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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 78 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing Validation 49 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.84% 1.47% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 2.02% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 14
Average daily rate
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£380 £366 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% -5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £285 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £431 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Average hourly rate £27.25 £39.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.12% +24.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £35.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £40.60 £47.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.63
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +23.42%
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
1988 2230 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.74% 72.83% 69.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1270 842
Average daily rate £400 £400 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 134 131
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £35.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -0.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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
Hertfordshire +7 16 £375 +9.48% 4
Essex +12 14 £400 +1.26% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 11 £285 +5.55% 6
Suffolk +8 4 £369 +13.46% 1
Bedfordshire -12 3 £320 -14.66% 2
Norfolk +2 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 31 (39.74%) SQL
2 22 (28.21%) HTML
2 22 (28.21%) XML
2 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (26.92%) Web Services
3 21 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 20 (25.64%) CSS
4 20 (25.64%) UNIX
5 19 (24.36%) Windows
6 18 (23.08%) Linux
6 18 (23.08%) J2EE
6 18 (23.08%) Java
6 18 (23.08%) Content Management
6 18 (23.08%) Marketing
6 18 (23.08%) WebSphere
7 17 (21.79%) HTML5
8 16 (20.51%) Relational Database
9 15 (19.23%) Ajax
9 15 (19.23%) Solaris
9 15 (19.23%) XHTML
9 15 (19.23%) IBM
10 14 (17.95%) Scrum
10 14 (17.95%) Workflow
11 13 (16.67%) TopLink
11 13 (16.67%) RUP
11 13 (16.67%) SOAP
11 13 (16.67%) Ant
11 13 (16.67%) Use Case
11 13 (16.67%) User Stories
12 12 (15.38%) Digital Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.41%) Documentum
2 5 (6.41%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (6.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.97%) MS Office
3 4 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) 3G
1 4 (5.13%) 2G
1 4 (5.13%) LTE
1 4 (5.13%) 4G
1 4 (5.13%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.56%) ATM
2 2 (2.56%) 3GPP
2 2 (2.56%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (2.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.85%) Spotfire
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.85%) OLAP
4 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.56%) DTS
5 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.56%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.28%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.28%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Ant
2 11 (14.10%) Eclipse
2 11 (14.10%) SoapUI
3 5 (6.41%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.28%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.28%) MSI
5 1 (1.28%) AdminStudio
General
1 18 (23.08%) Marketing
2 11 (14.10%) Finance
3 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.13%) Legal
4 4 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.13%) Electronics
5 3 (3.85%) Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.56%) Automotive
7 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (29.49%) Developer
2 19 (24.36%) Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Data Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Designer
7 5 (6.41%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) UX Designer
7 5 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.13%) SAP Business Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) MI Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) UI Designer
9 3 (3.85%) AWS Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (3.85%) Interface Designer
9 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.21%) HTML
1 22 (28.21%) XML
2 21 (26.92%) Web Services
3 20 (25.64%) CSS
4 18 (23.08%) J2EE
5 17 (21.79%) HTML5
6 15 (19.23%) Ajax
6 15 (19.23%) XHTML
7 13 (16.67%) SOAP
7 13 (16.67%) TopLink
8 11 (14.10%) JAX-WS
8 11 (14.10%) JAX-RS
9 7 (8.97%) .NET
10 5 (6.41%) JSP
10 5 (6.41%) XML Schema
10 5 (6.41%) jQuery
10 5 (6.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.56%) Hibernate
12 1 (1.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
1 5 (6.41%) User Experience
2 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) NHS
3 2 (2.56%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.56%) CMDB
3 2 (2.56%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.28%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.28%) Life Science
4 1 (1.28%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (1.28%) GIS
4 1 (1.28%) Verilog
4 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.64%) UNIX
2 19 (24.36%) Windows
3 18 (23.08%) Linux
4 15 (19.23%) Solaris
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.08%) Content Management
3 14 (17.95%) Scrum
3 14 (17.95%) Workflow
4 13 (16.67%) RUP
4 13 (16.67%) Use Case
4 13 (16.67%) User Stories
5 12 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
5 12 (15.38%) OO
6 11 (14.10%) TDD
7 9 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
8 8 (10.26%) Migration
9 7 (8.97%) B2C
9 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
9 7 (8.97%) Logical Data Model
9 7 (8.97%) Physical Data Model
10 6 (7.69%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) SQL
2 21 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 18 (23.08%) Java
4 6 (7.69%) C#
5 4 (5.13%) C++
5 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) Perl
6 2 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.28%) VBScript
7 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB
3 1 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) IEC 61508
2 2 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.28%) GMP
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Firmware
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) IBM
2 12 (15.38%) SAP
3 7 (8.97%) Oracle
4 5 (6.41%) HP
4 5 (6.41%) EMC
4 5 (6.41%) FatWire
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.85%) Citrix
7 2 (2.56%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.56%) Huawei
7 2 (2.56%) Nortel
7 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (2.56%) Verint
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (1.28%) AppSense
8 1 (1.28%) Cognos
8 1 (1.28%) Xilinx
8 1 (1.28%) Altera
8 1 (1.28%) Actel
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