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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 31 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.67% 1.53% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 1.89% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate £325 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
Validation
East Midlands

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
323 371 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 86.36% 81.00% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 243 174
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £16.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% +17.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.60 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.70 £17.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +13 7 £325 -23.52%
Validation
East Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) Degree
3 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Spring
3 7 (53.85%) Maven
3 7 (53.85%) J2EE
3 7 (53.85%) JUnit
3 7 (53.85%) Sun
3 7 (53.85%) Sun Certification
3 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
4 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
4 5 (38.46%) JSP
4 5 (38.46%) Servlets
4 5 (38.46%) Struts
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) JUnit
1 7 (53.85%) Maven
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
1 7 (53.85%) J2EE Developer
1 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
1 7 (53.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) ETL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
1 7 (53.85%) J2EE
1 7 (53.85%) Spring
2 5 (38.46%) jQuery
2 5 (38.46%) JSP
2 5 (38.46%) Servlets
2 5 (38.46%) Struts
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) ETL
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 7 (53.85%) Sun
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