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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 68 80 73
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.46% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.04% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 7
Average daily rate
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£321 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.21% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £350 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.72 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
1057 1152 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.28% 71.51% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 593 445
Average daily rate £400 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 +13 8 £318 -9.28% 5
Derbyshire - 6 £276 - 2
Leicestershire +7 4 £388 +29.16% 3
Northamptonshire 0 3 £280 -20.00%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (23.68%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 5 (13.16%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) Data Validation
4 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.53%) XML
4 4 (10.53%) XSD
4 4 (10.53%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) SLA
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) XSLT
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) Web Services
5 3 (7.89%) JSP
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (7.89%) JUnit
5 3 (7.89%) .NET
5 3 (7.89%) SAP
5 3 (7.89%) C
5 3 (7.89%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) jQuery
5 3 (7.89%) WCF
5 3 (7.89%) WPF
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.63%) SAS
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.63%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Retail
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) GSM
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (7.89%) JUnit
2 2 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (5.26%) Maven
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Business Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) MI Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Development Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Data Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Data Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Information Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) XML
1 4 (10.53%) XSD
2 3 (7.89%) XSLT
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) JSP
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) jQuery
2 3 (7.89%) WCF
2 3 (7.89%) WPF
2 3 (7.89%) Spring
3 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) Servlets
3 2 (5.26%) Struts
4 1 (2.63%) OLE
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) CMDB
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.26%) PMI
1 2 (5.26%) Firmware
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) GAP Analysis
1 5 (13.16%) Data Validation
2 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
2 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 4 (10.53%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Requirements Management
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
3 3 (7.89%) Data Management
3 3 (7.89%) MVVM
3 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.26%) Data Mapping
4 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.89%) C
3 3 (7.89%) C#
3 3 (7.89%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.26%) Sun Certification
2 2 (5.26%) PMP
2 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.63%) HNC
3 1 (2.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) GCP
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Talend
3 2 (5.26%) Sun
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Teradata
4 1 (2.63%) hybris
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