The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 40 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.40% 0.65% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.93% -17.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
210 117 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.33% 75.48% 55.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 32 19
Average daily rate £350 £355 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Validation
Cheshire

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Report Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement