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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 66 115 110
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 67 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.21% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 0.67% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 6 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £355 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.13 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +26.00%
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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
2310 1945 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.16% 73.73% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1248 1066 916
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 29 22
Average hourly rate £30.25 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +22 39 £355 -5.33% 4
Stirling +6 12 - -
Glasgow 0 6 £325 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £348 -
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
Aberdeen - 1 £300 -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 39 (36.79%) Finance
2 32 (30.19%) Business Analysis
3 30 (28.30%) Banking
3 30 (28.30%) Migration
3 30 (28.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (25.47%) Requirements Management
5 20 (18.87%) Retail
5 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
6 19 (17.92%) MS Visio
6 19 (17.92%) Windows
7 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (15.09%) Data Migration
8 14 (13.21%) HP
9 13 (12.26%) Degree
10 12 (11.32%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (10.38%) Retail Banking
11 11 (10.38%) HTML
11 11 (10.38%) .NET
12 10 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (9.43%) Data Validation
13 9 (8.49%) Test Scripting
13 9 (8.49%) Computer Science
13 9 (8.49%) Use Case
13 9 (8.49%) Investment Banking
13 9 (8.49%) Active Directory
14 8 (7.55%) SQL
14 8 (7.55%) XML
14 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
14 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
15 7 (6.60%) PowerShell

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.89%) Mule
3 1 (0.94%) SAS
3 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (17.92%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.66%) MS Office
3 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.94%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.94%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.94%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.94%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.94%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.94%) Silverpop
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) SSL
1 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.89%) X.500
2 2 (1.89%) LDAP
2 2 (1.89%) ATM
2 2 (1.89%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.89%) SNMP
2 2 (1.89%) DNS
2 2 (1.89%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.94%) SAN
3 1 (0.94%) SMTP
3 1 (0.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.89%) Selenium
2 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.94%) NCrunch
3 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.94%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.94%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.94%) JIRA
3 1 (0.94%) NUnit
3 1 (0.94%) Toad
3 1 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 39 (36.79%) Finance
2 30 (28.30%) Banking
3 20 (18.87%) Retail
4 11 (10.38%) Retail Banking
5 9 (8.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Avionics
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (60.38%) Analyst
2 47 (44.34%) Business Analyst
3 8 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (7.55%) Senior Business Analyst
3 8 (7.55%) Lead Business Analyst
4 7 (6.60%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) Data Analyst
5 5 (4.72%) Payments Business Analyst
5 5 (4.72%) Banking Business Analyst
5 5 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.72%) Architect
6 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) Developer
7 3 (2.83%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Financial Business Analyst
7 3 (2.83%) Consultant
8 2 (1.89%) Project Manager
8 2 (1.89%) Tester
8 2 (1.89%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) HTML
1 11 (10.38%) .NET
2 8 (7.55%) XML
3 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.83%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.89%) Middleware
5 2 (1.89%) CSS
5 2 (1.89%) JSP
5 2 (1.89%) Ajax
5 2 (1.89%) Spring
5 2 (1.89%) jQuery
5 2 (1.89%) Spring Integration
6 1 (0.94%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.94%) RESTful
6 1 (0.94%) WCF
6 1 (0.94%) SOAP
6 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.77%) Fixed Income
3 4 (3.77%) Derivative
4 3 (2.83%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.83%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.83%) FMCG
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) Replication
5 2 (1.89%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.89%) PKI
5 2 (1.89%) Open Source
5 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.94%) Ergonomics
6 1 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.92%) Windows
2 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.83%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000
3 2 (1.89%) UNIX
3 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.89%) Android
3 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.19%) Business Analysis
2 30 (28.30%) Migration
2 30 (28.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (25.47%) Requirements Management
4 16 (15.09%) Data Migration
5 12 (11.32%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (9.43%) Data Validation
7 9 (8.49%) Test Scripting
7 9 (8.49%) Use Case
8 7 (6.60%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.66%) ITIL
9 6 (5.66%) Data Management
9 6 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.66%) High Availability
10 5 (4.72%) Data Governance
10 5 (4.72%) BPMN
10 5 (4.72%) Software Testing
11 4 (3.77%) Master Data Management
11 4 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) SQL
2 7 (6.60%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.66%) VBScript
4 2 (1.89%) Java
5 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.94%) C
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) C++
5 1 (0.94%) VB
5 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.26%) Degree
3 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.60%) MCITP
4 7 (6.60%) MCSA
5 6 (5.66%) MCP
5 6 (5.66%) MCTS
6 5 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.77%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.83%) MCSE
9 2 (1.89%) CCNP
9 2 (1.89%) CCNA
9 2 (1.89%) ISEB
9 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) FATCA
2 1 (0.94%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.94%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.94%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) Firmware
4 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.89%) Nmap
2 2 (1.89%) Nessus
2 2 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.21%) HP
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle
4 4 (3.77%) SAP
4 4 (3.77%) VMware
5 2 (1.89%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.89%) GoldenSource
5 2 (1.89%) Veeam
6 1 (0.94%) Omniture
6 1 (0.94%) IBM
6 1 (0.94%) Cognos
6 1 (0.94%) Business Objects
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