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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 64 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 43 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.09% 3.37% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 4.38% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 4
Median daily rate £295 £525 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.80% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £345 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £581 £277
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Validation
England

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
1193 617 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.64% 76.93% 73.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 366 273
Median daily rate £330 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.46 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.08% +6.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -30 40 £295 -41.08%
Durham +4 2 - -
Northumberland - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 North East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 17 (37.78%) Unix
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
1 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (35.56%) HP
3 15 (33.33%) SQL
3 15 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
4 14 (31.11%) Windows
4 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
5 13 (28.89%) ITIL
5 13 (28.89%) Defect Management
6 12 (26.67%) DevOps
6 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
6 12 (26.67%) DNS
7 11 (24.44%) Oracle
7 11 (24.44%) Perl
7 11 (24.44%) PL/SQL
7 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
7 11 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (24.44%) Korn
7 11 (24.44%) Degree
7 11 (24.44%) SSH
8 9 (20.00%) Project Management
8 9 (20.00%) Firewall
9 7 (15.56%) SAN
9 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
9 7 (15.56%) JBoss
9 7 (15.56%) LDAP
9 7 (15.56%) NFS
9 7 (15.56%) OpenLDAP

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 7 (15.56%) JBoss
1 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.89%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) DNS
2 11 (24.44%) SSH
3 9 (20.00%) Firewall
4 7 (15.56%) LDAP
4 7 (15.56%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (15.56%) SAN
5 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
6 4 (8.89%) WAN
7 2 (4.44%) FTP
8 1 (2.22%) DHCP
8 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Support Engineer
1 7 (15.56%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Linux Support
2 6 (13.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Unix Support
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Linux Support Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Unix Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Change Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Computer Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Tester
5 2 (4.44%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) ISPF
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) CMDB
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) Life Science
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Linux
1 17 (37.78%) Unix
2 14 (31.11%) Windows
3 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 11 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.44%) MVS
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.44%) zOS
6 1 (2.22%) VME
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 13 (28.89%) Defect Management
2 13 (28.89%) ITIL
3 12 (26.67%) DevOps
4 9 (20.00%) Project Management
5 7 (15.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.11%) Business Continuity
8 4 (8.89%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Change Management
8 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Data Validation
9 3 (6.67%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 3 (6.67%) SDLC
9 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
10 2 (4.44%) Change Control
10 2 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (4.44%) Process Improvement
10 2 (4.44%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Korn
2 11 (24.44%) Perl
2 11 (24.44%) PL/SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.89%) C-shell
3 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.44%) JCL
4 2 (4.44%) REXX
5 1 (2.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.11%) SC Cleared
3 11 (24.44%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.67%) PMP
5 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.22%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) NFS
3 4 (8.89%) Samba
4 2 (4.44%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) HP
2 11 (24.44%) Oracle
2 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
3 5 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.22%) Altiris
5 1 (2.22%) AppSense
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix