The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 44 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.38% 2.21% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 4.11% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£330 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
323 146 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.25% 53.68% 64.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 71 168
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £224 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
North West

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
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 29 July 2014. 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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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
Preston - 5 - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
3 10 (38.46%) Migration
3 10 (38.46%) Data Migration
3 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (23.08%) Metadata Management
7 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
7 6 (23.08%) Data Management
7 6 (23.08%) ETL
7 6 (23.08%) RDBMS
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
8 5 (19.23%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) Talend
8 5 (19.23%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (15.38%) VocaLink
9 4 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (15.38%) Banking
9 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
9 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 3 (11.54%) HP
10 3 (11.54%) FTP
10 3 (11.54%) HTTP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) FTP
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.54%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (23.08%) RDBMS
3 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Toad
2 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Project Manager
3 6 (23.08%) Digital Project Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Data Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Project Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) PMO Lead
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) SOAP
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Migration
1 10 (38.46%) Data Migration
1 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
2 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Metadata Management
3 6 (23.08%) Data Management
3 6 (23.08%) ETL
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
5 4 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (11.54%) Data Validation
6 3 (11.54%) Data Mapping
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.85%) SEO
8 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Talend
3 4 (15.38%) VocaLink
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Capita
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