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 3 months to 30 April 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 56 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.34% 1.51% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.83% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £188 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.30% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £325 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £325 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +23.92% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -15.33% +1.35%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 498 545 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.84% 82.08% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 309 413
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Glasgow

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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 30 April 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Validation.

1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization

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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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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