The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 82 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 23 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.89% 0.28% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.33% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £350 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £350 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £299
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
Validation
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1039 604 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.16% 83.43% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 403 365
Median daily rate £413 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.43 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Tyne and Wear region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 23 £350 - 1
Validation
North East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Validation.

1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.95%) Degree
4 10 (26.32%) Finance
4 10 (26.32%) Project Management
5 9 (23.68%) HP
5 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
6 8 (21.05%) SQL
6 8 (21.05%) Linux
7 7 (18.42%) Unix
7 7 (18.42%) Windows
7 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.42%) Scrum
8 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.16%) AIX
9 5 (13.16%) ITIL
9 5 (13.16%) HTML
9 5 (13.16%) Java
9 5 (13.16%) .NET
9 5 (13.16%) MySQL
9 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
9 5 (13.16%) SAP
9 5 (13.16%) CSS
9 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
9 5 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (13.16%) TDD
9 5 (13.16%) Ruby
9 5 (13.16%) JSON

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.53%) SAN
3 3 (7.89%) DNS
4 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
4 2 (5.26%) LDAP
4 2 (5.26%) X.500
5 1 (2.63%) Firewall
5 1 (2.63%) FTP
5 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (13.16%) MongoDB
1 5 (13.16%) MySQL
1 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
1 5 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MSI
1 4 (10.53%) NMock
1 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 4 (10.53%) WiX
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Development Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Development Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Digital Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Digital Technical Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) AIX Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
1 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
1 5 (13.16%) CSS
1 5 (13.16%) CSS3
1 5 (13.16%) Django
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
1 5 (13.16%) HTML5
1 5 (13.16%) JSON
1 5 (13.16%) Play Framework
1 5 (13.16%) REST
1 5 (13.16%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (7.89%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Unix
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) AIX
4 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.89%) Solaris
5 3 (7.89%) zOS
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.63%) MVS
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Project Management
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Scrum
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Kanban
3 5 (13.16%) TDD
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (13.16%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (10.53%) ETL
4 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.53%) Open Source
4 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.89%) Business Development
5 3 (7.89%) Prototyping
5 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
5 3 (7.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) Ruby
2 5 (13.16%) Scala
2 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.53%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.89%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) C
6 1 (2.63%) C-shell
6 1 (2.63%) JCL
6 1 (2.63%) Korn
6 1 (2.63%) REXX
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 11 (28.95%) Degree
4 4 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (7.89%) MCTS
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.26%) MCP
7 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.63%) Samba
4 1 (2.63%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Control-M
1 2 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) HP
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) SAP
4 4 (10.53%) VMware
5 3 (7.89%) IBM
6 2 (5.26%) CA
7 1 (2.63%) CommVault
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow