The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 103 100 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 43 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.42% 0.88% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.26% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 7
Average daily rate
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£308 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £32.20 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £44.20 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2229 1665 2031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.47% 69.67% 66.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 866 1002
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 133 233
Average hourly rate £28.91 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +11 11 £360 -28.00%
Hertfordshire +5 11 £325 -13.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £313 +184.09% 2
Bedfordshire -15 6 £280 - 1
Norfolk - 5 £278 - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 18 (20.45%) UNIX
3 15 (17.05%) Windows
3 15 (17.05%) Java
4 14 (15.91%) Oracle
4 14 (15.91%) QA
5 13 (14.77%) Linux
5 13 (14.77%) OO
6 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (13.64%) Ajax
6 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (12.50%) ETL
7 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 11 (12.50%) XML
7 11 (12.50%) J2EE
8 10 (11.36%) HTML
8 10 (11.36%) JSP
8 10 (11.36%) Solaris
8 10 (11.36%) IBM
8 10 (11.36%) Degree
8 10 (11.36%) WebSphere
8 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
9 9 (10.23%) HTML5
9 9 (10.23%) Scrum
9 9 (10.23%) SOA
9 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
9 9 (10.23%) CSS
9 9 (10.23%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.23%) RUP
9 9 (10.23%) XHTML

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (11.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.41%) CMS
3 2 (2.27%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) SAS
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) Simulink
3 1 (1.14%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.14%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) GSM
1 3 (3.41%) Bluetooth
1 3 (3.41%) DHCP
1 3 (3.41%) DNS
2 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.27%) SMS
3 1 (1.14%) UMTS
3 1 (1.14%) WCDMA
3 1 (1.14%) CDMA
3 1 (1.14%) SAN
3 1 (1.14%) Wireless
3 1 (1.14%) LTE
3 1 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 8 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.41%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.14%) DataStage
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.14%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.14%) DB2
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Ant
2 4 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.41%) MSI
3 3 (3.41%) LabVIEW
3 3 (3.41%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (3.41%) GoogleTest
4 2 (2.27%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (2.27%) Maven
4 2 (2.27%) Selenium
4 2 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (1.14%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.14%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.14%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.14%) GDB
General
1 7 (7.95%) Electronics
1 7 (7.95%) Legal
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Analyst
2 16 (18.18%) Developer
3 8 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Architect
4 7 (7.95%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) ETL Developer
7 3 (3.41%) EMC Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Software Programmer
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Programmer
7 3 (3.41%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.41%) Test Coordinator
7 3 (3.41%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Product Manager
7 3 (3.41%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) Ajax
2 11 (12.50%) XML
2 11 (12.50%) J2EE
3 10 (11.36%) HTML
3 10 (11.36%) JSP
4 9 (10.23%) CSS
4 9 (10.23%) XHTML
4 9 (10.23%) HTML5
5 5 (5.68%) Spring
6 3 (3.41%) Qt
6 3 (3.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (3.41%) XSD
6 3 (3.41%) Middleware
6 3 (3.41%) STL
7 2 (2.27%) Struts
7 2 (2.27%) Web Services
7 2 (2.27%) Servlets
7 2 (2.27%) .NET
7 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Web 2.0
2 3 (3.41%) NHS
2 3 (3.41%) Data Extraction
2 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Clustering
4 1 (1.14%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.14%) Firmware
4 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.14%) Informatics
4 1 (1.14%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.14%) CMDB
4 1 (1.14%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.14%) Open Source
4 1 (1.14%) Social Media
4 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.45%) UNIX
2 15 (17.05%) Windows
3 13 (14.77%) Linux
4 10 (11.36%) Solaris
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.41%) HPUX
7 2 (2.27%) VxWorks
7 2 (2.27%) Android
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.14%) AIX
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.77%) OO
2 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (12.50%) ETL
4 9 (10.23%) UML
4 9 (10.23%) SOA
4 9 (10.23%) RUP
4 9 (10.23%) E-Commerce
4 9 (10.23%) Scrum
4 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 8 (9.09%) Content Management
5 8 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 7 (7.95%) RAD
7 6 (6.82%) ITIL
7 6 (6.82%) Data Modelling
7 6 (6.82%) Project Management
7 6 (6.82%) Migration
7 6 (6.82%) Time Management
7 6 (6.82%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) Java
3 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.55%) Ada
5 3 (3.41%) C
5 3 (3.41%) C++
5 3 (3.41%) AWK
6 2 (2.27%) VBScript
6 2 (2.27%) VB
7 1 (1.14%) FQL
7 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.14%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) MBA
5 1 (1.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.14%) MCITP
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.14%) MCSE
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) QA
2 5 (5.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.27%) SLA
3 2 (2.27%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.14%) JTAG
4 1 (1.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.14%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Oracle
2 10 (11.36%) IBM
3 8 (9.09%) HP
3 8 (9.09%) FatWire
4 6 (6.82%) hybris
4 6 (6.82%) Citrix
4 6 (6.82%) Endeca
5 5 (5.68%) Adobe
5 5 (5.68%) VMware
6 4 (4.55%) EMC
6 4 (4.55%) SAP
7 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.41%) SolidWorks
7 3 (3.41%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.41%) Informatica
7 3 (3.41%) Google
7 3 (3.41%) Ceridian
8 2 (2.27%) JDA
8 2 (2.27%) AppSense
8 2 (2.27%) RedPrairie
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