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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 48 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.40% 1.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
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
481 379 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.57% 79.29% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 191 164
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 44
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £27.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £41.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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
Chelmsford - 6 £438 - 1
Colchester +5 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (35.00%) Data Validation
2 6 (30.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) RUP
3 5 (25.00%) XHTML
3 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 5 (25.00%) J2EE
3 5 (25.00%) Ant
3 5 (25.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) CSS
3 5 (25.00%) SOAP
3 5 (25.00%) Web Services
3 5 (25.00%) XML
3 5 (25.00%) UNIX
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Solaris
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) OO
3 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (25.00%) TopLink
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) Content Management
3 5 (25.00%) Ajax
3 5 (25.00%) HTML5
3 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (25.00%) Marketing
3 5 (25.00%) WebSphere

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Ant
1 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (25.00%) Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) French Language
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Change Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) GIS Technician
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Change Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Change and Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) J2EE
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) SOAP
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
1 5 (25.00%) XML
1 5 (25.00%) XHTML
1 5 (25.00%) TopLink
1 5 (25.00%) Ajax
1 5 (25.00%) JAX-WS
1 5 (25.00%) HTML5
1 5 (25.00%) JAX-RS
1 5 (25.00%) EclipseLink
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Solaris
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Data Validation
2 5 (25.00%) Content Management
2 5 (25.00%) Use Case
2 5 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (25.00%) User Stories
2 5 (25.00%) OO
2 5 (25.00%) RUP
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (15.00%) Data Governance
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
1 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) HNC
1 1 (5.00%) HND
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (15.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Software AG
3 1 (5.00%) webMethods
3 1 (5.00%) ESRI
3 1 (5.00%) Google
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