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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 92 74 94
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 65 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.46% 2.52% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 3.29% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 13
Median daily rate £459 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £375 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 8
Median hourly rate £50.25 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.62% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £37.50 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.45 £50.68 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
1866 1977 2254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 80.26% 76.66% 78.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1138 1450
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £284 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 200 144
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +55.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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
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 6 December 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
Hertfordshire -7 14 £469 +15.32% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 9 £388 +2.64% 10
Bedfordshire -11 7 £525 +21.73% 1
Suffolk -2 2 - - 5
Essex -4 2 £255 -40.00%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 29 (33.33%) Finance
2 21 (24.14%) Oracle
3 17 (19.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (17.24%) Migration
4 15 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (17.24%) Windows
5 14 (16.09%) SQL
5 14 (16.09%) Change Management
6 12 (13.79%) Release Management
6 12 (13.79%) QA
6 12 (13.79%) Oracle Database
7 11 (12.64%) C
7 11 (12.64%) ITIL
8 10 (11.49%) Regression Testing
8 10 (11.49%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (11.49%) Degree
8 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering
8 10 (11.49%) Data Transformation
8 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (10.34%) Process Improvement
9 9 (10.34%) Data Quality
9 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (10.34%) ERP
9 9 (10.34%) SAP
9 9 (10.34%) ETL
10 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (9.20%) GAP Analysis
11 7 (8.05%) Performance Testing
11 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing

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 2 (2.30%) SAS
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) Doxygen
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.60%) SAP ERP
3 3 (3.45%) SAP HR
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.15%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.15%) DHCP
2 1 (1.15%) DKIM
2 1 (1.15%) DMARC
2 1 (1.15%) DNS
2 1 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.15%) Firewall
2 1 (1.15%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) LAN
2 1 (1.15%) VPN
2 1 (1.15%) WAN
2 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.15%) Wireless
2 1 (1.15%) WPA
2 1 (1.15%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle Discoverer
4 5 (5.75%) Data Mart
4 5 (5.75%) PowerCenter
4 5 (5.75%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.30%) Base SAS
6 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.30%) GIS
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
7 1 (1.15%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) ERwin
2 3 (3.45%) LSMW
3 2 (2.30%) JIRA
3 2 (2.30%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.15%) Appium
4 1 (1.15%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.15%) Calabash
4 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.15%) Emacs
4 1 (1.15%) GCC
4 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.15%) Redmine
4 1 (1.15%) Subversion
4 1 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 29 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.45%) Billing
4 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (20.69%) Analyst
2 11 (12.64%) Developer
2 11 (12.64%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Consultant
4 9 (10.34%) HR Manager
4 9 (10.34%) Test Analyst
5 8 (9.20%) IT Manager
6 7 (8.05%) HR Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Oracle Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Oracle Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Software Validation Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Validation Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Informatica Developer
8 5 (5.75%) IT Programme Manager
8 5 (5.75%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.45%) BAPI
2 3 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (2.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) .NET
4 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.15%) Middleware
4 1 (1.15%) NumPy
4 1 (1.15%) POSIX
4 1 (1.15%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Data Extraction
3 6 (6.90%) Learning Management System
4 4 (4.60%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.30%) Life Science
6 2 (2.30%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.15%) CMDB
7 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.15%) FMCG
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) AIX
2 6 (6.90%) Solaris
3 4 (4.60%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.45%) Linux
4 3 (3.45%) Unix
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (17.24%) Migration
2 15 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (16.09%) Change Management
4 12 (13.79%) Release Management
5 11 (12.64%) ITIL
6 10 (11.49%) Data Transformation
6 10 (11.49%) Regression Testing
6 10 (11.49%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (10.34%) ERP
7 9 (10.34%) ETL
7 9 (10.34%) Process Improvement
8 8 (9.20%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (8.05%) Performance Testing
9 7 (8.05%) SDLC
9 7 (8.05%) Test Management
9 7 (8.05%) Test Strategy
9 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) SQL
2 11 (12.64%) C
3 6 (6.90%) C++
4 4 (4.60%) Python
5 3 (3.45%) Java
5 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.15%) C#
6 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.15%) Perl
6 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.15%) Ruby
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) VB
6 1 (1.15%) VBA
6 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
2 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.30%) ISEB
6 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) QA
2 9 (10.34%) Data Quality
3 6 (6.90%) MISRA
3 6 (6.90%) MISRA C
4 2 (2.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (2.30%) GxP
4 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.30%) SLA
5 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.15%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Control-M
2 3 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.15%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Oracle
2 9 (10.34%) SAP
3 6 (6.90%) Dell
3 6 (6.90%) Informatica
3 6 (6.90%) Saba
3 6 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.75%) Workday
5 3 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.30%) GoldenSource
6 2 (2.30%) Northgate
6 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.15%) AppSense
7 1 (1.15%) BT
7 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) Google
7 1 (1.15%) IBM
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec
7 1 (1.15%) Xamarin
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