The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 61 69 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.47% 0.64% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.84% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £320 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £320 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.67% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.80 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +14.54%
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
607 717 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.48% 76.28% 65.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 331 336
Average daily rate £405 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 14
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £15.50 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 3
Warrington - - - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 21 (63.64%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (27.27%) SAP
3 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 8 (24.24%) Banking
4 8 (24.24%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (24.24%) Advertising
5 7 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 6 (18.18%) Migration
6 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 6 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (15.15%) Data Validation
7 5 (15.15%) MS Access
7 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
7 5 (15.15%) SQL
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.12%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (12.12%) MS Office
8 4 (12.12%) CA
8 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
8 4 (12.12%) Symantec
8 4 (12.12%) McAfee
8 4 (12.12%) Sophos
8 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
8 4 (12.12%) Adobe
8 4 (12.12%) Citrix

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (12.12%) MS Office
4 3 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) TrackWise
2 1 (3.03%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) MS Access
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) LSMW
General
1 21 (63.64%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Banking
2 8 (24.24%) Advertising
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Data Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Payments Business Analyst
5 6 (18.18%) Consultant
6 4 (12.12%) Architect
6 4 (12.12%) Security Consultant
6 4 (12.12%) Security Architect
7 3 (9.09%) MI Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Data Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Migration Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Validation Specialist
8 2 (6.06%) Data Migration Consultant
9 1 (3.03%) Support Specialist
9 1 (3.03%) Data Migration Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Financial Business Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Banking Business Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) CMDB
3 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 2 (6.06%) SCADA
3 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 8 (24.24%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
3 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 6 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (15.15%) Data Validation
4 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Security Management
5 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.12%) Data Mapping
5 4 (12.12%) Line Management
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.09%) EAM
7 2 (6.06%) CAPA
7 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VBA
2 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) SAP
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) CA
3 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.12%) Symantec
3 4 (12.12%) McAfee
3 4 (12.12%) Sophos
3 4 (12.12%) Adobe
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Veeam
3 4 (12.12%) Becrypt
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £270 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago