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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 97 96 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 31 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.21% 1.40% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.99% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 18
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£395 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £305 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £365 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.34% +15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.76 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% -20.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £21.15 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.36 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +1.35%
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
1912 1608 1621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.75% 70.50% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1176 884 898
Average daily rate £413 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 146 122
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Essex +6 10 £331 -24.28% 2
Cambridgeshire -19 9 £125 -61.53% 6
Hertfordshire +1 4 £395 -9.71% 5
Suffolk -1 3 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £458 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (47.83%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 20 (28.99%) CSS
3 20 (28.99%) UNIX
3 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (27.54%) XML
5 18 (26.09%) Linux
5 18 (26.09%) HTML
5 18 (26.09%) Java
6 17 (24.64%) Web Services
7 15 (21.74%) Windows
7 15 (21.74%) Ajax
7 15 (21.74%) WebSphere
7 15 (21.74%) HTML5
8 14 (20.29%) Content Management
8 14 (20.29%) J2EE
9 13 (18.84%) XHTML
9 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
9 13 (18.84%) Scrum
9 13 (18.84%) Relational Database
10 12 (17.39%) Oracle
10 12 (17.39%) OO
10 12 (17.39%) Marketing
11 11 (15.94%) TDD
11 11 (15.94%) Solaris
11 11 (15.94%) Ant
11 11 (15.94%) .NET
11 11 (15.94%) IBM
12 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
12 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.25%) CMS
3 3 (4.35%) Documentum
3 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.90%) Node.js
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS Office
3 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.90%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) 4G
1 5 (7.25%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (7.25%) LTE
1 5 (7.25%) 2G
1 5 (7.25%) 3G
2 4 (5.80%) HTTP
3 3 (4.35%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.90%) TETRA
4 2 (2.90%) ATM
5 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.45%) DECT
5 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.35%) Spotfire
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.35%) OLAP
4 3 (4.35%) MySQL
5 2 (2.90%) DTS
5 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Ant
2 9 (13.04%) Eclipse
3 6 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.35%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.90%) Mockito
5 2 (2.90%) Hamcrest
5 2 (2.90%) Maven
5 2 (2.90%) JIRA
5 2 (2.90%) Selenium
6 1 (1.45%) Subversion
6 1 (1.45%) MSI
6 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (17.39%) Marketing
2 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.25%) Legal
5 4 (5.80%) Electronics
6 3 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.45%) Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Analyst
3 11 (15.94%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Designer
6 4 (5.80%) MI Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Validation Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Designer
7 3 (4.35%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.35%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Senior UX Designer
8 2 (2.90%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) CSS
2 19 (27.54%) XML
3 18 (26.09%) HTML
4 17 (24.64%) Web Services
5 15 (21.74%) Ajax
5 15 (21.74%) HTML5
6 14 (20.29%) J2EE
7 13 (18.84%) XHTML
8 11 (15.94%) .NET
9 9 (13.04%) JAX-WS
9 9 (13.04%) JAX-RS
9 9 (13.04%) TopLink
9 9 (13.04%) SOAP
10 7 (10.14%) jQuery
11 5 (7.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (7.25%) JSP
12 4 (5.80%) REST
12 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
13 3 (4.35%) XML Schema
14 2 (2.90%) Guava
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) User Experience
3 4 (5.80%) Visualisation
3 4 (5.80%) Open Source
4 3 (4.35%) Life Science
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.90%) NHS
5 2 (2.90%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.90%) Biology
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) CMDB
6 1 (1.45%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.45%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) UNIX
2 18 (26.09%) Linux
3 15 (21.74%) Windows
4 11 (15.94%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.29%) Content Management
3 13 (18.84%) Scrum
4 12 (17.39%) OO
5 11 (15.94%) TDD
6 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
7 9 (13.04%) Use Case
7 9 (13.04%) B2C
7 9 (13.04%) RUP
7 9 (13.04%) User Stories
8 8 (11.59%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Workflow
9 6 (8.70%) Service Management
9 6 (8.70%) ITIL
9 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.70%) Analytics
10 5 (7.25%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.83%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 18 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (8.70%) C++
4 6 (8.70%) Python
5 5 (7.25%) C#
6 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.80%) Perl
6 4 (5.80%) Korn
7 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.90%) VB
7 2 (2.90%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) TTCN
8 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.45%) C
8 1 (1.45%) VBScript
8 1 (1.45%) VC++
8 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.90%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.45%) GMP
4 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Oracle
2 11 (15.94%) IBM
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.25%) HP
4 5 (7.25%) FatWire
5 3 (4.35%) Adobe
5 3 (4.35%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) Ericsson
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) Nortel
6 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 2 (2.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (2.90%) Twitter
6 2 (2.90%) Huawei
7 1 (1.45%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.45%) Infoflex
7 1 (1.45%) Altera
7 1 (1.45%) Actel
7 1 (1.45%) CA
7 1 (1.45%) Cognos
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