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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank - 35 45
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 2.04% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.78% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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
624 288 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.27% 73.28% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 188 147
Average daily rate £410 £400 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +42.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £252 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.82 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.30 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £34.30 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 4 (80.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (60.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) CA
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM