The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.80 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +14.54%
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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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
200 64 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 93.46% 76.19% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 36 82
Average daily rate £425 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) AWK
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Endeca
1 1 (33.33%) hybris
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle