Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
Highlands > Inverness
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 - 2
Rank change year-on-year - +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Inverness 23.33% - 27.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.00% - 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Inverness median daily rate - - £315
Highlands median daily rate - - £315
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Inverness median hourly rate £41.50 - £40.00
10th Percentile £34.00 - £32.00
90th Percentile £47.02 - £47.00
Highlands median hourly rate £41.50 - £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 Inverness with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Inverness
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 25 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Inverness 83.33% 73.33% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Inverness median daily rate £138 £280 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.89% +154.55% -66.15%
10th Percentile £105 £194 £105
90th Percentile £241 £583 £318
Highlands median daily rate £138 £280 £110
% change year-on-year -50.89% +154.55% -66.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Inverness median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +14.29% -14.89%
10th Percentile £34.00 £29.35 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.02 £40.50 £47.00
Highlands median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34% -11.59%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Inverness

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Inverness

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Inverness

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Inverness

For the 6 months to 20 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 Inverness region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
1 4 (57.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (57.14%) GAMP
1 4 (57.14%) GMP
1 4 (57.14%) GxP
1 4 (57.14%) PMP
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Quality Management
1 4 (57.14%) Wonderware
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) SCADA
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Validation
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
1 4 (57.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Validation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Quality Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 4 (57.14%) GAMP
1 4 (57.14%) GMP
1 4 (57.14%) GxP
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Wonderware