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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 24 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.63% - 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% - 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£169 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.39 £38.15 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.99% +27.16%
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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
93 77 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 75.61% 66.38% 62.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 100
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £278 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £24.75 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 April 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
County Antrim - 2 £169 -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) UNIX
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Solaris
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 11 (73.33%) DMZ
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
2 11 (73.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (73.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (60.00%) Sun
4 8 (53.33%) Java
4 8 (53.33%) Middleware
5 5 (33.33%) SailPoint
5 5 (33.33%) Identity Management
5 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
6 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
6 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) MS Office
7 3 (20.00%) LDAP
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Finance

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) DMZ
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
1 11 (73.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (20.00%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Sun Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Middleware
2 5 (33.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) UNIX
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Solaris
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
1 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Jython
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Sun
2 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft