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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 68 91 102
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 57 34 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.39% 1.33% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 1.75% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 17
Average daily rate £450 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £235 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 1
Average hourly rate £50.68 £27.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.98% +43.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+34.92% -13.10%
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
1876 1942 1728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.72% 76.01% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1182 963
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 139 150
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bedfordshire +17 17 £438 -4.37%
Hertfordshire +24 16 £428 +8.22% 3
Essex +3 14 £525 +31.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £323 +158.00% 14
Suffolk -2 2 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 23 (21.30%) Software Engineering
1 23 (21.30%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.37%) C++
3 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
4 19 (17.59%) UML
5 18 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
6 16 (14.81%) Ada
6 16 (14.81%) C
6 16 (14.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (13.89%) Electronics
7 15 (13.89%) Manufacturing
7 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
8 13 (12.04%) OO
8 13 (12.04%) Python
8 13 (12.04%) SQL
8 13 (12.04%) Degree
8 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (11.11%) IEC 61508
10 11 (10.19%) VectorCAST
10 11 (10.19%) VxWorks
10 11 (10.19%) Migration
11 10 (9.26%) Finance
11 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
12 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (8.33%) ETL
12 9 (8.33%) Management Information System
13 8 (7.41%) EMC
13 8 (7.41%) Windows
13 8 (7.41%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (1.85%) CMS
1 2 (1.85%) NetWeaver
1 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.93%) Kinematics
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Office
2 2 (1.85%) MS Project
2 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.93%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.93%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Maximo
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.93%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.93%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.93%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) IaaS
1 1 (0.93%) PaaS
1 1 (0.93%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) LAN
1 6 (5.56%) WAN
2 3 (2.78%) SpaceWire
3 2 (1.85%) Junos
4 1 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (3.70%) MySQL
6 3 (2.78%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.85%) GIS
7 2 (1.85%) MS Access
7 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.85%) SAP BI
7 2 (1.85%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 16 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (10.19%) VectorCAST
4 7 (6.48%) LabVIEW
4 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.78%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.78%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.85%) Ant
6 2 (1.85%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.85%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.93%) GCC
7 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 16 (14.81%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (13.89%) Electronics
2 15 (13.89%) Manufacturing
3 10 (9.26%) Finance
4 5 (4.63%) Marketing
5 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.78%) Avionics
7 2 (1.85%) Automotive
8 1 (0.93%) Legal
8 1 (0.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (20.37%) Analyst
2 16 (14.81%) Business Analyst
3 15 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 13 (12.04%) Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Electronics Engineer
5 11 (10.19%) Principal Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Principal Software Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Consultant
7 7 (6.48%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Ada Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Ada Software Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Data Business Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Design Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Firmware Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Programmer
10 4 (3.70%) ETL Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Programmer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) .NET
1 5 (4.63%) CSS
1 5 (4.63%) HTML
2 3 (2.78%) jQuery
2 3 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.85%) Ajax
3 2 (1.85%) EclipseLink
3 2 (1.85%) HTML5
3 2 (1.85%) J2EE
3 2 (1.85%) JAX-RS
3 2 (1.85%) JAX-WS
3 2 (1.85%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.85%) SOAP
3 2 (1.85%) TopLink
3 2 (1.85%) Web Services
3 2 (1.85%) XHTML
3 2 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) OpenCV
4 1 (0.93%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.93%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (5.56%) VHDL
5 5 (4.63%) Biology
6 4 (3.70%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.70%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.78%) User Experience
8 2 (1.85%) CMDB
8 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.85%) Life Science
8 2 (1.85%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.93%) FMCG
9 1 (0.93%) Informatics
9 1 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.19%) VxWorks
2 8 (7.41%) Windows
3 5 (4.63%) Linux
4 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.78%) Unix
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.85%) Solaris
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) Software Engineering
2 19 (17.59%) UML
3 13 (12.04%) OO
4 11 (10.19%) Migration
5 9 (8.33%) ETL
6 8 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 8 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 7 (6.48%) Change Control
7 7 (6.48%) Test Scripting
7 7 (6.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.56%) ITIL
8 6 (5.56%) Signal Processing
9 5 (4.63%) Bioinformatics
9 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.63%) Data Validation
9 5 (4.63%) Schematic Capture
9 5 (4.63%) SDLC
9 5 (4.63%) Stress Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.37%) C++
2 16 (14.81%) Ada
2 16 (14.81%) C
3 13 (12.04%) Python
3 13 (12.04%) SQL
4 7 (6.48%) Java
5 5 (4.63%) C#
5 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.63%) Perl
5 5 (4.63%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.78%) ANSI C
7 2 (1.85%) ABAP
7 2 (1.85%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.93%) R
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) VB
8 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (21.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.04%) Degree
4 7 (6.48%) HNC
4 7 (6.48%) HND
5 5 (4.63%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.78%) IIBA
6 3 (2.78%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.78%) JNCIE
6 3 (2.78%) JNCIP
6 3 (2.78%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.93%) CCNA
8 1 (0.93%) CCNP
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.93%) ISEB
8 1 (0.93%) PhD
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) IEC 61508
2 7 (6.48%) Data Quality
2 7 (6.48%) ISO 9001
3 6 (5.56%) DO-254
3 6 (5.56%) QA
4 5 (4.63%) GMP
4 5 (4.63%) JTAG
5 3 (2.78%) GAMP
6 2 (1.85%) ECSS
7 1 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.93%) ARP4761
7 1 (0.93%) DO-160
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Firmware
2 3 (2.78%) Cygwin
3 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) Docker
4 1 (0.93%) vSphere
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.41%) EMC
3 6 (5.56%) Oracle
3 6 (5.56%) SAP
4 4 (3.70%) IBM
5 3 (2.78%) Juniper
5 3 (2.78%) VMware
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco
6 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Cognos
7 1 (0.93%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.93%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.93%) NetApp
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
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