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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 38 53 30
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 26 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.35% 0.85% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 1.16% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 3
Average daily rate
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£538 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.76% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £199 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £277 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
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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
592 431 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.39% 73.05% 69.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 272 94
Average daily rate £395 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 7 10
Average hourly rate £15.68 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.87 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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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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 +10 20 £550 +109.52% 1
Durham - 2 £400 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 15 (34.88%) ITIL
2 13 (30.23%) Windows
3 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
4 11 (25.58%) ISEB
5 10 (23.26%) Migration
5 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
5 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
5 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
5 10 (23.26%) Data Migration
5 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
6 8 (18.60%) UNIX
6 8 (18.60%) Project Management
7 7 (16.28%) Finance
8 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.95%) COBOL
8 6 (13.95%) Supplier Management
9 5 (11.63%) VME
9 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
9 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.63%) Java
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle
9 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
9 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
9 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
10 4 (9.30%) Six Sigma
10 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.30%) PRINCE
10 4 (9.30%) HP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) Tuxedo
3 3 (6.98%) SAS
4 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
1 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) NeoLoad
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Automotive
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Integration Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Applications Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Programmer
7 1 (2.33%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) DevOps Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) SAS Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.98%) PDA
3 3 (6.98%) Visualisation
3 3 (6.98%) User Experience
4 2 (4.65%) HP Superdome
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) UNIX
3 5 (11.63%) VME
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) HPUX
4 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) ITIL
2 10 (23.26%) Migration
2 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
2 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
2 10 (23.26%) Data Migration
3 8 (18.60%) Project Management
4 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
4 6 (13.95%) Supplier Management
5 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
6 4 (9.30%) Six Sigma
6 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.30%) PRINCE
6 4 (9.30%) UML
6 4 (9.30%) Requirements Management
7 3 (6.98%) Business Development
7 3 (6.98%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (6.98%) ETL
7 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) COBOL
2 5 (11.63%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) C
3 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) VBA
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) ISEB
3 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) APMP
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
5 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (2.33%) IIBA
6 1 (2.33%) CBAP
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.33%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
1 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
2 4 (9.30%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.33%) EMC