The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 62 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.76% 0.53% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.72% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£277 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 - £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 - £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -9.33%
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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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
577 276 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.32% 73.40% 62.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 128 114
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £490 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the North East region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the North East region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (20.00%) CMMI
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Business Development
2 2 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) EMC

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP R/3
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Coordinator
1 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Head of Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Functional Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) CMMI
2 2 (20.00%) Business Development
2 2 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
Newcastle upon Tyne
Fixed Recruitment
Rate: £19000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Sunderland
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £48 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago