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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 16 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.22% 0.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.38% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £213 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
94 112 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.74% 87.50% 80.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 86 37
Median daily rate £403 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 19
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
1 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (50.00%) MS Project
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 5 (50.00%) ITSM
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Network Design
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (30.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (30.00%) GMP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (20.00%) GAMP
5 2 (20.00%) Spring
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) UML
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) JBoss
5 2 (20.00%) RAD
5 2 (20.00%) RUP

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 (20.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) MS Project
2 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE
1 2 (20.00%) JSTL
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
1 2 (20.00%) Struts
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) ITSM
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) RAD
4 2 (20.00%) RUP
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) GMP
2 2 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (20.00%) GAMP
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) hybris