The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Staffordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 16 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.04% - 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.59% - 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79 81 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 66.39% 68.64% 65.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 63
Average daily rate £325 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -0.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Validation
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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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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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
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) VHDL
1 6 (85.71%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 6 (85.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 6 (85.71%) Ethernet
1 6 (85.71%) SONET
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Degree

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 6 (85.71%) Ethernet
1 6 (85.71%) SONET
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) VHDL
1 6 (85.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) System Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree