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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 29 47 20
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.88% 1.69% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.48% 2.10% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Average daily rate
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£413 £225 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.40% -25.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +20.00%
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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
293 333 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 75.32% 80.24% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 217 45
Average daily rate £370 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 10
Average hourly rate £11.73 £22.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.85% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) UNIX
3 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) Java
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
6 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (17.39%) Six Sigma
6 4 (17.39%) CMMI
6 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
6 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (17.39%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (17.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) Visualisation
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) PDA
7 3 (13.04%) Business Development
7 3 (13.04%) Degree
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management
7 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) HPUX

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (13.04%) SAS
2 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (13.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) NeoLoad
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Coordinator
3 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) SAS Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
2 3 (13.04%) Visualisation
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
2 3 (13.04%) PDA
3 2 (8.70%) HP Superdome
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) HPUX
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) CMMI
3 4 (17.39%) Six Sigma
3 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
3 4 (17.39%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (13.04%) Business Development
4 3 (13.04%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) UML
4 3 (13.04%) OO
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) VBA
2 2 (8.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) HP