The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank - 33 31
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.22% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.84% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £426 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
275 163 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.33% 66.26% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 94 107
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £135.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.43% +32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Stewardship
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Teradata
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) ERwin
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ERwin
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Teradata Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Stewardship
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCDP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) Teradata