The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 26 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.33% 0.37% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 0.52% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £365 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.34% +15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £10.44 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +1.35%
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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 Leicestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
175 191 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 68.09% 71.54% 66.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 84 52
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 37
Average hourly rate £10.47 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.92% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £9.90 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
1 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (33.33%) Coaching
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Spring.NET
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Motorola
2 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Legal

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) NUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Validation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Spring.NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 3 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
1 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Motorola
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle