The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 47 41 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.11% 0.30% 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 0.40% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 4
Average daily rate
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£501 £255 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.36% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £255 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £255 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
540 253 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 80.00% 76.20% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 185 60
Average daily rate £415 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £469 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +91.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (20.51%) Project Management
4 8 (20.51%) UNIX
5 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
5 7 (17.95%) ISEB
5 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.95%) COBOL
5 7 (17.95%) Mainframe
5 7 (17.95%) Change Management
5 7 (17.95%) Migration
5 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Data Migration
5 7 (17.95%) User Experience
6 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 6 (15.38%) VME
6 6 (15.38%) Use Case
7 5 (12.82%) PRINCE
7 5 (12.82%) Java
7 5 (12.82%) HP
7 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.82%) Tuxedo
7 5 (12.82%) Finance
7 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
7 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
7 5 (12.82%) Requirements Management
7 5 (12.82%) Business Development

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) Tuxedo
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.13%) SAS
3 2 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Integration Manager
3 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Applications Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) DevOps Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Junior Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) SAS Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Junior
7 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Mainframe
1 7 (17.95%) User Experience
2 5 (12.82%) Visualisation
2 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.69%) PDA
4 2 (5.13%) HP Superdome
4 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) UNIX
3 6 (15.38%) VME
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) HPUX
7 1 (2.56%) Solaris
7 1 (2.56%) AIX
7 1 (2.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Project Management
3 7 (17.95%) Change Management
3 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
3 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
3 7 (17.95%) Data Migration
4 6 (15.38%) Use Case
4 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 5 (12.82%) Business Development
5 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
5 5 (12.82%) Requirements Management
5 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
5 5 (12.82%) PRINCE
6 4 (10.26%) UML
6 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) OO
7 3 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) COBOL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) VBA
4 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) ISEB
4 4 (10.26%) Degree
4 4 (10.26%) APMP
5 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (2.56%) PMP
5 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) CA