The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 28 41 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.55% 0.43% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 0.49% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +20.00%
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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
156 206 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.41% 88.41% 68.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 76 27
Average daily rate £413 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £222 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £20.60 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 26 March 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Validation
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) SAS
2 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Data Governance
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Master Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Metadata Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Transformation
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (66.67%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Data Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Data Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Data Governance
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Master Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Metadata Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) Logical Data Model
1 2 (66.67%) Physical Data Model
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management