The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 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 Northamptonshire 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 38 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.55% 0.74% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.02% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
282 196 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 77.05% 72.32% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 118 187
Average daily rate £425 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
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 Northamptonshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) CMDB
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (28.57%) Sun
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Sun Certification
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
2 2 (28.57%) JSP
2 2 (28.57%) Servlets
2 2 (28.57%) Struts
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Access
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Spring

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Project
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) MS Access
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) MI Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Business Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) JSP
1 2 (28.57%) Servlets
1 2 (28.57%) Struts
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Sun
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Teradata