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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 103 112 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -35
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 20 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.67% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.94% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £411 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.00 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% +41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
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
2273 2127 2217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.39% 71.64% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 1076 1173
Average daily rate £375 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 112 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.22 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 September 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
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 12 September 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 +17 11 £425 +30.76% 2
Manchester -5 8 £350 -15.15% 4
Merseyside +1 3 £426 +21.57% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 41 (50.00%) Finance
2 23 (28.05%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (25.61%) Migration
4 19 (23.17%) Data Migration
5 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
6 15 (18.29%) Oracle
7 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
7 14 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (17.07%) Banking
8 11 (13.41%) SAP
8 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
8 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
9 10 (12.20%) Firewall
9 10 (12.20%) VMware
9 10 (12.20%) Business Analysis
9 10 (12.20%) Data Modelling
9 10 (12.20%) ITIL
9 10 (12.20%) Test Strategy
10 9 (10.98%) Data Cleansing
10 9 (10.98%) Data Validation
10 9 (10.98%) MS Project
10 9 (10.98%) MS Office
10 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
10 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
11 8 (9.76%) Advertising
11 8 (9.76%) Change Management
11 8 (9.76%) Project Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.98%) MS Project
2 9 (10.98%) MS Office
3 8 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (9.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.22%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) Firewall
2 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.88%) FTP
3 4 (4.88%) HTTP
4 3 (3.66%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.22%) SMS
5 1 (1.22%) Network Security
5 1 (1.22%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.32%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (7.32%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.10%) MS Access
6 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.22%) DB2
9 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (3.66%) Toad
2 3 (3.66%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.22%) LSMW
General
1 41 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Banking
3 8 (9.76%) Advertising
4 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Business Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Consultant
2 13 (15.85%) Data Analyst
3 10 (12.20%) Security Consultant
3 10 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.54%) Payments Business Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Architect
6 5 (6.10%) IT Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) IT Security Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Project Leader
8 3 (3.66%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) MI Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Data Consultant
9 2 (2.44%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.44%) Performance Test Leader
9 2 (2.44%) Validation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) SOAP
2 3 (3.66%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) BAPI
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) CMDB
3 2 (2.44%) SCADA
3 2 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) DTV
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) STB
4 1 (1.22%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) UNIX
3 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Migration
2 19 (23.17%) Data Migration
3 14 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
5 10 (12.20%) Data Modelling
5 10 (12.20%) ITIL
5 10 (12.20%) Business Analysis
5 10 (12.20%) Test Strategy
6 9 (10.98%) Data Cleansing
6 9 (10.98%) Data Validation
7 8 (9.76%) Data Analysis
7 8 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (9.76%) Project Management
7 8 (9.76%) Change Management
7 8 (9.76%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.54%) ETL
9 6 (7.32%) Data Management
9 6 (7.32%) Data Mapping
9 6 (7.32%) Metadata Management
9 6 (7.32%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.44%) VBA
3 1 (1.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
2 5 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) GMP
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
1 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.22%) COBIT
1 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) XenApp
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.41%) SAP
4 10 (12.20%) VMware
5 7 (8.54%) Citrix
6 6 (7.32%) CA
6 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.32%) Symantec
6 6 (7.32%) McAfee
6 6 (7.32%) Sophos
6 6 (7.32%) Adobe
6 6 (7.32%) Veeam
6 6 (7.32%) Becrypt
7 5 (6.10%) Talend
7 5 (6.10%) Cisco
8 4 (4.88%) VocaLink
8 4 (4.88%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) Capita
10 1 (1.22%) AppSense
10 1 (1.22%) Northgate
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