The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 45 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.23% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 0.78% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Validation
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
396 256 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 80.16% 69.75% 73.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 174 204
Average daily rate £400 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £220 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 18
Average hourly rate £50.00 £26.98 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.35% -22.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Validation
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Crawley - 2 £413 -
Littlehampton - 2 £350 -
East Grinstead +1 1 - -
Worthing -11 1 - -
Horsham - 1 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) CISM
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) IIS
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB
4 3 (18.75%) CISSP
4 3 (18.75%) CEH
4 3 (18.75%) PKI
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Broadband
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) TestPartner
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
2 3 (18.75%) SAP Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Communications Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
1 3 (18.75%) CISM
1 3 (18.75%) CEH
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint