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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 29 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.53% 2.57% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.60% 3.07% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £440 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £16.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.04% -0.66%
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
239 391 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 76.60% 83.73% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 276 168
Median daily rate £375 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £320 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 25
Median hourly rate £47.58 £42.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.27% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £16.30 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.50 £54.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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
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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 August 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 +21 5 £440 +3.52% 1
Preston +4 2 - -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes -2 1 - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Banking
4 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) JBoss
4 4 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 3 (15.00%) FTP
5 3 (15.00%) HTTP
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) SOAP
5 3 (15.00%) Unix
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.00%) Network Design
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) VMware

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 4 (20.00%) JBoss
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) FTP
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.00%) CaliberRM
General
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Development Team Leader
1 4 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Functional Architect
3 2 (10.00%) OAT Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) OAT Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Application Development Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Information Systems Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Information Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) OAT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Validation Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Data Validation
1 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.00%) Network Design
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Curam
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