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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 48 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.08% 1.52% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.08% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £261 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.55% -34.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £244 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £277 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £43.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
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
396 433 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.00% 73.27% 74.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 250 162
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 54
Average hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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
Basildon -5 3 £400 -
Chelmsford - 2 £430 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 16 (69.57%) SQL
1 16 (69.57%) J2EE
1 16 (69.57%) HTML
1 16 (69.57%) Java
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (69.57%) Content Management
1 16 (69.57%) HTML5
2 15 (65.22%) Relational Database
2 15 (65.22%) Solaris
2 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 15 (65.22%) UNIX
3 14 (60.87%) Web Services
3 14 (60.87%) XML
3 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
3 14 (60.87%) CSS
3 14 (60.87%) XHTML
3 14 (60.87%) Ajax
3 14 (60.87%) WebSphere
4 13 (56.52%) Scrum
4 13 (56.52%) TopLink
4 13 (56.52%) IBM
4 13 (56.52%) Use Case
4 13 (56.52%) RUP
4 13 (56.52%) Ant
4 13 (56.52%) SOAP
4 13 (56.52%) User Stories
4 13 (56.52%) Marketing
4 13 (56.52%) EclipseLink
5 12 (52.17%) SoapUI

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Ant
2 12 (52.17%) SoapUI
3 11 (47.83%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (56.52%) Marketing
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Automotive
3 2 (8.70%) French Language
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 14 (60.87%) Java Developer
3 10 (43.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Head of Testing
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (4.35%) GIS Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) J2EE
1 16 (69.57%) HTML
1 16 (69.57%) HTML5
2 14 (60.87%) Web Services
2 14 (60.87%) XML
2 14 (60.87%) CSS
2 14 (60.87%) XHTML
2 14 (60.87%) Ajax
3 13 (56.52%) TopLink
3 13 (56.52%) SOAP
3 13 (56.52%) EclipseLink
4 11 (47.83%) JAX-RS
4 11 (47.83%) JAX-WS
5 3 (13.04%) JSP
6 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Web 2.0
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Solaris
2 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 15 (65.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (69.57%) Content Management
2 13 (56.52%) Scrum
2 13 (56.52%) Use Case
2 13 (56.52%) RUP
2 13 (56.52%) User Stories
3 12 (52.17%) OO
3 12 (52.17%) Digital Marketing
4 11 (47.83%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) B2C
5 4 (17.39%) Data Validation
6 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (13.04%) Data Governance
6 3 (13.04%) Change Control
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) SEO
7 2 (8.70%) Data Management
7 2 (8.70%) RAD
7 2 (8.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
1 16 (69.57%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) IBM
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) FatWire
3 1 (4.35%) ESRI