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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 102 74 95
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Contract jobs citing Validation 63 76 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 2.04% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.63% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 20
Median daily rate £400 £328 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £29.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -20.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £14.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £69.47 £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
3185 2895 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.60% 77.53% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1995 1668 1250
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 140 119
Median hourly rate £36.52 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -18 24 £425 +41.66% 12
Cheshire -6 10 £571 +42.75%
Lancashire -14 8 £310 -2.91% 1
Merseyside -5 4 £431 +38.00% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 27 (23.89%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (23.01%) Finance
3 19 (16.81%) Banking
4 18 (15.93%) Oracle
5 17 (15.04%) Java
6 16 (14.16%) Windows
6 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (13.27%) Business Analysis
7 15 (13.27%) XML
7 15 (13.27%) CSS
7 15 (13.27%) HTML
8 13 (11.50%) Process Management
8 13 (11.50%) Back Office
8 13 (11.50%) SQL
8 13 (11.50%) MySQL
8 13 (11.50%) Data Mining
8 13 (11.50%) Migration
9 12 (10.62%) Change Management
10 11 (9.73%) Project Management
10 11 (9.73%) Tomcat
10 11 (9.73%) HTTP
10 11 (9.73%) SOAP
10 11 (9.73%) CSS3
10 11 (9.73%) HTML5
11 10 (8.85%) IBM
11 10 (8.85%) Data Management
12 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
12 9 (7.96%) Degree
12 9 (7.96%) SQL Server

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 11 (9.73%) Tomcat
2 9 (7.96%) SAS
3 8 (7.08%) JBoss
4 7 (6.19%) Apache
5 6 (5.31%) Confluence
6 5 (4.42%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.88%) HFM
2 1 (0.88%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.88%) Maximo
2 1 (0.88%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.73%) HTTP
2 5 (4.42%) WinSCP
3 4 (3.54%) FTP
3 4 (3.54%) Internet
3 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.77%) Firewall
4 2 (1.77%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) Data Mining
1 13 (11.50%) MySQL
2 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.54%) DB2
5 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.65%) MS Access
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.77%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.88%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.88%) Essbase
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (7.08%) JIRA
2 6 (5.31%) Subversion
2 6 (5.31%) Toad
2 6 (5.31%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.54%) JUnit
4 3 (2.65%) HP UFT
4 3 (2.65%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.77%) Ant
5 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.77%) JMeter
5 2 (1.77%) Selenium
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.77%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (1.77%) WATIR
5 2 (1.77%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.88%) MSTest
General
1 26 (23.01%) Finance
2 19 (16.81%) Banking
3 13 (11.50%) Back Office
4 6 (5.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.77%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Electronics
5 2 (1.77%) Military
5 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (30.09%) Analyst
2 17 (15.04%) Business Analyst
3 15 (13.27%) Project Manager
4 13 (11.50%) Business Manager
4 13 (11.50%) Business Project Manager
4 13 (11.50%) Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Consultant
6 10 (8.85%) Architect
6 10 (8.85%) Project Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) Test Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Technical Leader
9 6 (5.31%) Lead Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Technical Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Data Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) Digital Architect
11 4 (3.54%) Business Consultant
11 4 (3.54%) Hybris Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Quality Manager
11 4 (3.54%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.27%) CSS
1 15 (13.27%) HTML
1 15 (13.27%) XML
2 11 (9.73%) CSS3
2 11 (9.73%) HTML5
2 11 (9.73%) SOAP
3 8 (7.08%) .NET
3 8 (7.08%) jQuery
4 7 (6.19%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (6.19%) Apache Camel
4 7 (6.19%) J2EE
4 7 (6.19%) JDBC
4 7 (6.19%) JSON
4 7 (6.19%) Middleware
4 7 (6.19%) REST
5 4 (3.54%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.54%) Ajax
5 4 (3.54%) JSP
5 4 (3.54%) Spring
5 4 (3.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.96%) Credit Risk
3 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.08%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.31%) User Experience
5 5 (4.42%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.54%) Contactless
6 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.54%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (3.54%) iPad
6 4 (3.54%) Reference Data
7 3 (2.65%) Data Extraction
7 3 (2.65%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.65%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.65%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.77%) NHS
8 2 (1.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Windows
2 8 (7.08%) Linux
2 8 (7.08%) Unix
3 4 (3.54%) Android
3 4 (3.54%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (13.27%) Business Analysis
3 13 (11.50%) Migration
3 13 (11.50%) Process Management
4 12 (10.62%) Change Management
5 11 (9.73%) Project Management
6 10 (8.85%) Data Management
7 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
7 9 (7.96%) Test Scripting
8 8 (7.08%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (7.08%) Data Validation
8 8 (7.08%) MVC
8 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (6.19%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.19%) E-business
9 7 (6.19%) Open Source
9 7 (6.19%) SOA
9 7 (6.19%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.04%) Java
2 13 (11.50%) SQL
3 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.08%) C++
5 7 (6.19%) C
5 7 (6.19%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.31%) C#
6 6 (5.31%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.54%) VB
7 4 (3.54%) XAML
8 2 (1.77%) PHP
8 2 (1.77%) Ruby
9 1 (0.88%) Ada
9 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.88%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 9 (7.96%) Degree
2 7 (6.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) PhD
4 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) AAT
5 1 (0.88%) ACCA
5 1 (0.88%) CIMA
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) Data Quality
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.77%) GAMP
2 2 (1.77%) GMP
3 1 (0.88%) Basel II
3 1 (0.88%) CDISC
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) IAS 39
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Brightmail
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.65%) DameWare
2 3 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.65%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.88%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) Oracle
2 10 (8.85%) IBM
3 6 (5.31%) SAP
4 5 (4.42%) HP
5 4 (3.54%) hybris
5 4 (3.54%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.54%) VMware
6 3 (2.65%) Intel Security
6 3 (2.65%) LexisNexis
6 3 (2.65%) Splunk
7 1 (0.88%) CA
7 1 (0.88%) Cognos
7 1 (0.88%) Curam
7 1 (0.88%) EMC
7 1 (0.88%) IronPort
7 1 (0.88%) LabWare
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.88%) Symantec
7 1 (0.88%) Teradata
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