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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 71 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 32 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.91% 1.01% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.39% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 4
Average daily rate
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£235 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £331 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £17.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
1281 1080 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 76.48% 72.43% 69.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 555 408
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 £240 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 71 54
Average hourly rate £17.30 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £10.81 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 +3 13 £160 -52.59% 5
Northamptonshire -1 8 £425 +70.00%
Derbyshire -5 6 £338 +5.46% 6
Leicestershire - 3 £230 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 23 (43.40%) SQL
2 17 (32.08%) ETL
3 15 (28.30%) Data Validation
4 12 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (22.64%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (20.75%) Migration
5 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
6 7 (13.21%) Change Management
6 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle
7 6 (11.32%) Requirements Management
7 6 (11.32%) Billing
8 5 (9.43%) Finance
8 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (9.43%) Data Mapping
8 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
9 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
9 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
9 4 (7.55%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
9 4 (7.55%) ERP
9 4 (7.55%) NHS
9 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.66%) Banking
10 3 (5.66%) Business Development
10 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 2 (3.77%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) Siemens NX
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) LAN
1 3 (5.66%) WLAN
1 3 (5.66%) WAN
1 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
1 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.66%) VPN
1 3 (5.66%) SSL
1 3 (5.66%) MPLS
1 3 (5.66%) OSPF
1 3 (5.66%) BGP
1 3 (5.66%) EIGRP
1 3 (5.66%) VRRP
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
1 3 (5.66%) Wireless
1 3 (5.66%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (5.66%) Unified Communications
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (5.66%) HSRP
1 3 (5.66%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (20.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (11.32%) Billing
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
5 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) Data Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Data Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Data Warehouse Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) SAP Data Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) SAP Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Data Migration Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Data Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) NHS
2 3 (5.66%) NPfIT
2 3 (5.66%) PKI
2 3 (5.66%) Visualisation
2 3 (5.66%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) ETL
2 15 (28.30%) Data Validation
3 12 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (20.75%) Migration
5 7 (13.21%) Change Management
5 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
6 6 (11.32%) Requirements Management
7 5 (9.43%) Data Mapping
8 4 (7.55%) ERP
8 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.66%) ITIL
9 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.66%) Business Development
9 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.66%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
10 2 (3.77%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) CCNP
2 3 (5.66%) CCIP
2 3 (5.66%) CCNA
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) PMP
3 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.77%) CCDP
3 2 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.77%) CCIE
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) DO-160
2 2 (3.77%) GAMP
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) HP
3 3 (5.66%) Juniper
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Cognos
4 1 (1.89%) Siemens
4 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.89%) VMware
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