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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 96 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.03% 1.86% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.20% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Median daily rate £290 £230 £838
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -72.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £200 £808
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £350 £868
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
1000 728 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.69% 84.45% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 515 287
Median daily rate £400 £430 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 26
Median hourly rate £28.25 £19.75 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £11.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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
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 24 September 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 -27 12 £290 - 2
Validation
North East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 29 (50.88%) Security Cleared
2 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
3 22 (38.60%) Degree
3 22 (38.60%) HP
4 18 (31.58%) ITIL
5 17 (29.82%) Project Management
6 16 (28.07%) Unix
6 16 (28.07%) Computer Science
7 15 (26.32%) Linux
8 14 (24.56%) DNS
9 13 (22.81%) SQL
10 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
11 11 (19.30%) SAN
11 11 (19.30%) Perl
11 11 (19.30%) Windows
11 11 (19.30%) Finance
11 11 (19.30%) Korn
12 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
12 10 (17.54%) SAP
13 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
13 9 (15.79%) Firewall
13 9 (15.79%) Business Continuity
13 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
14 8 (14.04%) DevOps
14 8 (14.04%) LDAP
14 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
15 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
15 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
15 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
15 7 (12.28%) Oracle

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 6 (10.53%) JBoss
1 6 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.77%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) DNS
2 11 (19.30%) SAN
3 9 (15.79%) Firewall
4 8 (14.04%) LDAP
4 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.28%) SSH
6 6 (10.53%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (8.77%) iSCSI
7 5 (8.77%) WAN
8 3 (5.26%) FTP
9 2 (3.51%) Kerberos
9 2 (3.51%) X.500
10 1 (1.75%) DHCP
10 1 (1.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MSI
1 2 (3.51%) NMock
1 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.51%) WiX
2 1 (1.75%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Linux Support
3 6 (10.53%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Unix Support
4 5 (8.77%) Linux Support Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.77%) Unix Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Development Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) ISPF
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) PKI
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) CMDB
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Unix
2 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 11 (19.30%) Windows
4 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.26%) AIX
6 3 (5.26%) MVS
6 3 (5.26%) zOS
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.75%) Solaris
8 1 (1.75%) VME
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) ITIL
2 17 (29.82%) Project Management
3 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
4 9 (15.79%) Business Continuity
4 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 8 (14.04%) DevOps
6 7 (12.28%) Defect Management
6 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Business Development
9 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Change Control
9 4 (7.02%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (5.26%) Change Management
10 3 (5.26%) Data Validation
10 3 (5.26%) Functional Testing
10 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.26%) SDLC
10 3 (5.26%) Supplier Management
10 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) Korn
2 11 (19.30%) Perl
3 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
3 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
4 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
4 5 (8.77%) C-shell
5 3 (5.26%) JCL
5 3 (5.26%) REXX
6 2 (3.51%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.75%) COBOL
7 1 (1.75%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) Security Cleared
2 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
3 22 (38.60%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) MCTS
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.02%) PMI Certification
4 4 (7.02%) PMP
5 2 (3.51%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) NFS
3 5 (8.77%) Samba
4 3 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) HP
2 10 (17.54%) SAP
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
5 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.51%) VMware
7 1 (1.75%) Altiris
7 1 (1.75%) AppSense
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix
7 1 (1.75%) CommVault