The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 69 88 78
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 25 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.58% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 0.75% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £337 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
Validation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1121 1203 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.90% 73.00% 65.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 609 430
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.21 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the East Midlands region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +18 12 £269 -19.77% 1
Derbyshire +5 5 £350 +2.94%
Leicestershire - 4 £388 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £296 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 9 (21.95%) Finance
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) Data Validation
2 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.20%) OO
5 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
5 5 (12.20%) XML
6 4 (9.76%) XSD
6 4 (9.76%) Windows
6 4 (9.76%) Web Services
6 4 (9.76%) VB
6 4 (9.76%) .NET
6 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.76%) C#
6 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
6 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.76%) Retail
6 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.32%) WCF
7 3 (7.32%) WPF
7 3 (7.32%) QA
7 3 (7.32%) jQuery
7 3 (7.32%) MVVM
7 3 (7.32%) Business Transformation
7 3 (7.32%) Line Management
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Retail
1 1 (2.44%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.44%) Essbase
4 1 (2.44%) MS Access
4 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (7.32%) JUnit
2 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.88%) MSI
2 2 (4.88%) Maven
2 2 (4.88%) Selenium
2 2 (4.88%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) NUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Data Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) MI Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.88%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Data Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) XML
2 4 (9.76%) XSD
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) WCF
3 3 (7.32%) WPF
3 3 (7.32%) jQuery
3 3 (7.32%) Spring
3 3 (7.32%) JSP
3 3 (7.32%) XSLT
4 2 (4.88%) Servlets
4 2 (4.88%) Struts
4 2 (4.88%) J2EE
4 2 (4.88%) OLE
4 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) Spring.NET
5 1 (2.44%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Open Source
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) PDA
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Data Validation
2 5 (12.20%) OO
3 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.32%) MVVM
4 3 (7.32%) Business Transformation
4 3 (7.32%) Line Management
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.32%) Project Management
4 3 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) ETL
5 2 (4.88%) UML
5 2 (4.88%) OOP
5 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) Benchmarking
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) VB
2 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Java
4 2 (4.88%) VBA
4 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.88%) C
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Sun Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.44%) HNC
3 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) GCP
2 1 (2.44%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Sun
4 2 (4.88%) Talend
5 1 (2.44%) hybris
5 1 (2.44%) Informatica
5 1 (2.44%) Motorola
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos