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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / North East
Rank 86 73 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.45% 0.23% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.28% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Median daily rate £300 £225 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £225 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £31.47
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +31.87%

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
775 726 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.87% 84.13% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 470 251
Median daily rate £388 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.55 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham -3 2 £375 -
Tyne and Wear -17 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (18.52%) Ruby
4 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (18.52%) JSON
4 5 (18.52%) Django
4 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) MySQL
4 5 (18.52%) Scala
4 5 (18.52%) HTML5
4 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (18.52%) Kanban
4 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
4 5 (18.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
4 5 (18.52%) REST
4 5 (18.52%) CSS3
4 5 (18.52%) AngularJS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Project
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
2 2 (7.41%) LDAP
2 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
2 2 (7.41%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
1 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
1 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MSI
1 3 (11.11%) NMock
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.11%) WiX
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Digital Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Digital Technical Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Development Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Development Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) AML Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Hardware Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
1 5 (18.52%) CSS
1 5 (18.52%) CSS3
1 5 (18.52%) Django
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) HTML5
1 5 (18.52%) JSON
1 5 (18.52%) Play Framework
1 5 (18.52%) REST
1 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) PKI
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) AIX
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) zOS
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (22.22%) Scrum
2 5 (18.52%) Kanban
2 5 (18.52%) TDD
2 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Open Source
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.11%) Business Development
4 3 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.11%) ETL
4 3 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Ruby
2 5 (18.52%) Scala
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.11%) VB
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
5 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) MCP
4 2 (7.41%) MCTS
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Control-M
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Autodesk
5 2 (7.41%) CA
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) SAP