The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Middlesex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 15 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.56% 1.51% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.25% 2.04% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £359 £300 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.50% -24.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £260 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £440 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
193 147 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 76.59% 73.87% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 83 123
Average daily rate £438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £570 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
South East

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 13 (72.22%) C++
1 13 (72.22%) UML
1 13 (72.22%) OO
1 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
1 13 (72.22%) Multithreading
2 10 (55.56%) Military
2 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) MATLAB
2 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) Electronics
4 6 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (16.67%) STL
6 2 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (11.11%) Data Management
7 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
7 1 (5.56%) CCSE
7 1 (5.56%) Logistics
7 1 (5.56%) SAP PM
7 1 (5.56%) SAP ALE
7 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.56%) QA
7 1 (5.56%) Crossbeam
7 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.56%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP PM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
1 1 (5.56%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (55.56%) Military
2 9 (50.00%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Validation Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Author
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Author
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) STL
2 1 (5.56%) SAP ALE
2 1 (5.56%) Swing
2 1 (5.56%) BAPI
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) UML
1 13 (72.22%) OO
1 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
1 13 (72.22%) Multithreading
2 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (5.56%) Logistics
3 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.56%) Signal Processing
3 1 (5.56%) QMS
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
3 1 (5.56%) OOD
3 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C++
2 10 (55.56%) MATLAB
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CCSE
2 1 (5.56%) CCSA
2 1 (5.56%) CCSP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) GCP
2 1 (5.56%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
2 1 (5.56%) Crossbeam
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) Nokia
2 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint