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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 32 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.85% 1.68% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.37% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate £475 £235 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.12% -32.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £247 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
258 211 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.63% 71.04% 58.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 97 58
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £18.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 5 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Liverpool -5 6 £475 +102.12% 1
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) Data Management
1 3 (42.86%) Information Management
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
1 3 (42.86%) Information Assurance
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
2 2 (28.57%) CMS
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) Ant
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Advertising
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (28.57%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) PuTTY
1 1 (14.29%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Ant
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) TortoiseSVN
1 1 (14.29%) WATIR
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Security Advisor
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Web Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Web Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) CMS Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Advisor
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (42.86%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Management
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
1 3 (42.86%) Information Assurance
1 3 (42.86%) Information Management
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) AAT
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago