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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 71 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 2.31% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 2.98% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +76.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +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
819 637 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.56% 77.31% 77.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 317 238
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 27
Average hourly rate £20.97 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015. 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
Macclesfield - 3 £425 -
Ellesmere Port -3 2 £325 +14.03%
Warrington -9 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 £331 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) Data Management
4 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
5 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
5 7 (23.33%) .NET
5 7 (23.33%) C#
5 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Data Validation
7 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 5 (16.67%) GxP
7 5 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (16.67%) Advertising
7 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
8 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
8 4 (13.33%) Process Management
8 4 (13.33%) PMI
8 4 (13.33%) PMI Certification
8 4 (13.33%) ETL
8 4 (13.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (13.33%) GMP
8 4 (13.33%) MySQL
8 4 (13.33%) Informatics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Confluence
1 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) MS Access
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Subversion
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
1 3 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (16.67%) Advertising
3 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Payments Business Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Hybris Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Data Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Packager
7 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) jQuery
3 3 (10.00%) Ajax
3 3 (10.00%) Spring
3 3 (10.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) CSS
3 3 (10.00%) JSP
3 3 (10.00%) XML
3 3 (10.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) PMI
3 4 (13.33%) Informatics
4 3 (10.00%) iPad
5 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Data Management
2 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Process Management
5 4 (13.33%) ETL
6 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) Kanban
6 3 (10.00%) B2C
6 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
6 3 (10.00%) SEO
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) VBA
4 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) GxP
2 4 (13.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (13.33%) GMP
3 1 (3.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) XenApp
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) hybris
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Verint
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Citrix
2 1 (3.33%) Avaya
2 1 (3.33%) Cognizant
2 1 (3.33%) VMware
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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