The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 28 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 79 44
Rank change year-on-year +41 -35  
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.01% 3.27% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 3.70% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 34 12
Median daily rate £575 £310 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.48% -43.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £249 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £337 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 305 1190 459
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.64% 88.48% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 3515 1423
Median daily rate £400 £323 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -15.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £503 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 277 51
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £25.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Network Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL V3
2 5 (62.50%) TOGAF
3 4 (50.00%) BCP
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) NHS
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (12.50%) Finance

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL V3
2 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) Network Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) TOGAF
3 4 (50.00%) BCP
4 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (37.50%) Network Design
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Data Management
6 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com