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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North West / Cheshire
Rank 48 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 1.31% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.58% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 13
Median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £488 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £342 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.95% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +37.56%

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
394 758 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.60% 82.75% 80.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 480 382
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (20.83%) SAP
4 5 (20.83%) Web Services
4 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
4 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
4 5 (20.83%) Logistics
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) Spring
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) Struts
5 4 (16.67%) SAP MDM
6 3 (12.50%) ITSM
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) CICS
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) AIX
6 3 (12.50%) HPUX
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.50%) MS Project
6 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange

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 (12.50%) CICS
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) GlassFish
2 2 (8.33%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (12.50%) MS Project
4 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SAP MDM
2 2 (8.33%) SAP CO
2 2 (8.33%) SAP FI
2 2 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (4.17%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
1 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (4.17%) Anycast
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) SAP Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) SAP Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) SAP MDM Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) Spring
2 4 (16.67%) Struts
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) JSTL
3 2 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) RESTful
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Learning Management System
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) AIX
2 3 (12.50%) HPUX
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Logistics
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) ITSM
5 3 (12.50%) Network Design
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) RAD
6 2 (8.33%) RUP
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) CCA
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (8.33%) GAMP
1 2 (8.33%) GMP
2 1 (4.17%) GxP
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) SAP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) F5
3 2 (8.33%) hybris
3 2 (8.33%) Saba
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix