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 29 June 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 > Lancashire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14  
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.66% 2.90% 6.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 3.94% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Lancashire median daily rate £410 £310 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.25% -28.73%  
10th Percentile £371 £266 £270
90th Percentile £451 £415 £457
North West median daily rate £400 £360 £388
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Lancashire median hourly rate - £43.00 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +163.80%  
North West median hourly rate - £42.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +83.69%  

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 294 330 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 86.98% 73.50% 81.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 882 941
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
10th Percentile £302 £288 £260
90th Percentile £755 £690 £568
North West median daily rate £413 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 111 93
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +19.42%  
10th Percentile £23.75 £20.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £48.45 £55.73 £57.07
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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 -15 6 £418 - 1
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 11 (84.62%) Migration
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Management
6 2 (15.38%) HPUX
6 2 (15.38%) Solaris
7 1 (7.69%) UML
7 1 (7.69%) CRM
7 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (7.69%) GMP
7 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
7 1 (7.69%) SAP
7 1 (7.69%) AIX
7 1 (7.69%) Military
7 1 (7.69%) Minitab
7 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (7.69%) hybris
7 1 (7.69%) Change Control
7 1 (7.69%) Data Management
7 1 (7.69%) Network Design
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (7.69%) SysML
7 1 (7.69%) Life Science

Validation
Co-occurring 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 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration Lead
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Data Migration Lead
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) HPUX
1 2 (15.38%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Migration
2 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Domain Models
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.69%) SysML
5 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
5 1 (7.69%) UML
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (7.69%) GMP
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 13485
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) hybris
1 1 (7.69%) Minitab
1 1 (7.69%) SAP
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