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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 46 44 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Contract jobs citing Validation 23 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.16% 0.26% 5.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 0.35% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £255 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £255 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
577 284 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 79.15% 75.13% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 202 71
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +91.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
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 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 20 £501 +96.36%
Sunderland - 3 £200 -
Validation
North East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
4 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 8 (19.05%) UNIX
5 8 (19.05%) Project Management
6 7 (16.67%) Change Management
6 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 7 (16.67%) ISEB
6 7 (16.67%) Migration
6 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 7 (16.67%) User Experience
7 6 (14.29%) Use Case
7 6 (14.29%) Requirements Management
7 6 (14.29%) COBOL
7 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
8 5 (11.90%) PRINCE
8 5 (11.90%) HP
8 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.90%) Finance
8 5 (11.90%) Java
8 5 (11.90%) UML
8 5 (11.90%) Business Development
8 5 (11.90%) VME
8 5 (11.90%) Supplier Management
8 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
8 5 (11.90%) Visualisation

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) Tuxedo
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
3 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Integration Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Applications Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Coordinator
5 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) DevOps Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) SAS Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) COBOL Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) User Experience
2 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 5 (11.90%) Visualisation
4 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (7.14%) PDA
6 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.76%) HP Superdome
6 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) UNIX
3 5 (11.90%) VME
4 4 (9.52%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) HPUX
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
7 1 (2.38%) AIX
7 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
3 8 (19.05%) Project Management
3 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 7 (16.67%) Change Management
4 7 (16.67%) Migration
5 6 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 6 (14.29%) Use Case
6 5 (11.90%) Business Development
6 5 (11.90%) Supplier Management
6 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.90%) UML
6 5 (11.90%) PRINCE
6 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
7 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.14%) OO
8 3 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) COBOL
2 5 (11.90%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBA
4 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) ISEB
4 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) APMP
5 1 (2.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (2.38%) PMP
5 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
1 1 (2.38%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.38%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) CA