Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 12 November 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 88 123
Rank change year-on-year +17 +35 -38
Contract jobs citing Validation 15 2 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.67% 0.22% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.25% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 33
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £305 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.25% -1.61% +29.59%
10th Percentile £287 £285 £252
90th Percentile £675 £325 £518
North East median daily rate £413 £330 £310
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.45% +24.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 798 792 2,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.67% 87.13% 87.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 553 1,559
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -13.58%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £519
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 100
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.75 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.50% +7.14% +55.56%
10th Percentile £9.26 £10.15 £14.11
90th Percentile £46.40 £47.73 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -52.73% - +66.72%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 14 £519 +70.08% 2
South Shields - 1 £325 -
Validation
North East

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) SPSS
4 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 5 (33.33%) Python
4 5 (33.33%) SAS
4 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 5 (33.33%) Physics
4 5 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Statistics
4 5 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
4 5 (33.33%) Credit Risk
4 5 (33.33%) R
4 5 (33.33%) Analytics
4 5 (33.33%) IFRS
4 5 (33.33%) IFRS 9
4 5 (33.33%) Master's Degree
5 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning
5 4 (26.67%) Big Data
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (20.00%) OOP
6 3 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) SAP
6 3 (20.00%) JMeter

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) SPSS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (6.67%) Force.com
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JMeter
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Ant
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 3 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Qualitative Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Quantitative Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Planner
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) RESTful
1 3 (20.00%) Taurus
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Visualforce
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Analytics
1 5 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
1 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 5 (33.33%) Physics
1 5 (33.33%) Statistics
1 5 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (20.00%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) OOP
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (20.00%) SDET
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (33.33%) R
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Apex Code
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) IFRS
1 5 (33.33%) IFRS 9
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com