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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 38 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.63% 5.46% 4.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 6.78% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Average daily rate £300 £400 £483
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -17.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £296 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £458 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.75 £47.33 £23.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.80% +104.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.24% -2.01%
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
330 339 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 72.21% 80.52% 75.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 202 200
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £586 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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
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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 5 £250 -7.40%
Preston -3 2 - - 1
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes -15 1 £310 -2.91%
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Business Development
2 5 (26.32%) Requirements Management
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
2 5 (26.32%) User Experience
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
5 2 (10.53%) Banking
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
5 2 (10.53%) Unix
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (10.53%) FTP
5 2 (10.53%) HTTP
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (10.53%) Confluence
5 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (10.53%) Confluence
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Development Team Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) User Experience
1 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Business Development
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) Requirements Management
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
5 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.26%) QMS
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Ada
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Curam
3 1 (5.26%) IronPort
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec
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