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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 38 49 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs citing Validation 29 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.68% 1.32% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.97% 1.78% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 1
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£522 £240 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+117.36% -20.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +26.00%
Validation
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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
584 450 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.11% 74.50% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 289 76
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 7 12
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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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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 +9 24 £485 +102.05% 2
Durham - 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
3 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2
3 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 10 (26.32%) ISEB
3 10 (26.32%) Migration
3 10 (26.32%) Integration Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) Data Migration
4 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
5 8 (21.05%) Project Management
5 8 (21.05%) UNIX
6 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
6 6 (15.79%) Finance
6 6 (15.79%) Supplier Management
7 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
7 5 (13.16%) Java
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle
7 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
8 4 (10.53%) PRINCE
8 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
8 4 (10.53%) APMP
9 3 (7.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (7.89%) PDA
9 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
9 3 (7.89%) Degree

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) SAS
3 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) NeoLoad
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Integration Manager
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Programmer
4 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.26%) Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Applications Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (2.63%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Real Time Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.89%) PDA
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) HP Superdome
3 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.89%) HPUX
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2
2 10 (26.32%) Migration
2 10 (26.32%) Integration Testing
2 10 (26.32%) Data Migration
3 8 (21.05%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.79%) Supplier Management
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.53%) PRINCE
7 3 (7.89%) Six Sigma
7 3 (7.89%) ETL
7 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.89%) UML
8 2 (5.26%) OO
8 2 (5.26%) CMMI
8 2 (5.26%) Change Management
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) COBOL
3 2 (5.26%) C
3 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) VBA
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) ISEB
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) APMP
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.63%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
1 5 (13.16%) CheckPoint
2 3 (7.89%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) EMC
4 1 (2.63%) Mapinfo
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