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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 32 50 26
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.32% 1.72% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 2.17% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
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£413 £225 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.40% -25.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +21.11%
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
343 369 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.08% 79.18% 67.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 239 51
Average daily rate £370 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.67% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 11
Average hourly rate £11.86 £22.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.31% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +20 19 £413 +83.40%
South Shields - - - -
Validation
North East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 7 (28.00%) ITIL
3 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Java
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
6 4 (16.00%) CMMI
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (12.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) PDA
7 3 (12.00%) Business Development
7 3 (12.00%) Degree
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (12.00%) HP
7 3 (12.00%) Windows
7 3 (12.00%) HPUX
7 3 (12.00%) Linux

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 3 (12.00%) SAS
2 2 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (12.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) NeoLoad
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Coordinator
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) SAS Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 3 (12.00%) PDA
3 2 (8.00%) HP Superdome
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) UNIX
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) HPUX
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) CMMI
3 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
3 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (16.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (12.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) UML
4 3 (12.00%) OO
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.00%) Business Development
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VBA
2 2 (8.00%) COBOL
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) EMC