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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 68 115 104
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 62 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.13% 0.40% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 0.53% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -17.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £386 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.13 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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 +26 31 £350 - 3
Stirling +11 15 - -
Glasgow -1 6 £325 - 1
Renfrewshire - 4 £348 -
West Lothian -5 1 £375 -6.25%
Aberdeen - 1 £300 -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 40 (38.46%) Finance
2 32 (30.77%) Banking
2 32 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 29 (27.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (25.96%) Migration
5 25 (24.04%) Requirements Management
6 21 (20.19%) MS Visio
7 20 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 19 (18.27%) Windows
9 18 (17.31%) Retail
10 16 (15.38%) Data Migration
10 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (13.46%) HP
11 14 (13.46%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (11.54%) Investment Banking
12 12 (11.54%) Use Case
13 11 (10.58%) HTML
13 11 (10.58%) .NET
13 11 (10.58%) Degree
14 10 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (9.62%) Retail Banking
14 10 (9.62%) Data Validation
15 9 (8.65%) Test Scripting
15 9 (8.65%) Computer Science
16 8 (7.69%) SQL
16 8 (7.69%) XML
16 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
17 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
17 7 (6.73%) MCSA
17 7 (6.73%) JavaScript

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.92%) Mule
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.96%) IIS
3 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (20.19%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.81%) MS Office
3 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.96%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.96%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.96%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) SSL
1 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.92%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.92%) SNMP
2 2 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
3 1 (0.96%) ATM
3 1 (0.96%) SMTP
3 1 (0.96%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.96%) SAN
3 1 (0.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.96%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.96%) OLAP
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.92%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.92%) Selenium
3 1 (0.96%) NCrunch
3 1 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.96%) Toad
3 1 (0.96%) NUnit
3 1 (0.96%) JMeter
3 1 (0.96%) JIRA
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.96%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.96%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (38.46%) Finance
2 32 (30.77%) Banking
3 18 (17.31%) Retail
4 12 (11.54%) Investment Banking
5 10 (9.62%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.96%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 66 (63.46%) Analyst
2 49 (47.12%) Business Analyst
3 12 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (11.54%) Senior Business Analyst
4 9 (8.65%) Lead Business Analyst
5 7 (6.73%) Data Analyst
5 7 (6.73%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Payments Business Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.81%) Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Financial Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 2 (1.92%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 2 (1.92%) Messaging Engineer
10 2 (1.92%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) HTML
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 8 (7.69%) XML
3 4 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.88%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.92%) Spring Integration
5 2 (1.92%) Spring
5 2 (1.92%) jQuery
5 2 (1.92%) Ajax
5 2 (1.92%) Middleware
5 2 (1.92%) CSS
5 2 (1.92%) JSP
6 1 (0.96%) SOAP
6 1 (0.96%) Web Services
6 1 (0.96%) WCF
6 1 (0.96%) Kendo UI
6 1 (0.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.73%) Reference Data
3 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.85%) Derivative
5 4 (3.85%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.88%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.88%) FMCG
7 2 (1.92%) Open Source
7 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.92%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.96%) Equities
8 1 (0.96%) Replication
8 1 (0.96%) Clustering
8 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.96%) Ergonomics
8 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Linux
2 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.92%) Android
3 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
3 2 (1.92%) UNIX
4 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.77%) Business Analysis
2 29 (27.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (25.96%) Migration
4 25 (24.04%) Requirements Management
5 16 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 14 (13.46%) Requirements Analysis
7 12 (11.54%) Use Case
8 10 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (9.62%) Data Validation
9 9 (8.65%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.73%) Incident Management
10 7 (6.73%) BPMN
11 6 (5.77%) High Availability
11 6 (5.77%) Data Management
11 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (5.77%) ITIL
12 5 (4.81%) Software Testing
12 5 (4.81%) Data Governance
13 4 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (3.85%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.69%) SQL
2 7 (6.73%) JavaScript
2 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.77%) VBScript
4 2 (1.92%) Java
5 1 (0.96%) C
5 1 (0.96%) C#
5 1 (0.96%) C++
5 1 (0.96%) VB
5 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.58%) Degree
3 7 (6.73%) MCSA
3 7 (6.73%) MCITP
3 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) MCTS
4 6 (5.77%) MCP
5 4 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.88%) MCSE
6 3 (2.88%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.92%) CCNP
7 2 (1.92%) CCNA
8 1 (0.96%) HND
8 1 (0.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.96%) FATCA
2 1 (0.96%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.96%) DO-178B
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.92%) Firmware
4 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.92%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) Nmap
2 2 (1.92%) Nessus
2 2 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.46%) HP
3 5 (4.81%) Oracle
4 4 (3.85%) VMware
4 4 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (1.92%) Veeam
5 2 (1.92%) GoldenSource
5 2 (1.92%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.96%) Cognos
6 1 (0.96%) Omniture