The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank - 26 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.64% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
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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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
141 104 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.47% 66.67% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 66 41
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.20 £15.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £17.30 £25.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Validation
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) IMAP
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Basel III
1 1 (33.33%) Solvency II
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Basel II

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Architect
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Solvency II Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Basel III
1 1 (33.33%) Solvency II
1 1 (33.33%) Basel II
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) HP