Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 16 January 2018 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 77 69
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.61% 0.28% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.34% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 15
Glasgow median daily rate £313 £420 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.60% +44.83% -20.00%
10th Percentile £286 £410 £258
90th Percentile £374 £430 £350
Scotland median daily rate £440 £330 £323
% change year-on-year +33.33% +2.33% -9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £28.25 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 - £41.50

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 991 885 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 86.40% 83.81% 79.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 454 661
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.06%
10th Percentile £250 £202 £213
90th Percentile £506 £451 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 12
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -15.52% +65.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £34.13 £47.03 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year -2.33% -7.92% +3.78%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Glasgow

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Glasgow

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Casewise
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SysML
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
2 1 (14.29%) SMS
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) OO

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IAM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Software Validation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) System Verification Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
2 1 (14.29%) BPMN
2 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) SysML
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Casewise
2 1 (14.29%) HP