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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 84 89 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 56 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.76% 1.49% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.90% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 12
Average daily rate
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£347 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £345 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.85 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +5 18 £350 - 3
Highlands -3 8 £315 -17.37%
Aberdeen - 7 £463 - 1
Glasgow +6 5 £270 - 1
Stirling +4 5 - -
Renfrewshire +4 3 £347 +0.57% 1
Fife - 3 £228 -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (33.33%) Finance
2 36 (29.27%) Banking
3 35 (28.46%) Business Analysis
4 31 (25.20%) Migration
5 28 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (17.89%) Requirements Management
7 21 (17.07%) Windows
8 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
9 18 (14.63%) Retail
9 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
10 15 (12.20%) HTML
10 15 (12.20%) SQL
10 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
10 15 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (12.20%) Requirements Analysis
11 14 (11.38%) MS Visio
12 13 (10.57%) Data Modelling
12 13 (10.57%) Manufacturing
12 13 (10.57%) Use Case
12 13 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (10.57%) Data Migration
13 12 (9.76%) Data Validation
13 12 (9.76%) Retail Banking
13 12 (9.76%) Incident Management
13 12 (9.76%) Investment Banking
13 12 (9.76%) .NET
14 11 (8.94%) XML
15 10 (8.13%) SQL Server
15 10 (8.13%) Java
15 10 (8.13%) SOA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (1.63%) Mule
2 2 (1.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) SAS
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (11.38%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.69%) AutoCAD
2 7 (5.69%) Siemens NX
3 4 (3.25%) CATIA
4 3 (2.44%) MS Office
4 3 (2.44%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) SAN
2 1 (0.81%) X.500
2 1 (0.81%) Firewall
2 1 (0.81%) LDAP
2 1 (0.81%) SMTP
2 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) OLAP
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) DataStage
4 1 (0.81%) QualityStage
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
1 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.44%) Toad
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.63%) Selenium
3 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.81%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.81%) JMeter
4 1 (0.81%) NUnit
General
1 41 (33.33%) Finance
2 36 (29.27%) Banking
3 18 (14.63%) Retail
4 13 (10.57%) Manufacturing
5 12 (9.76%) Investment Banking
5 12 (9.76%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.44%) Back Office
7 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 69 (56.10%) Analyst
2 45 (36.59%) Business Analyst
3 13 (10.57%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (9.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 10 (8.13%) Architect
6 9 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.50%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Data Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Banking Business Analyst
8 7 (5.69%) Lead Business Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Validation Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Payments Business Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Tester
10 5 (4.07%) Author
11 4 (3.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 4 (3.25%) Financial Business Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) Storage Engineer
12 3 (2.44%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) HTML
2 12 (9.76%) .NET
3 11 (8.94%) XML
4 8 (6.50%) Web Services
5 7 (5.69%) DHTML
5 7 (5.69%) XSL
5 7 (5.69%) XSLT
5 7 (5.69%) Itk
6 6 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.07%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.07%) CSS
8 3 (2.44%) Spring
8 3 (2.44%) jQuery
9 2 (1.63%) Ajax
9 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.63%) Middleware
9 2 (1.63%) Spring Integration
10 1 (0.81%) Spring MVC
10 1 (0.81%) WCF
10 1 (0.81%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Reference Data
3 7 (5.69%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.69%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.25%) Derivative
5 4 (3.25%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.25%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (3.25%) FMCG
6 3 (2.44%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.44%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.63%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.63%) GIS
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) Equities
8 1 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.07%) Windows
2 7 (5.69%) UNIX
3 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.07%) Android
4 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.46%) Business Analysis
2 31 (25.20%) Migration
3 28 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (17.89%) Requirements Management
5 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
6 15 (12.20%) Requirements Analysis
6 15 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (10.57%) Data Modelling
7 13 (10.57%) Use Case
7 13 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (10.57%) Data Migration
8 12 (9.76%) Data Validation
8 12 (9.76%) Incident Management
9 10 (8.13%) SOA
10 9 (7.32%) Workflow
11 8 (6.50%) PLM
11 8 (6.50%) Document Management
11 8 (6.50%) CAD
12 7 (5.69%) Project Management
12 7 (5.69%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 15 (12.20%) SQL
3 10 (8.13%) Java
4 8 (6.50%) C++
4 8 (6.50%) C
5 7 (5.69%) Tcl
5 7 (5.69%) XPath
6 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.63%) VBScript
8 1 (0.81%) VB
8 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.81%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.69%) MCTS
2 7 (5.69%) Degree
3 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.88%) MCP
4 4 (3.25%) ISEB
4 4 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.63%) MCSA
5 2 (1.63%) MCITP
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.81%) HND
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) GxP
2 5 (4.07%) QA
3 2 (1.63%) GAMP
4 1 (0.81%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.81%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.81%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.63%) XenApp
4 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) SCCM
1 2 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.32%) HP
3 7 (5.69%) webMethods
4 6 (4.88%) VMware
5 5 (4.07%) Veeam
6 4 (3.25%) Oracle
6 4 (3.25%) SAP
7 2 (1.63%) Citrix
7 2 (1.63%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.63%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.63%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.81%) Omniture
8 1 (0.81%) AppSense
8 1 (0.81%) Cognos
8 1 (0.81%) IBM
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