Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 121 123
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 62 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.19% 1.38% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.60% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 38
Scotland median daily rate £325 £463 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.73% +42.31% +1.56%
10th Percentile £138 £360 £261
90th Percentile £475 £603 £461
UK median daily rate £449 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -0.22% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 0
Scotland median hourly rate £31.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% +6.67%

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 4,564 4,300 3,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.87% 86.21% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,474 2,467 2,023
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.12% -2.00%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 100 95
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.38 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

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 18 December 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 -19 26 £320 -30.81% 7
Glasgow -5 25 £325 -13.33% 3
Highlands 0 4 - - 1
Renfrewshire -6 4 £333 -
Fife - 1 - -
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (20.97%) Analytics
3 12 (19.35%) Degree
4 11 (17.74%) Finance
4 11 (17.74%) Workday
5 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (16.13%) Workday HCM
6 9 (14.52%) Data Cleansing
6 9 (14.52%) SQL
6 9 (14.52%) Change Management
7 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
7 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (12.90%) Post-Production
7 8 (12.90%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (12.90%) Analytical Mindset
8 7 (11.29%) Manufacturing
8 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
8 7 (11.29%) Data Validation
8 7 (11.29%) Banking
9 6 (9.68%) Time Management
9 6 (9.68%) Project Management
9 6 (9.68%) Java
9 6 (9.68%) Migration
9 6 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (8.06%) Workflow
10 5 (8.06%) Quality Management
10 5 (8.06%) Oracle
10 5 (8.06%) SAP
10 5 (8.06%) Windows
10 5 (8.06%) OO

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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 (6.45%) Apache
2 3 (4.84%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.23%) Simulink
4 1 (1.61%) EViews
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.61%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.23%) SaaS
1 2 (3.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.45%) Internet
2 4 (6.45%) LAN
2 4 (6.45%) Wireless
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
3 3 (4.84%) SAN
3 3 (4.84%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) 3G
4 1 (1.61%) 4G
4 1 (1.61%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Power BI
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon QuickSight
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
3 1 (1.61%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.61%) DB2
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) MS Access
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.23%) JIRA
2 2 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.61%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
2 7 (11.29%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.84%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Avionics
6 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.61%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) Front Office
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Local Government
6 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 7 (11.29%) Consultant
3 6 (9.68%) Workday Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Junior
5 4 (6.45%) Process Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Workday Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (3.23%) Compliance Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Validation Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Salesforce Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) WPF
2 1 (1.61%) JSON
2 1 (1.61%) LDAP
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) SOAP
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Analytical Mindset
3 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.45%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) SCADA
5 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.61%) Acoustics
6 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.61%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
2 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.84%) Unix
4 2 (3.23%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Analytics
2 9 (14.52%) Change Management
2 9 (14.52%) Data Cleansing
3 8 (12.90%) Business Process Modelling
3 8 (12.90%) Post-Production
3 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
3 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.29%) Data Validation
5 6 (9.68%) Migration
5 6 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (9.68%) Project Management
5 6 (9.68%) Time Management
6 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
6 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
6 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
6 5 (8.06%) OO
6 5 (8.06%) Process Improvement
6 5 (8.06%) Quality Management
6 5 (8.06%) Workflow
6 5 (8.06%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.84%) C
4 3 (4.84%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) C++
4 3 (4.84%) C-shell
4 3 (4.84%) Korn
4 3 (4.84%) Perl
4 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.61%) R
5 1 (1.61%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) ACDT
2 4 (6.45%) ACHDS
2 4 (6.45%) ACTC
2 4 (6.45%) MCDST
2 4 (6.45%) MCP
2 4 (6.45%) MCSA
2 4 (6.45%) MCSE
2 4 (6.45%) MCSM
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Network+ Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB
4 2 (3.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (8.06%) GAMP
2 3 (4.84%) GxP
2 3 (4.84%) ISO 13485
3 2 (3.23%) PMO
3 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.61%) GDPR
4 1 (1.61%) IFRS
4 1 (1.61%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (4.84%) Samba
3 2 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.61%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Workday
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
2 5 (8.06%) SAP
3 4 (6.45%) Apple
3 4 (6.45%) Citrix
3 4 (6.45%) HP
4 3 (4.84%) Centrify
5 2 (3.23%) DevExpress
5 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) Minitab
6 1 (1.61%) Nokia
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat