The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Cheshire / Chester
Rank - 19 24
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 6.30% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 7.41% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Median daily rate - £400 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +31.99%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
65 108 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 69.89% 85.04% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 79 80
Median daily rate £430 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £242 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 14
Median hourly rate £32.56 £25.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.22% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.84 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) hybris
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) GlassFish
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) JSTL
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (33.33%) GAMP
2 2 (33.33%) GMP
2 2 (33.33%) UML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (33.33%) GlassFish
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Project
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Anycast
1 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) JSTL
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) Struts
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) RAD
2 2 (33.33%) RUP
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (33.33%) GAMP
1 2 (33.33%) GMP
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) hybris
2 1 (16.67%) F5