Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 136 123
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 70 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.82% 1.31% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.48% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 38
Scotland median daily rate £300 £325 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -19.25% +21.97%
10th Percentile £258 £196 £311
90th Percentile £379 £468 £603
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £447
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.02% +11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 10
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% +14.75% -
10th Percentile £15.75 £29.20 £23.28
90th Percentile £17.25 £62.12 £45.80
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -

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 3,564 4,722 4,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.92% 88.20% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,961 2,546 2,417
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £240 £245 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £530
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 108 114
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.00% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.17 £11.70
90th Percentile £44.00 £49.13 £44.28
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.35% +2.22%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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
Glasgow -1 16 £300 -7.69% 3
Edinburgh +8 11 £265 -18.46% 12
Renfrewshire +12 2 £363 +9.02%
Stirling - 2 £365 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) Banking
4 8 (23.53%) Data Validation
4 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (23.53%) Windows
5 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
6 6 (17.65%) Linux
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.65%) Investment Banking
6 6 (17.65%) Degree
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
6 6 (17.65%) PMO
6 6 (17.65%) Decision-Making
7 5 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (14.71%) Public Sector
7 5 (14.71%) QRadar
7 5 (14.71%) Patch Management
7 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (14.71%) Nessus
7 5 (14.71%) Clustering
7 5 (14.71%) Qualys
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (14.71%) ITIL
7 5 (14.71%) Workflow
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management

Validation
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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Azure
2 2 (5.88%) AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) DHCP
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) DWDM
1 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) MPLS
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
1 1 (2.94%) SDH
1 1 (2.94%) SONET
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.88%) DB2
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (26.47%) Banking
2 6 (17.65%) Investment Banking
3 5 (14.71%) Public Sector
4 4 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Finance
6 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Junior
3 5 (14.71%) Junior PMO
3 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.82%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Junior IT Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) PMO Manager
5 3 (8.82%) PMO Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Programme Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Auditor
6 2 (5.88%) IT Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Junior PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.94%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) CentOS
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Data Validation
2 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 6 (17.65%) Decision-Making
4 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 5 (14.71%) Patch Management
4 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (14.71%) Workflow
5 4 (11.76%) DevOps
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.82%) Credit Risk Modelling
6 3 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.82%) Network Management
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Perl
1 3 (8.82%) Python
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.88%) C
2 2 (5.88%) C++
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) Degree
4 5 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) PMO
2 4 (11.76%) Data Quality
3 3 (8.82%) QA
3 3 (8.82%) SLA
4 2 (5.88%) ISO 13485
4 2 (5.88%) ITGC
4 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (2.94%) NCSC
5 1 (2.94%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Firmware
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Nessus
1 5 (14.71%) QRadar
2 2 (5.88%) Ansible
2 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) RSA Archer
3 1 (2.94%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Qualys
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Tableau