The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 5 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 21.84% 14.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 26.39% 18.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate £275 £95 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+191.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
Validation
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
72 72 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 82.76% 80.00% 61.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 10
Average daily rate £325 £150 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £88 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Belfast region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
1 11 (52.38%) LAN
1 11 (52.38%) WAN
1 11 (52.38%) Network Management
1 11 (52.38%) Change Control
2 10 (47.62%) Data Validation
2 10 (47.62%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 9 (42.86%) Peregrine
3 9 (42.86%) Banking
3 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (38.10%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (38.10%) VBScript
5 7 (33.33%) CCNA
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) CA
6 6 (28.57%) OpenView
6 6 (28.57%) HP
6 6 (28.57%) Unix
7 5 (23.81%) OPNET
7 5 (23.81%) e-Health
8 4 (19.05%) BS7799
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) LAN
1 11 (52.38%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) Broadband
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) ISDN
2 2 (9.52%) Network Security
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 9 (42.86%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
1 11 (52.38%) Network Support
1 11 (52.38%) Network Support Engineer
1 11 (52.38%) Support Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (23.81%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Change Control
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
1 11 (52.38%) Network Management
2 10 (47.62%) Data Validation
3 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 8 (38.10%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.52%) Trend Analysis
9 1 (4.76%) Fault Management
9 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
1 10 (47.62%) Java
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) CCNA
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) BS7799
1 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) OpenView
2 5 (23.81%) OPNET
3 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (9.52%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Peregrine
2 6 (28.57%) CA
2 6 (28.57%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Aruba
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago