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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 96 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 15 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.10% 1.46% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.74% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
Median daily rate £281 £230 £838
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.28% -72.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £808
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £868
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
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
1148 917 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.92% 83.44% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 604 366
Median daily rate £400 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 37
Median hourly rate £29.00 £14.20 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.22% -34.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £9.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.80 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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
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 30 September 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 -25 13 £273 +18.47% 3
Durham - 2 £300 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 30 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 27 (41.54%) SC Cleared
3 23 (35.38%) HP
4 22 (33.85%) ITIL
4 22 (33.85%) Degree
5 19 (29.23%) Unix
6 18 (27.69%) Linux
7 17 (26.15%) Project Management
8 16 (24.62%) Computer Science
9 14 (21.54%) Perl
9 14 (21.54%) SQL
10 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 13 (20.00%) DNS
10 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
11 12 (18.46%) Windows
12 11 (16.92%) SAN
12 11 (16.92%) Finance
13 10 (15.38%) Red Hat
13 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
13 10 (15.38%) SAP
13 10 (15.38%) Korn
13 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
14 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
14 9 (13.85%) Business Continuity
15 8 (12.31%) Firewall
15 8 (12.31%) VMware
15 8 (12.31%) TCP/IP
15 8 (12.31%) Change Control
15 8 (12.31%) Mentoring

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 5 (7.69%) Apache
1 5 (7.69%) JBoss
1 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.15%) IIS
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Simulink
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) DNS
2 11 (16.92%) SAN
3 8 (12.31%) Firewall
3 8 (12.31%) TCP/IP
4 7 (10.77%) LDAP
5 6 (9.23%) SSH
6 5 (7.69%) iSCSI
6 5 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (7.69%) WAN
7 3 (4.62%) FTP
8 2 (3.08%) Kerberos
8 2 (3.08%) X.500
9 1 (1.54%) DHCP
9 1 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MSI
1 4 (6.15%) NMock
1 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.15%) WiX
2 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
1 10 (15.38%) Support Engineer
1 10 (15.38%) Unix Engineer
2 7 (10.77%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Consultant
4 5 (7.69%) Linux Support
4 5 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Unix Support
4 5 (7.69%) Unix Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Development Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Development Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Linux Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) Linux Server Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
1 4 (6.15%) .NET Framework
1 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
1 4 (6.15%) Web Services
1 4 (6.15%) XML
2 3 (4.62%) ISPF
3 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.08%) Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) PKI
3 2 (3.08%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Unix
2 18 (27.69%) Linux
3 12 (18.46%) Windows
4 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.69%) Solaris
6 4 (6.15%) CentOS
6 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.62%) AIX
7 3 (4.62%) MVS
7 3 (4.62%) zOS
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.54%) VME
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) ITIL
2 17 (26.15%) Project Management
3 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (13.85%) Business Continuity
4 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
5 8 (12.31%) Change Control
5 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.77%) DevOps
7 6 (9.23%) Defect Management
8 5 (7.69%) Business Development
8 5 (7.69%) Migration
8 5 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Build Automation
9 4 (6.15%) Capacity Management
9 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.15%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.15%) ETL
9 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) Perl
1 14 (21.54%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) Korn
3 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.77%) Shell Script
5 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.69%) C-shell
7 4 (6.15%) C#
7 4 (6.15%) PHP
7 4 (6.15%) Python
7 4 (6.15%) Ruby
7 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.62%) JCL
8 3 (4.62%) REXX
9 2 (3.08%) Java
9 2 (3.08%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.54%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 30 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 27 (41.54%) SC Cleared
3 22 (33.85%) Degree
4 4 (6.15%) MCTS
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.15%) PMI Certification
4 4 (6.15%) PMP
5 2 (3.08%) MCP
6 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.69%) NFS
2 5 (7.69%) Samba
3 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.15%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (4.62%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) HP
2 10 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 10 (15.38%) SAP
3 8 (12.31%) VMware
4 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.23%) Oracle
6 3 (4.62%) IBM
6 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.54%) Altiris
7 1 (1.54%) AppSense
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix
7 1 (1.54%) CommVault