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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 19 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.08% 1.44% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 1.75% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate £400 £600 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +67.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £600 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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
99 114 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.90% 82.01% 89.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 69 73
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £288 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £42.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -35.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £14.62 £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (42.86%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (28.57%) GAMP
2 2 (28.57%) GMP
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Informatics
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Java

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Validation Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Incident and Problem Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Contactless
2 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
2 1 (14.29%) Informatics
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Web Operations
2 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (28.57%) GAMP
1 2 (28.57%) GMP
2 1 (14.29%) Basel II
2 1 (14.29%) QA