The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 26 31 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.86% 0.55% 4.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 0.76% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +23.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
131 131 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 81.37% 71.98% 71.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 106 51
Average daily rate £475 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.50 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.90% +140.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Ipswich region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Ipswich region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Data Modelling
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Data Analysis
1 5 (83.33%) Logical Data Model
1 5 (83.33%) Physical Data Model
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Spotfire
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (50.00%) OLAP
4 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
5 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) General Ledger

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Spotfire
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (50.00%) OLAP
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) MI Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Data Modelling
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Data Analysis
1 5 (83.33%) Logical Data Model
1 5 (83.33%) Physical Data Model
2 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Data Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA