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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 89 82 96
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 1.89% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.46% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 17
Median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 10
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.44% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.05 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £39.45 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.06%
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
1969 2114 2343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.64% 76.68% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1185 1327
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 155 142
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +8 13 £450 +20.00% 4
Suffolk +7 8 £258 -30.16% 9
Cambridgeshire +3 6 £325 +14.03% 4
Bedfordshire +1 5 £384 +19.92% 7
Norfolk -5 1 - -
Essex -8 1 £250 -37.50% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (27.37%) Software Engineering
2 24 (25.26%) C++
3 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 19 (20.00%) UML
5 17 (17.89%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (16.84%) Ada
6 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
7 15 (15.79%) Manufacturing
7 15 (15.79%) Rational Rhapsody
8 14 (14.74%) Data Quality
8 14 (14.74%) OO
8 14 (14.74%) C
8 14 (14.74%) Data Analysis
8 14 (14.74%) Degree
9 13 (13.68%) Migration
9 13 (13.68%) Finance
9 13 (13.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (12.63%) VxWorks
10 12 (12.63%) SQL
10 12 (12.63%) Data Validation
10 12 (12.63%) VectorCAST
11 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
12 10 (10.53%) Windows
12 10 (10.53%) ETL
13 9 (9.47%) QA
13 9 (9.47%) Change Control
14 8 (8.42%) Process Improvement
14 8 (8.42%) SDLC
14 8 (8.42%) Data Migration

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 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.05%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.05%) MTS
2 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Office
2 3 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
3 2 (2.11%) Simulink
4 1 (1.05%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) LAN
1 4 (4.21%) WAN
2 3 (3.16%) SpaceWire
3 2 (2.11%) Junos
3 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
4 1 (1.05%) Internet
4 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.32%) MySQL
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.05%) Base SAS
7 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) GIS
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (15.79%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (12.63%) VectorCAST
4 5 (5.26%) ClearCase
4 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.11%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.11%) ClearQuest
6 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.05%) GCC
7 1 (1.05%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.05%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 15 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 13 (13.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (5.26%) Electronics
3 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Avionics
4 3 (3.16%) Legal
4 3 (3.16%) Military
5 2 (2.11%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.05%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 17 (17.89%) Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Developer
4 10 (10.53%) Principal Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Principal Software Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Consultant
6 7 (7.37%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Ada Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Ada Software Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Programmer
8 4 (4.21%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) ETL Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Programmer
8 4 (4.21%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Validation Consultant
8 4 (4.21%) Validation Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) .NET
2 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.05%) CGI
4 1 (1.05%) OpenCV
4 1 (1.05%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.05%) Qt
4 1 (1.05%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.05%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
1 8 (8.42%) Visualisation
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.26%) Biology
5 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (3.16%) FMCG
5 3 (3.16%) VHDL
6 2 (2.11%) CMDB
6 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.11%) Life Science
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.05%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (1.05%) Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.05%) Mechatronics
7 1 (1.05%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.05%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.63%) VxWorks
2 10 (10.53%) Windows
3 4 (4.21%) Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Unix
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) AIX
6 1 (1.05%) HPUX
6 1 (1.05%) Solaris
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.37%) Software Engineering
2 19 (20.00%) UML
3 14 (14.74%) Data Analysis
3 14 (14.74%) OO
4 13 (13.68%) Migration
5 12 (12.63%) Data Validation
6 10 (10.53%) ETL
7 9 (9.47%) Change Control
8 8 (8.42%) Data Migration
8 8 (8.42%) Process Improvement
8 8 (8.42%) SDLC
9 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.32%) ERP
10 6 (6.32%) ITIL
11 5 (5.26%) Bioinformatics
11 5 (5.26%) Programme Management
11 5 (5.26%) Project Management
12 4 (4.21%) Resource Management
12 4 (4.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.26%) C++
2 16 (16.84%) Ada
3 14 (14.74%) C
4 12 (12.63%) SQL
5 8 (8.42%) C#
5 8 (8.42%) Python
6 6 (6.32%) Perl
7 5 (5.26%) Java
7 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.16%) ANSI C
8 3 (3.16%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.11%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.11%) X++
10 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.05%) R
10 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.05%) VB
10 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.74%) Degree
4 4 (4.21%) Postgraduate
5 3 (3.16%) HNC
5 3 (3.16%) HND
5 3 (3.16%) JNCIA
5 3 (3.16%) JNCIE
5 3 (3.16%) JNCIP
5 3 (3.16%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.11%) ISEB
7 1 (1.05%) APMP
7 1 (1.05%) CISA
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.05%) CRISC
7 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.05%) PMP
7 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) Data Quality
2 9 (9.47%) QA
3 7 (7.37%) GMP
4 3 (3.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (3.16%) DO-254
4 3 (3.16%) GxP
4 3 (3.16%) IEC 61508
5 2 (2.11%) ECSS
5 2 (2.11%) GCP
5 2 (2.11%) GLP
5 2 (2.11%) JTAG
5 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.05%) ARP4761
6 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.05%) DO-160
6 1 (1.05%) GAMP
6 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.05%) MISRA
6 1 (1.05%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) Cygwin
1 3 (3.16%) Firmware
2 1 (1.05%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) vSphere
2 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
3 7 (7.37%) SAP
4 6 (6.32%) Trillium
5 4 (4.21%) EMC
5 4 (4.21%) Juniper
6 3 (3.16%) Cisco
7 2 (2.11%) Citrix
7 2 (2.11%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.11%) VMware
8 1 (1.05%) Dell
8 1 (1.05%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.05%) HP
8 1 (1.05%) Lauterbach
8 1 (1.05%) NetApp
8 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.05%) Sybase
8 1 (1.05%) Symantec
8 1 (1.05%) Tableau
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