The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 96 102 99
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 61 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 1.30% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.64% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 26 30
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £20.63 £42.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.89% +37.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2636 3292 2535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.90% 79.34% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1993 1510
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 10 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Manchester +6 25 £400 +41.59% 12
Cheshire +23 21 £425 +13.33% 1
Merseyside +1 4 £450 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 37 (36.27%) Finance
2 25 (24.51%) Migration
3 18 (17.65%) Java
4 16 (15.69%) SQL
4 16 (15.69%) Oracle
4 16 (15.69%) SQL Server
4 16 (15.69%) Windows
4 16 (15.69%) Data Migration
5 14 (13.73%) Spring
5 14 (13.73%) Web Services
6 13 (12.75%) XML
6 13 (12.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (11.76%) Struts
7 12 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (9.80%) Test Scripting
8 10 (9.80%) RESTful
8 10 (9.80%) JSON
8 10 (9.80%) Degree
8 10 (9.80%) SAP
8 10 (9.80%) XML Messaging
9 9 (8.82%) CICS
9 9 (8.82%) Linux
9 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
10 8 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
10 8 (7.84%) Banking
10 8 (7.84%) Network Design
10 8 (7.84%) AIX
10 8 (7.84%) HPUX

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (8.82%) CICS
2 8 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.86%) JBoss
4 6 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.92%) GlassFish
6 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (4.90%) MS Project
4 4 (3.92%) MS Office
5 2 (1.96%) Simulink
6 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.92%) SAP MDM
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.96%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.96%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.96%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.98%) Maximo
5 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.98%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) Internet
2 3 (2.94%) BIG-IP
2 3 (2.94%) DNS
2 3 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (2.94%) LAN
2 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.94%) VoIP
2 3 (2.94%) WAN
3 2 (1.96%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) FTP
3 2 (1.96%) HTTP
3 2 (1.96%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.98%) Network Security
4 1 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.92%) EDRMS
3 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) OLAP
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.96%) Big Data
5 2 (1.96%) DB2
5 2 (1.96%) MySQL
5 2 (1.96%) SQLite
6 1 (0.98%) GIS
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
6 1 (0.98%) QGIS
6 1 (0.98%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) JIRA
2 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.96%) LSMW
4 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.98%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.98%) Firebug
4 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.98%) JMeter
4 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.98%) The Grinder
4 1 (0.98%) Toad
General
1 37 (36.27%) Finance
2 13 (12.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (7.84%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.92%) Marketing
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.63%) Analyst
2 16 (15.69%) Developer
3 9 (8.82%) Business Analyst
3 9 (8.82%) Test Leader
4 7 (6.86%) Administrator
5 6 (5.88%) Architect
5 6 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 6 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 5 (4.90%) Design Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Report Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) SAP Business Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (3.92%) Voice Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (2.94%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.94%) HR Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) Spring
1 14 (13.73%) Web Services
2 13 (12.75%) XML
3 12 (11.76%) Struts
4 10 (9.80%) JSON
4 10 (9.80%) RESTful
4 10 (9.80%) XML Messaging
5 8 (7.84%) SOAP
6 5 (4.90%) CSS
6 5 (4.90%) HTML
7 4 (3.92%) .NET
7 4 (3.92%) J2EE
7 4 (3.92%) JSTL
7 4 (3.92%) REST
8 2 (1.96%) BAPI
8 2 (1.96%) HTML5
8 2 (1.96%) WCF
8 2 (1.96%) WPF
9 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.96%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.96%) Learning Management System
3 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.98%) LIMS
4 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.98%) NHS
4 1 (0.98%) User Experience
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.98%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) Linux
3 8 (7.84%) AIX
3 8 (7.84%) HPUX
4 4 (3.92%) Unix
5 2 (1.96%) Android
5 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) Migration
2 16 (15.69%) Data Migration
3 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (9.80%) Test Scripting
5 8 (7.84%) Network Design
5 8 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (6.86%) Project Management
7 6 (5.88%) API Development
7 6 (5.88%) Data Validation
7 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.90%) Business Analysis
8 5 (4.90%) CRM
8 5 (4.90%) ITIL
8 5 (4.90%) ITSM
8 5 (4.90%) Logistics
8 5 (4.90%) Records Management
8 5 (4.90%) Service Management
8 5 (4.90%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) Java
2 16 (15.69%) SQL
3 6 (5.88%) C#
3 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.96%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.96%) PHP
4 2 (1.96%) VBA
5 1 (0.98%) COBOL
5 1 (0.98%) JCL
5 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) Degree
2 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.96%) CCA
4 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.96%) MCSE
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.98%) ACCA
5 1 (0.98%) CIMA
5 1 (0.98%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.92%) QA
3 3 (2.94%) GMP
3 3 (2.94%) SLA
4 2 (1.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.96%) GAMP
4 2 (1.96%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Ansible
1 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Oracle
2 10 (9.80%) SAP
3 5 (4.90%) Civica
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.92%) hybris
4 4 (3.92%) Saba
5 3 (2.94%) BroadSoft
5 3 (2.94%) F5
5 3 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) Adobe
7 1 (0.98%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco
7 1 (0.98%) Curam
7 1 (0.98%) Google
7 1 (0.98%) Informatica
7 1 (0.98%) VMware
7 1 (0.98%) WorldPay
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago