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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 49 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.12% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£314 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £365 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.34% +15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +1.35%
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
422 276 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 67.41% 71.88% 61.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 146 81
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.19 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% -6.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.50 £17.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 -4 7 £314 - 3
Durham - - - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
1 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) CMMI
1 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (30.77%) Lean Six Sigma
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Business Development
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) QA
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Coordinator
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Head of Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Security Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Real Time Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Real Time Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Tester
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) CMMI
1 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
1 4 (30.77%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Business Development
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) UML
3 2 (15.38%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) EMC
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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