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 3 months to 22 June 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 107 72
Rank change year-on-year +22 -35  
Contract jobs citing Validation 32 44 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.48% 1.50% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.75% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 28
Median daily rate £375 £328 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £228 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £522 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £31.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1783 2515 2469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.36% 85.57% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1433 1286
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 65
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.92 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +23 23 £500 +17.64% 7
Glasgow +15 8 £240 -56.36% 1
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 15 (35.71%) Workflow
3 13 (30.95%) SDLC
4 9 (21.43%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (21.43%) Migration
4 9 (21.43%) ERP
4 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 8 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (16.67%) XML
6 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Local Government
7 6 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (14.29%) Change Management
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 5 (11.90%) E-Procurement
8 5 (11.90%) Windows
8 5 (11.90%) C
8 5 (11.90%) Analytics
9 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.52%) Legal
9 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.52%) DHCP
9 4 (9.52%) DNS
9 4 (9.52%) Active Directory

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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 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.76%) AutoCAD
2 2 (4.76%) Siemens NX
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (4.76%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DHCP
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) DBAmp
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
2 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.38%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Local Government
2 6 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (9.52%) Legal
4 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (7.14%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.38%) Billing
6 1 (2.38%) Law
6 1 (2.38%) Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Consultant
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Implementation Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Business Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Procurement Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Validation Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Agresso Implementation Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Computer Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Computer Validation Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Salesforce Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) User Researcher
6 2 (4.76%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Verification Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Software Validation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Software Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) Visualforce
3 2 (4.76%) DHTML
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) Itk
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) XSL
3 2 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Workflow
2 13 (30.95%) SDLC
3 9 (21.43%) ERP
3 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
4 8 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Change Management
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) Analytics
7 5 (11.90%) E-Procurement
8 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.52%) Project Management
8 4 (9.52%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C
2 3 (7.14%) Apex Code
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C++
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.76%) Tcl
3 2 (4.76%) XPath
4 1 (2.38%) COBOL
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.38%) CISSP
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) IFRS
1 2 (4.76%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Google
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (7.14%) Talend
2 2 (4.76%) IFS
2 2 (4.76%) webMethods
3 1 (2.38%) Facebook
3 1 (2.38%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.38%) Twitter
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