The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 95 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 36 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.33% 1.21% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.70% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 5
Average daily rate
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£356 £439 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.80% +3.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2049 1762 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.69% 71.25% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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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
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 22 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Highlands 0 17 £381 +23.98% 2
Renfrewshire - 7 £345 -
Edinburgh -27 5 £350 -26.31% 1
Glasgow +1 3 - - 2
Stirling - 1 £400 -
Ayrshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 15 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 11 (22.00%) Windows
3 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (18.00%) SQL
5 8 (16.00%) HP
6 7 (14.00%) Java
7 6 (12.00%) Six Sigma
7 6 (12.00%) Finance
7 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.00%) BPMN
7 6 (12.00%) JIRA
8 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (10.00%) Citrix
8 5 (10.00%) SOA
8 5 (10.00%) Workflow
8 5 (10.00%) Java EE
9 4 (8.00%) JSF
9 4 (8.00%) VMware
9 4 (8.00%) Subversion
9 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.00%) IPsec
9 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (8.00%) UNIX
9 4 (8.00%) Build Automation
9 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (6.00%) RichFaces

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 2 (4.00%) Apache
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.00%) TWiki
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) IPsec
2 2 (4.00%) SNMP
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.00%) SAN
3 1 (2.00%) ATM
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) MS Access
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) DB2
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) JIRA
2 4 (8.00%) Subversion
3 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.00%) JBuilder
5 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) Trac
5 1 (2.00%) Hudson
5 1 (2.00%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.00%) JUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 15 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) German Language
5 1 (2.00%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Local Government
5 1 (2.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Validation Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Computer Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Java Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Monitoring Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Lead Business Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Wintel Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.00%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Java EE
2 4 (8.00%) JSF
3 3 (6.00%) RichFaces
4 2 (4.00%) Middleware
4 2 (4.00%) EJB
4 2 (4.00%) Struts
4 2 (4.00%) J2EE
4 2 (4.00%) Struts2
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) JDBC
5 1 (2.00%) JSP
5 1 (2.00%) Servlets
5 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Clustering
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
1 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.00%) SCADA
1 2 (4.00%) CMDB
2 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.00%) Ergonomics
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.00%) UNIX
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Six Sigma
1 6 (12.00%) BPMN
2 5 (10.00%) SOA
2 5 (10.00%) Workflow
3 4 (8.00%) Build Automation
3 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.00%) Change Management
4 3 (6.00%) Requirements Management
5 2 (4.00%) WFM
5 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.00%) System Testing
5 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (2.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) VBScript
4 2 (4.00%) Perl
4 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) MCTS
5 2 (4.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (2.00%) MCP
6 1 (2.00%) HNC
6 1 (2.00%) HND
6 1 (2.00%) MCSE
6 1 (2.00%) MCSA
6 1 (2.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (2.00%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) HP
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) Citrix
4 4 (8.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) IBM
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) JBoss
6 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (4.00%) BMC
6 2 (4.00%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.00%) Informatica
7 1 (2.00%) Veritas
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.00%) Sybase
7 1 (2.00%) Teradata
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