The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Knutsford region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 8 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 9.59% 1.77% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.00% 2.08% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
50 96 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 68.49% 84.96% 51.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 26
Average daily rate £425 £386 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.03% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £239 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 22 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Security Management
3 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (37.50%) MS Project
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) MS Access
4 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (37.50%) CMDB
5 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
5 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Teradata
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) SAS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MS Access
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Security Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) MI Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) CMDB
2 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Security Management
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Teradata