
7 2 (1.75%) Equities
7 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.88%) FMCG
8 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Clustering
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.42%) Windows
2 7 (6.14%) UNIX
3 5 (4.39%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.39%) Android
4 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Business Analysis
2 25 (21.93%) Migration
3 21 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (17.54%) Test Scripting
5 16 (14.04%) Requirements Analysis
6 15 (13.16%) Requirements Management
7 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (11.40%) Use Case
9 12 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 12 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 10 (8.77%) SOA
11 9 (7.89%) Data Migration
12 8 (7.02%) SDLC
12 8 (7.02%) CAD
12 8 (7.02%) Document Management
12 8 (7.02%) Workflow
12 8 (7.02%) PLM
13 7 (6.14%) Content Management
13 7 (6.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.91%) JavaScript
2 16 (14.04%) SQL
3 9 (7.89%) C
3 9 (7.89%) Java
4 8 (7.02%) C++
5 7 (6.14%) Tcl
5 7 (6.14%) XPath
6 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.88%) VB
7 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Degree
2 9 (7.89%) MCTS
2 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (7.02%) MCP
4 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.51%) ISEB
5 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) GxP
2 3 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (1.75%) GAMP
4 1 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.88%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.88%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.88%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.75%) XenApp
2 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) HP
3 7 (6.14%) webMethods
4 5 (4.39%) VMware
4 5 (4.39%) Veeam
5 3 (2.63%) 3PAR
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle
6 2 (1.75%) Citrix
6 2 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.75%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.88%) Omniture
7 1 (0.88%) Netezza
7 1 (0.88%) AppSense
7 1 (0.88%) Teradata
7 1 (0.88%) Informatica
7 1 (0.88%) Cognos
7 1 (0.88%) IBM
7 1 (0.88%) Ab Initio
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