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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 79 94 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -36
Contract jobs citing Validation 44 42 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.00% 1.30% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.58% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 35
Median daily rate £325 £342 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £404 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £40.85 £36.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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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
1795 2663 2172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.70% 82.29% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 1377 1170
Median daily rate £355 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 54 41
Median hourly rate £39.50 £25.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +14 16 £350 - 6
Renfrewshire -18 14 £320 -7.24% 1
West Lothian +7 3 £305 -18.66%
Glasgow +1 2 - -
Fife +1 1 £275 +20.87%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £405 -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 (32.22%) HP
2 23 (25.56%) SQL
2 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
3 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.11%) Finance
5 18 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 16 (17.78%) Functional Testing
7 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 14 (15.56%) QA
9 12 (13.33%) Degree
9 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 12 (13.33%) Process Improvement
9 12 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (13.33%) Oracle
9 12 (13.33%) XML
9 12 (13.33%) Unix
10 11 (12.22%) Defect Management
11 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (11.11%) ITIL
11 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (11.11%) Workflow
11 10 (11.11%) Change Management
12 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
12 9 (10.00%) Project Management
12 9 (10.00%) CRM
12 9 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 9 (10.00%) Computer Science
12 9 (10.00%) SDLC
13 8 (8.89%) Software Delivery
13 8 (8.89%) API Testing

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 (5.56%) CMS
1 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.33%) SAS
4 2 (2.22%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.67%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.33%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.11%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.11%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) DNS
1 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.44%) SAN
3 3 (3.33%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.33%) LDAP
3 3 (3.33%) X.500
4 2 (2.22%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.22%) SNMP
4 2 (2.22%) SSL
4 2 (2.22%) WAN
5 1 (1.11%) HTTP
5 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.44%) GIS
3 4 (4.44%) QGIS
3 4 (4.44%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) JIRA
2 5 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.56%) HP UFT
2 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.44%) TestDirector
4 3 (3.33%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (3.33%) Selenium
4 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.11%) Subversion
5 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Electronics
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Legal
5 2 (2.22%) Local Government
5 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Analyst
2 9 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
3 7 (7.78%) Test Analyst
4 5 (5.56%) Change Manager
4 5 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) QA Tester
4 5 (5.56%) Tester
5 4 (4.44%) Automation Tester
5 4 (4.44%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (4.44%) Digital Business Analyst
5 4 (4.44%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (4.44%) Validation Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Architect
6 3 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Consultant
6 3 (3.33%) Defect Manager
6 3 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) XML
2 8 (8.89%) XML Messaging
3 5 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.44%) PostGIS
5 3 (3.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.22%) Itk
6 2 (2.22%) Web Services
6 2 (2.22%) XSL
6 2 (2.22%) XSLT
7 1 (1.11%) .NET
7 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.11%) CSS
7 1 (1.11%) DHTML
7 1 (1.11%) FreeMarker
7 1 (1.11%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.67%) User Experience
5 5 (5.56%) Clustering
5 5 (5.56%) CMDB
6 3 (3.33%) Credit Risk
6 3 (3.33%) LIMS
6 3 (3.33%) PKI
6 3 (3.33%) Replication
7 2 (2.22%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.11%) Economics
8 1 (1.11%) Informatics
8 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.11%) Physics
8 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Unix
2 8 (8.89%) Windows
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.22%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (1.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.78%) Functional Testing
3 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 12 (13.33%) Process Improvement
4 11 (12.22%) Defect Management
5 10 (11.11%) Change Management
5 10 (11.11%) ITIL
5 10 (11.11%) Workflow
6 9 (10.00%) CRM
6 9 (10.00%) Project Management
6 9 (10.00%) SDLC
6 9 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 8 (8.89%) API Testing
7 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.89%) Software Delivery
7 8 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (7.78%) Migration
8 7 (7.78%) Release Management
8 7 (7.78%) Service Management
9 6 (6.67%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.56%) SQL
2 6 (6.67%) C
3 4 (4.44%) C++
3 4 (4.44%) VBA
4 3 (3.33%) Java
4 3 (3.33%) Korn
4 3 (3.33%) Perl
4 3 (3.33%) Python
4 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.22%) C-shell
5 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) AWK
6 1 (1.11%) C#
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.11%) Tcl
6 1 (1.11%) VB
6 1 (1.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.33%) Degree
4 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.56%) MCTS
6 4 (4.44%) MCP
7 3 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.33%) PMP
8 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) QA
2 5 (5.56%) SLA
3 3 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.33%) GMP
3 3 (3.33%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.22%) Solvency II
5 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.11%) ISO13485
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.33%) Firmware
2 2 (2.22%) ACF2
2 2 (2.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.56%) Ansible
3 4 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.44%) SCCM
4 2 (2.22%) zSecure
5 1 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) HP
2 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.33%) Oracle
4 6 (6.67%) AppSense
5 5 (5.56%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.22%) Altiris
6 2 (2.22%) NetApp
7 1 (1.11%) CA
7 1 (1.11%) Cognos
7 1 (1.11%) CommVault
7 1 (1.11%) IBM
7 1 (1.11%) Murex
7 1 (1.11%) SAP
7 1 (1.11%) webMethods
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago