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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 103 72 117
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +45
Contract jobs citing Validation 45 68 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.55% 2.26% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.82% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 9
Median daily rate £328 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.65% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £270 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £441 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
Validation
UK

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
2416 2415 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.45% 80.10% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1250 1172
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 65 37
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh -24 15 £425 +21.42% 4
Renfrewshire -28 13 £323 -7.32%
Glasgow +2 3 £550 +64.79% 4
Aberdeen -5 3 - -
Fife +10 2 £275 -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 29 (35.37%) Finance
2 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
3 17 (20.73%) HP
4 15 (18.29%) Business Analysis
5 14 (17.07%) Degree
5 14 (17.07%) Change Management
5 14 (17.07%) SLA
5 14 (17.07%) SQL
6 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
7 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (13.41%) Java
8 11 (13.41%) Project Management
9 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
9 10 (12.20%) CSS
9 10 (12.20%) ITIL
9 10 (12.20%) Banking
9 10 (12.20%) QA
10 9 (10.98%) Process Improvement
10 9 (10.98%) Pega
10 9 (10.98%) SOAP
10 9 (10.98%) Service Management
11 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
12 7 (8.54%) Migration
12 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.54%) MS Office
12 7 (8.54%) Release Management
12 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
12 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (7.32%) Computer Science

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 5 (6.10%) CMS
1 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
1 5 (6.10%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (4.88%) Apache
2 4 (4.88%) SAS
3 2 (2.44%) CICS
3 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Office
2 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.66%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Adaptiv
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.10%) DNS
2 5 (6.10%) SAN
2 5 (6.10%) WAN
3 4 (4.88%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.44%) SNMP
4 2 (2.44%) SSL
4 2 (2.44%) Wireless
5 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.22%) LAN
5 1 (1.22%) LDAP
5 1 (1.22%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 3 (3.66%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.22%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) Subversion
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (35.37%) Finance
2 10 (12.20%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
4 3 (3.66%) Electronics
4 3 (3.66%) Marketing
5 2 (2.44%) Legal
5 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Analyst
2 11 (13.41%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Developer
4 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Change Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Consultant
5 5 (6.10%) Finance Business Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Validation Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Digital Business Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Tester
7 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.66%) QA Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) CSS
2 9 (10.98%) SOAP
3 3 (3.66%) XML
4 2 (2.44%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) .NET
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) FreeMarker
5 1 (1.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.22%) Itk
5 1 (1.22%) Swing
5 1 (1.22%) XSL
5 1 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.10%) CMDB
3 5 (6.10%) User Experience
4 4 (4.88%) Credit Risk
4 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.88%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.66%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.44%) ASIC
6 2 (2.44%) ASIC Verification
6 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.44%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.44%) Health Informatics
6 2 (2.44%) Informatics
6 2 (2.44%) Verilog
7 1 (1.22%) Life Science
7 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.22%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) Linux
2 5 (6.10%) Unix
2 5 (6.10%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.66%) zOS
4 2 (2.44%) AIX
4 2 (2.44%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (2.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) Business Analysis
2 14 (17.07%) Change Management
3 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.41%) Project Management
5 10 (12.20%) ITIL
6 9 (10.98%) Process Improvement
6 9 (10.98%) Service Management
7 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.54%) Migration
8 7 (8.54%) Release Management
8 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.10%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.10%) Use Case
10 4 (4.88%) Data Analysis
10 4 (4.88%) ITIL V3
10 4 (4.88%) Requirements Management
10 4 (4.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) Java
3 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.10%) C
4 5 (6.10%) Korn
4 5 (6.10%) Perl
4 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.88%) C-shell
6 3 (3.66%) C++
6 3 (3.66%) Python
7 1 (1.22%) AWK
7 1 (1.22%) C#
7 1 (1.22%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.22%) sed
7 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.07%) Degree
3 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.66%) PMP
5 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.44%) MCP
5 2 (2.44%) MCTS
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.22%) CCIE
6 1 (1.22%) CCNA
6 1 (1.22%) CCNP
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.22%) HNC
6 1 (1.22%) HND
6 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.07%) SLA
2 10 (12.20%) QA
3 4 (4.88%) ISO 9000
4 3 (3.66%) ISO13485
5 2 (2.44%) COBIT
5 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
5 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) ACF2
1 4 (4.88%) Samba
2 3 (3.66%) Firmware
3 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (4.88%) SCCM
1 4 (4.88%) zSecure
2 1 (1.22%) Ansible
2 1 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) HP
2 9 (10.98%) Pega
3 5 (6.10%) Sitecore
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.66%) CA
6 2 (2.44%) Altiris
6 2 (2.44%) AppSense
6 2 (2.44%) IBM
6 2 (2.44%) NetApp
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle
6 2 (2.44%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) Cognos
7 1 (1.22%) CommVault
7 1 (1.22%) Murex
7 1 (1.22%) SAP
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £310 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago