The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Inverness 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Highlands / Inverness
Rank 2 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Inverness 40.00% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 60.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £260 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +10.14%  

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 Inverness with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Inverness
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 10 9 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Inverness 66.67% 90.00% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £268 £183 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.17% +83.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Inverness

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Inverness 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 Inverness

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Inverness

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Inverness

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Inverness

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Inverness

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Top 4 Related IT Skills in Inverness

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Inverness region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 6 (100.00%) Change Management
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC

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Top Related IT Skills in Inverness 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:

General
1 6 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Validation Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Validation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Validation Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Change Management
1 6 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC