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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 62 118 97
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -21
Contract jobs citing Validation 68 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.27% 0.51% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 0.67% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £344 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £372 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
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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
2345 2090 1851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.11% 76.50% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1145 942
Average daily rate £365 £379 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.69% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £257 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 37 32
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £14.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.86 £38.50 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +19 26 £363 +3.57% 7
Stirling +11 11 - -
Aberdeen - 8 £425 - 2
Highlands -1 6 £315 - 1
Renfrewshire -1 3 £348 +0.86%
Fife - 3 £228 - 2
Glasgow -2 2 £438 -
West Lothian -10 1 £375 -6.25%
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 42 (34.43%) Finance
2 35 (28.69%) Banking
3 32 (26.23%) Business Analysis
4 30 (24.59%) Migration
5 29 (23.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (19.67%) Windows
7 23 (18.85%) Requirements Management
8 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
9 18 (14.75%) HTML
10 17 (13.93%) MS Visio
10 17 (13.93%) Retail
10 17 (13.93%) Test Scripting
11 16 (13.11%) JavaScript
12 15 (12.30%) SQL
12 15 (12.30%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (11.48%) Data Migration
13 14 (11.48%) XML
14 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (10.66%) Use Case
15 12 (9.84%) Investment Banking
15 12 (9.84%) HP
15 12 (9.84%) Data Modelling
16 11 (9.02%) .NET
16 11 (9.02%) Manufacturing
16 11 (9.02%) Retail Banking
16 11 (9.02%) Degree
16 11 (9.02%) Data Validation
17 10 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (8.20%) Incident Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (1.64%) Mule
3 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) SAS
3 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.74%) AutoCAD
2 7 (5.74%) Siemens NX
3 6 (4.92%) MS Office
4 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.28%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) SSL
1 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.64%) SNMP
3 1 (0.82%) DNS
3 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.82%) SAN
3 1 (0.82%) X.500
3 1 (0.82%) Firewall
3 1 (0.82%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.82%) LDAP
3 1 (0.82%) ATM
3 1 (0.82%) SMTP
3 1 (0.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.82%) OLAP
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.46%) Toad
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.64%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.64%) Selenium
4 1 (0.82%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.82%) JMeter
4 1 (0.82%) NUnit
4 1 (0.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.82%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.82%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (34.43%) Finance
2 35 (28.69%) Banking
3 17 (13.93%) Retail
4 12 (9.84%) Investment Banking
5 11 (9.02%) Retail Banking
5 11 (9.02%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.82%) Back Office
8 1 (0.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.82%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 68 (55.74%) Analyst
2 45 (36.89%) Business Analyst
3 13 (10.66%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (9.84%) Senior Business Analyst
5 11 (9.02%) Architect
6 10 (8.20%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.56%) Lead Business Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Payments Business Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Validation Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Banking Business Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Financial Business Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Tester
11 4 (3.28%) Author
11 4 (3.28%) Consultant
12 3 (2.46%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) HTML
2 14 (11.48%) XML
3 11 (9.02%) .NET
4 8 (6.56%) Web Services
5 7 (5.74%) DHTML
5 7 (5.74%) XSL
5 7 (5.74%) XSLT
5 7 (5.74%) Itk
6 4 (3.28%) CSS
6 4 (3.28%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.64%) Middleware
8 2 (1.64%) Spring
8 2 (1.64%) Ajax
8 2 (1.64%) jQuery
8 2 (1.64%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.82%) RESTful
9 1 (0.82%) Kendo UI
9 1 (0.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Computer Science
1 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Reference Data
3 7 (5.74%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.74%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.28%) Derivative
5 4 (3.28%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.28%) FMCG
5 4 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.46%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.46%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.64%) GIS
7 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.64%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.82%) Replication
8 1 (0.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.67%) Windows
2 8 (6.56%) UNIX
3 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.46%) Android
4 2 (1.64%) Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.23%) Business Analysis
2 30 (24.59%) Migration
3 29 (23.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (18.85%) Requirements Management
5 17 (13.93%) Test Scripting
6 15 (12.30%) Requirements Analysis
7 14 (11.48%) Data Migration
7 14 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.66%) Use Case
9 12 (9.84%) Data Modelling
10 11 (9.02%) Data Validation
11 10 (8.20%) Incident Management
11 10 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (8.20%) Workflow
12 9 (7.38%) SOA
13 8 (6.56%) CAD
13 8 (6.56%) PLM
14 7 (5.74%) Document Management
14 7 (5.74%) BPMN
14 7 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.11%) JavaScript
2 15 (12.30%) SQL
3 9 (7.38%) Java
4 8 (6.56%) C++
4 8 (6.56%) C
5 7 (5.74%) Tcl
5 7 (5.74%) XPath
6 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.10%) VBScript
7 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.82%) VB
8 1 (0.82%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.02%) Degree
3 6 (4.92%) MCTS
3 6 (4.92%) MCP
4 5 (4.10%) MCSA
4 5 (4.10%) MCITP
4 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.46%) ISEB
6 2 (1.64%) MCSE
6 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.82%) CCNP
7 1 (0.82%) CCNA
7 1 (0.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) GxP
2 4 (3.28%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.82%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.82%) FATCA
3 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.82%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (1.64%) SCCM
1 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Nessus
2 1 (0.82%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.84%) HP
3 7 (5.74%) webMethods
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle
5 4 (3.28%) SAP
5 4 (3.28%) VMware
6 3 (2.46%) Veeam
7 2 (1.64%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.64%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.82%) Omniture
8 1 (0.82%) Cognos
8 1 (0.82%) Business Objects
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