The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 51 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.03% 0.21% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 0.31% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £361
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £23.44
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 - £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 - £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
Validation
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
398 323 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 80.89% 66.46% 66.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 173 140
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 37 62
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £37.50 £39.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Saffron Walden - 4 - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Maldon - - - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 13 (68.42%) Java
1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
1 13 (68.42%) CSS
1 13 (68.42%) OO
2 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) XML
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Ajax
2 11 (57.89%) HTML5
2 11 (57.89%) Relational Database
3 9 (47.37%) WebSphere
3 9 (47.37%) Content Management
3 9 (47.37%) IBM
3 9 (47.37%) J2EE
3 9 (47.37%) Ant
3 9 (47.37%) UNIX
3 9 (47.37%) RUP
3 9 (47.37%) XHTML
4 8 (42.11%) JSP
4 8 (42.11%) SOA
4 8 (42.11%) FatWire
5 7 (36.84%) Legal
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) Solaris
5 7 (36.84%) RAD
6 5 (26.32%) SEO
6 5 (26.32%) Web 2.0

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 9 (47.37%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Solr
2 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 2 (10.53%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (5.26%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Ant
2 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.53%) Mockito
2 2 (10.53%) Hamcrest
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 7 (36.84%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.26%) CMS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) CSS
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) XML
2 11 (57.89%) Ajax
2 11 (57.89%) HTML5
3 9 (47.37%) XHTML
3 9 (47.37%) J2EE
4 8 (42.11%) JSP
5 4 (21.05%) Web Services
5 4 (21.05%) REST
5 4 (21.05%) jQuery
5 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.53%) Guava
6 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (10.53%) Sass
6 2 (10.53%) LESS
6 2 (10.53%) Lucene
6 2 (10.53%) Spring
6 2 (10.53%) CSS3
6 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Web 2.0
2 4 (21.05%) Open Source
3 3 (15.79%) User Experience
4 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
4 2 (10.53%) Biology
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) Life Science
4 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) UNIX
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) OO
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) RUP
3 9 (47.37%) Content Management
4 8 (42.11%) SOA
5 7 (36.84%) RAD
6 5 (26.32%) SEO
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Web Development
7 4 (21.05%) Bioinformatics
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) B2C
8 3 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
9 2 (10.53%) User Stories
9 2 (10.53%) Time Management
9 2 (10.53%) Data Mapping
9 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) VB
5 1 (5.26%) VC++
5 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.26%) FQL
5 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) IBM
2 8 (42.11%) FatWire
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Twitter
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) Adobe
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Facebook
5 1 (5.26%) Vignette
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft