Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 33 40
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.42% 3.33% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 4.03% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
Chester median daily rate £363 £473 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.28% +122.35% -
10th Percentile £329 £359 £206
90th Percentile £386 £530 £219
Cheshire median daily rate £460 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.00% +6.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £20.63 -

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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 170 248 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 80.57% 82.67% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 222 179
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £258 £236 £305
90th Percentile £504 £524 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 20
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 - £22.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.86%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Chester

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (66.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (33.33%) GAMP
2 1 (33.33%) GMP
2 1 (33.33%) GxP
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) ETL Development
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 13485
2 1 (33.33%) Internal Audit
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) SAS

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (33.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Validation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test and Validation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Validation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Validation Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) ETL Development
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Internal Audit
1 1 (33.33%) QMS
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (33.33%) GAMP
2 1 (33.33%) GMP
2 1 (33.33%) GxP
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy