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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 96 73 116
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +43
Contract jobs citing Validation 52 60 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.77% 2.05% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.58% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 5
Median daily rate £340 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £295 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £438 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £365
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Validation
UK

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
2427 2329 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.69% 79.57% 76.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1233 1087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 36
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -9 21 £448 +27.85% 4
Renfrewshire -32 13 £315 -9.48% 1
Glasgow +2 5 £550 +69.23% 3
Aberdeen +8 3 - - 1
Fife - 2 £275 -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 31 (35.63%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
3 18 (20.69%) Degree
4 16 (18.39%) Business Analysis
5 15 (17.24%) HP
6 14 (16.09%) SLA
6 14 (16.09%) SQL
6 14 (16.09%) Change Management
7 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
8 12 (13.79%) Project Management
8 12 (13.79%) Banking
9 11 (12.64%) Java
10 10 (11.49%) JavaScript
10 10 (11.49%) CSS
10 10 (11.49%) Windows
10 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (11.49%) Computer Science
11 9 (10.34%) Pega
11 9 (10.34%) Process Improvement
11 9 (10.34%) ITIL
11 9 (10.34%) SOAP
11 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
11 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
11 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (9.20%) QA
13 7 (8.05%) Release Management
13 7 (8.05%) MCTS
13 7 (8.05%) Service Management
13 7 (8.05%) 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 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.75%) CMS
2 5 (5.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.45%) Apache
3 3 (3.45%) SAS
4 2 (2.30%) CICS
4 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) MS Office
2 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.45%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.15%) OrCAD
5 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Adaptiv
1 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) DNS
1 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.60%) WAN
3 3 (3.45%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.45%) SAN
4 2 (2.30%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.30%) LDAP
4 2 (2.30%) SNMP
4 2 (2.30%) SSL
4 2 (2.30%) X.500
5 1 (1.15%) LAN
5 1 (1.15%) Skype
5 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Axure RP
1 3 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.15%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.15%) Subversion
2 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (35.63%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Analyst
2 13 (14.94%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) Developer
4 6 (6.90%) Architect
4 6 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.75%) Change Manager
5 5 (5.75%) Finance Business Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Validation Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Digital Business Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) SharePoint Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.45%) Tester
7 3 (3.45%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) CSS
2 9 (10.34%) SOAP
3 5 (5.75%) .NET
3 5 (5.75%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.45%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) HTML
5 2 (2.30%) Web Services
6 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.15%) FreeMarker
6 1 (1.15%) Itk
6 1 (1.15%) Swing
6 1 (1.15%) XSL
6 1 (1.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.75%) CMDB
3 5 (5.75%) User Experience
4 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.45%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (3.45%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.30%) ASIC
6 2 (2.30%) ASIC Verification
6 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.30%) Health Informatics
6 2 (2.30%) Informatics
6 2 (2.30%) PKI
6 2 (2.30%) Replication
6 2 (2.30%) Verilog
7 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.15%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
4 4 (4.60%) Unix
5 3 (3.45%) zOS
6 2 (2.30%) AIX
6 2 (2.30%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (2.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Business Analysis
2 14 (16.09%) Change Management
3 12 (13.79%) Project Management
4 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.34%) ITIL
5 9 (10.34%) Process Improvement
5 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
7 7 (8.05%) Release Management
7 7 (8.05%) Service Management
8 6 (6.90%) Migration
8 6 (6.90%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Business Process Improvement
9 5 (5.75%) Content Management
9 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.75%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.75%) Use Case
10 4 (4.60%) ITIL V3
10 4 (4.60%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) SQL
2 11 (12.64%) Java
3 10 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.75%) C
5 4 (4.60%) Korn
5 4 (4.60%) Perl
5 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.45%) C++
6 3 (3.45%) C-shell
6 3 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) AWK
7 1 (1.15%) C#
7 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.15%) sed
7 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.69%) Degree
3 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) MCP
4 7 (8.05%) MCTS
4 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.45%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.45%) PMP
6 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.15%) CCIE
7 1 (1.15%) CCNA
7 1 (1.15%) CCNP
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.15%) HNC
7 1 (1.15%) HND
7 1 (1.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.09%) SLA
2 8 (9.20%) QA
3 3 (3.45%) ISO 9000
3 3 (3.45%) ISO13485
4 2 (2.30%) COBIT
5 1 (1.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) ACF2
2 3 (3.45%) Firmware
2 3 (3.45%) Samba
3 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (4.60%) SCCM
1 4 (4.60%) zSecure
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) HP
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Pega
3 5 (5.75%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.45%) CA
5 2 (2.30%) Altiris
5 2 (2.30%) AppSense
5 2 (2.30%) IBM
5 2 (2.30%) NetApp
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) Xilinx
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco
6 1 (1.15%) Cognos
6 1 (1.15%) EMC
6 1 (1.15%) Murex
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