The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank - 33 43
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 1.87% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.19% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Median daily rate - £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
315 274 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 78.95% 85.36% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 213 233
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £9.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £13.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) CICS
3 3 (33.33%) JCL
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) COBOL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) DB2
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (33.33%) Data Extraction
3 3 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) SonarQube
4 2 (22.22%) gulp
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Node.js
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) Backbone.js
4 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) Grunt
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Grunt
1 2 (22.22%) gulp
1 2 (22.22%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business Data Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Ajax
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) Backbone.js
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) CSS3
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) JSON
1 2 (22.22%) Node.js
1 2 (22.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (33.33%) Data Extraction
2 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) COBOL
1 3 (33.33%) JCL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Perforce
2 1 (11.11%) Pega