The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 52 21 40
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.38% 4.99% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 7.17% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate
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£255 £350 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -39.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
369 237 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.15% 69.50% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 118 183
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £700 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
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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 28 July 2014. 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 -28 1 £255 -22.72% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 6 (54.55%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Visualisation
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
4 3 (27.27%) Business Development
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (18.18%) Legal
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
6 1 (9.09%) SAP R/3
6 1 (9.09%) SAP FI
6 1 (9.09%) Java

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP R/3
2 1 (9.09%) SAP FI
2 1 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (9.09%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Visualisation
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Change Management
2 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
3 3 (27.27%) Business Development
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP