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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 90 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.13% 1.53% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.78% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £273 £290 £838
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% -65.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £237 £808
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £350 £868
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
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
982 676 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 85.24% 86.01% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 481 279
Median daily rate £400 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 22
Median hourly rate £36.00 £25.50 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +16.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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
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 September 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 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 27 (46.55%) SC Cleared
3 23 (39.66%) HP
4 22 (37.93%) Degree
5 18 (31.03%) ITIL
6 17 (29.31%) Project Management
7 16 (27.59%) Computer Science
8 15 (25.86%) Unix
9 14 (24.14%) Linux
9 14 (24.14%) SQL
10 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
10 13 (22.41%) DNS
11 12 (20.69%) Windows
12 11 (18.97%) SAN
12 11 (18.97%) Finance
13 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
13 10 (17.24%) Korn
13 10 (17.24%) Windows XP
13 10 (17.24%) SAP
13 10 (17.24%) Perl
14 9 (15.52%) Business Continuity
14 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
15 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
15 8 (13.79%) Firewall
15 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
16 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
16 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
16 7 (12.07%) LDAP
16 7 (12.07%) DevOps
17 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 5 (8.62%) Apache
1 5 (8.62%) JBoss
1 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) DNS
2 11 (18.97%) SAN
3 8 (13.79%) Firewall
3 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.07%) LDAP
5 6 (10.34%) SSH
6 5 (8.62%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.62%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (8.62%) WAN
7 3 (5.17%) FTP
8 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
8 2 (3.45%) X.500
9 1 (1.72%) DHCP
9 1 (1.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MSI
1 4 (6.90%) NMock
1 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.90%) WiX
2 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Unix Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Consultant
3 6 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Linux Support
4 5 (8.62%) Linux Support Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Unix Support
4 5 (8.62%) Unix Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Development Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Development Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Linux Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
1 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
1 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
1 4 (6.90%) Web Services
1 4 (6.90%) XML
2 3 (5.17%) ISPF
3 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (5.17%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) PKI
3 2 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Unix
2 14 (24.14%) Linux
3 12 (20.69%) Windows
4 10 (17.24%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.17%) AIX
7 3 (5.17%) MVS
7 3 (5.17%) zOS
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.72%) Solaris
9 1 (1.72%) VME
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) ITIL
2 17 (29.31%) Project Management
3 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
4 9 (15.52%) Business Continuity
4 9 (15.52%) Unit Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.07%) DevOps
7 6 (10.34%) Defect Management
8 5 (8.62%) Business Development
8 5 (8.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Change Control
9 4 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.90%) ETL
10 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.17%) Change Management
10 3 (5.17%) Functional Testing
10 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) Korn
2 10 (17.24%) Perl
3 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.62%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.62%) C-shell
6 4 (6.90%) C#
6 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.17%) JCL
7 3 (5.17%) REXX
8 2 (3.45%) Java
8 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.72%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 27 (46.55%) SC Cleared
3 22 (37.93%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) MCTS
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.90%) PMI Certification
4 4 (6.90%) PMP
5 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) NFS
2 5 (8.62%) Samba
3 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (5.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) HP
2 10 (17.24%) SAP
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.90%) VMware
6 3 (5.17%) IBM
6 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.72%) Altiris
7 1 (1.72%) AppSense
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix
7 1 (1.72%) CommVault