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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 77 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 50 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.09% 2.73% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.47% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 1
Median daily rate £310 £550 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.63% +115.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
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
1384 663 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.54% 78.74% 73.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 423 245
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 42 14
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £11.83 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 -35 45 £310 -43.63%
Durham +5 3 £305 -23.75%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 26 (42.62%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) Unix
2 23 (37.70%) Linux
3 19 (31.15%) ITIL
3 19 (31.15%) HP
3 19 (31.15%) Degree
4 16 (26.23%) SQL
5 15 (24.59%) Mentoring
6 14 (22.95%) Perl
6 14 (22.95%) Windows
6 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
6 14 (22.95%) Project Management
7 13 (21.31%) Red Hat
7 13 (21.31%) DNS
7 13 (21.31%) Computer Science
7 13 (21.31%) Defect Management
7 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (19.67%) DevOps
8 12 (19.67%) Korn
8 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
9 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
9 11 (18.03%) Oracle
9 11 (18.03%) SSH
9 11 (18.03%) Service Delivery
10 10 (16.39%) Firewall
10 10 (16.39%) SAN
11 8 (13.11%) Business Continuity
11 8 (13.11%) SAP
11 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP

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 (11.48%) JBoss
1 7 (11.48%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.20%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Simulink
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) DNS
2 11 (18.03%) SSH
3 10 (16.39%) Firewall
3 10 (16.39%) SAN
4 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 7 (11.48%) LDAP
5 7 (11.48%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (8.20%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.20%) WAN
7 3 (4.92%) FTP
8 1 (1.64%) DHCP
8 1 (1.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Linux Support
4 6 (9.84%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Unix Support
5 5 (8.20%) Linux Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Unix Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Linux Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Computer Validation Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) MATLAB Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) ISPF
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.92%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.64%) CMDB
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) FMCG
5 1 (1.64%) Life Science
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Linux
1 23 (37.70%) Unix
2 14 (22.95%) Windows
3 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.92%) MVS
5 3 (4.92%) Solaris
5 3 (4.92%) zOS
6 2 (3.28%) AIX
6 2 (3.28%) CentOS
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.64%) VME
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) Mentoring
3 14 (22.95%) Project Management
4 13 (21.31%) Defect Management
5 12 (19.67%) DevOps
6 11 (18.03%) Service Delivery
7 8 (13.11%) Business Continuity
8 7 (11.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Change Control
9 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Change Management
10 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
10 4 (6.56%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (4.92%) Data Validation
11 3 (4.92%) Functional Testing
11 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
11 3 (4.92%) Migration
11 3 (4.92%) SDLC
11 3 (4.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) SQL
2 14 (22.95%) Perl
3 12 (19.67%) Korn
4 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
5 7 (11.48%) Bash Shell
5 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.20%) C-shell
7 3 (4.92%) JCL
7 3 (4.92%) REXX
8 2 (3.28%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
8 2 (3.28%) Python
8 2 (3.28%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 26 (42.62%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
3 19 (31.15%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.92%) PMP
5 2 (3.28%) MCTS
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.64%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) NFS
3 5 (8.20%) Samba
4 3 (4.92%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) HP
2 13 (21.31%) Red Hat
3 11 (18.03%) Oracle
4 8 (13.11%) SAP
5 3 (4.92%) IBM
5 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.28%) VMware
7 1 (1.64%) Altiris
7 1 (1.64%) AppSense
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix
7 1 (1.64%) CommVault