The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 20 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 0.99% - 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% - 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.74% +10.71%
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 Knutsford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
77 44 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 76.24% 64.71% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 30
Average daily rate £425 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Knutsford region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Servlets
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) WSDL
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) BPEL
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Web Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Contactless
2 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Virtualisation Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Servlets
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) WSDL
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Contactless
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) BPEL
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA Service Virtualization