The first table below looks at the demand for the Validation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation Engineer
Rank 583 496 573
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +77
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.016% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.018% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £298
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Validation Engineer
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Validation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Validation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Validation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation Engineer across the England region.

Validation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Validation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation Engineer across the England region.

Validation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Validation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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Job
Vacancies
South West -21 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Validation Engineer
Top 13 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Validation Engineer in their job title 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 with Validation Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 5 (62.50%) GxP
3 4 (50.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (37.50%) German Language
5 1 (12.50%) Italian Language
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Degree

Validation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Validation Engineer in their job title 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 with Validation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (37.50%) German Language
2 1 (12.50%) Italian Language
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) GxP
2 4 (50.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (12.50%) QA