The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 33 38 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.80% 0.37% 5.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 0.55% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£369 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £325 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +26.00%
Validation
East of England

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
173 182 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 77.93% 67.16% 67.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 144 81
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +140.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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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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
Ipswich +4 3 £450 +38.46% 1
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) Data Modelling
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Data Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Logical Data Model
1 5 (71.43%) Physical Data Model
2 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Spotfire
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (42.86%) Data Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) OLAP
3 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Spotfire
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) OLAP
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) MI Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Data Modelling
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Data Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Logical Data Model
1 5 (71.43%) Physical Data Model
2 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Data Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA