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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / North West
Rank 89 108 87
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -21
Contract jobs citing Validation 45 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 1.25% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.55% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 33
Median daily rate £375 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -40.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
2152 3168 2412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.07% 80.73% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1930 1441
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £599 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 110 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +39.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.86 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +13 20 £358 +25.43% 9
Cheshire +21 7 £400 +10.34% 2
Merseyside 0 5 £450 -7.69% 1
Lancashire +2 3 £535 +137.77% 1
Cumbria - 3 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 43 (42.16%) Finance
2 26 (25.49%) Migration
3 17 (16.67%) SQL
4 16 (15.69%) Java
4 16 (15.69%) Oracle
4 16 (15.69%) SQL Server
4 16 (15.69%) Windows
4 16 (15.69%) Data Migration
5 15 (14.71%) Web Services
5 15 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (13.73%) Spring
7 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (12.75%) XML
8 12 (11.76%) SAP
8 12 (11.76%) Struts
9 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
9 11 (10.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (9.80%) XML Messaging
10 10 (9.80%) JSON
10 10 (9.80%) Degree
10 10 (9.80%) RESTful
10 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (8.82%) Data Centre
11 9 (8.82%) CICS
11 9 (8.82%) SOAP
11 9 (8.82%) Linux
12 8 (7.84%) AIX
12 8 (7.84%) HPUX
12 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
12 8 (7.84%) SharePoint

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
2 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.90%) JBoss
4 5 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.92%) GlassFish
5 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.84%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (6.86%) MS Office
4 6 (5.88%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.90%) MS Project
6 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.98%) CATIA
7 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 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
1 1 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) BIG-IP
1 3 (2.94%) DNS
1 3 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
1 3 (2.94%) Internet
1 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.96%) Firewall
2 2 (1.96%) FTP
2 2 (1.96%) HTTP
2 2 (1.96%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.96%) VoIP
3 1 (0.98%) Network Security
3 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
4 3 (2.94%) OLAP
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (2.94%) SQLite
5 2 (1.96%) DB2
5 2 (1.96%) MySQL
6 1 (0.98%) GIS
6 1 (0.98%) MS Access
6 1 (0.98%) QGIS
6 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) JIRA
1 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.96%) LSMW
3 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.98%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.98%) Firebug
3 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) JMeter
3 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.98%) The Grinder
3 1 (0.98%) Toad
General
1 43 (42.16%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (7.84%) Banking
4 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 2 (1.96%) Marketing
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (21.57%) Analyst
2 17 (16.67%) Developer
3 10 (9.80%) Business Analyst
4 9 (8.82%) Test Leader
5 7 (6.86%) Administrator
6 6 (5.88%) Architect
6 6 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Report Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) SAP Business Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.92%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.92%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.71%) Web Services
2 14 (13.73%) Spring
3 13 (12.75%) XML
4 12 (11.76%) Struts
5 10 (9.80%) JSON
5 10 (9.80%) RESTful
5 10 (9.80%) XML Messaging
6 9 (8.82%) SOAP
7 5 (4.90%) .NET
7 5 (4.90%) CSS
7 5 (4.90%) HTML
8 4 (3.92%) J2EE
8 4 (3.92%) JSTL
8 4 (3.92%) REST
9 3 (2.94%) WCF
9 3 (2.94%) WPF
10 2 (1.96%) BAPI
10 2 (1.96%) HTML5
10 2 (1.96%) Middleware
11 1 (0.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.96%) Handset
4 2 (1.96%) IVR
4 2 (1.96%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.98%) LIMS
5 1 (0.98%) NHS
5 1 (0.98%) User Experience
5 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
5 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 6 (5.88%) Unix
5 3 (2.94%) Android
5 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) Migration
2 16 (15.69%) Data Migration
3 15 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.84%) Project Management
5 8 (7.84%) Test Scripting
5 8 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (6.86%) ITIL
6 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.88%) API Development
8 5 (4.90%) CRM
8 5 (4.90%) Data Validation
8 5 (4.90%) ITSM
8 5 (4.90%) Logistics
8 5 (4.90%) Network Design
8 5 (4.90%) Records Management
8 5 (4.90%) Service Management
8 5 (4.90%) Trend Analysis
9 4 (3.92%) Change Management
9 4 (3.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 16 (15.69%) Java
3 7 (6.86%) C#
4 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.94%) VBA
6 2 (1.96%) PHP
7 1 (0.98%) COBOL
7 1 (0.98%) JCL
7 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) Degree
2 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) CCA
4 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.96%) MCSE
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.98%) ACCA
5 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
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
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 12 (11.76%) SAP
3 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.90%) Civica
5 4 (3.92%) hybris
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco
6 3 (2.94%) F5
6 3 (2.94%) HP
6 3 (2.94%) Saba
7 2 (1.96%) Capita
7 2 (1.96%) Citrix
7 2 (1.96%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.96%) Verint
8 1 (0.98%) Adobe
8 1 (0.98%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.98%) Curam
8 1 (0.98%) Google
8 1 (0.98%) VMware
8 1 (0.98%) WorldPay
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago