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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 44 39 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.78% 0.29% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 0.40% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
Average daily rate
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£550 £255 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.68% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £255 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £255 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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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
453 250 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 78.65% 73.53% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 184 58
Average daily rate £388 £360 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.34 £33.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.21% +76.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 (34.29%) ITIL
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.86%) Project Management
3 8 (22.86%) UNIX
4 7 (20.00%) ISEB
4 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (20.00%) Migration
4 7 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Finance
5 6 (17.14%) COBOL
6 5 (14.29%) Java
6 5 (14.29%) Oracle
6 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 5 (14.29%) HP
6 5 (14.29%) Mainframe
6 5 (14.29%) Business Development
6 5 (14.29%) Supplier Management
6 5 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 5 (14.29%) Change Management
6 5 (14.29%) VME
6 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
6 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 5 (14.29%) User Experience
7 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) Tuxedo
3 3 (8.57%) SAS
4 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) NeoLoad
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Integration Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) SAS Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
1 5 (14.29%) User Experience
2 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.57%) PDA
3 3 (8.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.71%) HP Superdome
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) UNIX
3 5 (14.29%) VME
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.57%) HPUX
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Project Management
3 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 5 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 5 (14.29%) Business Development
4 5 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.43%) UML
5 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.43%) PRINCE
5 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) Use Case
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) COBOL
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
4 4 (11.43%) APMP
5 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
1 5 (14.29%) HP
1 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint