Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 121 113
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8 -22
Contract jobs citing Validation 75 51 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.36% 1.18% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.40% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 61
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £230 £203 £230
90th Percentile £468 £675 £510
UK median daily rate £440 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Scotland median hourly rate £32.75 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.03% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% +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 4,803 3,646 4,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.25% 84.38% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,761 2,088 2,678
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £259 £235
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 100
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.91% -23.61% +54.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.98
90th Percentile £49.38 £45.00 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
% change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Glasgow -4 30 £423 +76.25% 4
Edinburgh -14 29 £340 -28.42% 4
West Lothian - 9 £278 - 1
Inverclyde - 2 £168 -
Highlands 0 1 - - 2
Fife - 1 - - 1
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 20 (26.67%) Project Management
2 19 (25.33%) Finance
3 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (21.33%) SDLC
4 15 (20.00%) SQL
5 14 (18.67%) Risk Management
6 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.67%) Degree
6 11 (14.67%) Change Control
7 10 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 10 (13.33%) Workday
7 10 (13.33%) Oracle
7 10 (13.33%) ITIL
7 10 (13.33%) CRM
7 10 (13.33%) Quality Management
7 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (12.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
8 9 (12.00%) Workday HCM
8 9 (12.00%) API Testing
8 9 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 9 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (10.67%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (10.67%) HP ALM
9 8 (10.67%) Decision-Making
9 8 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (10.67%) Business Development
9 8 (10.67%) Analytics
9 8 (10.67%) Post-Production
9 8 (10.67%) Business Process Modelling

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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 7 (9.33%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.00%) SAS
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.33%) IaaS
3 1 (1.33%) npm
3 1 (1.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) DHCP
2 2 (2.67%) Broadband
2 2 (2.67%) DSL
2 2 (2.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.00%) MS Access
4 2 (2.67%) DB2
4 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.33%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.33%) MSTest
1 1 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Billing
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Front Office
4 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Local Government
5 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (34.67%) Analyst
2 11 (14.67%) Project Manager
3 10 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) IT Manager
5 8 (10.67%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (9.33%) Consultant
6 7 (9.33%) Designer
6 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 7 (9.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (9.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 7 (9.33%) Solutions Designer
7 6 (8.00%) Functional Tester
7 6 (8.00%) Tester
8 5 (6.67%) Workday Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Functional Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Data Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Process Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
10 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) XML
1 6 (8.00%) XML Messaging
2 5 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.33%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.33%) JSON
3 1 (1.33%) RxJS
3 1 (1.33%) Swagger
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.67%) Analytical Mindset
3 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.67%) Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) SCADA
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Unix
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) Project Management
2 16 (21.33%) SDLC
3 14 (18.67%) Risk Management
4 11 (14.67%) Change Control
4 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (13.33%) CRM
5 10 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 10 (13.33%) ITIL
5 10 (13.33%) Quality Management
6 9 (12.00%) API Testing
6 9 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 8 (10.67%) Analytics
7 8 (10.67%) Business Development
7 8 (10.67%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (10.67%) Change Management
7 8 (10.67%) Decision-Making
7 8 (10.67%) Post-Production
8 7 (9.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) C#
2 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.33%) C
3 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) CISSP
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (4.00%) GAMP
1 3 (4.00%) GxP
1 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) GDPR
2 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.33%) PMO
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) HP ALM
1 8 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Oracle
1 10 (13.33%) Workday
2 8 (10.67%) HP
3 6 (8.00%) SAP
4 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.67%) Citrix
5 2 (2.67%) Symantec
5 2 (2.67%) VMware