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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 103 116 83
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -33
Contract jobs citing Validation 37 16 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.57% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.78% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £323 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -12.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £186 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.25 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.81% +291.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +7.57%
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
2389 2060 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.64% 73.23% 65.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 994 1040
Average daily rate £378 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.68% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 128 89
Average hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.90 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
Cheshire +12 13 £413 +28.90% 4
Manchester +3 7 £325 +6.12% 1
Merseyside -4 1 £210 -40.00%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 23 (30.67%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (25.33%) Migration
4 16 (21.33%) Data Migration
5 15 (20.00%) Oracle
6 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
7 13 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (17.33%) Risk Management
7 13 (17.33%) Firewall
8 12 (16.00%) Banking
9 11 (14.67%) Business Analysis
9 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
9 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
10 10 (13.33%) ITIL
11 9 (12.00%) Windows
11 9 (12.00%) MS Project
11 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
11 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (12.00%) Advertising
12 8 (10.67%) Change Management
12 8 (10.67%) Data Analysis
12 8 (10.67%) MS Office
12 8 (10.67%) SAP
12 8 (10.67%) Data Validation
12 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (9.33%) ETL
13 7 (9.33%) Citrix
14 6 (8.00%) SharePoint

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.00%) MS Project
2 9 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (10.67%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) TrackWise
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.33%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) Firewall
2 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.33%) Network Security
4 3 (4.00%) FTP
4 3 (4.00%) HTTP
5 2 (2.67%) PuTTY
5 2 (2.67%) SMS
6 1 (1.33%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (8.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (4.00%) MS Access
6 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.33%) DB2
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.67%) Toad
2 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.33%) LSMW
General
1 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Banking
3 9 (12.00%) Advertising
4 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 34 (45.33%) Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 14 (18.67%) Business Analyst
3 14 (18.67%) Consultant
4 13 (17.33%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.67%) Payments Business Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Tester
7 5 (6.67%) Architect
7 5 (6.67%) IT Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Firewall Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) MI Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Network Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Applications Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) SOAP
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) BAPI
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.00%) CMDB
4 2 (2.67%) SCADA
5 1 (1.33%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.33%) DTV
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.00%) UNIX
3 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Migration
2 16 (21.33%) Data Migration
3 13 (17.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (17.33%) Risk Management
4 11 (14.67%) Business Analysis
5 10 (13.33%) ITIL
6 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
6 9 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (10.67%) Data Validation
7 8 (10.67%) Change Management
7 8 (10.67%) Data Analysis
8 7 (9.33%) ETL
9 6 (8.00%) Data Mapping
9 6 (8.00%) Data Management
9 6 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
9 6 (8.00%) Metadata Management
9 6 (8.00%) Line Management
10 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.33%) Project Management
10 4 (5.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) C
3 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.33%) ABAP
3 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.67%) ISEB
5 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) GAMP
1 1 (1.33%) GMP
1 1 (1.33%) GxP
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
1 1 (1.33%) QA
1 1 (1.33%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) XenApp
2 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Oracle
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.67%) SAP
4 7 (9.33%) Citrix
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco
5 5 (6.67%) VMware
5 5 (6.67%) AppSense
6 4 (5.33%) Talend
7 3 (4.00%) HP
8 2 (2.67%) Becrypt
8 2 (2.67%) Capita
8 2 (2.67%) Veeam
8 2 (2.67%) VocaLink
8 2 (2.67%) Adobe
8 2 (2.67%) CA
8 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.67%) Symantec
8 2 (2.67%) McAfee
8 2 (2.67%) Sophos
9 1 (1.33%) Business Objects
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Real Staffing
Rate: £28 - £33 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £1000 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago