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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank - 61 31
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - 1.00% 4.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.14% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 10
Median daily rate - £290 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.75 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.31% +9.42%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 525 616 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.98% 88.38% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 434 209
Median daily rate £390 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 16
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.88 £11.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +49.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £31.50
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 Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Tyne and Wear

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (40.00%) Scrum
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) MySQL
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby
2 5 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) JSON
2 5 (33.33%) Django
2 5 (33.33%) Kanban
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Scala
2 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 5 (33.33%) REST
2 5 (33.33%) CSS3
2 5 (33.33%) HTML5
2 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 5 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (33.33%) Play Framework
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Open Source
3 4 (26.67%) Java

Validation
Top Related 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
1 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 5 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MSI
1 2 (13.33%) NMock
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (13.33%) WiX
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Digital Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Digital Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) AML Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Development Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Hardware Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Products Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) CSS3
1 5 (33.33%) Django
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
1 5 (33.33%) HTML5
1 5 (33.33%) JSON
1 5 (33.33%) Play Framework
1 5 (33.33%) REST
1 5 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) AIX
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (13.33%) zOS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Kanban
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) Open Source
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 2 (13.33%) API Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Ruby
1 5 (33.33%) Scala
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Control-M
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) CA
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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