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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 90 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 29 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.24% 3.16% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.98% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 1
Median daily rate £290 £450 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +76.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
1105 578 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.33% 79.29% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 379 202
Median daily rate £325 £414 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.45% +10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 27 10
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £10.23 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £41.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -37 29 £290 -42.08%
Validation
North East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (44.64%) SC Cleared
3 22 (39.29%) Unix
4 21 (37.50%) Linux
4 21 (37.50%) HP
5 20 (35.71%) Degree
6 18 (32.14%) ITIL
6 18 (32.14%) SQL
7 15 (26.79%) Windows
7 15 (26.79%) Active Directory
7 15 (26.79%) Project Management
7 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
8 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 13 (23.21%) DNS
9 13 (23.21%) Windows XP
9 13 (23.21%) Defect Management
10 12 (21.43%) DevOps
10 12 (21.43%) Perl
10 12 (21.43%) Korn
11 11 (19.64%) SSH
11 11 (19.64%) PL/SQL
11 11 (19.64%) Oracle
11 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
11 11 (19.64%) SAN
11 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
12 10 (17.86%) Firewall
13 9 (16.07%) Business Continuity
13 9 (16.07%) SAP
14 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP

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 7 (12.50%) JBoss
1 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.93%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) DNS
2 11 (19.64%) SAN
2 11 (19.64%) SSH
3 10 (17.86%) Firewall
4 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.50%) LDAP
5 7 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (8.93%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.93%) WAN
7 3 (5.36%) FTP
8 1 (1.79%) DHCP
8 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MSI
1 1 (1.79%) NMock
1 1 (1.79%) StarTeam
1 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.79%) WiX
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Linux Support
3 6 (10.71%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Unix Support
4 5 (8.93%) Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Linux Support Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Unix Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Linux Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) ISPF
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
2 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (5.36%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) CMDB
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Unix
2 21 (37.50%) Linux
3 15 (26.79%) Windows
4 13 (23.21%) Windows XP
5 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.36%) AIX
6 3 (5.36%) MVS
6 3 (5.36%) zOS
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) VME
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) ITIL
2 15 (26.79%) Mentoring
2 15 (26.79%) Project Management
3 13 (23.21%) Defect Management
4 12 (21.43%) DevOps
5 10 (17.86%) Service Delivery
6 9 (16.07%) Business Continuity
7 7 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.14%) Change Control
9 4 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (5.36%) Change Management
10 3 (5.36%) Data Validation
10 3 (5.36%) Functional Testing
10 3 (5.36%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.36%) SDLC
10 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
11 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
11 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) Korn
2 12 (21.43%) Perl
3 11 (19.64%) PL/SQL
4 7 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.93%) C-shell
6 3 (5.36%) JCL
6 3 (5.36%) REXX
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) COBOL
7 1 (1.79%) Java
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (44.64%) SC Cleared
3 20 (35.71%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.36%) PMP
5 2 (3.57%) MCTS
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) NFS
3 5 (8.93%) Samba
4 3 (5.36%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) HP
2 11 (19.64%) Oracle
2 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.07%) SAP
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.79%) Altiris
5 1 (1.79%) AppSense
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix
5 1 (1.79%) CommVault
5 1 (1.79%) VMware