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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.02% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£169 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +23.93%
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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
74 65 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 74.75% 64.36% 60.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 91
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) UNIX
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Solaris
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 11 (73.33%) DMZ
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
2 11 (73.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (73.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (60.00%) Sun
4 8 (53.33%) Java
4 8 (53.33%) Middleware
5 5 (33.33%) SailPoint
5 5 (33.33%) Identity Management
5 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
6 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
6 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) MS Office
7 3 (20.00%) LDAP
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Finance

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) DMZ
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
1 11 (73.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (20.00%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Sun Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Middleware
2 5 (33.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) UNIX
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Solaris
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
1 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Jython
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Sun
2 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft