Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 99 111
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 -24
Contract jobs citing Validation 48 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.63% 1.33% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.58% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £440 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% - -2.10%
10th Percentile £350 £238 £270
90th Percentile £603 £473 £431
Scotland median daily rate £421 £323 £330
% change year-on-year +30.62% -2.27% -6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £34.25 - £40.00

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2476 1775 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.25% 84.00% 83.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 1016 1367
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £261 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +11.20% +5.18%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £11.87
90th Percentile £37.52 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Validation.

1 36 (75.00%) Finance
2 19 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 18 (37.50%) Puppet
3 18 (37.50%) Ansible
4 17 (35.42%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (33.33%) Windows
5 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (31.25%) vSphere
6 15 (31.25%) Business Analysis
6 15 (31.25%) Linux
7 14 (29.17%) Ruby
8 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
8 13 (27.08%) VMware
9 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 12 (25.00%) User Experience
9 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (22.92%) Virtual Team
10 11 (22.92%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (22.92%) Sitecore
10 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (22.92%) CMS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 11 (22.92%) CMS
1 11 (22.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (14.58%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (2.08%) AutoCAD
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.58%) Lucidchart
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (2.08%) DHCP
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) GIS
2 1 (2.08%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.58%) Axure RP
2 7 (14.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 7 (14.58%) JIRA
3 3 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.08%) Appium
4 1 (2.08%) Gatling
4 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.08%) JUnit
4 1 (2.08%) Protractor
4 1 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 36 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
2 4 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Analyst
2 17 (35.42%) Business Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Digital Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Digital Business Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) IT Support
6 3 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (4.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) CMS Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Process Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) User Experience Researcher
7 2 (4.17%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (25.00%) User Experience
2 11 (22.92%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
1 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
2 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (35.42%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (31.25%) Business Analysis
4 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
5 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (20.83%) Change Management
7 10 (20.83%) DevOps
7 10 (20.83%) Use Case
8 9 (18.75%) Coaching
8 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
8 9 (18.75%) TDD
9 8 (16.67%) Business Change Management
9 8 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
9 8 (16.67%) Process Improvement
9 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.50%) Open Source
11 5 (10.42%) Asset Management
12 4 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
12 4 (8.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 14 (29.17%) Ruby
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.08%) GAMP
2 1 (2.08%) GxP
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) Ansible
1 18 (37.50%) Puppet
2 16 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) VMware
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.17%) Google
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) ESRI
5 1 (2.08%) Facebook
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Twitter