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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 47 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.43% 0.97% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 1.27% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -3.33%
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
412 314 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 83.57% 76.40% 55.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 172 76
Average daily rate £442 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.06 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £78.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 - 6 £425 -
Preston +5 3 £313 -
Lytham St Annes +14 1 £451 +80.59%
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) Migration
4 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (25.00%) CRM
6 8 (22.22%) Degree
7 7 (19.44%) Windows
8 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 5 (13.89%) XenApp
9 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
9 5 (13.89%) Data Mapping
9 5 (13.89%) Citrix
9 5 (13.89%) Change Management
9 5 (13.89%) AppSense
9 5 (13.89%) UML
9 5 (13.89%) ITIL
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle
10 4 (11.11%) VBScript
10 4 (11.11%) OO
10 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 4 (11.11%) HP
10 4 (11.11%) MCSA
10 4 (11.11%) VMware
10 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
10 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (8.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) ResourceLink
1 1 (2.78%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SMS
1 2 (5.56%) DHCP
1 2 (5.56%) DNS
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.78%) OLAP
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Programmer
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Programmer
4 4 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Project Planner
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.78%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Data Migration Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) HTML
1 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (25.00%) CRM
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) UML
3 5 (13.89%) Data Mapping
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
4 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 4 (11.11%) OO
4 4 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Requirements Management
5 3 (8.33%) Business Development
5 3 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (8.33%) Data Management
5 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) High Availability
6 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.56%) Analytics
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.56%) Server Building
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) VBScript
4 3 (8.33%) C
4 3 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Ada
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) Degree
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (11.11%) MCITP
5 4 (11.11%) MCSA
6 3 (8.33%) BC Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) MCSE
7 2 (5.56%) VCP4
7 2 (5.56%) CCNP
7 2 (5.56%) CCNA
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (5.56%) VCP5
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.78%) IIBA
8 1 (2.78%) CBAP
8 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) XenApp
2 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.56%) XenServer
3 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Citrix
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) AppSense
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) Curam
5 2 (5.56%) Altiris
5 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (2.78%) Talend