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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 66 87 92
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 57 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.07% 1.15% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 1.67% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 9
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£350 £315 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £150 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £378 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 - £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.60 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +7.57%
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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
2025 1733 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.42% 68.55% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 850 826
Average daily rate £385 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 69
Average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +11 20 £358 +16.73% 6
Highlands 0 15 £300 -10.44% 2
Fife - 5 £215 - 1
Glasgow -9 4 - -
Stirling - - - -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (23.40%) Manufacturing
2 20 (21.28%) Finance
3 19 (20.21%) SQL
3 19 (20.21%) Windows
4 16 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (15.96%) SC Cleared
5 15 (15.96%) Security Cleared
6 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.83%) Change Management
7 13 (13.83%) Degree
8 12 (12.77%) SCADA
8 12 (12.77%) Requirements Management
8 12 (12.77%) HP
9 11 (11.70%) Firmware
10 10 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (9.57%) Six Sigma
11 9 (9.57%) Unit Testing
12 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (8.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 8 (8.51%) GAMP
12 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
13 7 (7.45%) MCTS
13 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
13 7 (7.45%) Citrix
13 7 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (6.38%) Build Automation
14 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (4.26%) SAS
2 2 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) IPsec
2 3 (3.19%) LDAP
2 3 (3.19%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.19%) DNS
2 3 (3.19%) SAN
2 3 (3.19%) X.500
3 2 (2.13%) SSL
3 2 (2.13%) SNMP
3 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.13%) ATM
4 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (5.32%) QlikView
3 4 (4.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) JIRA
2 2 (2.13%) VectorCAST
2 2 (2.13%) JUnit
2 2 (2.13%) JBuilder
2 2 (2.13%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 22 (23.40%) Manufacturing
2 20 (21.28%) Finance
3 10 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (6.38%) Banking
5 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 4 (4.26%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
7 1 (1.06%) German Language
7 1 (1.06%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.06%) Billing
7 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 24 (25.53%) Analyst
2 15 (15.96%) Systems Engineer
2 15 (15.96%) Business Analyst
3 12 (12.77%) Validation Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.57%) Computer Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Report Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Design Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) DBA
10 3 (3.19%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.19%) Monitoring Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) EJB
2 2 (2.13%) Struts
2 2 (2.13%) Middleware
2 2 (2.13%) Struts2
3 1 (1.06%) HTML
3 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) SCADA
2 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.26%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.26%) Ergonomics
3 4 (4.26%) Clustering
4 3 (3.19%) E-Learning
4 3 (3.19%) PKI
4 3 (3.19%) Statistics
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) CMDB
4 3 (3.19%) Replication
5 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (13.83%) Change Management
3 12 (12.77%) Requirements Management
4 9 (9.57%) Unit Testing
4 9 (9.57%) Six Sigma
4 9 (9.57%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (6.38%) Build Automation
6 6 (6.38%) Migration
7 5 (5.32%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (5.32%) Performance Management
7 5 (5.32%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.32%) Change Control
8 4 (4.26%) Database Security
8 4 (4.26%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.19%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (3.19%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.19%) Performance Testing
9 3 (3.19%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.21%) SQL
2 4 (4.26%) VBScript
2 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.19%) Perl
4 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.13%) C++
4 2 (2.13%) Java
5 1 (1.06%) C
5 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) SC Cleared
1 15 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.83%) Degree
3 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.45%) MCTS
5 4 (4.26%) MCP
6 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (2.13%) ISEB
7 1 (1.06%) MCITP
7 1 (1.06%) HNC
7 1 (1.06%) HND
7 1 (1.06%) MCSE
7 1 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 8 (8.51%) GAMP
2 4 (4.26%) SLA
3 2 (2.13%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (11.70%) Firmware
2 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.19%) SCOM
2 2 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.77%) HP
3 7 (7.45%) Citrix
4 6 (6.38%) VMware
5 5 (5.32%) Business Objects
6 4 (4.26%) Teradata
7 3 (3.19%) ArcSight
7 3 (3.19%) IBM
7 3 (3.19%) BMC
8 2 (2.13%) Oracle
8 2 (2.13%) SolidWorks
9 1 (1.06%) RIMES
9 1 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.06%) Veritas
9 1 (1.06%) Charles River
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