The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 56 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.32% 0.24% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.36% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Average daily rate £400 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £300 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
575 281 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.96% 68.37% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 142 145
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.48 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £43.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 2 - - 2
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
1 5 (29.41%) Ajax
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) Java
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
1 5 (29.41%) J2EE
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) XML
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) RUP
1 5 (29.41%) XHTML
1 5 (29.41%) OO
1 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SOA
1 5 (29.41%) HTML5
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (23.53%) Procure-to-pay
2 4 (23.53%) QA
2 4 (23.53%) Data Mapping
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) ERP
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Solaris
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) JSON

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (11.76%) Ant
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Military
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Ajax
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) J2EE
1 5 (29.41%) CSS
1 5 (29.41%) XML
1 5 (29.41%) XHTML
1 5 (29.41%) HTML5
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) CSS3
3 2 (11.76%) JSP
4 1 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Social Media
2 1 (5.88%) Human Factors
2 1 (5.88%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
1 5 (29.41%) RUP
1 5 (29.41%) OO
1 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SOA
2 4 (23.53%) Procure-to-pay
2 4 (23.53%) Data Mapping
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) Dependency Management
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) RAD
4 2 (11.76%) Content Management
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) SEO
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Facebook
1 3 (17.65%) Twitter
2 2 (11.76%) FatWire
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle