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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 49 51 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.73% 1.05% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 1.52% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.51 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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
392 395 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.56% 68.82% 64.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 235 128
Average daily rate £425 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 39
Average hourly rate £21.00 £31.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Brentwood - 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (79.17%) Java
1 19 (79.17%) JavaScript
2 18 (75.00%) CSS
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (70.83%) SQL
4 16 (66.67%) HTML
4 16 (66.67%) XML
4 16 (66.67%) Ajax
4 16 (66.67%) HTML5
5 15 (62.50%) J2EE
5 15 (62.50%) Content Management
5 15 (62.50%) Relational Database
6 14 (58.33%) Windows
6 14 (58.33%) Linux
6 14 (58.33%) OO
6 14 (58.33%) XHTML
6 14 (58.33%) WebSphere
7 13 (54.17%) Web Services
8 12 (50.00%) Solaris
8 12 (50.00%) UNIX
8 12 (50.00%) Ant
8 12 (50.00%) Scrum
8 12 (50.00%) IBM
9 10 (41.67%) TDD
9 10 (41.67%) B2C
9 10 (41.67%) RUP
10 8 (33.33%) Eclipse
10 8 (33.33%) JSP
10 8 (33.33%) Legal
10 8 (33.33%) FatWire

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (58.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.33%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (8.33%) Node.js
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Solr
3 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Ant
2 8 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.33%) Mockito
4 2 (8.33%) Hamcrest
4 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) Maven
5 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (33.33%) Legal
1 8 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) CSS
2 16 (66.67%) HTML
2 16 (66.67%) XML
2 16 (66.67%) Ajax
2 16 (66.67%) HTML5
3 15 (62.50%) J2EE
4 14 (58.33%) XHTML
5 13 (54.17%) Web Services
6 8 (33.33%) JSP
7 7 (29.17%) JAX-WS
7 7 (29.17%) TopLink
7 7 (29.17%) SOAP
7 7 (29.17%) JAX-RS
8 4 (16.67%) REST
8 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 4 (16.67%) jQuery
9 2 (8.33%) Sass
9 2 (8.33%) LESS
9 2 (8.33%) Backbone.js
9 2 (8.33%) Guava
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Open Source
1 4 (16.67%) Web 2.0
1 4 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 3 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.33%) Biology
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
1 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Solaris
2 12 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Content Management
3 14 (58.33%) OO
4 12 (50.00%) Scrum
5 10 (41.67%) TDD
5 10 (41.67%) B2C
5 10 (41.67%) RUP
6 8 (33.33%) Use Case
6 8 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (33.33%) User Stories
7 5 (20.83%) SOA
8 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.67%) Web Development
8 4 (16.67%) Bioinformatics
8 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (16.67%) SEO
8 4 (16.67%) RAD
9 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 3 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Java
1 19 (79.17%) JavaScript
2 17 (70.83%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) VC++
5 1 (4.17%) FQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) IEC 61508
1 2 (8.33%) QA
1 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) IBM
2 8 (33.33%) FatWire
3 3 (12.50%) Twitter
4 2 (8.33%) Adobe
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Vignette
5 1 (4.17%) Facebook