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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 67 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 64 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.29% 0.90% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 1.28% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 8
Average daily rate
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£361 £300 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.41% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £137 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £458 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £36.63 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 - £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.88 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
2126 1714 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.06% 69.90% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 862 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 - 31 £363 -
Edinburgh +1 12 £375 -
Renfrewshire -16 7 £345 -
Glasgow -15 4 - - 1
Fife - 2 £288 -
Stirling - 1 £400 -
Ayrshire - - - -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (29.33%) Manufacturing
2 20 (26.67%) Windows
3 15 (20.00%) SQL
4 13 (17.33%) Finance
4 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
5 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.00%) Change Management
6 11 (14.67%) SCADA
7 10 (13.33%) Degree
7 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 10 (13.33%) Firmware
7 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 9 (12.00%) HP
8 9 (12.00%) Six Sigma
8 9 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (10.67%) Requirements Management
9 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.67%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (10.67%) Citrix
10 7 (9.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 7 (9.33%) GAMP
10 7 (9.33%) VMware
10 7 (9.33%) IPsec
10 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (9.33%) Build Automation
10 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
11 6 (8.00%) Terminal Services
12 5 (6.67%) Risk Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (2.67%) SAS
1 2 (2.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.33%) TWiki
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) MS Project
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) IPsec
2 2 (2.67%) ATM
2 2 (2.67%) SSL
2 2 (2.67%) SNMP
2 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) X.500
3 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.33%) LDAP
3 1 (1.33%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (2.67%) QlikView
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) MS Access
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.00%) JUnit
2 3 (4.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.67%) VectorCAST
3 2 (2.67%) JBuilder
4 1 (1.33%) Maven
4 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.33%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 22 (29.33%) Manufacturing
2 13 (17.33%) Finance
3 9 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.33%) Local Government
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
6 1 (1.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 11 (14.67%) Business Analyst
5 9 (12.00%) Computer Engineer
6 8 (10.67%) Validation Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Developer
8 5 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (5.33%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) DBA
10 3 (4.00%) Report Developer
10 3 (4.00%) SQL DBA
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Monitoring Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Project Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) SAS Analyst
11 2 (2.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) Struts2
2 2 (2.67%) Struts
2 2 (2.67%) EJB
2 2 (2.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.33%) Spring
3 1 (1.33%) JSF
3 1 (1.33%) JDBC
3 1 (1.33%) JSP
3 1 (1.33%) Servlets
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) XML
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) SCADA
2 10 (13.33%) Firmware
3 3 (4.00%) Statistics
3 3 (4.00%) Ergonomics
3 3 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.67%) CMDB
4 2 (2.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.33%) VSAM
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) Change Management
2 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 9 (12.00%) Six Sigma
4 8 (10.67%) Requirements Management
4 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.67%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (9.33%) Build Automation
6 5 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 5 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
6 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.33%) Change Control
7 4 (5.33%) Database Security
7 4 (5.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.33%) Migration
8 3 (4.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.00%) Benchmarking
8 3 (4.00%) Product Management
8 3 (4.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) VBScript
2 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (4.00%) Java
2 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.67%) Perl
3 2 (2.67%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) C
4 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.33%) Degree
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.00%) MCTS
6 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (2.67%) MCP
7 1 (1.33%) MCSE
7 1 (1.33%) MCSA
7 1 (1.33%) HNC
7 1 (1.33%) HND
7 1 (1.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (9.33%) GAMP
2 4 (5.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
1 2 (2.67%) SCOM
1 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) HP
3 8 (10.67%) Citrix
4 7 (9.33%) VMware
5 4 (5.33%) Business Objects
6 3 (4.00%) Teradata
6 3 (4.00%) IBM
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle
7 2 (2.67%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.67%) BMC
8 1 (1.33%) Informatica
8 1 (1.33%) Veritas
8 1 (1.33%) SolidWorks
8 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft