Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 118 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 -22 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 74 64 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.47% 1.48% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.78% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 56
Scotland median daily rate £421 £323 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.62% -2.27% -6.05%
10th Percentile £342 £258 £263
90th Percentile £603 £448 £431
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 7
Scotland median hourly rate £34.25 - £40.00
10th Percentile £23.50 - £32.00
90th Percentile £45.50 - £47.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%

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 4228 3604 5062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.12% 83.60% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2107 2642
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 103
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

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 21 November 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 48 £440 +25.71% 2
Glasgow -5 11 £344 -18.15% 3
Highlands - 7 - -
Renfrewshire +22 2 - -
Inverclyde - 2 - -
West Lothian -4 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Validation.

1 41 (55.41%) Finance
2 25 (33.78%) Windows
3 24 (32.43%) Active Directory
4 20 (27.03%) Windows Server
5 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (24.32%) Ansible
6 18 (24.32%) Puppet
6 18 (24.32%) PowerShell
7 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (22.97%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
9 15 (20.27%) Linux
9 15 (20.27%) Business Analysis
9 15 (20.27%) vSphere
9 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (18.92%) Ruby
10 14 (18.92%) MS Visio
11 13 (17.57%) Configuration Management
11 13 (17.57%) Change Management
11 13 (17.57%) VMware
11 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
12 12 (16.22%) User Experience
13 11 (14.86%) Virtual Team
13 11 (14.86%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (14.86%) Sitecore

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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 11 (14.86%) CMS
1 11 (14.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) SAS
5 1 (1.35%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Visio
2 7 (9.46%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.46%) Lucidchart
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) SAN
2 6 (8.11%) DHCP
2 6 (8.11%) DNS
3 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) GIS
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.35%) QlikView
2 1 (1.35%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.46%) Axure RP
2 7 (9.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 7 (9.46%) JIRA
3 3 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (4.05%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.35%) Appium
4 1 (1.35%) Gatling
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) JUnit
4 1 (1.35%) Protractor
4 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.35%) TestNG
General
1 41 (55.41%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.41%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (45.95%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Business Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Digital Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Digital Business Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) IT Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Support Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) IT Support
7 6 (8.11%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.41%) Service Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Validation Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
11 2 (2.70%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.22%) User Experience
3 11 (14.86%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.41%) SCADA
5 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.78%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows Server
3 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (20.27%) Linux
6 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (10.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (22.97%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (20.27%) Business Analysis
4 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.57%) Change Management
4 13 (17.57%) Configuration Management
5 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (13.51%) DevOps
6 10 (13.51%) Use Case
7 9 (12.16%) Coaching
7 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
7 9 (12.16%) Migration
7 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.16%) TDD
8 8 (10.81%) Business Change Management
8 8 (10.81%) Business Process Improvement
8 8 (10.81%) Process Improvement
9 7 (9.46%) ITIL
9 7 (9.46%) Quality Management
10 6 (8.11%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.92%) Ruby
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.35%) Java
4 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) CISSP
2 4 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (5.41%) PMP
3 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (6.76%) GAMP
2 5 (6.76%) GxP
3 4 (5.41%) GMP
3 4 (5.41%) SLA
4 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) Ansible
1 18 (24.32%) Puppet
2 16 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.05%) Packer
4 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) VMware
3 11 (14.86%) Sitecore
4 4 (5.41%) Wonderware
5 2 (2.70%) Google
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.35%) Casewise
6 1 (1.35%) ESRI
6 1 (1.35%) Facebook
6 1 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) IBM
6 1 (1.35%) Informatica
6 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Twitter