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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 93 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 53 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.71% 1.21% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.61% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 5
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£340 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £383 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £41.25 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £31.55 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.66 £40.20 £41.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
2363 2305 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.37% 75.33% 71.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1449 1350 886
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 159 132
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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
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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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
Hertfordshire +6 19 £310 -17.33% 3
Cambridgeshire -3 13 £350 +12.00% 3
Essex -11 7 £430 +13.15% 2
Bedfordshire +8 5 £340 +21.42%
Suffolk - 5 £280 - 1
Norfolk -4 3 £338 +21.62% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 38 (35.85%) SQL
2 23 (21.70%) SAP
2 23 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
4 19 (17.92%) Oracle
5 18 (16.98%) ETL
6 17 (16.04%) Data Modelling
6 17 (16.04%) Windows
7 16 (15.09%) Web Services
7 16 (15.09%) HTML
7 16 (15.09%) Marketing
8 15 (14.15%) Data Transformation
8 15 (14.15%) JavaScript
9 14 (13.21%) CSS
9 14 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (13.21%) Migration
9 14 (13.21%) Data Validation
10 13 (12.26%) Data Extraction
10 13 (12.26%) Use Case
10 13 (12.26%) Unit Testing
10 13 (12.26%) Systems Analysis
10 13 (12.26%) Scrum
10 13 (12.26%) Finance
10 13 (12.26%) Linux
10 13 (12.26%) XML
11 12 (11.32%) SOAP
11 12 (11.32%) Java
11 12 (11.32%) UNIX
11 12 (11.32%) SoapUI
12 11 (10.38%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.55%) SAS
3 3 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.83%) Documentum
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.94%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Office
2 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.83%) Simulink
4 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.94%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) 3G
1 2 (1.89%) 2G
1 2 (1.89%) IP Telephony
1 2 (1.89%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (1.89%) ZigBee
1 2 (1.89%) 4G
1 2 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.94%) LTE
2 1 (0.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.94%) DHCP
2 1 (0.94%) SNMP
2 1 (0.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
2 14 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (10.38%) Oracle Database
4 10 (9.43%) PowerCenter
4 10 (9.43%) Data Mart
5 9 (8.49%) RDBMS
5 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
6 8 (7.55%) SAP HANA
7 7 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.89%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.94%) OLAP
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.94%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (11.32%) SoapUI
2 9 (8.49%) Eclipse
2 9 (8.49%) ERwin
2 9 (8.49%) Ant
3 5 (4.72%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (0.94%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.94%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.94%) VectorCAST
General
1 16 (15.09%) Marketing
2 13 (12.26%) Finance
3 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.83%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.83%) Automotive
4 3 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.94%) Avionics
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (29.25%) Analyst
2 27 (25.47%) Developer
3 13 (12.26%) Data Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.38%) Architect
5 10 (9.43%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Informatica Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.66%) Data Architect
8 6 (5.66%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) UX Designer
9 5 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Designer
10 4 (3.77%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) RF Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) HTML
1 16 (15.09%) Web Services
2 14 (13.21%) CSS
3 13 (12.26%) XML
4 12 (11.32%) SOAP
5 11 (10.38%) TopLink
5 11 (10.38%) J2EE
5 11 (10.38%) HTML5
5 11 (10.38%) EclipseLink
6 9 (8.49%) JAX-RS
6 9 (8.49%) .NET
6 9 (8.49%) XHTML
6 9 (8.49%) Ajax
6 9 (8.49%) JAX-WS
7 5 (4.72%) jQuery
7 5 (4.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.83%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.89%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.94%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Data Extraction
2 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.72%) User Experience
4 3 (2.83%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.89%) Data Conversion
5 2 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
5 2 (1.89%) GIS
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.94%) e-Health
6 1 (0.94%) CMDB
6 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.94%) FMCG
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Linux
3 12 (11.32%) UNIX
4 11 (10.38%) Solaris
5 2 (1.89%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.94%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.98%) ETL
3 17 (16.04%) Data Modelling
4 15 (14.15%) Data Transformation
5 14 (13.21%) Migration
5 14 (13.21%) Data Validation
6 13 (12.26%) Use Case
6 13 (12.26%) Unit Testing
6 13 (12.26%) Scrum
6 13 (12.26%) Systems Analysis
7 11 (10.38%) Content Management
7 11 (10.38%) OO
7 11 (10.38%) RUP
7 11 (10.38%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (10.38%) Data Migration
7 11 (10.38%) User Stories
8 10 (9.43%) Dimensional Modelling
8 10 (9.43%) TDD
9 9 (8.49%) Workflow
9 9 (8.49%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.85%) SQL
2 15 (14.15%) JavaScript
3 12 (11.32%) Java
4 8 (7.55%) C++
5 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.66%) C#
7 5 (4.72%) C
7 5 (4.72%) VB
8 3 (2.83%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.94%) Python
10 1 (0.94%) Ada
10 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) Degree
2 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) ISEB
4 2 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.77%) QA
3 3 (2.83%) SLA
4 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.94%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.94%) GCP
5 1 (0.94%) GMP
5 1 (0.94%) GLP
5 1 (0.94%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.94%) Firmware
1 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 23 (21.70%) SAP
2 19 (17.92%) Oracle
3 11 (10.38%) IBM
4 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.43%) Informatica
5 3 (2.83%) EMC
6 2 (1.89%) Verint
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco
6 2 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (0.94%) Software AG
7 1 (0.94%) CA
7 1 (0.94%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.94%) HP
7 1 (0.94%) Nortel
7 1 (0.94%) webMethods
7 1 (0.94%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.94%) ESRI
7 1 (0.94%) Google
7 1 (0.94%) Huawei
7 1 (0.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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