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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 24 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.68% 0.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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
123 170 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 83.11% 84.16% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 127 34
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £45.43 £12.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+278.58% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £24.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Ada
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VxWorks
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (100.00%) VectorCAST

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (100.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Principal Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Principal Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft