Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 October 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 121 118
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 73 59 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.36% 1.23% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.44% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 58
Scotland median daily rate £325 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.40% +19.62% -5.80%
10th Percentile £234 £231 £230
90th Percentile £465 £528 £515
UK median daily rate £429 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.72% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 0
Scotland median hourly rate £34.25 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.80% - -
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +6.00% -5.66% +16.91%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,703 4,103 4,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.81% 85.23% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,530 2,311 2,434
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £231
90th Percentile £550 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 111 107
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +10.53% +3.45%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 30 £313 -20.89% 17
Glasgow +5 29 £345 +43.75% 3
Highlands +2 4 - - 2
West Lothian +7 3 - - 3
Renfrewshire -20 3 £333 - 1
Fife - 1 - - 1
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 18 (24.66%) Risk Management
3 16 (21.92%) Project Management
4 15 (20.55%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (19.18%) Degree
6 13 (17.81%) Analytics
6 13 (17.81%) Change Control
6 13 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (16.44%) Quality Management
8 11 (15.07%) Workday
9 10 (13.70%) Decision-Making
9 10 (13.70%) Workday HCM
10 9 (12.33%) SQL
10 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (10.96%) Analytical Mindset
11 8 (10.96%) Post-Production
11 8 (10.96%) Business Process Modelling
11 8 (10.96%) Manufacturing
11 8 (10.96%) SDLC
11 8 (10.96%) OpenStack
11 8 (10.96%) Business Development
11 8 (10.96%) Data Cleansing
12 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (9.59%) Banking
12 7 (9.59%) Migration
12 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (8.22%) SAP
13 6 (8.22%) Data Validation
13 6 (8.22%) Process Improvement
13 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (10.96%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.48%) SAS
3 3 (4.11%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.74%) Simulink
4 1 (1.37%) EViews
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) SaaS
2 2 (2.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) DNS
1 2 (2.74%) iSCSI
1 2 (2.74%) SAN
1 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.74%) WAN
2 1 (1.37%) 3G
2 1 (1.37%) 4G
2 1 (1.37%) Broadband
2 1 (1.37%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.37%) DSL
2 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MS Access
3 2 (2.74%) DB2
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.37%) Power BI
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.74%) JIRA
2 2 (2.74%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Manufacturing
3 7 (9.59%) Banking
4 5 (6.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.11%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.74%) Avionics
6 2 (2.74%) Front Office
6 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.37%) Automotive
7 1 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (1.37%) Law
7 1 (1.37%) Local Government
7 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Project Manager
3 9 (12.33%) IT Manager
4 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 8 (10.96%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (10.96%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 8 (10.96%) IT Project Manager
5 7 (9.59%) Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Workday Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Designer
7 4 (5.48%) Junior
7 4 (5.48%) Process Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (4.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Validation Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Middleware
1 2 (2.74%) XML
1 2 (2.74%) XML Messaging
2 1 (1.37%) JSON
2 1 (1.37%) LDAP
2 1 (1.37%) SOAP
2 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.96%) Analytical Mindset
3 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.11%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.74%) SCADA
6 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Unix
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Solaris
4 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Risk Management
2 16 (21.92%) Project Management
3 13 (17.81%) Analytics
3 13 (17.81%) Change Control
3 13 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.44%) Quality Management
5 10 (13.70%) Decision-Making
6 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.96%) Business Development
7 8 (10.96%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (10.96%) Data Cleansing
7 8 (10.96%) Post-Production
7 8 (10.96%) SDLC
8 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.59%) Migration
9 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.22%) Data Validation
9 6 (8.22%) Process Improvement
10 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
10 5 (6.85%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) MATLAB
3 3 (4.11%) C
3 3 (4.11%) C++
4 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.74%) C-shell
4 2 (2.74%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) Korn
4 2 (2.74%) Perl
4 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.74%) VBA
5 1 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) R
5 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB
4 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PMP
5 1 (1.37%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (6.85%) GAMP
2 3 (4.11%) GxP
2 3 (4.11%) ISO 13485
2 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) GDPR
3 2 (2.74%) PMO
3 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.37%) IFRS
4 1 (1.37%) IFRS 9
4 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Firmware
2 2 (2.74%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Workday
2 6 (8.22%) SAP
3 5 (6.85%) HP
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.74%) Centrify
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle
5 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) IBM
6 1 (1.37%) Minitab
6 1 (1.37%) Nokia
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat