Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 24 November 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 31 24
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 2.65% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.39% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate - £360 £78
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +364.52% -
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 552 236 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.32% 78.15% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 136 57
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +10.00% +1.56%
10th Percentile £303 £139 £102
90th Percentile £513 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.00 £16.38
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Northern Ireland

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Northern Ireland