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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / North East
Rank 78 64 39
Rank change year-on-year -14 -25  
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.28% 1.15% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 1.34% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
Median daily rate £375 £290 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.31% -29.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +8.69%  

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 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 631 744 461
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.52% 85.32% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 507 259
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +44.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
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

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the North East

Validation
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 23 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
Durham -3 2 £375 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

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

1 6 (31.58%) SQL
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Scrum
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
2 5 (26.32%) Ruby
2 5 (26.32%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) JSON
2 5 (26.32%) Django
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Kanban
2 5 (26.32%) Scala
2 5 (26.32%) HTML5
2 5 (26.32%) MongoDB
2 5 (26.32%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) MySQL
2 5 (26.32%) REST
2 5 (26.32%) CSS3
2 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
2 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (26.32%) Play Framework
3 4 (21.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (21.05%) Java

Validation
Top Related 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 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (26.32%) MongoDB
1 5 (26.32%) MySQL
1 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
1 5 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MSI
1 2 (10.53%) NMock
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) WiX
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Technical Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Digital Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Digital Technical Architect
3 2 (10.53%) AML Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Development Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Development Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Hardware Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Fraud Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
1 5 (26.32%) CSS3
1 5 (26.32%) Django
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
1 5 (26.32%) HTML5
1 5 (26.32%) JSON
1 5 (26.32%) Play Framework
1 5 (26.32%) REST
1 5 (26.32%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (26.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) AIX
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) zOS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (31.58%) Scrum
2 5 (26.32%) Kanban
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.79%) Prototyping
4 3 (15.79%) User Stories
5 2 (10.53%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 2 (10.53%) API Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Information Governance
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Ruby
2 5 (26.32%) Scala
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) VB
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (10.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Control-M
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Autodesk
4 2 (10.53%) CA
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
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