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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 87 84 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 46 60 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.82% 2.04% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.60% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 39 21
Median daily rate £319 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £432 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Median hourly rate £46.89 £42.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.32% +6.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £49.54 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -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
2009 2308 2216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.34% 78.42% 76.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1159 1395 1267
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 161 153
Median hourly rate £31.00 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Cambridgeshire +18 16 £190 -32.14% 5
Hertfordshire +7 13 £288 -14.81% 3
Bedfordshire +8 8 £51 -85.06% 1
Suffolk -4 5 £625 +123.01% 1
Norfolk -3 2 £350 +3.70%
Essex -6 2 £255 -36.25% 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 15 (16.85%) SQL
3 14 (15.73%) Windows
3 14 (15.73%) Data Validation
3 14 (15.73%) SDLC
4 13 (14.61%) SAP
4 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
6 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
7 10 (11.24%) Manufacturing
7 10 (11.24%) Data Quality
8 9 (10.11%) Degree
9 8 (8.99%) ERP
9 8 (8.99%) ITIL
9 8 (8.99%) QA
9 8 (8.99%) Process Improvement
9 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
10 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.87%) MS Office
10 7 (7.87%) LAN
10 7 (7.87%) WAN
10 7 (7.87%) Project Management
11 6 (6.74%) ETL
11 6 (6.74%) Trillium
11 6 (6.74%) Oracle
11 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
11 6 (6.74%) C++

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 5 (5.62%) SAS
2 2 (2.25%) IIS
2 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.12%) MTS
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) MS Office
2 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.12%) Doxygen
4 1 (1.12%) FrameMaker
4 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) MS Project
4 1 (1.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.37%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) LAN
1 7 (7.87%) WAN
2 4 (4.49%) Firewall
3 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.25%) Internet
4 2 (2.25%) Junos
4 2 (2.25%) NAS
4 2 (2.25%) SAN
5 1 (1.12%) DHCP
5 1 (1.12%) DNS
5 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.12%) Network Security
5 1 (1.12%) SpaceWire
5 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Base SAS
2 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.49%) Data Mining
3 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.37%) Data Mart
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.37%) PowerCenter
4 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.25%) MySQL
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.12%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.12%) GIS
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (4.49%) Rational Rhapsody
1 4 (4.49%) VectorCAST
2 3 (3.37%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.37%) ERwin
3 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.12%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.12%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.12%) Emacs
4 1 (1.12%) GCC
4 1 (1.12%) NetBeans
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (11.24%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Military
6 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Automotive
6 1 (1.12%) Avionics
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Analyst
2 11 (12.36%) Data Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Developer
3 9 (10.11%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.11%) Software Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) HR Manager
5 7 (7.87%) IT Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Programmer
7 5 (5.62%) SAS Programmer
8 4 (4.49%) Data Business Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Data Quality Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Informatica Developer
9 3 (3.37%) IT Programme Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.25%) Middleware
4 1 (1.12%) CGI
4 1 (1.12%) NumPy
4 1 (1.12%) Qt
4 1 (1.12%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (1.12%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Life Science
2 5 (5.62%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.49%) Learning Management System
4 3 (3.37%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.37%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.37%) FMCG
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.12%) PDA
6 1 (1.12%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) VxWorks
3 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.25%) Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.12%) AIX
5 1 (1.12%) HPUX
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Solaris
5 1 (1.12%) Unix
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.73%) Data Validation
1 14 (15.73%) SDLC
2 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
4 8 (8.99%) ERP
4 8 (8.99%) ITIL
4 8 (8.99%) Process Improvement
5 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
5 7 (7.87%) Project Management
6 6 (6.74%) Change Control
6 6 (6.74%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (6.74%) ETL
6 6 (6.74%) Migration
6 6 (6.74%) UML
7 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.62%) CRM
7 5 (5.62%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (5.62%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.62%) OO
7 5 (5.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.85%) SQL
2 6 (6.74%) C++
3 5 (5.62%) C#
4 4 (4.49%) Ada
4 4 (4.49%) C
4 4 (4.49%) Java
5 3 (3.37%) Python
6 2 (2.25%) Embedded C
6 2 (2.25%) Perl
6 2 (2.25%) X++
7 1 (1.12%) ANSI C
7 1 (1.12%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.12%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.11%) Degree
3 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) ISEB
4 3 (3.37%) JNCIA
4 3 (3.37%) JNCIE
4 3 (3.37%) JNCIP
4 3 (3.37%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) APMP
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) CCNP
5 1 (1.12%) CISA
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CRISC
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) MBA
5 1 (1.12%) MCP
5 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) Data Quality
2 8 (8.99%) QA
3 5 (5.62%) GxP
4 4 (4.49%) GMP
5 3 (3.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (3.37%) SLA
6 2 (2.25%) ECSS
6 2 (2.25%) GCP
6 2 (2.25%) GLP
7 1 (1.12%) ARP4761
7 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.12%) DO-160
7 1 (1.12%) DO-254
7 1 (1.12%) GAMP
7 1 (1.12%) MISRA
7 1 (1.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.12%) Check_MK
2 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) Kibana
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.12%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
1 13 (14.61%) SAP
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle
2 6 (6.74%) Trillium
3 4 (4.49%) Cisco
3 4 (4.49%) Juniper
3 4 (4.49%) Saba
4 3 (3.37%) Citrix
4 3 (3.37%) Informatica
4 3 (3.37%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.37%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) EMC
5 2 (2.25%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.25%) Symantec
6 1 (1.12%) Apple
6 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.12%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
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