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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 61 36 54
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.93% 3.88% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 5.15% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 5
Average daily rate £310 £509 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.11% +126.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £349 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £579 £276
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.06%
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
993 583 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.68% 75.32% 78.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 347 322
Average daily rate £325 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North East region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 31 £310 -38.00% 3
Durham +1 2 - -
Northumberland - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 14 (38.89%) Unix
1 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) Windows
3 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 11 (30.56%) Defect Management
4 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
5 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 10 (27.78%) DevOps
6 9 (25.00%) DNS
6 9 (25.00%) ITIL
6 9 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 9 (25.00%) Oracle
6 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (25.00%) SSH
7 8 (22.22%) Korn
7 8 (22.22%) Perl
8 7 (19.44%) HP
9 6 (16.67%) SAN
9 6 (16.67%) Project Management
10 5 (13.89%) Firewall
10 5 (13.89%) NFS
10 5 (13.89%) WebLogic
10 5 (13.89%) JBoss
10 5 (13.89%) LDAP
10 5 (13.89%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (13.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (13.89%) JBoss
1 5 (13.89%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) DNS
1 9 (25.00%) SSH
2 6 (16.67%) SAN
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) LDAP
3 5 (13.89%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Consultant
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Linux Support
3 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Unix Support
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Unix Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Change Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Computer Validation Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Unix Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) CMDB
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) FMCG
2 1 (2.78%) Life Science
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Linux
1 14 (38.89%) Unix
2 12 (33.33%) Windows
3 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) VME
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 11 (30.56%) Defect Management
3 10 (27.78%) DevOps
4 9 (25.00%) ITIL
5 6 (16.67%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
8 3 (8.33%) Change Management
8 3 (8.33%) Data Validation
8 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL V3
8 3 (8.33%) SDLC
8 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Change Control
9 2 (5.56%) ERP
9 2 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 8 (22.22%) Korn
3 8 (22.22%) Perl
4 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.33%) C-shell
4 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) COBOL
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 3 (8.33%) PMP
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.78%) MCTS
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.78%) GxP
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) NFS
3 3 (8.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
1 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle
1 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (19.44%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
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