Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 63 91
Rank change year-on-year -15 +28 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.83% 2.46% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 2.85% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 19
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £344 £275 £241
90th Percentile £630 £530 £439
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £20.63 -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.81 £41.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -22.41% +34.43%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1114 1262 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.08% 86.20% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 905 1168
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £275
90th Percentile £622 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 3 £363 -23.28%
Crewe -14 2 £625 +127.27%
Warrington - 2 £391 - 1
Knutsford -15 1 - -
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) Data Validation
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (18.18%) State Machine
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Reference Data
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Solr
2 2 (18.18%) Learning Management System
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (18.18%) Saba
2 2 (18.18%) SCORM
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (18.18%) Apache Solr
1 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cost Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Process Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Validation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
1 2 (18.18%) Learning Management System
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Reference Data
1 2 (18.18%) SCORM
1 2 (18.18%) State Machine
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) Data Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (9.09%) GAMP
2 1 (9.09%) GMP
2 1 (9.09%) GxP
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 13485
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Saba
2 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow