Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 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 West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 133 136
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 70 66 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.18% 1.14% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.39% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 66
North West median daily rate £400 £410 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% -4.00%
10th Percentile £276 £245 £259
90th Percentile £625 £550 £603
England median daily rate £445 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -1.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 5
North West median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +2.41% +80.43%
10th Percentile £20.70 £38.75 £24.25
90th Percentile £69.61 £46.25 £43.00
England median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,973 4,757 6,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 82.09% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 2,923 3,870
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 197 185
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +39.53% -27.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.70 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the North West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the North West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -26 20 £450 +12.50% 16
Cheshire -5 19 £375 -10.71% 6
Lancashire -10 15 £351 -13.27% 5
Merseyside +18 11 £475 +31.03% 4
Cumbria - 3 £640 -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.43%) Degree
3 14 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 12 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.29%) Finance
5 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
6 9 (12.86%) Workflow
6 9 (12.86%) Scrum
6 9 (12.86%) CRM
7 8 (11.43%) Data Analysis
7 8 (11.43%) QA
7 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (11.43%) Service Design
8 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
8 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (8.57%) Java
9 6 (8.57%) Oracle
9 6 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (8.57%) Kanban
9 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
9 6 (8.57%) Decision-Making
9 6 (8.57%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (7.14%) CMS
2 3 (4.29%) JBoss
2 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.86%) Apache
3 2 (2.86%) Confluence
3 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.43%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.43%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.43%) WildFly
4 1 (1.43%) WinCC
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.86%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.86%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) GitHub
2 2 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) DHCP
2 1 (1.43%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.29%) MySQL
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.29%) Power BI
3 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) Big Data
5 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.43%) OLTP
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) JIRA
2 3 (4.29%) Arquillian
2 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.29%) Gradle
2 3 (4.29%) JBehave
2 3 (4.29%) JMeter
2 3 (4.29%) JUnit
2 3 (4.29%) Maven
2 3 (4.29%) Mockito
2 3 (4.29%) Selenium
2 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.86%) GitLab
3 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (7.14%) Law
5 4 (5.71%) Electronics
5 4 (5.71%) Marketing
6 3 (4.29%) Banking
6 3 (4.29%) Legal
6 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Data Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Architect
4 6 (8.57%) Tester
5 5 (7.14%) User Researcher
6 4 (5.71%) Project Planner
6 4 (5.71%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Project Planner
8 2 (2.86%) Finance Business Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Junior Operations Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Power BI Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) Apache Camel
1 3 (4.29%) Hibernate
1 3 (4.29%) Java EE
1 3 (4.29%) JPA
1 3 (4.29%) JSON
1 3 (4.29%) RESTful
1 3 (4.29%) Spring
1 3 (4.29%) Taurus
2 2 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (2.86%) Middleware
2 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 2 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) Apache OpenJPA
3 1 (1.43%) EclipseLink
3 1 (1.43%) Mason
3 1 (1.43%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) User Experience
4 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.43%) Online Games
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) SCADA
6 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.43%) Tandem
6 1 (1.43%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
2 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (17.14%) Risk Management
4 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (12.86%) CRM
5 9 (12.86%) Scrum
5 9 (12.86%) Workflow
6 8 (11.43%) Data Analysis
6 8 (11.43%) Service Design
7 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.57%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (8.57%) Decision-Making
8 6 (8.57%) Kanban
8 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.14%) Actionable Insight
9 5 (7.14%) Case Management
9 5 (7.14%) Quantitative Research
9 5 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) Java
2 3 (4.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 3 (4.29%) Java 8
3 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.86%) C
3 2 (2.86%) Python
3 2 (2.86%) Ruby
3 2 (2.86%) SQL
3 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.43%) VB
4 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) IIBA
4 2 (2.86%) ISEB
4 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) QA
2 5 (7.14%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (5.71%) ISO 13485
4 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.86%) GLP
4 2 (2.86%) GxP
5 1 (1.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (1.43%) COSHH
5 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.43%) GAMP
5 1 (1.43%) GDPR
5 1 (1.43%) GMP
5 1 (1.43%) IEC 61131
5 1 (1.43%) IEC 62304
5 1 (1.43%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Docker
1 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (2.86%) VirtualBox
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.71%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.29%) Google
5 3 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.86%) IBM
6 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 2 (2.86%) Workday
7 1 (1.43%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.43%) Acronis
7 1 (1.43%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (1.43%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco
7 1 (1.43%) Rockwell
7 1 (1.43%) Siemens
7 1 (1.43%) UiPath
7 1 (1.43%) Vertica