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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 103 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 38 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 1.24% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.79% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 20
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£425 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £439 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.51 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.77% +8.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £40.51 £28.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £40.51 £48.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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
2146 1674 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.59% 69.03% 66.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 922 1033
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 161 178
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 +2 14 £425 -10.52% 3
Cambridgeshire -12 10 £125 -61.53% 7
Hertfordshire -1 7 £500 +122.22% 2
Bedfordshire -16 2 £458 +128.75%
Suffolk +2 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (47.06%) SQL
2 23 (33.82%) JavaScript
3 22 (32.35%) UNIX
3 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (30.88%) CSS
5 20 (29.41%) Java
5 20 (29.41%) Linux
6 19 (27.94%) HTML
7 18 (26.47%) XML
8 17 (25.00%) WebSphere
9 16 (23.53%) Ajax
9 16 (23.53%) HTML5
9 16 (23.53%) J2EE
10 15 (22.06%) Windows
10 15 (22.06%) Content Management
10 15 (22.06%) Relational Database
11 14 (20.59%) Oracle
11 14 (20.59%) OO
11 14 (20.59%) Web Services
11 14 (20.59%) XHTML
11 14 (20.59%) Scrum
12 13 (19.12%) Solaris
13 12 (17.65%) Ant
13 12 (17.65%) .NET
13 12 (17.65%) IBM
14 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
14 11 (16.18%) Marketing
15 10 (14.71%) TDD
15 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
15 10 (14.71%) RUP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.82%) CMS
3 2 (2.94%) Node.js
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.94%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Documentum
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.88%) MS Office
4 3 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.94%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.47%) MS Project
6 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.47%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) 2G
1 5 (7.35%) 3G
1 5 (7.35%) LTE
1 5 (7.35%) 4G
1 5 (7.35%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.88%) HTTP
3 3 (4.41%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.94%) TETRA
5 1 (1.47%) Wireless
5 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.47%) DECT
5 1 (1.47%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.94%) DTS
5 1 (1.47%) OLAP
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.47%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Ant
2 9 (13.24%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.41%) Maven
4 3 (4.41%) Selenium
4 3 (4.41%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.94%) Mockito
5 2 (2.94%) Hamcrest
6 1 (1.47%) MSI
6 1 (1.47%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.47%) JUnit
6 1 (1.47%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 11 (16.18%) Marketing
2 8 (11.76%) Legal
3 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.88%) Finance
6 3 (4.41%) Electronics
7 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.47%) Banking
8 1 (1.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Designer
5 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Service Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Senior UX Designer
6 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.41%) UX Designer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Designer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior UI Designer
7 2 (2.94%) Backup Specialist
7 2 (2.94%) UI Designer
7 2 (2.94%) MI Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) CSS
2 19 (27.94%) HTML
3 18 (26.47%) XML
4 16 (23.53%) Ajax
4 16 (23.53%) HTML5
4 16 (23.53%) J2EE
5 14 (20.59%) Web Services
5 14 (20.59%) XHTML
6 12 (17.65%) .NET
7 9 (13.24%) JSP
8 8 (11.76%) jQuery
9 7 (10.29%) JAX-RS
9 7 (10.29%) TopLink
9 7 (10.29%) SOAP
9 7 (10.29%) JAX-WS
10 5 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (5.88%) REST
11 4 (5.88%) AngularJS
12 3 (4.41%) Spring
13 2 (2.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) User Experience
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Open Source
2 4 (5.88%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.88%) Web 2.0
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) Life Science
4 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.94%) Biology
4 2 (2.94%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Verilog
5 1 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.47%) CMDB
5 1 (1.47%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) UNIX
2 20 (29.41%) Linux
3 15 (22.06%) Windows
4 13 (19.12%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) Content Management
3 14 (20.59%) OO
3 14 (20.59%) Scrum
4 10 (14.71%) TDD
4 10 (14.71%) RUP
4 10 (14.71%) B2C
4 10 (14.71%) Configuration Management
5 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Use Case
6 8 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (11.76%) User Stories
7 7 (10.29%) Service Management
7 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.82%) ITIL
8 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.82%) Change Management
9 5 (7.35%) SOA
9 5 (7.35%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.06%) SQL
2 23 (33.82%) JavaScript
3 20 (29.41%) Java
4 6 (8.82%) Python
4 6 (8.82%) C++
5 5 (7.35%) C#
6 4 (5.88%) Korn
6 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.88%) Perl
7 2 (2.94%) VB
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
7 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.47%) C
8 1 (1.47%) VBScript
8 1 (1.47%) VC++
8 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.47%) TTCN
8 1 (1.47%) FQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) QA
3 2 (2.94%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Oracle
2 12 (17.65%) IBM
3 8 (11.76%) FatWire
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.35%) HP
5 5 (7.35%) Adobe
6 3 (4.41%) Twitter
6 3 (4.41%) Citrix
7 2 (2.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (2.94%) Huawei
7 2 (2.94%) Nortel
7 2 (2.94%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.47%) AppSense
8 1 (1.47%) CA
8 1 (1.47%) EMC
8 1 (1.47%) Vignette
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.47%) Cognos
8 1 (1.47%) Sun
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