The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 29 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.84% 2.26% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 3.00% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£75 £333 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-77.46% +26.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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 Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
182 200 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 76.79% 75.47% 73.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 116 90
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £563 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -24.00%
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 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 24 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) STL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Data Conversion
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (20.00%) Military

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP