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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 68 90 99
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 83 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 1.43% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.97% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 8
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£337 £404 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.65% +49.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £285 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.83 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +26.00%
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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
Manchester +22 31 £313 +47.05% 10
Lancashire +9 27 £324 -27.08%
Cheshire -12 10 £379 -6.83% 2
Merseyside -7 5 £313 - 2
Cumbria -4 3 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (29.37%) SQL
2 28 (19.58%) Windows
3 26 (18.18%) Finance
4 25 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (16.08%) Security Cleared
6 21 (14.69%) Data Validation
6 21 (14.69%) Migration
7 18 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (12.59%) Manufacturing
7 18 (12.59%) SC Cleared
7 18 (12.59%) Project Management
7 18 (12.59%) SQL Server
8 17 (11.89%) Data Management
8 17 (11.89%) Data Analysis
9 16 (11.19%) Software Testing
9 16 (11.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (11.19%) Java
10 15 (10.49%) Windows 7
10 15 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (9.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (9.79%) Test Scripting
11 14 (9.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 14 (9.79%) Citrix
11 14 (9.79%) Management Information System
12 13 (9.09%) GMP
12 13 (9.09%) GxP
12 13 (9.09%) MS Excel
12 13 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (9.09%) ETL
12 13 (9.09%) Informatics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 9 (6.29%) SAS
2 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.10%) Confluence
4 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.10%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Primavera
2 1 (0.70%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.40%) SMS
3 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.70%) Firewall
3 1 (0.70%) OSPF
3 1 (0.70%) BGP
3 1 (0.70%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.70%) DNS
3 1 (0.70%) DHCP
3 1 (0.70%) FTP
3 1 (0.70%) HTTP
3 1 (0.70%) WAN
3 1 (0.70%) LAN
3 1 (0.70%) Network Security
3 1 (0.70%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (3.50%) Base SAS
6 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.80%) MySQL
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.40%) MS Access
8 2 (1.40%) OLAP
9 1 (0.70%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Selenium
1 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (6.99%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.50%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (2.10%) JUnit
3 3 (2.10%) Subversion
3 3 (2.10%) JIRA
3 3 (2.10%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.40%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.40%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.70%) ERwin
5 1 (0.70%) MSI
5 1 (0.70%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.70%) Toad
General
1 26 (18.18%) Finance
2 18 (12.59%) Manufacturing
3 16 (11.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.80%) Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.10%) Advertising
6 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (34.27%) Analyst
2 30 (20.98%) Developer
3 22 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 17 (11.89%) Architect
5 15 (10.49%) SQL Developer
6 13 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.69%) Data Analyst
8 9 (6.29%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.20%) AWS Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Programmer
9 6 (4.20%) Tester
10 5 (3.50%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Consultant
10 5 (3.50%) Payments Business Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) SQL Programmer
11 4 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Problem Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Data Architect
12 3 (2.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) .NET
2 8 (5.59%) Application Packaging
3 5 (3.50%) jQuery
4 4 (2.80%) Ajax
4 4 (2.80%) CSS
4 4 (2.80%) XML
4 4 (2.80%) HTML
5 3 (2.10%) XSD
5 3 (2.10%) JSP
5 3 (2.10%) Spring
5 3 (2.10%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.70%) SOAP
6 1 (0.70%) Web Services
6 1 (0.70%) JSON
6 1 (0.70%) Sass
6 1 (0.70%) LESS
6 1 (0.70%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.70%) CSS3
6 1 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.79%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.09%) Informatics
4 12 (8.39%) PMI
5 10 (6.99%) Data Integration
6 6 (4.20%) Visualisation
7 5 (3.50%) User Experience
8 4 (2.80%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.80%) Data Extraction
8 4 (2.80%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (2.80%) Statistics
8 4 (2.80%) Mainframe
9 3 (2.10%) NHS
9 3 (2.10%) iPad
10 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.40%) FMCG
10 2 (1.40%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.70%) Biometrics
11 1 (0.70%) DTV
11 1 (0.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.58%) Windows
2 15 (10.49%) Windows 7
3 12 (8.39%) UNIX
4 10 (6.99%) Linux
5 7 (4.90%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.40%) Android
7 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.69%) Data Validation
2 21 (14.69%) Migration
3 18 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (12.59%) Project Management
4 17 (11.89%) Data Management
4 17 (11.89%) Data Analysis
5 16 (11.19%) Software Testing
6 14 (9.79%) Test Scripting
7 13 (9.09%) ETL
8 12 (8.39%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.39%) TDD
8 12 (8.39%) Process Management
8 12 (8.39%) Test Planning
9 11 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (6.99%) V-Model
10 10 (6.99%) CRM
10 10 (6.99%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.29%) BDD
11 9 (6.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.37%) SQL
2 16 (11.19%) Java
3 10 (6.99%) C#
4 6 (4.20%) C
4 6 (4.20%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.40%) Ada
5 2 (1.40%) VBA
5 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) VBScript
6 1 (0.70%) ABAP
6 1 (0.70%) Ruby
6 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (16.08%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.59%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.39%) PMI Certification
3 12 (8.39%) ISEB
4 10 (6.99%) HND
4 10 (6.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.80%) Degree
6 2 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.70%) PMP
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.70%) MCP
7 1 (0.70%) MCSE
7 1 (0.70%) CCIE
7 1 (0.70%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) CCDP
7 1 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 13 (9.09%) GMP
2 13 (9.09%) GxP
3 12 (8.39%) QA
4 5 (3.50%) SLA
5 2 (1.40%) WCAG
6 1 (0.70%) GAMP
6 1 (0.70%) COBIT
6 1 (0.70%) FATCA
6 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.90%) XenApp
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) WMI
2 1 (0.70%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (9.79%) Citrix
2 9 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.20%) AppSense
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle
4 5 (3.50%) IBM
4 5 (3.50%) SAP
4 5 (3.50%) Talend
5 4 (2.80%) HP
6 3 (2.10%) hybris
7 2 (1.40%) Aruba
7 2 (1.40%) VMware
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco
7 2 (1.40%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.70%) Informatica
8 1 (0.70%) Avaya
8 1 (0.70%) Teradata
8 1 (0.70%) Curam
8 1 (0.70%) Verint
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £19 - £20 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £16 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago