The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 76 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.36% 1.68% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.46% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 5
Average daily rate £320 £295 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £234 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £367
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.15 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+27.16% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1186 896 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 73.26% 68.29% 64.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 441 439
Average daily rate £350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 70 71
Average hourly rate £22.25 £27.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.59% -38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Validation
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire - 9 £320 - 4
Northamptonshire -14 5 £425 +21.42% 3
Nottinghamshire -10 2 £269 +9.69% 6
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (40.54%) C
2 11 (29.73%) PRINCE2
2 11 (29.73%) Project Management
3 9 (24.32%) PMI
3 9 (24.32%) PMP
3 9 (24.32%) PMI Certification
3 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (21.62%) Migration
5 7 (18.92%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) SLA
5 7 (18.92%) Banking
6 6 (16.22%) Data Management
7 5 (13.51%) UNIX
8 4 (10.81%) SAP
8 4 (10.81%) SQL
8 4 (10.81%) HP
8 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
8 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
9 3 (8.11%) NAS
9 3 (8.11%) Isilon
9 3 (8.11%) EMC
9 3 (8.11%) Oracle
9 3 (8.11%) ITIL
9 3 (8.11%) SAN
9 3 (8.11%) NetApp
10 2 (5.41%) Firmware
10 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Project
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) NAS
1 3 (8.11%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) GSM
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MS Access
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.70%) Toad
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Project Manager
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Technical Leader
3 5 (13.51%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) MI Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Document Controller
6 1 (2.70%) Report Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) NHS Data Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Data Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Data Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) XSD
2 1 (2.70%) XSL
2 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) PMI
2 2 (5.41%) Firmware
2 2 (5.41%) CMDB
3 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) PRINCE2
1 11 (29.73%) Project Management
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
3 7 (18.92%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (16.22%) Data Management
5 3 (8.11%) ITIL
6 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (5.41%) Data Validation
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Logistics
7 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Data Entry
7 1 (2.70%) Data Governance
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) C
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Groovy
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) PMP
1 9 (24.32%) PMI Certification
1 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) SLA
2 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.70%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) SAP
1 4 (10.81%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) Isilon
2 3 (8.11%) EMC
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) NetApp
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) Teradata
3 1 (2.70%) BMC
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 5 days ago