The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 18 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 3.41% 0.72% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 0.81% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£314 £325 £690
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% -52.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.74 £38.15 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% +27.16%
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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 Uxbridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
69 123 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 78.41% 88.49% 83.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 89 80
Average daily rate £353 £368 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -21.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £240 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £15.01 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.99% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Validation
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 2 (66.67%) GxP
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) PACS
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Informatics
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) DICOM
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (33.33%) GCP
2 1 (33.33%) GMP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
General
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Author
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) PACS
1 1 (33.33%) Informatics
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) QMS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) GxP
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) DICOM
2 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (33.33%) GCP
2 1 (33.33%) GMP