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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 70 55 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.56% 0.51% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.66% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
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£215 £838 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.32% +153.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £808 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £868 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -
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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
898 453 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 82.54% 77.04% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 281 132
Average daily rate £425 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 29
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -37.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -11 16 £215 -74.32% 1
Durham - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
2 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) ITIL
3 11 (26.19%) ISEB
3 11 (26.19%) Migration
4 10 (23.81%) Integration Testing
4 10 (23.81%) Data Migration
4 10 (23.81%) Change Management
4 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
5 9 (21.43%) User Experience
6 8 (19.05%) Use Case
7 7 (16.67%) Requirements Management
7 7 (16.67%) UML
7 7 (16.67%) Project Management
7 7 (16.67%) Mainframe
8 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 6 (14.29%) COBOL
8 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
8 6 (14.29%) PRINCE
8 6 (14.29%) Business Development
8 6 (14.29%) Supplier Management
8 6 (14.29%) Data Validation
8 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (14.29%) Visualisation
9 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
9 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.90%) VME
9 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.90%) Tuxedo

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Integration Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (9.52%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Junior
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) GIS Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) COBOL Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) User Experience
2 7 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 6 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.38%) GIS
6 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) VME
3 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) AIX
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
2 12 (28.57%) ITIL
3 11 (26.19%) Migration
4 10 (23.81%) Change Management
4 10 (23.81%) Integration Testing
4 10 (23.81%) Data Migration
5 8 (19.05%) Use Case
6 7 (16.67%) Requirements Management
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
6 7 (16.67%) UML
7 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 6 (14.29%) PRINCE
7 6 (14.29%) Business Development
7 6 (14.29%) Supplier Management
7 6 (14.29%) Data Validation
7 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
9 3 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) COBOL
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) Perl
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) VB
2 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) ISEB
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) APMP
4 1 (2.38%) IIBA
4 1 (2.38%) CBAP
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PMP
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
1 1 (2.38%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.38%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) CA
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Mapinfo