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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 84 78 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 48 60 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.75% 2.10% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.89% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 9
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£360 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £272 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 4
Average hourly rate £27.25 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.01% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £35.50 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £44.90 £48.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +21.95%
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
2087 2076 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.95% 72.64% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1178 850
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 146 131
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £35.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.90 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -1 22 £368 +13.07% 4
Essex +4 11 £400 +53.55%
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £275 -12.00% 5
Suffolk +12 5 £288 -11.53% 3
Bedfordshire -8 3 £320 -14.66% 2
Norfolk 0 1 - - 3
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 31 (36.90%) SQL
2 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.81%) Web Services
4 19 (22.62%) HTML
5 18 (21.43%) XML
5 18 (21.43%) Marketing
6 17 (20.24%) CSS
6 17 (20.24%) Windows
6 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
6 17 (20.24%) Relational Database
7 16 (19.05%) UNIX
8 15 (17.86%) Linux
8 15 (17.86%) SAP
8 15 (17.86%) WebSphere
8 15 (17.86%) Use Case
9 14 (16.67%) Content Management
9 14 (16.67%) HTML5
9 14 (16.67%) SOAP
9 14 (16.67%) Java
9 14 (16.67%) J2EE
9 14 (16.67%) Finance
9 14 (16.67%) Scrum
10 13 (15.48%) Workflow
10 13 (15.48%) TopLink
10 13 (15.48%) Solaris
10 13 (15.48%) RUP
10 13 (15.48%) IBM
10 13 (15.48%) SoapUI
10 13 (15.48%) User Stories
10 13 (15.48%) EclipseLink

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 15 (17.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.95%) Documentum
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.19%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.19%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.33%) MS Office
3 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) SAP MII
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) ATM
1 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
1 2 (2.38%) ZigBee
1 2 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.19%) 4G
2 1 (1.19%) LTE
2 1 (1.19%) 3G
2 1 (1.19%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.95%) Data Mart
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.95%) PowerCenter
4 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
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
6 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.38%) DTS
6 2 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) SoapUI
2 11 (13.10%) Ant
2 11 (13.10%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.95%) Axure RP
4 4 (4.76%) ERwin
5 2 (2.38%) JIRA
6 1 (1.19%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (21.43%) Marketing
2 14 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.57%) Electronics
4 3 (3.57%) Automotive
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.38%) French Language
6 1 (1.19%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.19%) Avionics
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
6 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Analyst
2 21 (25.00%) Developer
3 13 (15.48%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 8 (9.52%) Data Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) UX Designer
7 5 (5.95%) Designer
7 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Informatica Developer
8 4 (4.76%) SAP Business Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) UI Designer
9 3 (3.57%) MI Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Tester
9 3 (3.57%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Consultant
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.81%) Web Services
2 19 (22.62%) HTML
3 18 (21.43%) XML
4 17 (20.24%) CSS
5 14 (16.67%) HTML5
5 14 (16.67%) SOAP
5 14 (16.67%) J2EE
6 13 (15.48%) TopLink
6 13 (15.48%) EclipseLink
7 12 (14.29%) Ajax
7 12 (14.29%) XHTML
8 11 (13.10%) JAX-WS
8 11 (13.10%) JAX-RS
9 7 (8.33%) .NET
10 5 (5.95%) jQuery
10 5 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (5.95%) XML Schema
11 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
12 1 (1.19%) REST
12 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
1 5 (5.95%) Data Extraction
1 5 (5.95%) User Experience
2 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) NHS
4 2 (2.38%) GIS
4 2 (2.38%) Data Conversion
4 2 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.38%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.19%) FMCG
5 1 (1.19%) Verilog
5 1 (1.19%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Windows
2 16 (19.05%) UNIX
3 15 (17.86%) Linux
4 13 (15.48%) Solaris
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.86%) Use Case
3 14 (16.67%) Content Management
3 14 (16.67%) Scrum
4 13 (15.48%) Workflow
4 13 (15.48%) RUP
4 13 (15.48%) User Stories
5 12 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (13.10%) OO
6 11 (13.10%) Migration
6 11 (13.10%) TDD
7 9 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 9 (10.71%) Data Validation
7 9 (10.71%) ETL
8 8 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 8 (9.52%) Data Transformation
9 7 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
9 7 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
10 6 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.90%) SQL
2 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
3 14 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.57%) C
5 3 (3.57%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
6 2 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (1.19%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.38%) ISEB
3 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.38%) SLA
3 2 (2.38%) GMP
3 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.19%) GCP
4 1 (1.19%) GLP
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) SAP
2 13 (15.48%) IBM
3 11 (13.10%) Oracle
4 5 (5.95%) EMC
4 5 (5.95%) Informatica
5 4 (4.76%) HP
5 4 (4.76%) Citrix
5 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco
6 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.38%) Verint
7 1 (1.19%) Huawei
7 1 (1.19%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.19%) Altera
7 1 (1.19%) Actel
7 1 (1.19%) ESRI
7 1 (1.19%) FatWire
7 1 (1.19%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.19%) Nortel
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