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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 63 72 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.20% 0.63% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.77% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 13
Median daily rate £571 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £359 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £400 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
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
760 780 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.15% 81.93% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 475 312
Median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £19.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.33% -44.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Warrington -7 6 £586 -
Macclesfield - 3 £395 -
Chester -7 1 £700 +111.48% 1
Knutsford - 1 £550 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 10 (45.45%) HTML
1 10 (45.45%) CSS
1 10 (45.45%) XML
1 10 (45.45%) HTML5
1 10 (45.45%) CSS3
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Banking
4 6 (27.27%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (27.27%) JSON
4 6 (27.27%) Apache Camel
4 6 (27.27%) REST
4 6 (27.27%) High Availability
4 6 (27.27%) Open Source
4 6 (27.27%) C
4 6 (27.27%) JDBC
4 6 (27.27%) SOAP
4 6 (27.27%) C++
4 6 (27.27%) .NET
4 6 (27.27%) J2EE
4 6 (27.27%) MySQL
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
4 6 (27.27%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) JBoss
4 6 (27.27%) Apache
4 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
4 6 (27.27%) SOA

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 6 (27.27%) Apache
1 6 (27.27%) JBoss
1 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) SAS
3 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) MySQL
1 6 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) MSTest
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (31.82%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Applications Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Digital Technical Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Java Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Validation Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) CSS
1 10 (45.45%) CSS3
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
1 10 (45.45%) HTML5
1 10 (45.45%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (27.27%) Apache Camel
2 6 (27.27%) J2EE
2 6 (27.27%) JDBC
2 6 (27.27%) JSON
2 6 (27.27%) Middleware
2 6 (27.27%) REST
2 6 (27.27%) SOAP
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (18.18%) Entity Framework
3 4 (18.18%) jQuery
3 4 (18.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) LIMS
3 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) E-business
2 6 (27.27%) High Availability
2 6 (27.27%) Open Source
2 6 (27.27%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) Microservices
4 4 (18.18%) Multithreading
4 4 (18.18%) MVC
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Data Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.55%) Predictive Modelling
7 1 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) C
3 6 (27.27%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 4 (18.18%) VB
4 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 4 (18.18%) XAML
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (9.09%) GAMP
1 2 (9.09%) GMP
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Basel II
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) IBM
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) LabWare