The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North West / Merseyside
Rank 36 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.61% 1.88% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.37% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £475 £475 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +90.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
256 253 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.58% 79.06% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 154 109
Median daily rate £468 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Liverpool -7 4 £475 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Civica
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) SAP HR
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) BAPI
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) LSMW
4 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) APMP
5 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) LSMW
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Data Migration Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Migration Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Data Migration Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) BAPI
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) APMP
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Civica
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) SAP