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 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 112 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 37 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.22% 0.87% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.21% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £315 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -33.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £203 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £35.50 £31.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.00 £23.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.34% +7.57%
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
2343 1729 2122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.35% 71.36% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1504 907 1120
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 140 186
Average hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 October 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
Cambridgeshire +5 14 £150 -53.66% 9
Essex -5 12 £425 +6.25% 2
Hertfordshire -22 10 £500 +104.08% 2
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 34 (41.98%) SQL
2 22 (27.16%) UNIX
3 21 (25.93%) Linux
3 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.46%) Java
4 19 (23.46%) Oracle
4 19 (23.46%) CSS
5 18 (22.22%) HTML
6 17 (20.99%) Scrum
7 15 (18.52%) XML
7 15 (18.52%) OO
8 14 (17.28%) Windows
8 14 (17.28%) J2EE
8 14 (17.28%) Ajax
8 14 (17.28%) WebSphere
8 14 (17.28%) HTML5
8 14 (17.28%) Relational Database
9 13 (16.05%) Solaris
10 12 (14.81%) XHTML
10 12 (14.81%) RUP
10 12 (14.81%) Ant
10 12 (14.81%) IBM
10 12 (14.81%) Content Management
11 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
12 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
12 10 (12.35%) Unit Testing
12 10 (12.35%) Marketing
12 10 (12.35%) Eclipse
12 10 (12.35%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 14 (17.28%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.47%) Node.js
2 2 (2.47%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (2.47%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.23%) Documentum
3 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) Acrobat
3 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.70%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.23%) Simulink
4 1 (1.23%) MS Project
4 1 (1.23%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) HTTP
2 3 (3.70%) LTE
3 2 (2.47%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (2.47%) 4G
3 2 (2.47%) Wireless
3 2 (2.47%) 2G
3 2 (2.47%) TETRA
3 2 (2.47%) SMS
3 2 (2.47%) 3G
3 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) DHCP
4 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
4 1 (1.23%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.23%) UMTS
4 1 (1.23%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.23%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.23%) CDMA
4 1 (1.23%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.28%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.70%) PowerCenter
4 3 (3.70%) MySQL
5 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.23%) DataStage
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.23%) DB2
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.23%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Ant
2 10 (12.35%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.17%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.94%) Maven
4 4 (4.94%) Selenium
5 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.70%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.47%) Mockito
6 2 (2.47%) Hamcrest
6 2 (2.47%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.47%) JUnit
7 1 (1.23%) Rational Rose
7 1 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.23%) AdminStudio
7 1 (1.23%) MSI
7 1 (1.23%) Subversion
7 1 (1.23%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.23%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.23%) GDB
7 1 (1.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (12.35%) Marketing
2 7 (8.64%) Legal
3 6 (7.41%) Finance
4 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.94%) Electronics
6 2 (2.47%) Banking
6 2 (2.47%) Retail
7 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.23%) Billing
7 1 (1.23%) Military
7 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) ETL Developer
7 3 (3.70%) UX Designer
7 3 (3.70%) Designer
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Designer
7 3 (3.70%) Senior UX Designer
8 2 (2.47%) Backup Specialist
8 2 (2.47%) Informatica ETL Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Senior UI Designer
8 2 (2.47%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) CSS
2 18 (22.22%) HTML
3 15 (18.52%) XML
4 14 (17.28%) J2EE
4 14 (17.28%) Ajax
4 14 (17.28%) HTML5
5 12 (14.81%) XHTML
6 10 (12.35%) Web Services
7 9 (11.11%) jQuery
8 8 (9.88%) JSP
8 8 (9.88%) .NET
9 6 (7.41%) JAX-RS
9 6 (7.41%) JAX-WS
9 6 (7.41%) TopLink
9 6 (7.41%) SOAP
10 5 (6.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (4.94%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.94%) REST
11 4 (4.94%) Spring
12 2 (2.47%) Guava
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) User Experience
2 5 (6.17%) Open Source
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Web 2.0
3 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.70%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.47%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.47%) Life Science
5 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.47%) Biology
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.23%) CMDB
6 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.23%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.16%) UNIX
2 21 (25.93%) Linux
3 14 (17.28%) Windows
4 13 (16.05%) Solaris
5 2 (2.47%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.23%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.99%) Scrum
3 15 (18.52%) OO
4 12 (14.81%) RUP
4 12 (14.81%) Content Management
5 10 (12.35%) Unit Testing
6 9 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 9 (11.11%) TDD
7 8 (9.88%) Service Management
7 8 (9.88%) ETL
7 8 (9.88%) ITIL
8 7 (8.64%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (8.64%) Use Case
8 7 (8.64%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.64%) User Stories
9 6 (7.41%) Change Management
9 6 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (7.41%) SOA
10 5 (6.17%) RAD
10 5 (6.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.98%) SQL
2 21 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 19 (23.46%) Java
4 5 (6.17%) Python
4 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.94%) Korn
5 4 (4.94%) C++
6 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.47%) VB
7 2 (2.47%) C
7 2 (2.47%) C#
7 2 (2.47%) Perl
7 2 (2.47%) PHP
7 2 (2.47%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.23%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.23%) VC++
8 1 (1.23%) VBScript
8 1 (1.23%) TTCN
8 1 (1.23%) FQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.64%) Degree
4 2 (2.47%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.23%) ISEB
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) SLA
3 3 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Firmware
2 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Oracle
2 12 (14.81%) IBM
3 8 (9.88%) Adobe
4 6 (7.41%) FatWire
4 6 (7.41%) HP
5 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.94%) SAP
7 3 (3.70%) Citrix
7 3 (3.70%) Informatica
7 3 (3.70%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.70%) SolidWorks
7 3 (3.70%) Twitter
8 2 (2.47%) Sun
9 1 (1.23%) Cisco
9 1 (1.23%) Juniper
9 1 (1.23%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.23%) Veritas
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.23%) EMC
9 1 (1.23%) Nortel
Hertfordshire
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 19 hours ago