The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 45 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.18% 1.55% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.02% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £255 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
366 397 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 86.12% 76.79% 80.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 211 202
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 65 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +8.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.80 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Essex region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Test Management
2 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) AIX
3 5 (71.43%) Solaris
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Discoverer
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (71.43%) Dell
3 5 (71.43%) Control-M
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (71.43%) Migration
3 5 (71.43%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V2
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) HR Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Senior Oracle Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Change and Release Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Change Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) AIX
1 5 (71.43%) Solaris
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (85.71%) Test Management
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V2
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Dell
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle