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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 56 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.43% 1.74% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 2.26% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 3
Median daily rate £255 £400 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.25% +42.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -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
367 487 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 78.09% 77.06% 74.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 289 234
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £279 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 38 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
1 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V2
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Degree

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Change and Release Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Environment Manager
2 1 (11.11%) HR Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Release Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Report Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Data Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL V3
1 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V2
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA