The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Liverpool 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank - 23 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool - 1.85% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £329 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.93% -17.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87 120 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 66.92% 74.07% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 71 86
Average daily rate £413 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.22% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £95.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Validation
Merseyside

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Liverpool region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Liverpool region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Validation
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) DRM
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) EnCE
1 1 (50.00%) Data Reconciliation

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Information Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) DRM
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) EnCE