The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 5 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.10% 12.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.84% 15.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Average daily rate £275 £95 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+191.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.74% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
Validation
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87 82 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 82.86% 78.85% 68.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 18
Average daily rate £325 £168 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -44.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £88 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £125.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Northern Ireland region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
County Antrim +4 18 £275 +191.00% 1
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 11 (50.00%) ITIL
1 11 (50.00%) LAN
1 11 (50.00%) WAN
1 11 (50.00%) Network Management
1 11 (50.00%) Change Control
2 10 (45.45%) Data Validation
2 10 (45.45%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) Peregrine
3 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (40.91%) Banking
3 9 (40.91%) Service Delivery
4 8 (36.36%) VBScript
4 8 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Defect Management
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (31.82%) CCNA
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) Finance
6 6 (27.27%) OpenView
6 6 (27.27%) HP
6 6 (27.27%) CA
6 6 (27.27%) Unix
7 5 (22.73%) OPNET
7 5 (22.73%) e-Health
8 4 (18.18%) Change Management
8 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 17799

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) LAN
1 11 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) Broadband
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) ISDN
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
General
1 9 (40.91%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 11 (50.00%) Network Support
1 11 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 11 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (22.73%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Change Control
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
1 11 (50.00%) Network Management
2 10 (45.45%) Data Validation
3 9 (40.91%) Service Delivery
4 8 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Defect Management
5 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Change Management
7 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
9 1 (4.55%) Fault Management
9 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
1 10 (45.45%) Java
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) CCNA
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) BS7799
1 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) OpenView
2 5 (22.73%) OPNET
3 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Peregrine
2 6 (27.27%) CA
2 6 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Aruba
4 1 (4.55%) Intel
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