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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 15 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.19% 3.73% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 5.38% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
Validation
Suffolk

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
65 93 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 77.38% 69.40% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 55 55
Average daily rate £425 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.00 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Reference Data
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) GoldenSource
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Reinsurance

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Reference Data Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Reference Data Business Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (25.00%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) GoldenSource