The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 80 98 73
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -25
Contract jobs citing Validation 47 41 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.76% 1.40% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.89% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 20
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £318 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £18.25 £38.00 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.97% -26.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +21.11%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1985 2164 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.46% 73.76% 68.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 1236 894
Average daily rate £413 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 132 112
Average hourly rate £32.05 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.30 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Cambridgeshire +11 13 £285 -12.30% 5
Essex +10 13 £400 -
Hertfordshire +6 12 £375 +9.48% 3
Suffolk +3 5 £369 +13.46% 1
Bedfordshire -15 3 £320 -26.85%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 42 (50.00%) SQL
2 28 (33.33%) UNIX
3 26 (30.95%) XML
3 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.76%) HTML
4 25 (29.76%) Web Services
5 24 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 24 (28.57%) Linux
6 23 (27.38%) CSS
7 22 (26.19%) Windows
8 21 (25.00%) Java
8 21 (25.00%) J2EE
8 21 (25.00%) Content Management
8 21 (25.00%) Marketing
8 21 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 20 (23.81%) HTML5
10 18 (21.43%) Solaris
10 18 (21.43%) XHTML
10 18 (21.43%) IBM
10 18 (21.43%) Ajax
10 18 (21.43%) Relational Database
11 17 (20.24%) Scrum
12 16 (19.05%) TopLink
12 16 (19.05%) RUP
12 16 (19.05%) SOAP
12 16 (19.05%) Ant
12 16 (19.05%) User Stories
12 16 (19.05%) Use Case
13 15 (17.86%) Digital Marketing
13 15 (17.86%) Oracle

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 21 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.14%) Documentum
2 6 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.95%) CMS
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.33%) MS Office
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) 3G
1 5 (5.95%) 2G
1 5 (5.95%) LTE
1 5 (5.95%) 4G
1 5 (5.95%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.57%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.38%) ATM
3 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (2.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.57%) Spotfire
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (3.57%) OLAP
5 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.38%) DTS
7 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.19%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.19%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Ant
2 14 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 13 (15.48%) SoapUI
4 5 (5.95%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.38%) JIRA
6 1 (1.19%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.19%) MSI
6 1 (1.19%) AdminStudio
General
1 21 (25.00%) Marketing
2 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.33%) Finance
3 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.76%) Legal
4 4 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.76%) Electronics
5 2 (2.38%) Automotive
5 2 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Developer
2 20 (23.81%) Analyst
3 18 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (7.14%) Architect
6 6 (7.14%) Designer
7 5 (5.95%) UX Designer
8 4 (4.76%) AWS Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Interface Designer
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (3.57%) MI Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) UI Designer
10 2 (2.38%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.95%) XML
2 25 (29.76%) HTML
2 25 (29.76%) Web Services
3 23 (27.38%) CSS
4 21 (25.00%) J2EE
5 20 (23.81%) HTML5
6 18 (21.43%) Ajax
6 18 (21.43%) XHTML
7 16 (19.05%) SOAP
7 16 (19.05%) TopLink
8 14 (16.67%) JAX-WS
8 14 (16.67%) JAX-RS
9 11 (13.10%) .NET
10 6 (7.14%) XML Schema
11 5 (5.95%) JSP
11 5 (5.95%) jQuery
11 5 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
13 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.95%) User Experience
3 3 (3.57%) NHS
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.38%) CMDB
4 2 (2.38%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.19%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.19%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.19%) Life Science
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.19%) Verilog
5 1 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.19%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.33%) UNIX
2 24 (28.57%) Linux
3 22 (26.19%) Windows
4 18 (21.43%) Solaris
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.00%) Content Management
3 17 (20.24%) Scrum
4 16 (19.05%) RUP
4 16 (19.05%) Use Case
4 16 (19.05%) User Stories
5 15 (17.86%) Digital Marketing
6 14 (16.67%) OO
6 14 (16.67%) TDD
7 12 (14.29%) Workflow
8 10 (11.90%) Configuration Management
9 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (9.52%) Unit Testing
10 8 (9.52%) B2C
11 7 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 7 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
11 7 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
12 6 (7.14%) Test Scripting
12 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.00%) SQL
2 24 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 21 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (8.33%) C#
5 5 (5.95%) C++
6 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.76%) Korn
7 3 (3.57%) Perl
8 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.38%) C
9 1 (1.19%) VBScript
9 1 (1.19%) VB
9 1 (1.19%) Python
9 1 (1.19%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) ISEB
3 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) IEC 61508
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.19%) GMP
3 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Firmware
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) IBM
2 15 (17.86%) Oracle
3 8 (9.52%) SAP
4 5 (5.95%) HP
4 5 (5.95%) EMC
4 5 (5.95%) FatWire
5 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.57%) Citrix
7 2 (2.38%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.38%) Huawei
7 2 (2.38%) Nortel
7 2 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (2.38%) Verint
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco
8 1 (1.19%) AppSense
8 1 (1.19%) Infoflex
8 1 (1.19%) Cognos
8 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.19%) Xilinx
8 1 (1.19%) Altera
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