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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / East of England
Rank 82 75 93
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing Validation 47 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.16% 2.03% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.54% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 15
Median daily rate £318 £428 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.73% +8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £668 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.22 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +84.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £33.78 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £50.68 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £31.47
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +31.87%

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
1783 1891 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.98% 79.89% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 1136 1223
Median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 157 148
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +55.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £56.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire -12 14 £319 -25.87% 2
Bedfordshire +2 10 £475 +35.71% 2
Suffolk -3 9 £200 -20.00%
Essex -9 6 £338 -43.75% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £425 +31.78% 5
Norfolk - 5 £310 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 17 (21.25%) Oracle
2 16 (20.00%) Finance
3 15 (18.75%) Windows
3 15 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (15.00%) Migration
5 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.50%) SQL
7 10 (12.50%) SCCM
8 9 (11.25%) QA
8 9 (11.25%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (10.00%) Data Validation
9 8 (10.00%) Data Transformation
9 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (8.75%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (8.75%) Regression Testing
10 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
10 7 (8.75%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (7.50%) Change Management
11 6 (7.50%) C++
11 6 (7.50%) ITIL
11 6 (7.50%) ETL
11 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
11 6 (7.50%) Degree
11 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
11 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
11 6 (7.50%) User Experience
11 6 (7.50%) Data Quality
11 6 (7.50%) Analytics

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 1 (1.25%) IIS
1 1 (1.25%) Marvel
1 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.75%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.25%) Lorenzo
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.75%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.50%) BGP
3 2 (2.50%) DHCP
3 2 (2.50%) DNS
3 2 (2.50%) Firewall
3 2 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) OSPF
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
3 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.25%) DKIM
4 1 (1.25%) DMARC
4 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.25%) IPsec
4 1 (1.25%) Multicast
4 1 (1.25%) NAS
4 1 (1.25%) Wireless
4 1 (1.25%) WPA
4 1 (1.25%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.00%) QlikView
4 3 (3.75%) Big Data
4 3 (3.75%) Data Mart
4 3 (3.75%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (3.75%) PowerCenter
4 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) DB2
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) ERwin
1 3 (3.75%) LSMW
1 3 (3.75%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.50%) JIRA
2 2 (2.50%) JMeter
2 2 (2.50%) JUnit
2 2 (2.50%) MSI
2 2 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) Appium
3 1 (1.25%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.25%) Calabash
3 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.25%) Redmine
3 1 (1.25%) Trac
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Advertising
2 4 (5.00%) Billing
3 3 (3.75%) Electronics
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.25%) Automotive
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Analyst
1 13 (16.25%) Consultant
2 8 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Developer
4 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Architect
5 4 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 4 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Tester
6 3 (3.75%) Data Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Data Migration Specialist
6 3 (3.75%) Electronics Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) HR Specialist
6 3 (3.75%) IT Programme Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Senior Oracle Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.75%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) BAPI
2 3 (3.75%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) User Experience
3 4 (5.00%) NHS
4 3 (3.75%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.75%) Learning Management System
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) CMDB
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
6 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.75%) AIX
4 3 (3.75%) Linux
4 3 (3.75%) Solaris
4 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.50%) Unix
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.25%) Android
6 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.00%) Migration
4 9 (11.25%) GAP Analysis
5 8 (10.00%) Data Transformation
5 8 (10.00%) Data Validation
6 7 (8.75%) Regression Testing
6 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.50%) Analytics
7 6 (7.50%) Change Management
7 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.50%) ETL
7 6 (7.50%) ITIL
8 5 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (6.25%) Network Design
8 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Release Management
8 5 (6.25%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) C++
3 4 (5.00%) C
3 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (2.50%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) VBScript
5 1 (1.25%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.25%) Perl
5 1 (1.25%) Ruby
5 1 (1.25%) Tcl
5 1 (1.25%) VB
5 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Degree
1 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.50%) CCNA
4 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CCIE
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
2 6 (7.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.75%) HL7
4 2 (2.50%) SLA
5 1 (1.25%) ARP4754
5 1 (1.25%) GAMP
5 1 (1.25%) GxP
5 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.50%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) Control-M
3 2 (2.50%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.75%) BMC
4 3 (3.75%) Dell
4 3 (3.75%) EMC
4 3 (3.75%) Informatica
4 3 (3.75%) Saba
4 3 (3.75%) SAP
4 3 (3.75%) Workday
5 2 (2.50%) AppSense
5 2 (2.50%) BT
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco
5 2 (2.50%) HP
5 2 (2.50%) Juniper
5 2 (2.50%) NetApp
5 2 (2.50%) Northgate
5 2 (2.50%) Symantec
6 1 (1.25%) Google
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