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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 23 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.80% 0.66% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 0.96% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£175 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.44 £34.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.29% -24.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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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
173 208 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 69.20% 69.10% 64.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 95 74
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 30
Average hourly rate £10.50 £34.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.11% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £36.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
1 3 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
1 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Portfolio Management
1 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
1 3 (27.27%) Coaching
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Spring.NET
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Motorola
2 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (9.09%) OO
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Legal

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Validation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Spring.NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
1 3 (27.27%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
1 3 (27.27%) Programme Management
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
1 3 (27.27%) Portfolio Management
1 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
1 3 (27.27%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Motorola
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle