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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 89 78 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing Validation 48 57 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.89% 1.79% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.20% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 15
Median daily rate £310 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £270 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £433 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £40.85 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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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
2109 2591 2191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.06% 81.17% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1302 1149
Median daily rate £355 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 56 37
Median hourly rate £41.00 £30.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.42% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 0 19 £388 +10.71% 2
Renfrewshire -9 10 £265 -23.18%
Aberdeen +2 4 - -
Fife +8 3 £275 +20.87%
Glasgow +5 3 £550 +25.71% 1
West Lothian +8 2 £308 -18.00%
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 28 (30.43%) Finance
2 26 (28.26%) SQL
3 22 (23.91%) HP
4 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 15 (16.30%) Business Analysis
7 14 (15.22%) QA
7 14 (15.22%) SLA
8 13 (14.13%) Change Management
8 13 (14.13%) Degree
9 12 (13.04%) Java
10 11 (11.96%) JavaScript
10 11 (11.96%) Banking
10 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
11 10 (10.87%) Functional Testing
11 10 (10.87%) CSS
11 10 (10.87%) ITIL
11 10 (10.87%) Unix
11 10 (10.87%) Project Management
11 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (9.78%) Service Management
12 9 (9.78%) SOAP
12 9 (9.78%) Process Improvement
12 9 (9.78%) Pega
13 8 (8.70%) JIRA
13 8 (8.70%) XML
13 8 (8.70%) C
13 8 (8.70%) MS Office
13 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
13 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management

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 (5.43%) CMS
1 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.43%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (4.35%) Apache
2 4 (4.35%) SAS
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Office
2 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.26%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.09%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.09%) MS Project
5 1 (1.09%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.09%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.09%) Adaptiv
2 1 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.43%) DNS
2 5 (5.43%) SAN
2 5 (5.43%) WAN
3 4 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.17%) SNMP
4 2 (2.17%) SSL
4 2 (2.17%) Wireless
5 1 (1.09%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.09%) LAN
5 1 (1.09%) LDAP
5 1 (1.09%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) GIS
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.35%) QGIS
1 4 (4.35%) Spatial Data
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) JIRA
2 5 (5.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 3 (3.26%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (3.26%) Selenium
4 3 (3.26%) TestDirector
4 3 (3.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.09%) Subversion
5 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (30.43%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
4 4 (4.35%) Electronics
4 4 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.26%) Marketing
5 3 (3.26%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Legal
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (20.65%) Analyst
2 10 (10.87%) Business Analyst
3 9 (9.78%) Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.43%) Architect
5 5 (5.43%) Change Manager
5 5 (5.43%) Consultant
5 5 (5.43%) Finance Business Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) QA Tester
5 5 (5.43%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) Tester
5 5 (5.43%) Validation Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 4 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (4.35%) Digital Business Analyst
6 4 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
6 4 (4.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) CSS
2 9 (9.78%) SOAP
3 8 (8.70%) XML
4 5 (5.43%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.35%) PostGIS
5 4 (4.35%) XML Messaging
6 3 (3.26%) HTML
7 2 (2.17%) Itk
7 2 (2.17%) XSL
7 2 (2.17%) XSLT
8 1 (1.09%) .NET
8 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.09%) DHTML
8 1 (1.09%) FreeMarker
8 1 (1.09%) Swing
8 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.43%) CMDB
3 5 (5.43%) User Experience
3 5 (5.43%) Virtual Team
4 4 (4.35%) Credit Risk
4 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.17%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.17%) Health Informatics
6 2 (2.17%) Informatics
6 2 (2.17%) LIMS
7 1 (1.09%) ASIC Verification
7 1 (1.09%) Economics
7 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.09%) Life Science
7 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.09%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Unix
2 4 (4.35%) Linux
2 4 (4.35%) Windows
3 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.26%) zOS
4 2 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (16.30%) Business Analysis
3 13 (14.13%) Change Management
4 10 (10.87%) Functional Testing
4 10 (10.87%) ITIL
4 10 (10.87%) Project Management
5 9 (9.78%) Process Improvement
5 9 (9.78%) Service Management
6 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.61%) Data Validation
7 7 (7.61%) Migration
7 7 (7.61%) Release Management
7 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.61%) Unit Testing
7 7 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.52%) Defect Management
8 6 (6.52%) Workflow
9 5 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.43%) CRM
9 5 (5.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) SQL
2 12 (13.04%) Java
3 11 (11.96%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.70%) C
5 5 (5.43%) Korn
5 5 (5.43%) Perl
5 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.35%) C++
6 4 (4.35%) C-shell
7 3 (3.26%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) VBA
8 1 (1.09%) AWK
8 1 (1.09%) C#
8 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.09%) sed
8 1 (1.09%) Tcl
8 1 (1.09%) VB
8 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.13%) Degree
3 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.26%) PMP
5 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.17%) MCP
5 2 (2.17%) MCTS
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.09%) CCIE
6 1 (1.09%) CCNA
6 1 (1.09%) CCNP
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) HNC
6 1 (1.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.22%) QA
1 14 (15.22%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) ISO 9000
3 3 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.26%) ISO13485
4 2 (2.17%) COBIT
4 2 (2.17%) GMP
4 2 (2.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (1.09%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) ACF2
1 4 (4.35%) Samba
2 3 (3.26%) Firmware
3 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.43%) Ansible
3 4 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.35%) SCCM
3 4 (4.35%) zSecure
4 1 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) HP
2 9 (9.78%) Pega
3 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.61%) Oracle
5 5 (5.43%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.26%) CA
7 2 (2.17%) Altiris
7 2 (2.17%) AppSense
7 2 (2.17%) NetApp
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco
8 1 (1.09%) Cognos
8 1 (1.09%) CommVault
8 1 (1.09%) IBM
8 1 (1.09%) Murex
8 1 (1.09%) SAP
8 1 (1.09%) webMethods
8 1 (1.09%) Xilinx
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