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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 105 96 97
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 48 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 1.26% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.73% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 15
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £344 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £432 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Average hourly rate £19.65 £35.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% +137.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £19.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £47.00 £16.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
2945 2198 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.81% 72.83% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1187 968
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 90
Average hourly rate £38.43 £27.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.74% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +3 21 £388 +19.23% 3
Lancashire +18 14 £345 +4.54% 2
Cheshire -18 9 £400 -3.03% 8
Cumbria -20 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (26.19%) Finance
2 29 (23.02%) SQL
3 28 (22.22%) Migration
4 21 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 20 (15.87%) Windows
6 19 (15.08%) Manufacturing
7 18 (14.29%) Project Management
7 18 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (12.70%) Windows 7
8 16 (12.70%) Data Validation
8 16 (12.70%) Data Analysis
9 15 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
9 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
9 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.90%) Citrix
10 14 (11.11%) ETL
10 14 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (10.32%) Change Management
11 13 (10.32%) Informatics
12 12 (9.52%) Process Management
12 12 (9.52%) PMI
12 12 (9.52%) PMI Certification
12 12 (9.52%) SQL Server
12 12 (9.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 12 (9.52%) GMP
12 12 (9.52%) GxP
13 11 (8.73%) Data Migration

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (7.94%) SAS
2 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.79%) JBoss
3 1 (0.79%) CICS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Primavera
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) DNS
1 3 (2.38%) DHCP
2 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.59%) SMS
2 2 (1.59%) SAN
3 1 (0.79%) OSPF
3 1 (0.79%) BGP
3 1 (0.79%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.79%) Network Security
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (4.76%) Base SAS
6 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.59%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.59%) OLAP
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.59%) MS Access
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.79%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.59%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.79%) ERwin
3 1 (0.79%) MSI
3 1 (0.79%) Selenium
3 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (26.19%) Finance
2 19 (15.08%) Manufacturing
3 14 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (4.76%) Banking
5 5 (3.97%) Retail
6 4 (3.17%) Advertising
6 4 (3.17%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.38%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.79%) Marketing
9 1 (0.79%) Local Government
9 1 (0.79%) Electronics
9 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (45.24%) Analyst
2 25 (19.84%) Business Analyst
3 14 (11.11%) Architect
3 14 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 12 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 8 (6.35%) Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Programmer
6 6 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.97%) Consultant
7 5 (3.97%) SQL Programmer
8 4 (3.17%) Payments Business Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) SAS Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Information Analyst
9 3 (2.38%) Test Leader
9 3 (2.38%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.38%) Service Analyst
9 3 (2.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.59%) HTML
2 2 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.32%) Informatics
3 12 (9.52%) PMI
4 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.35%) Data Structures
6 6 (4.76%) Data Integration
6 6 (4.76%) Visualisation
7 5 (3.97%) User Experience
7 5 (3.97%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.97%) Data Extraction
7 5 (3.97%) NHS
8 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.17%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.59%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.59%) FMCG
10 1 (0.79%) HP Superdome
10 1 (0.79%) Life Science
10 1 (0.79%) DTV
10 1 (0.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Windows
2 16 (12.70%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.35%) Windows XP
3 8 (6.35%) UNIX
4 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Android
6 1 (0.79%) HPUX
6 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) Migration
2 21 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (14.29%) Project Management
4 16 (12.70%) Data Analysis
4 16 (12.70%) Data Validation
5 14 (11.11%) ETL
6 13 (10.32%) Change Management
7 12 (9.52%) Process Management
8 11 (8.73%) Data Migration
9 10 (7.94%) CRM
9 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.94%) Data Management
10 9 (7.14%) Business Analysis
10 9 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (7.14%) ITIL
10 9 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (7.14%) Requirements Management
11 8 (6.35%) Data Cleansing
11 8 (6.35%) Data Mapping
11 8 (6.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.02%) SQL
2 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.97%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.97%) VBScript
4 4 (3.17%) C
4 4 (3.17%) Java
5 2 (1.59%) VBA
6 1 (0.79%) Ada
6 1 (0.79%) REXX
6 1 (0.79%) Ruby
6 1 (0.79%) C#
6 1 (0.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 21 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.52%) PMI Certification
4 9 (7.14%) Degree
5 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.17%) MCITP
6 4 (3.17%) MCSA
7 3 (2.38%) CCNP
7 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.59%) VCP4
8 2 (1.59%) VCP5
8 2 (1.59%) ISEB
8 2 (1.59%) CCNA
8 2 (1.59%) MCSE
8 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) GMP
1 12 (9.52%) GxP
1 12 (9.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 8 (6.35%) QA
3 4 (3.17%) FINREP
4 1 (0.79%) GAMP
4 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.79%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (5.56%) XenApp
2 5 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.59%) XenServer
5 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (11.90%) Microsoft
1 15 (11.90%) Citrix
2 7 (5.56%) Oracle
3 6 (4.76%) SAP
3 6 (4.76%) HP
3 6 (4.76%) AppSense
4 5 (3.97%) IBM
4 5 (3.97%) VMware
5 4 (3.17%) Talend
6 3 (2.38%) Teradata
6 3 (2.38%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.59%) Symantec
7 2 (1.59%) Cisco
7 2 (1.59%) Altiris
7 2 (1.59%) Aruba
7 2 (1.59%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.79%) Acronis
8 1 (0.79%) Lumension
8 1 (0.79%) Verint
8 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
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