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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 116 103 113
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 49 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.04% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.40% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 15
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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 £269 £325 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £28.15 £21.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.04% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
3460 2292 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.82% 74.27% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1268 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 21 £406 +25.00% 7
Lancashire 0 12 £420 +68.00% 1
Cheshire -11 11 £350 -17.64% 4
Cumbria -17 1 - -
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England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 35 (28.69%) Finance
2 29 (23.77%) SQL
3 25 (20.49%) Migration
4 23 (18.85%) Security Cleared
5 20 (16.39%) Microsoft
6 19 (15.57%) Project Management
7 18 (14.75%) ETL
8 17 (13.93%) Data Analysis
9 16 (13.11%) Manufacturing
9 16 (13.11%) Data Validation
10 15 (12.30%) SC Cleared
10 15 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (11.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
12 13 (10.66%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (9.84%) Windows
13 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
13 12 (9.84%) SAS
13 12 (9.84%) Change Management
13 12 (9.84%) Management Information System
13 12 (9.84%) Data Migration
13 12 (9.84%) Degree
14 11 (9.02%) Informatics
14 11 (9.02%) GMP
15 10 (8.20%) GxP
15 10 (8.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 10 (8.20%) PMI
15 10 (8.20%) PMI Certification

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (9.84%) SAS
2 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.46%) JBoss
3 3 (2.46%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.82%) CICS
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Primavera
2 1 (0.82%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.82%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) DNS
1 3 (2.46%) DHCP
2 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.64%) SMS
2 2 (1.64%) SAN
3 1 (0.82%) OSPF
3 1 (0.82%) BGP
3 1 (0.82%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.82%) Firewall
3 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.82%) Network Security
3 1 (0.82%) WAN
3 1 (0.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (10.66%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.56%) Base SAS
4 8 (6.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.46%) MS Access
6 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.64%) OLAP
7 2 (1.64%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.82%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.82%) MySQL
8 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.28%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.82%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.82%) ERwin
4 1 (0.82%) MSI
General
1 35 (28.69%) Finance
2 16 (13.11%) Manufacturing
3 14 (11.48%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (7.38%) Banking
5 8 (6.56%) Retail
6 6 (4.92%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.28%) Advertising
8 3 (2.46%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (40.98%) Analyst
2 16 (13.11%) Business Analyst
3 15 (12.30%) Test Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) Architect
5 12 (9.84%) Data Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.56%) SAS Analyst
8 7 (5.74%) Developer
9 6 (4.92%) Programmer
9 6 (4.92%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) SQL Programmer
11 4 (3.28%) Payments Business Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 3 (2.46%) Technical Leader
12 3 (2.46%) SAP Manager
12 3 (2.46%) Project Planner
12 3 (2.46%) Service Analyst
12 3 (2.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) HTML
1 4 (3.28%) XML
2 2 (1.64%) WSDL
2 2 (1.64%) J2EE
2 2 (1.64%) JDBC
2 2 (1.64%) JSP
2 2 (1.64%) Servlets
2 2 (1.64%) SOAP
2 2 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (0.82%) JSON
3 1 (0.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.02%) Informatics
4 10 (8.20%) PMI
5 7 (5.74%) Data Structures
6 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.28%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.28%) Data Integration
7 4 (3.28%) Visualisation
7 4 (3.28%) NHS
8 3 (2.46%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.46%) Data Extraction
8 3 (2.46%) User Experience
9 2 (1.64%) SCADA
9 2 (1.64%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.82%) VSAM
10 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Windows
2 9 (7.38%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.56%) UNIX
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.49%) Migration
2 19 (15.57%) Project Management
3 18 (14.75%) ETL
4 17 (13.93%) Data Analysis
5 16 (13.11%) Data Validation
6 14 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (9.84%) Change Management
7 12 (9.84%) Data Migration
8 10 (8.20%) Data Mapping
8 10 (8.20%) Process Management
9 9 (7.38%) ITIL
9 9 (7.38%) CRM
9 9 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.38%) System Testing
9 9 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.56%) Data Cleansing
10 8 (6.56%) Data Management
10 8 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.74%) UML
11 7 (5.74%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.77%) SQL
2 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.10%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.10%) VBScript
4 3 (2.46%) VBA
4 3 (2.46%) C
4 3 (2.46%) Java
5 1 (0.82%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.82%) Ada
5 1 (0.82%) REXX
Qualifications
1 23 (18.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.30%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.84%) Degree
4 10 (8.20%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.28%) MCSA
6 4 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.28%) MCITP
7 3 (2.46%) BC Cleared
7 3 (2.46%) CCNP
7 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.64%) VCP5
8 2 (1.64%) VCP4
8 2 (1.64%) MCSE
8 2 (1.64%) CCNA
9 1 (0.82%) CCDP
9 1 (0.82%) CCIE
9 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.02%) GMP
2 10 (8.20%) GxP
2 10 (8.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 9 (7.38%) QA
4 4 (3.28%) FINREP
5 2 (1.64%) GAMP
6 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.82%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) XenApp
2 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.64%) XenServer
5 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) Oracle
3 7 (5.74%) Citrix
4 6 (4.92%) SAP
5 5 (4.10%) VMware
5 5 (4.10%) AppSense
6 4 (3.28%) HP
6 4 (3.28%) Talend
7 3 (2.46%) IBM
7 3 (2.46%) Teradata
7 3 (2.46%) Curam
7 3 (2.46%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.64%) Cisco
8 2 (1.64%) Altiris
8 2 (1.64%) Aruba
8 2 (1.64%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.64%) Symantec
9 1 (0.82%) Acronis
9 1 (0.82%) Lumension
9 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
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