The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 26 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
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 78 49
Rank change year-on-year +31 -29  
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 49 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.58% 3.06% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 3.55% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 16
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 £274 £262 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £330 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 488 1379 659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.76% 86.08% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 887 419
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 71 39
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.00 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the North East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the North East

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Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Tyne and Wear +37 8 £575 +85.48% 4
Durham -3 1 £565 +82.25% 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
3 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL V3
3 5 (45.45%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) BCP
5 3 (27.27%) Network Design
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
5 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (27.27%) SAP
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (18.18%) NHS
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Project Governance
6 2 (18.18%) Information Governance

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
1 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
1 1 (9.09%) SAP HANA
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) E-Business Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL V3
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Network Architecture
2 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
3 4 (36.36%) BCP
4 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
4 3 (27.27%) Network Design
4 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Project Governance
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 1 (9.09%) Scorecard
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau