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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 73 98 98
Rank change year-on-year
+25 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 52 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.86% 0.83% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.21% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 7
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£350 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £356 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £38.25 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 - £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.20 - £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
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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
2072 1730 1619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.95% 68.76% 67.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 874 836
Average daily rate £380 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 61 53
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £9.48 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £38.80 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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 24 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 November 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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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 +10 24 £355 +15.91% 3
Glasgow 0 8 £363 +20.63%
Fife - 5 £208 -
Highlands -4 4 £320 -4.47%
Stirling - - - -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 23 (20.18%) Finance
1 23 (20.18%) Manufacturing
2 20 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (15.79%) SQL
3 18 (15.79%) Windows
4 16 (14.04%) Requirements Management
5 15 (13.16%) Degree
5 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
5 15 (13.16%) Security Cleared
5 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 13 (11.40%) Change Management
6 13 (11.40%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (10.53%) Banking
7 12 (10.53%) HP
7 12 (10.53%) SCADA
8 11 (9.65%) Firmware
8 11 (9.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (8.77%) GAMP
10 9 (7.89%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (7.89%) Six Sigma
10 9 (7.89%) Risk Management
10 9 (7.89%) Migration
11 8 (7.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 8 (7.02%) Active Directory
11 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
12 7 (6.14%) Retail
12 7 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.14%) User Acceptance Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (5.26%) SAS
2 2 (1.75%) Apache
2 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Office
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.75%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) IPsec
2 4 (3.51%) LDAP
2 4 (3.51%) Kerberos
2 4 (3.51%) DNS
2 4 (3.51%) X.500
3 3 (2.63%) SAN
3 3 (2.63%) ATM
4 2 (1.75%) SNMP
4 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.75%) SSL
5 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) QlikView
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) JIRA
2 2 (1.75%) VectorCAST
2 2 (1.75%) JUnit
2 2 (1.75%) JBuilder
2 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
1 23 (20.18%) Manufacturing
2 12 (10.53%) Banking
3 11 (9.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (6.14%) Retail
5 4 (3.51%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.63%) Publishing
6 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.88%) Billing
8 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (26.32%) Analyst
2 21 (18.42%) Business Analyst
3 17 (14.91%) Systems Engineer
4 16 (14.04%) Validation Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) Project Manager
6 10 (8.77%) Computer Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Developer
8 5 (4.39%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (4.39%) Citrix Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (2.63%) DBA
10 3 (2.63%) Trainer
10 3 (2.63%) Consultant
10 3 (2.63%) Mechanical Design Engineer
10 3 (2.63%) SQL DBA
10 3 (2.63%) Data Manager
10 3 (2.63%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) .NET
2 2 (1.75%) EJB
2 2 (1.75%) Struts
2 2 (1.75%) Middleware
2 2 (1.75%) Struts2
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) SCADA
2 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) E-Learning
4 4 (3.51%) PKI
4 4 (3.51%) Replication
4 4 (3.51%) Clustering
5 3 (2.63%) Statistics
5 3 (2.63%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.63%) Ergonomics
5 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.63%) CMDB
5 3 (2.63%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (14.04%) Requirements Management
3 13 (11.40%) Risk Assessment
3 13 (11.40%) Change Management
4 9 (7.89%) Six Sigma
4 9 (7.89%) Risk Management
4 9 (7.89%) Migration
4 9 (7.89%) Unit Testing
5 7 (6.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (4.39%) Build Automation
6 5 (4.39%) Performance Management
6 5 (4.39%) Lean Six Sigma
6 5 (4.39%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.51%) Software Testing
7 4 (3.51%) Manual Testing
7 4 (3.51%) CAPA
7 4 (3.51%) Change Control
7 4 (3.51%) Database Security
8 3 (2.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (3.51%) VBScript
2 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.63%) Perl
4 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.75%) C++
4 2 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Degree
1 15 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 15 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.14%) MCTS
4 4 (3.51%) MCP
5 3 (2.63%) ISEB
6 2 (1.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) MCITP
7 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.88%) HNC
7 1 (0.88%) HND
7 1 (0.88%) MCSE
7 1 (0.88%) MCSA
7 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) GAMP
2 8 (7.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (3.51%) SLA
3 4 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.51%) QA
4 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) Firmware
2 8 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.39%) Terminal Services
3 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.63%) SCOM
2 2 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.53%) HP
3 6 (5.26%) Citrix
4 5 (4.39%) VMware
5 4 (3.51%) Teradata
5 4 (3.51%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.51%) IBM
6 3 (2.63%) BMC
6 3 (2.63%) SolidWorks
6 3 (2.63%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.75%) Siemens
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle
8 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.88%) Veritas
8 1 (0.88%) Charles River
8 1 (0.88%) RIMES
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