The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 23 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.18% 1.23% 5.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.71% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £350 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.06%
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
144 117 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 85.21% 71.78% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 68 129
Median daily rate £400 £387 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% -12.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 20
Median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (40.00%) Billing
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (20.00%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) QMS
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) JTAG
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
2 1 (20.00%) Actel
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (20.00%) Redmine
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (40.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Military
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Validation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Document Management
1 1 (20.00%) Electronic Design Automation
1 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) QMS
1 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) System Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (20.00%) GMP
1 1 (20.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Actel
2 1 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (20.00%) Xilinx