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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 60 43 14
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -29
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.61% 0.54% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 0.66% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£269 £838 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +139.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
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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
620 303 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 83.00% 81.23% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 208 62
Average daily rate £440 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.72 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.88% +10.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 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 10 (32.26%) ITIL
1 10 (32.26%) Change Management
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) User Experience
3 8 (25.81%) Migration
3 8 (25.81%) Use Case
4 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
4 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
4 7 (22.58%) ISEB
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) Mainframe
4 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
4 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Visualisation
5 6 (19.35%) PRINCE
5 6 (19.35%) COBOL
5 6 (19.35%) Business Development
5 6 (19.35%) Requirements Management
6 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
6 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 5 (16.13%) UML
6 5 (16.13%) Tuxedo
6 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) VME
6 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
6 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.90%) APMP
7 4 (12.90%) HP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.13%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (12.90%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Integration Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Applications Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) COBOL Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Junior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) User Experience
2 7 (22.58%) Mainframe
3 6 (19.35%) Visualisation
4 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (6.45%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) VME
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) AIX
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
1 10 (32.26%) Change Management
2 8 (25.81%) Migration
2 8 (25.81%) Use Case
3 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Data Migration
3 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
3 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) PRINCE
4 6 (19.35%) Requirements Management
4 6 (19.35%) Business Development
5 5 (16.13%) UML
5 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
5 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
5 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) COBOL
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) VB
2 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISEB
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 4 (12.90%) APMP
4 1 (3.23%) PMP
4 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) CA
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint