The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK / Scotland
Rank 96 97 84
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 1.35% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.64% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 26
Median daily rate £313 £320 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -13.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £255 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £420 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £40.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
1477 2135 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.35% 82.43% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 1141 1242
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Edinburgh +11 1 - - 2
Glasgow -8 1 £225 -30.76%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Windows
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (18.18%) HP
5 6 (18.18%) ITIL
5 6 (18.18%) Workflow
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) QA
6 5 (15.15%) Unix
6 5 (15.15%) XML
6 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Clustering
7 4 (12.12%) AppSense
7 4 (12.12%) Java
7 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
7 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 4 (12.12%) Application Packaging
7 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Application Virtualisation
8 3 (9.09%) Spatial Data
8 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) AutoCAD
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.09%) Siemens NX
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) IaaS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
1 2 (6.06%) LDAP
1 2 (6.06%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) GIS
1 3 (9.09%) QGIS
1 3 (9.09%) Spatial Data
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Local Government
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Lead Architect
3 3 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support
5 1 (3.03%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) DHTML
2 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) Itk
2 3 (9.09%) PostGIS
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) XSL
2 3 (9.09%) XSLT
3 2 (6.06%) XML Messaging
4 1 (3.03%) CGI
4 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 3 (9.09%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
4 2 (6.06%) Replication
5 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Workflow
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Application Packaging
4 4 (12.12%) Application Virtualisation
4 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) SDLC
4 4 (12.12%) Software Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Testing
5 3 (9.09%) BDD
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (9.09%) Data Validation
5 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) C++
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) Tcl
3 3 (9.09%) XPath
4 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) MCP
4 2 (6.06%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.03%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) AppSense
4 3 (9.09%) webMethods
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) VMware