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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 26 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.86% 1.72% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.55% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£140 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
185 157 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 79.40% 67.67% 75.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 92 87
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.50 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 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 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 10 (66.67%) UML
2 10 (66.67%) OO
2 10 (66.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) MATLAB
3 7 (46.67%) Electronics
3 7 (46.67%) Military
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (20.00%) STL
6 2 (13.33%) SAP
7 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
7 1 (6.67%) Firewall
7 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) BAPI
7 1 (6.67%) SAP PM
7 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
7 1 (6.67%) CCSE
7 1 (6.67%) Logistics
7 1 (6.67%) C
7 1 (6.67%) ABAP
7 1 (6.67%) Windows
7 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (6.67%) CRM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (6.67%) SAP PM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (46.67%) Electronics
1 7 (46.67%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) STL
2 1 (6.67%) BAPI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 10 (66.67%) UML
2 10 (66.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) QMS
3 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
3 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C++
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCSP
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCSA
2 1 (6.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (6.67%) GMP
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) Nokia
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.67%) Crossbeam