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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 103 115 76
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -39
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 23 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 0.79% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.12% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £456 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.83% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £12.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £12.00 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
2275 2045 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.23% 70.25% 64.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1040 1140
Average daily rate £375 £330 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 105
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +7 16 £413 +26.92% 5
Manchester -7 6 £325 -21.21% 5
Merseyside -1 4 £426 +21.57% 3
Lancashire -11 3 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (52.50%) Finance
2 22 (27.50%) Migration
3 19 (23.75%) Data Migration
4 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
4 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 13 (16.25%) Banking
6 12 (15.00%) Oracle
7 11 (13.75%) SAP
7 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
8 10 (12.50%) ITIL
8 10 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 10 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 9 (11.25%) Data Cleansing
9 9 (11.25%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (11.25%) MS Office
9 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
10 8 (10.00%) MS Project
10 8 (10.00%) SQL
10 8 (10.00%) Project Management
10 8 (10.00%) Data Analysis
10 8 (10.00%) Data Management
10 8 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Firewall
10 8 (10.00%) Change Management
10 8 (10.00%) VMware

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) SAS
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 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.25%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) Firewall
2 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.50%) FTP
3 2 (2.50%) HTTP
3 2 (2.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (7.50%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.25%) MS Access
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.50%) Toad
3 1 (1.25%) LSMW
3 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 42 (52.50%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 8 (10.00%) Advertising
4 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (38.75%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Business Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Data Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Consultant
4 10 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 8 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.00%) Payments Business Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) IT Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Project Leader
8 3 (3.75%) MI Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Data Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Transition Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) SOAP
1 2 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) BAPI
2 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) CMDB
2 2 (2.50%) NHS
2 2 (2.50%) SCADA
2 2 (2.50%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.25%) Telematics
3 1 (1.25%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) UNIX
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) Migration
2 19 (23.75%) Data Migration
3 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (12.50%) ITIL
4 10 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 10 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 9 (11.25%) Data Cleansing
5 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
6 8 (10.00%) Project Management
6 8 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 8 (10.00%) Data Management
6 8 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (10.00%) Change Management
6 8 (10.00%) Data Validation
7 7 (8.75%) ETL
8 6 (7.50%) Metadata Management
8 6 (7.50%) Data Mapping
9 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.50%) VBA
3 1 (1.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.50%) 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%) GMP
1 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.00%) Oracle
3 11 (13.75%) SAP
4 8 (10.00%) VMware
5 6 (7.50%) Adobe
5 6 (7.50%) Citrix
5 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.50%) CA
5 6 (7.50%) Symantec
5 6 (7.50%) McAfee
5 6 (7.50%) Sophos
5 6 (7.50%) Becrypt
5 6 (7.50%) Veeam
6 5 (6.25%) Talend
7 4 (5.00%) Cisco
7 4 (5.00%) VocaLink
8 2 (2.50%) HP
8 2 (2.50%) Capita
8 2 (2.50%) Teradata
9 1 (1.25%) Northgate
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