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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 26 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.34% 0.54% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.68% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £400 £225 £775
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -70.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
Validation
South East

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
120 148 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 80.54% 80.00% 77.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 102 87
Average daily rate £353 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £572 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) PL/SQL
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (57.14%) Billing
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Pattern Recognition
2 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) GIS
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (57.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Data Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Migration Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Pattern Recognition
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PL/SQL
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle