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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.29% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £520 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.25 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+6.71% -1.06%
Validation
Cheshire

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
140 151 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.00% 94.38% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 85 43
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £438 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 17
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £33.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (42.86%) MS Project
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) XAML
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3

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 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) MS Project
1 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
1 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Design Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Mobile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
1 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) WPF
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
3 1 (14.29%) LIMS
3 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
3 1 (14.29%) CHAID
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Linear Regression
3 1 (14.29%) Logistic Regression
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
1 2 (28.57%) XAML
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GMP
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) F5