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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 95 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 41 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.45% 1.03% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.51% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 19
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£425 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £206 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.51 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.77% +20.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £40.51 £23.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.51 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
2165 1659 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.53% 68.36% 67.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 898 1081
Average daily rate £420 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 155 183
Average hourly rate £23.50 £36.00 £26.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.72% +33.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -3 14 £425 -2.85% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £125 -66.88% 7
Hertfordshire -8 11 £500 +122.22% 4
Bedfordshire -10 2 £458 +128.75% 2
Suffolk - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 30 (41.67%) SQL
2 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.39%) Java
4 18 (25.00%) CSS
4 18 (25.00%) Linux
5 17 (23.61%) UNIX
6 16 (22.22%) HTML
7 15 (20.83%) XML
7 15 (20.83%) Scrum
8 14 (19.44%) J2EE
8 14 (19.44%) Oracle
9 13 (18.06%) Web Services
9 13 (18.06%) Ajax
9 13 (18.06%) HTML5
10 12 (16.67%) Relational Database
10 12 (16.67%) Content Management
10 12 (16.67%) WebSphere
10 12 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 12 (16.67%) Windows
10 12 (16.67%) OO
11 11 (15.28%) Solaris
11 11 (15.28%) XHTML
11 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
11 11 (15.28%) Eclipse
11 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
11 11 (15.28%) Marketing
12 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
12 10 (13.89%) TDD
12 10 (13.89%) RUP

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 12 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.78%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.78%) Node.js
3 2 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.39%) Documentum
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.56%) MS Office
4 3 (4.17%) Acrobat
4 3 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.39%) MS Project
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.39%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) LTE
2 4 (5.56%) HTTP
2 4 (5.56%) 2G
2 4 (5.56%) 3G
2 4 (5.56%) 4G
2 4 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (2.78%) TETRA
3 2 (2.78%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.78%) Wireless
4 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.39%) UMTS
4 1 (1.39%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.39%) CDMA
4 1 (1.39%) DECT
4 1 (1.39%) GSM
4 1 (1.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Eclipse
2 10 (13.89%) Ant
3 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.56%) Maven
4 4 (5.56%) Selenium
5 3 (4.17%) Axure RP
5 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.78%) JUnit
6 2 (2.78%) Mockito
6 2 (2.78%) Hamcrest
7 1 (1.39%) GDB
7 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.39%) MSI
7 1 (1.39%) AdminStudio
7 1 (1.39%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.39%) Rational Rose
7 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 11 (15.28%) Marketing
2 7 (9.72%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.33%) Finance
4 5 (6.94%) Legal
5 4 (5.56%) Electronics
5 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.78%) Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.39%) Billing
7 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Service Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Designer
5 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Senior UX Designer
6 3 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Designer
6 3 (4.17%) UX Designer
6 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Storage Specialist
7 2 (2.78%) Data Administrator
7 2 (2.78%) Interface Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.00%) CSS
2 16 (22.22%) HTML
3 15 (20.83%) XML
4 14 (19.44%) J2EE
5 13 (18.06%) Web Services
5 13 (18.06%) Ajax
5 13 (18.06%) HTML5
6 11 (15.28%) XHTML
7 9 (12.50%) .NET
7 9 (12.50%) jQuery
8 7 (9.72%) JAX-RS
8 7 (9.72%) JSP
8 7 (9.72%) SOAP
8 7 (9.72%) JAX-WS
8 7 (9.72%) TopLink
9 5 (6.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (5.56%) Spring
10 4 (5.56%) REST
10 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) User Experience
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Open Source
3 4 (5.56%) Visualisation
3 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) Life Science
5 2 (2.78%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.78%) Biology
5 2 (2.78%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.39%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Linux
2 17 (23.61%) UNIX
3 12 (16.67%) Windows
4 11 (15.28%) Solaris
5 2 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (20.83%) Scrum
3 12 (16.67%) Content Management
3 12 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 12 (16.67%) OO
4 10 (13.89%) TDD
4 10 (13.89%) RUP
5 8 (11.11%) Use Case
5 8 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 8 (11.11%) User Stories
6 7 (9.72%) B2C
7 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 5 (6.94%) Service Management
8 5 (6.94%) Change Management
8 5 (6.94%) ITIL
8 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.56%) Bioinformatics
9 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.67%) SQL
2 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 19 (26.39%) Java
4 5 (6.94%) Python
4 5 (6.94%) C++
5 4 (5.56%) Korn
5 4 (5.56%) C#
5 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.17%) Perl
7 2 (2.78%) VB
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) C
8 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.39%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.39%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.39%) VC++
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
8 1 (1.39%) FQL
8 1 (1.39%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.78%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.39%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Firmware
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Oracle
2 10 (13.89%) IBM
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.33%) Adobe
4 5 (6.94%) FatWire
5 4 (5.56%) HP
6 3 (4.17%) Twitter
6 3 (4.17%) SAP
6 3 (4.17%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.78%) Huawei
7 2 (2.78%) Nortel
7 2 (2.78%) Sun
7 2 (2.78%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.39%) Facebook
8 1 (1.39%) TSYS
8 1 (1.39%) Citrix
8 1 (1.39%) EMC
8 1 (1.39%) CA
8 1 (1.39%) SolidWorks
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