The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North West / Lancashire
Rank 27 40 32
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.82% 2.55% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 3.31% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 9
Median daily rate £510 £230 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +121.84% -29.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £205 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £284 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £32.75 £42.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.38 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.04%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 182 332 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 85.45% 77.03% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 204 190
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Lancashire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Preston +2 4 £535 -
Blackpool +12 1 - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (16.67%) Life Science
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Minitab
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (16.67%) GMP
4 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) ISO13485
4 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (16.67%) hybris
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Migration Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Data Migration Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (16.67%) GMP
1 1 (16.67%) ISO13485
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) hybris
1 1 (16.67%) Minitab
1 1 (16.67%) SAP