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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank - 33 34
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 2.14% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.76% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
251 326 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.57% 77.62% 81.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 218 242
Median daily rate £415 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £895 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £27.49 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) JBoss
2 3 (30.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) QA
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
4 1 (10.00%) CaliberRM
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 3 (30.00%) JBoss
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) FTP
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) CaliberRM
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Functional Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Application Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Information Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Systems Architect
3 1 (10.00%) OAT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Curam
2 1 (10.00%) VMware