The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 41 36 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.24% 1.09% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£425 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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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
321 275 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 77.16% 74.93% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 184 125
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.52 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.46% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) Billing
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) HSRP
5 3 (30.00%) Multicast
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (30.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (30.00%) PKI
5 3 (30.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) CCIP
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) WLAN
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) VPN

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WLAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
1 3 (30.00%) SSL
1 3 (30.00%) MPLS
1 3 (30.00%) OSPF
1 3 (30.00%) BGP
1 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (30.00%) VRRP
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
1 3 (30.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (30.00%) HSRP
1 3 (30.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (60.00%) Billing
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) MI Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) CCIP
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CCDP
2 2 (20.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft