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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 70 37 46
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 38 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.46% 4.23% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 5.45% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 6
Median daily rate £295 £450 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £330 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £584 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Validation
Tyne and Wear

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
975 422 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.88% 77.57% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 268 236
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -60.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £11.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Validation.

1 17 (43.59%) Unix
1 17 (43.59%) Linux
2 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
3 15 (38.46%) SQL
3 15 (38.46%) HP
4 14 (35.90%) Windows
4 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
4 14 (35.90%) Mentoring
5 13 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
6 12 (30.77%) ITIL
6 12 (30.77%) DNS
6 12 (30.77%) DevOps
7 11 (28.21%) Red Hat
7 11 (28.21%) Oracle
7 11 (28.21%) Perl
7 11 (28.21%) PL/SQL
7 11 (28.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (28.21%) SSH
7 11 (28.21%) Korn
8 9 (23.08%) Degree
8 9 (23.08%) Firewall
9 8 (20.51%) Project Management
10 7 (17.95%) SAN
10 7 (17.95%) WebLogic
10 7 (17.95%) LDAP
10 7 (17.95%) JBoss
10 7 (17.95%) NFS
10 7 (17.95%) OpenLDAP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 7 (17.95%) JBoss
1 7 (17.95%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) DNS
2 11 (28.21%) SSH
3 9 (23.08%) Firewall
4 7 (17.95%) LDAP
4 7 (17.95%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (17.95%) SAN
5 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.26%) iSCSI
6 4 (10.26%) WAN
7 2 (5.13%) FTP
8 1 (2.56%) DHCP
8 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
1 7 (17.95%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Linux Support
2 6 (15.38%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Unix Support
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Linux Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Unix Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Unix Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) ISPF
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) CMDB
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Linux
1 17 (43.59%) Unix
2 14 (35.90%) Windows
3 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 11 (28.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) MVS
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.13%) zOS
6 1 (2.56%) VME
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Mentoring
2 13 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 12 (30.77%) DevOps
3 12 (30.77%) ITIL
4 8 (20.51%) Project Management
5 7 (17.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity
7 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Data Validation
8 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
8 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.69%) SDLC
8 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.13%) Change Control
9 2 (5.13%) Change Management
9 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (5.13%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) Korn
2 11 (28.21%) Perl
2 11 (28.21%) PL/SQL
3 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.26%) C-shell
3 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.13%) JCL
4 2 (5.13%) REXX
5 1 (2.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
4 3 (7.69%) PMP
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) NFS
3 4 (10.26%) Samba
4 2 (5.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) HP
2 11 (28.21%) Oracle
2 11 (28.21%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.26%) SAP
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) Altiris
5 1 (2.56%) AppSense