The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 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 West 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 97 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 37 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 1.29% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.81% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £346 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.52% -12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £453 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.28% -31.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2055 1881 2133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.33% 71.63% 65.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 934 1129
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 85 110
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.54 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.56 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the North West region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the North West region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Cheshire +5 17 £413 +26.92% 4
Lancashire -12 8 £390 - 2
Manchester -2 5 £325 -13.33% 9
Merseyside +1 4 £426 +19.85% 6
Cumbria 0 1 - - 2
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 38 (47.50%) Finance
2 19 (23.75%) Migration
3 18 (22.50%) Data Migration
4 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
7 13 (16.25%) Oracle
7 13 (16.25%) Banking
8 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
8 12 (15.00%) SQL
9 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
10 10 (12.50%) VMware
10 10 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 9 (11.25%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (11.25%) Risk Management
11 9 (11.25%) Advertising
11 9 (11.25%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (11.25%) ITIL
11 9 (11.25%) MS Office
11 9 (11.25%) SAP
12 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
12 8 (10.00%) MS Project
12 8 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
12 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
13 7 (8.75%) Data Management
13 7 (8.75%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) SAS
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.25%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (11.25%) MS Office
3 8 (10.00%) MS Project
3 8 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.50%) Firewall
3 4 (5.00%) FTP
3 4 (5.00%) HTTP
3 4 (5.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.25%) MS Access
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Toad
1 4 (5.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) Lombardi
General
1 38 (47.50%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 9 (11.25%) Advertising
4 5 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (40.00%) Analyst
2 15 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 10 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Payments Business Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Consultant
5 6 (7.50%) Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Security Consultant
5 6 (7.50%) Digital Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.75%) Performance Test Leader
8 3 (3.75%) MI Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Data Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Project Leader
9 2 (2.50%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) IT Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) SOAP
1 4 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) CMDB
2 3 (3.75%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.50%) SCADA
3 2 (2.50%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.50%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.25%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.25%) Telematics
4 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) UNIX
1 4 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Migration
2 18 (22.50%) Data Migration
3 15 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 10 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 9 (11.25%) Risk Management
6 9 (11.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (11.25%) ITIL
7 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 8 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
7 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.75%) Data Management
8 7 (8.75%) Change Management
8 7 (8.75%) Project Management
9 6 (7.50%) ETL
9 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.50%) Data Validation
10 5 (6.25%) Metadata Management
11 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.50%) VBA
3 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.25%) QA
1 1 (1.25%) COBIT
1 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.25%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.25%) Oracle
3 10 (12.50%) VMware
4 9 (11.25%) SAP
5 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.50%) Symantec
5 6 (7.50%) McAfee
5 6 (7.50%) Sophos
5 6 (7.50%) CA
5 6 (7.50%) Citrix
5 6 (7.50%) Adobe
5 6 (7.50%) Becrypt
5 6 (7.50%) Veeam
6 4 (5.00%) HP
6 4 (5.00%) Talend
6 4 (5.00%) VocaLink
7 2 (2.50%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco
7 2 (2.50%) Teradata
7 2 (2.50%) Capita
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