The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 22 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.19% 3.45% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 4.24% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £200 £258 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.33% -42.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £342 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.57% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +35.17%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
170 118 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 79.07% 81.38% 69.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 73 80
Median daily rate £400 £403 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Median hourly rate £40.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+211.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.20 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £13.80 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -8 6 £150 -41.74%
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 20 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) BGP
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) BT
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
4 2 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) Tellabs
5 1 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (10.00%) Multicast
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (10.00%) WPA2

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) BGP
1 2 (20.00%) OSPF
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (10.00%) DSL
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) IPsec
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) RSVP
2 1 (10.00%) SDH
2 1 (10.00%) SONET
2 1 (10.00%) VPLS
2 1 (10.00%) VRRP
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) WPA
2 1 (10.00%) WPA2
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JMeter
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Services Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) BT
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Juniper
1 2 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Huawei
2 1 (10.00%) Tellabs