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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 117 103 124
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Contract jobs citing Validation 29 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.92% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.07% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 1
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£280 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £31.90 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £42.90 £39.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
2410 1690 2096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.17% 70.98% 68.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 863 1094
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 114 213
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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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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
Essex - 9 £400 - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £150 -53.66% 6
Hertfordshire -13 7 £375 +7.14% 5
Bedfordshire -17 4 £280 - 3
Norfolk - 2 £270 -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (24.44%) SQL
2 18 (20.00%) UNIX
3 17 (18.89%) Java
4 15 (16.67%) Windows
4 15 (16.67%) OO
5 14 (15.56%) Linux
6 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
6 13 (14.44%) Oracle
6 13 (14.44%) Ajax
7 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (13.33%) XML
7 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (12.22%) QA
8 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
8 11 (12.22%) HTML
8 11 (12.22%) CSS
8 11 (12.22%) J2EE
8 11 (12.22%) WebSphere
8 11 (12.22%) Scrum
9 10 (11.11%) JSP
9 10 (11.11%) Solaris
9 10 (11.11%) UML
9 10 (11.11%) IBM
9 10 (11.11%) HTML5
9 10 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.00%) XHTML
10 9 (10.00%) RUP
10 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.00%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (12.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (2.22%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.11%) SAS
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Simulink
3 1 (1.11%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.11%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) GSM
1 3 (3.33%) Bluetooth
1 3 (3.33%) DHCP
1 3 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (2.22%) Wireless
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
2 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.22%) SMS
3 1 (1.11%) UMTS
3 1 (1.11%) WCDMA
3 1 (1.11%) CDMA
3 1 (1.11%) TETRA
3 1 (1.11%) LTE
3 1 (1.11%) NAS
3 1 (1.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.33%) PowerCenter
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.11%) MySQL
6 1 (1.11%) DB2
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.11%) DataStage
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.11%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Ant
2 5 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.33%) MSI
3 3 (3.33%) LabVIEW
3 3 (3.33%) Maven
3 3 (3.33%) Selenium
3 3 (3.33%) GoogleTest
4 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.22%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (2.22%) JUnit
5 1 (1.11%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.11%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.11%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.11%) GDB
5 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.11%) Mockito
General
1 8 (8.89%) Legal
2 6 (6.67%) Electronics
2 6 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (18.89%) Developer
2 15 (16.67%) Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Architect
6 5 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Electronics Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.33%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (3.33%) EMC Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Software Programmer
8 3 (3.33%) ETL Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.33%) Programmer
8 3 (3.33%) Test Coordinator
8 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) Ajax
2 12 (13.33%) XML
3 11 (12.22%) HTML
3 11 (12.22%) J2EE
3 11 (12.22%) CSS
4 10 (11.11%) JSP
4 10 (11.11%) HTML5
5 9 (10.00%) XHTML
6 6 (6.67%) Spring
7 4 (4.44%) jQuery
8 3 (3.33%) Qt
8 3 (3.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (3.33%) Web Services
8 3 (3.33%) Middleware
8 3 (3.33%) STL
9 2 (2.22%) Struts
9 2 (2.22%) Servlets
9 2 (2.22%) .NET
9 2 (2.22%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Web 2.0
2 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) Data Extraction
3 3 (3.33%) Open Source
3 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.22%) NHS
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.11%) Firmware
5 1 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.11%) Informatics
5 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.11%) Biology
5 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.11%) Life Science
5 1 (1.11%) CMDB
5 1 (1.11%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.00%) UNIX
2 15 (16.67%) Windows
3 14 (15.56%) Linux
4 10 (11.11%) Solaris
5 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.33%) HPUX
7 2 (2.22%) VxWorks
7 2 (2.22%) Android
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.11%) AIX
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.11%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) OO
2 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (12.22%) Scrum
4 10 (11.11%) UML
5 9 (10.00%) ETL
5 9 (10.00%) RUP
5 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (10.00%) Content Management
5 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
6 8 (8.89%) ITIL
6 8 (8.89%) SOA
7 7 (7.78%) RAD
7 7 (7.78%) Time Management
8 6 (6.67%) Service Management
8 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.67%) Migration
9 5 (5.56%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) SQL
2 17 (18.89%) Java
3 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.44%) Ada
5 3 (3.33%) C++
5 3 (3.33%) AWK
6 2 (2.22%) C
6 2 (2.22%) VBScript
6 2 (2.22%) VB
6 2 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (1.11%) PHP
7 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.11%) FQL
7 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.11%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.00%) Degree
3 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.22%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.11%) MBA
6 1 (1.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.11%) MCITP
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.11%) MCSE
6 1 (1.11%) ISEB
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) QA
2 5 (5.56%) SLA
2 5 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.22%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.11%) JTAG
4 1 (1.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.11%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Oracle
2 10 (11.11%) IBM
3 8 (8.89%) HP
3 8 (8.89%) FatWire
4 7 (7.78%) Adobe
5 6 (6.67%) Citrix
5 6 (6.67%) hybris
5 6 (6.67%) Endeca
6 5 (5.56%) VMware
7 4 (4.44%) EMC
7 4 (4.44%) SAP
8 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.33%) SolidWorks
8 3 (3.33%) TIBCO
8 3 (3.33%) Informatica
8 3 (3.33%) Google
8 3 (3.33%) Ceridian
9 2 (2.22%) Twitter
9 2 (2.22%) JDA
9 2 (2.22%) AppSense
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