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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 97 90 77
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 33 49 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 1.71% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.22% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 33 23
Median daily rate £400 £360 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £276 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 13
Median hourly rate £46.89 £27.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.07% -31.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £15.05 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £39.45 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
1945 2210 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.94% 77.33% 75.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1263 1261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 153
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +1 12 £425 +18.05% 4
Bedfordshire +6 7 £234 -26.83% 4
Cambridgeshire +14 6 £400 +45.45% 8
Suffolk 0 5 £475 +65.21% 2
Essex -12 2 £250 -37.50% 4
Norfolk - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Validation.

1 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
2 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.67%) UML
5 12 (15.38%) C++
5 12 (15.38%) Finance
5 12 (15.38%) Data Validation
5 12 (15.38%) Degree
5 12 (15.38%) Data Quality
6 11 (14.10%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (14.10%) SDLC
6 11 (14.10%) SQL
6 11 (14.10%) Windows
7 10 (12.82%) SAP
7 10 (12.82%) OO
7 10 (12.82%) Manufacturing
7 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
7 10 (12.82%) Data Analysis
7 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (11.54%) Migration
8 9 (11.54%) VxWorks
8 9 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (11.54%) Ada
8 9 (11.54%) Rational Rhapsody
8 9 (11.54%) VectorCAST
9 8 (10.26%) Process Improvement
9 8 (10.26%) ETL
9 8 (10.26%) ITIL
10 7 (8.97%) C
10 7 (8.97%) Oracle

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.85%) SAS
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.28%) Kinematics
3 1 (1.28%) MTS
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.41%) MS Office
2 4 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.56%) Simulink
4 1 (1.28%) Doxygen
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) SAP HR
1 3 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) LAN
1 4 (5.13%) WAN
2 3 (3.85%) SpaceWire
3 2 (2.56%) Junos
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) Network Security
4 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.85%) Base SAS
3 3 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.56%) Data Mart
4 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (2.56%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (11.54%) Rational Rhapsody
2 9 (11.54%) VectorCAST
3 5 (6.41%) ClearCase
4 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.56%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.56%) ClearQuest
5 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.56%) ERwin
5 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.28%) GCC
6 1 (1.28%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.28%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Manufacturing
3 9 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.13%) Electronics
6 3 (3.85%) Avionics
7 2 (2.56%) Automotive
7 2 (2.56%) Legal
7 2 (2.56%) Military
8 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.28%) Banking
8 1 (1.28%) Retail
8 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Analyst
2 14 (17.95%) Software Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Data Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Consultant
6 6 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Principal Software Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Ada Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Ada Software Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Data Quality Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Programmer
8 3 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) SAP Tester
8 3 (3.85%) SAS Programmer
8 3 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.28%) CGI
4 1 (1.28%) OpenCV
4 1 (1.28%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.28%) Qt
4 1 (1.28%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (1.28%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.28%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Algorithms
1 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.41%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.85%) FMCG
3 3 (3.85%) Life Science
4 2 (2.56%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) VHDL
5 1 (1.28%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.28%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.28%) PDA
5 1 (1.28%) Physics
5 1 (1.28%) Robotics
5 1 (1.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) VxWorks
3 4 (5.13%) Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Unix
6 1 (1.28%) AIX
6 1 (1.28%) HPUX
6 1 (1.28%) Solaris
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Software Engineering
2 13 (16.67%) UML
3 12 (15.38%) Data Validation
4 11 (14.10%) SDLC
5 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.82%) Data Analysis
5 10 (12.82%) OO
6 9 (11.54%) Migration
7 8 (10.26%) ETL
7 8 (10.26%) ITIL
7 8 (10.26%) Process Improvement
8 6 (7.69%) Change Control
8 6 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
8 6 (7.69%) ERP
9 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.41%) Data Cleansing
9 5 (6.41%) ITIL V3
9 5 (6.41%) Project Management
10 4 (5.13%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) C++
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 9 (11.54%) Ada
4 7 (8.97%) C
5 6 (7.69%) Java
6 5 (6.41%) C#
7 4 (5.13%) Python
8 3 (3.85%) ANSI C
8 3 (3.85%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.85%) Perl
9 2 (2.56%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.56%) X++
10 1 (1.28%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.38%) Degree
3 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.85%) ISEB
4 3 (3.85%) JNCIA
4 3 (3.85%) JNCIE
4 3 (3.85%) JNCIP
4 3 (3.85%) JNCIS
5 2 (2.56%) HNC
5 2 (2.56%) HND
6 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.28%) APMP
6 1 (1.28%) CCNA
6 1 (1.28%) CCNP
6 1 (1.28%) CISA
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.28%) MBA
6 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) Data Quality
2 6 (7.69%) QA
3 4 (5.13%) GMP
4 3 (3.85%) GxP
5 2 (2.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (2.56%) DO-254
5 2 (2.56%) ECSS
5 2 (2.56%) GCP
5 2 (2.56%) GLP
5 2 (2.56%) IEC 61508
5 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.28%) ARP4761
6 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.28%) DO-160
6 1 (1.28%) GAMP
6 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.28%) JTAG
6 1 (1.28%) MISRA
6 1 (1.28%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Cygwin
2 2 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Check_MK
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) SAP
3 7 (8.97%) Oracle
4 6 (7.69%) Trillium
5 4 (5.13%) Juniper
6 3 (3.85%) Cisco
6 3 (3.85%) EMC
7 2 (2.56%) Informatica
7 2 (2.56%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.28%) Apple
8 1 (1.28%) Citrix
8 1 (1.28%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.28%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.28%) IBM
8 1 (1.28%) Lauterbach
8 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.28%) Symantec
8 1 (1.28%) Tableau
8 1 (1.28%) VMware
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