The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 25 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 23 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.97% 4.31% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.37% 5.29% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 0
Average daily rate
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£435 £445 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £23.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Validation
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
312 397 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.04% 81.52% 59.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 226 69
Average daily rate £385 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £281 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 18
Average hourly rate £21.91 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £52.50 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Lancashire region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +5 9 £270 -44.04%
Preston +2 4 - -
Chorley - 4 £450 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £451 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) Windows
3 12 (30.00%) Migration
3 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (22.50%) CRM
6 8 (20.00%) Citrix
6 8 (20.00%) AppSense
6 8 (20.00%) XenApp
6 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (17.50%) Change Management
7 7 (17.50%) UML
7 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
8 6 (15.00%) OO
8 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.00%) C
8 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.00%) HP
8 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (15.00%) Visualisation
8 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (15.00%) Statistical Analysis
8 6 (15.00%) Degree
9 5 (12.50%) Requirements Management
9 5 (12.50%) Business Development
9 5 (12.50%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) User Experience
9 5 (12.50%) Data Mapping
10 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) ResourceLink
1 1 (2.50%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) SMS
1 2 (5.00%) DHCP
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
1 2 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.50%) OLAP
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Programmer
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Programmer
5 4 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Applications Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) AWS Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Project Planner
8 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.50%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
1 2 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Visualisation
2 5 (12.50%) User Experience
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.50%) HP Superdome
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX
6 1 (2.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Migration
2 9 (22.50%) CRM
3 7 (17.50%) UML
3 7 (17.50%) Change Management
4 6 (15.00%) OO
4 6 (15.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 5 (12.50%) Business Development
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) Data Mapping
6 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.50%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.50%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
7 3 (7.50%) TDD
7 3 (7.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) C
2 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) Ada
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (15.00%) Degree
4 4 (10.00%) MCSA
4 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (10.00%) MCITP
5 3 (7.50%) HND
5 3 (7.50%) ISEB
5 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (5.00%) VCP5
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) CCNP
6 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 2 (5.00%) VCP4
7 1 (2.50%) IIBA
7 1 (2.50%) CBAP
7 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) XenApp
2 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.00%) XenServer
4 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Citrix
1 8 (20.00%) AppSense
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Symantec
5 2 (5.00%) Altiris
5 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.50%) Talend
6 1 (2.50%) Curam
6 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) IBM