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

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 37 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.16% 1.40% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 1.74% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 10
Median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £274 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £429 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
Validation
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
557 803 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.76% 80.30% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 559 318
Median daily rate £415 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.64 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Cheshire region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 6 £425 +100.00%
Macclesfield +1 6 £475 +18.75%
Knutsford - 2 £400 -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 13 (35.14%) Migration
2 11 (29.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 11 (29.73%) Finance
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Degree
4 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
4 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
5 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
5 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
6 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.51%) Banking
6 5 (13.51%) Network Design
6 5 (13.51%) Logistics
6 5 (13.51%) Web Services
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL
6 5 (13.51%) MS Project
6 5 (13.51%) SAP
6 5 (13.51%) Project Management
6 5 (13.51%) ITSM
6 5 (13.51%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) Struts
7 4 (10.81%) Java
7 4 (10.81%) Windows
7 4 (10.81%) Saba
7 4 (10.81%) SAP MDM
7 4 (10.81%) Spring
8 3 (8.11%) JIRA
8 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.11%) BroadSoft
8 3 (8.11%) F5

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (8.11%) CICS
1 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.41%) GlassFish
2 2 (5.41%) JBoss
2 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
3 5 (13.51%) MS Project
4 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) SAP MDM
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.41%) SAP CO
2 2 (5.41%) SAP FI
2 2 (5.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
2 2 (5.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) BIG-IP
1 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (8.11%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) JIRA
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
1 11 (29.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Design Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) SAP Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) SAP Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) HR Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) HR Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) HR Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) SAP MDM Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) Spring
2 4 (10.81%) Struts
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) JSON
3 2 (5.41%) JSTL
3 2 (5.41%) REST
3 2 (5.41%) RESTful
3 2 (5.41%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Learning Management System
2 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) LIMS
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) AIX
2 3 (8.11%) HPUX
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Migration
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) ITSM
4 5 (13.51%) Logistics
4 5 (13.51%) Network Design
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Service Management
4 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) Data Management
5 3 (8.11%) Line Management
5 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.11%) Master Data Management
5 3 (8.11%) Records Management
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.41%) Open Source
6 2 (5.41%) SDLC
6 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.70%) CCA
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) GMP
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.41%) GAMP
3 1 (2.70%) GxP
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) SAP
2 4 (10.81%) Saba
3 3 (8.11%) BroadSoft
3 3 (8.11%) F5
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) hybris
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Informatica
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft