The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Leicestershire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 37 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.00% 0.40% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.54% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
185 186 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 61.46% 75.30% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 90 60
Average daily rate £350 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -43.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.55 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
East Midlands

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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
Leicester -3 1 £388 +29.16% 1
Validation
East Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (66.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) hybris
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSD
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) hybris