The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 38 23 34
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.16% 5.68% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 6.83% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
Median daily rate £305 £319 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.48% -28.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £270 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £456 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £365
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £32.75 £37.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.48% +59.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
316 366 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 75.96% 83.18% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 236 259
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £565 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 32
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £20.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.33 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -1 3 £300 +11.11%
Preston +1 2 - -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes -6 1 £310 -2.91%
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) Business Development
2 5 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 5 (25.00%) User Experience
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (10.00%) Confluence
5 2 (10.00%) Data Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Banking
5 2 (10.00%) Subversion
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (10.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 2 (10.00%) SOAP
5 2 (10.00%) FTP
5 2 (10.00%) HTTP
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Confluence
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) FTP
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Development Team Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Information Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Ada Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Ada Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Validation Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) User Experience
1 5 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Business Development
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Data Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.00%) QMS
6 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.00%) Ada
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Curam
3 1 (5.00%) IronPort
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec