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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 84 70 89
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.86% 1.58% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 2.19% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 6
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£160 £318 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.60% -7.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £407 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £11.72 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -3.33%
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
1241 1094 1228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 76.32% 71.88% 74.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 585 627
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 51
Average hourly rate £19.08 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £56.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -16 7 £160 -47.10% 2
Derbyshire 0 2 - - 2
Leicestershire -5 2 £254 -34.51% 1
Northamptonshire -4 1 £425 +51.78%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 25 (55.56%) SQL
2 17 (37.78%) Data Validation
3 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (35.56%) ETL
3 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (33.33%) ETL Development
4 15 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle
5 6 (13.33%) Billing
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
6 5 (11.11%) Migration
6 5 (11.11%) Finance
6 5 (11.11%) QA
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.67%) DO-160
8 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.67%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.67%) Data Mapping
8 3 (6.67%) Aerospace
8 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (6.67%) ITIL
8 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.67%) GAMP
8 3 (6.67%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) LAN
1 1 (2.22%) WLAN
1 1 (2.22%) WAN
1 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.22%) VPN
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
1 1 (2.22%) SAN
1 1 (2.22%) MPLS
1 1 (2.22%) OSPF
1 1 (2.22%) BGP
1 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
1 1 (2.22%) VRRP
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) Wireless
1 1 (2.22%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.22%) NAS
1 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 15 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (13.33%) Billing
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Data Analyst
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Validation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) HTML5
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) PKI
2 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Data Validation
2 16 (35.56%) ETL
3 15 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (33.33%) ETL Development
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Requirements Management
6 3 (6.67%) Change Management
6 3 (6.67%) Data Mapping
6 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.67%) ITIL
6 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.44%) Test Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Use Case
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) ERP
7 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.44%) Project Management
7 2 (4.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.22%) CCNP
2 1 (2.22%) CCIP
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PMP
2 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) DO-160
2 3 (6.67%) GAMP
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Juniper
3 1 (2.22%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Teradata
3 1 (2.22%) Tableau
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) IBM